I think it’s safe to say that everyone struggles to find love; for some people, it is a lot harder than others, for many different reasons – which is why programmes like these are so heart-warming and relatable to watch.
This review of Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum season 2 does not contain spoilers.
Love on the Spectrum has returned with a second season on Netflix. If you haven’t watched the first season this show is a docu-series that follows autistic youngsters as they navigate love, dating and relationships.
There are six episodes, all roughly 45 mins each where we get to see the stories of people on the autistic spectrum dating. Along with a new group of singles, some Season 1 cast members return still looking for love, like the lovely Michael. Throughout the series there are appearances from people who help and support the cast members along their journey, this includes their family, friends, a relationship coach, and a clinical psychologist.
It is interesting how popular dating shows have become – we’re all willing to invest our time and energy into people/couples who we don’t know, and they don’t even know we exist. Is this because we’re all giant softies at heart and hope everyone finds love? Or are we just bored and will watch anything? Either way, this is a great show to watch. Watching people dating can be so sweet — when you really see two people click and it can also be so cringeworthy. Especially when people say weird or inappropriate things. Emotions can run high when watching a series like this.
This show is one that really embraces Autism and gives a ray of hope to autistic individuals not to give up on love. Getting to know each individual, their jobs, their families, their life, and mainly their dating life, you really build up a rapport and seriously just want the absolute best for each dater.
Overall this is a great show that is enlightening, entertaining and provides an insight into how people on the spectrum see the dating world. I think it’s safe to say that everyone struggles to find love; for some people, it is a lot harder than others, for many different reasons – which is why programmes like these are so heart-warming and relatable to watch. I recommend this if you’re a fan of dating shows – anything from First Dates, The Undatables, to Married at First Sight.
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