Why is this a comedy? Feels more like slice of life story; or perhaps 'dramedy' or seriocomedy? Well, it certainly isn't a light-hearted comedy...but I liked it.
My younger sister was mentally retarded; although now she'd be labeled mentally disabled. She was totally in her own world, and eventually was moved into a state developmental center until she passed away.
Long story short, Ricky is spot-on with his creation of Derek. I saw so many "Dereks" at this facility during all the years my sis was there. I wonder how long Ricky studied other handicapped people to get this character down pat?
Glad I finally got to see the entire pilot. Previously, I had only seen clips and not being able to put the entire show into perspective, I didn't like it. Now that I can see everything in context, I love it & can hope and pray someone in the USA also airs it soon.
Just needs more