Originally Posted by Banjo
It's a TV show, not a movie.
They are educating the audience about the deaf and Deaf Culture. Obviously you don't watch it.
Shows, movies- whatever, the point is is not a documentary, not even a reality show. At least Sue Thomas isn't for sure.
I couldn't find Switch @ Birth in our Telus package we have, but I watched Sue Thomas many times.
Just how representative Sue Thomas of deaf and Deaf is?
Not to knock the abilities of the deaf people off,
but exactly how many deaf or Deaf do you know who have a job like that?
live a life like that?
It's like saying Marlee Matlin is representative of what being deaf is. She is not- she is an exception.
Just as Angelina Jolie of the hearing people isn't.
What do you mean, Shel?
Like I've said, I haven't seen anything
on 'regular' TV about deaf or deafness that would be educational since "Sound and Fury".
And I tend to channel jumping A LOT, trust me.
Plus I PPV record also A LOT
so I would hardly miss anything about anything related to 'deaf'.
Even if I don't have/subscribe to a a number of channels - still I see the titles of the shows that are going to be broadcasted on them and I don't see anything related, either.
So, if there IS something out there but only the deaf know about it because they care so they look for it,
chances are average public misses is just like I do, then, sadly.
What I want is something like Nature where the subject of deafness and HoH-ness and many aspects of what's like to live with it since birth is like. It would include what's like to hear thru HAs and Ci, too, of course.