I love classic tv, always have and always will. My favorite show ever is Hazel. I also love My Three Sons, Andy Griffith, The Dick Van Dyke show, Betwitched, Green Acres, Donna Reed, I Love Lucy and several more. I love being able to watch and just relax and enjoy a show. They are entertaining and relaxing. I watched Hazel as a kid and still to this day I laugh when I watch it. I would love to have spent a day with Hazel….she was funny, caring and always had an opinion on how “Mr. B” should handle issues. Her “interference” was always from her heart…..I loved the respect and support shows back then had. Maybe it was somewhat unrealistic, as they always found a “solution” for every “problem” but it was “uplifting” and comfortable. Shows back then were about supporting one another and bringing out the best in everything, not tearing each other apart and looking for weakness. Too many of the shows today focus on negative, even if they are comedy. I find it frustrating to sit through many of the shows today as they are agenda driven. People in “Hollywood” seem to decide what the rest of America needs to support and not support and then they design shows around that “agenda” and those who don’t agree are many times painted in a very unfair way. I find this frustrating and to be honest…disrespectful. Too often people’s views and behavior come from outside sources, rather than from their thoughts and common sense. People seem to be ok with this, and I am not sure why.
My frustration with this trend isn’t about politics, gender, race or religion it’s about special needs. So many in Hollywood tell us how they view just about everything, except special needs. I know there are a few shows that attempt to or do have “special needs” teens and or adults in them. However; very few represent those on the autism scale.I also see some of those “shows” showing a life where parents aren’t struggling just to put food on the table, all while dealing with the stress of an autistic child. I wish those in Hollywood would do more to create a world for them in the “public eye”; maybe just maybe it would help many of us out here who struggle daily to just survive our days without stress and meltdowns. I also find it quite frustrating that many who sit on social media screaming and berating elected officials, NEVER speak up to those in Hollywood. I have noticed on my social media networks that these often are the same people praising an actor or actress when they “voice their views” on politics….I really am getting tired of it. Maybe if more people truly put their personal agendas aside and fought for a cause..that being for families of autistic kids and adults, we would see more love and acceptance. I have voiced my opinions and welcome others to as well. Until I see those in the film and TV industry actually start understanding and supporting autism from an everyday struggle, I will continue to watch sports and classic TV, where at least I can escape all negativity and enjoy a “let’s feel better cause”.
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