Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ironside - First Impressions

old TV set with wheelchair symbol on the screenSigh. The gulf in "Ironside" between the quality of the disability stuff and the quality of the show overall is even wider than it is in "The Michael J. Fox Show". "Ironside's" pilot episode contains some beautiful, even revolutionary scenes about the main character's disability. There are also a few decent disability quips and one-liners. The show looks great, too. Unfortunately, the storytelling is sloppy and patchy, and the dialog is, at times, awful, to the point of being unintentionally funny. There are several ways "Ironside" can improve, and capitalize on what the show gets right about disability, so I'm not giving up hope yet. I really want to like "Ironside", but it's going to be a struggle. I'll post a full review this weekend. In the meantime, you can watch "Ironside" on Hulu Plus.

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