Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Speechless Season 3-Life After Graduation.

Evening, Fam…

So, I’m back up.  Damn motherboard went out.  Thanks, Princess, for letting me use your ‘puter.  Also, I’m proud of your blogs you dropped while I couldn’t as much.  Love you!

When we last left the DiMeos, they’d lost their house.

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when the 3rd season of Speechless started.  The DiMeos have thought of asking Maya’s (Mini Driver) father (John Cleese guest starring) for the dough to keep their pad.  The thing’s Maya and her dad’re estranged in London.

At this point, I thought Speechless had fallen into regular sitcom tropes, which was what I’d thought with the 1st episode of the series, but I stuck with it.

Soon, J.J. (Micah Fowler) came, and the show found its footing showing J.J. getting around London in his chair, tackling the differences from the US and London.  For instance, in one sequence, J.J. has to charge his charge, but London has different voltage from the US, so his dad, Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) had to bring an adapter.

Another obstacle they covered was that London’s an old city, so ramps probably won’t be at some of the older touristy sites.  Again, Jimmy steps up to carry J.J. up the steps to partake in the scenery the others would get.

As a side story, Maya and her dad have to reconcile their past, which of course, is done within the constructs of the sitcom, so it’s a light-hearted dramedy.  To give some weight to the scenario, they split the premiere into a two-parter.

Through the episodes, J.J.’s hellbent on hooking Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough).  He’d gotten wind Kenneth was looking to move on after J.J. graduated.  He was afraid their friendship would come to an end if Kenneth wasn’t J.J.’s provider anymore.

This part touched me, because we’ve had people come and go throughout the years.  We become attached to people and when they leave, they promise to keep in touch.  More often than not, that’s not the case, and, honestly, that’s sad.  When you see someone for however long every day, taking care of personal stuff, you can’t help but become friends.

Speechless has moved to Fridays as part of the new TGIF lineup on ABC.  I’ll be interested to see where they take us as J.J. becomes a young adult, which is an adventure for anybody crip or not.

Be good to each other.


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