Speechless Season 1 – AKA: My Favorite Show On TV

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Season one of ABC’s Speechless came to a close on Wednesday night, dear readers, and what a ride it’s been!

From the superior acting, to the hilarious comedy, to the heartfelt moments, this show has been a breakout concept in the television world. As we covered in a previous article, this show has brought the ideas of people with disability being “normal” to the forefront of the minds of its viewers, and has garnered amazing ratings throughout its first season. Actor Micah Fowler as the character of JJ really brings a huge acting & comedic talent to the show, and even though he doesn’t speak a word of dialogue, his facial expressions usually have viewers laughing until we can’t breathe.

Speechless also tackles the theme of what is commonly known in disability circles as “inspiration porn”. This is when people with disabilities are seen as “inspirational”, just for going about…

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