I <3 Network TV – Speechless Edition

Hey y’all, anyone else up for spending the weekend indoors binging on television? You cold-weather people know what I’m talking about. West coasters, you know you want to hide from the sunshine like an antisocial vampire (DAMMIT THAT SPARKLING GETS ANNOYING!)

Fortunately for you, you are now fully educated about/on board with the idea that network TV can be rad. You’ve stayed up until four in the morning, mainlining chocolate syrup and getting caught up on Son of Zorn, and




Thank goodness you have me to recommend a new comedy, because I’m telling you right now to go indoors and flip on your boob tube to watch Speechless. ABC description as follows:

Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy, her kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves, and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”

The writing’s on point, the jokes are sharp, the show has a warm but snappy voice, and the entire cast knocks it out of the park. Plus there’s a goofily hot TV dad! (a modern archetype which I’ll be discussing in depth in a future post– stay tuned). The premise is heavy but the show is the opposite of a bummer– I promise. I haven’t led you astray before and I won’t do it now. Watch Speechless and let me know what you think!



  1. Not only am I all caught up on “Son of Zorn,” I am also all caught up on “Speechless” and both were terrific, though I particularly love “Son of Zorn.” Also can you believe “Good Will Hunting” was made 20 years ago??



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