Thursday, January 26, 2012


I just watched the pilot for Touch, a new TV series that Fox describes as:
Blending science, spirituality and emotion, the series will follow seemingly unrelated people all over the world whose lives affect each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown. At the story’s center is MARTIN BOHM (Kiefer Sutherland), a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son, JAKE (David Mazouz). Caring, intelligent and thoughtful, Martin has tried everything to reach his son.
The kid has autism and never talks to or touches anyone. But he is really a genius who climbs cell phone towers so that he can control cell phones all over the world. He spends all day scribbling the number "318" onto paper over and over. Meanwhile, the dad is constantly fighting with a CPS social worker who is scheming to take the boy away from him, and institutionalize the boy.

Yeah, I know, it is just a silly TV show. But there are probably some family court judges who watch this junk and think that they are learning to be experts on autism. At least the show portrays a dad as being a dad, in spite of hostility and disapproval from all of the prejudiced govt officials and shrinks that he encounters.


Anonymous said...

The only real test to see if someone is autistic or Aspergers is a DNA test. Anything else is speculation. Even an idiot like Morse is allowed to speculate and she is allowed to make judgments on her ignorance.

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Anonymous said...

Watched it. I sort of doubt a CPS worker would be so hot. I'd expect they're mostly trolls.

Anonymous said...

In SC county they do nothing.