So not only do we have to do the normal stuff we do in order to help our kids keep progressing along (doing OK with that here lately) and keep our houses from disintegrating from the foundation up (total FAIL!), we also have to fight Terminators from the future.
I’m not kidding.
As if we didn’t have enough ignorant stereotypes to deal with as we attempt to get the general public to understand that autistic children are not withdrawn automatons who can help you win big in Vegas and organize your DVDs by how many degrees they are from Kevin Bacon, or some BS like that, it gets worse.
One of the new Terminators in The Sarah Connor Chronicles (languishing on FOX until it gets cancelled at the end of the season) – Cameron – was apparently diagnosed with ‘mild autism’ as part of one of the show’s storylines.
So to catch you up on this much of the show, she doesn’t understand social behavior and comes across as weird and awkward and not a fitter-inner (she’s posing as a high school student in this show – don’t ask), she has a perfect memory for every minute detail she sees, hears, touches, etc., she takes most everything literally, and she can break people in half using only her right ear.
OK, that last part is probably not regarded as a stereotypical autistic behavior, though neither is having a weird metal alloy endoskeleton and arriving in 2008 naked in a time bubble from a post-apocalyptic future, but I digress.
Let’s return to the main point: SHE’S A FREAKIN’ ROBOT!!!
What the hell is it with TV shows and autism these days!? It makes me miss the lame days of St. Elsewhere where the whole series ended up being some elaborate dream in an autistic teenager’s mind.
Don’t make me send my toddler over to your studio to kick your ass with his right ear.
THE STUPID! IT BURNSES!!!