TV characters with incidental autistic traits.

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Autism on TV is very very serotyped- eg. Genius that makes ridiculously inappropriate comments, dresses weirdly & has no friends.

Can anyone think of any TV characters that either are meant to be autistic and don't display the TV stereotype OR incidentally show autistic traits?
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(Original post by glassalice)
Autism on TV is very very serotyped- eg. Genius that makes ridiculously inappropriate comments, dresses weirdly & has no friends.

Can anyone think of any TV characters that either are meant to be autistic and don't display the TV stereotype OR incidentally show autistic traits?
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bbc's sherlock, maybe?
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bbc's sherlock, maybe?
Nah, I doubt (in real life) he would actually be considered to be autistic, he's probably a psychopath.
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Nah, I doubt (in real life) he would actually be considered to be autistic, he's probably a psychopath.
most psychopaths have superb social skills and 0 empathy. i think sherlock has a lot of asperger's traits at least. but who knows
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most psychopaths have superb social skills and 0 empathy. i think sherlock has a lot of asperger's traits at least. but who knows
I always got the sense though that he understood the social norms/ rules, but felt that he was above them/ saw no point in them.
Its been a while since I watched it though.
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Abed is an interesting case, because writer Dan Harmon wanted to write him as autistic, started relating to him on an odd level, took it up with a prof, and actually ended up getting himself an autism diagnosis because of it.
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bbc's sherlock, maybe?
yeah. bendict cumberbatch has denied it but i can definitely see parts of myself in him. i relate a little more to the elementary sherlock, though
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Saga Noren from The Bridge [Scandinavian crime drama]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_Nor%C3%A9n
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Tilly from Star Trek discovery?
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- Atypical
- The A Word
- a couple of characters from Girl Meets world are (been ages since have watched that though)
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(Original post by glassalice)
Autism on TV is very very serotyped- eg. Genius that makes ridiculously inappropriate comments, dresses weirdly & has no friends.

Can anyone think of any TV characters that either are meant to be autistic and don't display the TV stereotype OR incidentally show autistic traits?
When I read this thread, I thought of Sheldon Cooper from TBBT spontaneously! But a real autist who plays an autist in a TV? no, I can't name an actor/actress.
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Saga Noren from The Bridge [Scandinavian crime drama]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_Nor%C3%A9n
She makes inappropriate comments, and is very forward with sex with no emotional connection...
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