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Derek

Derek

  I don’t watch a lot of television. Unless it’s guaranteed to make me laugh or possibly think, I usually skip it. A friend recommended a new show on Netflix called Derek starring Ricky Gervais.  The first episode had me confused. It wasn’t funny at all. I kept expecting Ricky to turn to the camera ala “The Office” and make some humorous comment. It didn’t happen. And what was with the main character? I wasn’t sure what to make of him at first. Everyone raved about the show, so I watched another episode. I’m so glad I did. Derek is a beautiful story about a man with autism who has found his place in the world.  As the parent of a child with special needs, this gives me comfort. “Despite how he looks, he is kind and sweet and sincere. He’s perfect. He’s just perfect.” says Gervais of his character Derek. Though Derek is unique in how he looks and acts and walks and talks, “kindness comes along and trumps it all.”  I’ve often said that my daughter is the kindest person I know. She loves big with all her heart. She’s a people person. She like Derek, she adores[…]

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