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    FOX network's new sitcom "Brothers" finally puts a "wheeler" in primetime

    This tv show should prove very interesting, though I don't know how long it will last in primetime on a Friday night. Check out the preview here:

    http://www.givememyremote.com/remote...ox-first-look/

    #2
    It looks pretty good.

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      #3
      It reads boring to me. Notice how the wheeler loses all he had and must have AB family fix everything. I'll be surprised if it lasts a season.
      C2/3 quad since February 20, 1985.

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        #4
        The same actor has been in prime time before -- he was a regular cast member of the NBC series "Ed".
        It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

        ~Julius Caesar

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          #5
          Originally posted by thehipcrip View Post
          The same actor has been in prime time before -- he was a regular cast member of the NBC series "Ed".
          Yes! I loved that show and I liked his character too. He was injured in a motorcycle accident, I think--T-9, I believe. Daryl "Chill" Mitchell was acting long before his SCI though, and he was in the great Star Trek spoof Galaxy Quest.

          The previews for this new show "Brothers" seem like a generic sitcom, but it's always cool to see a crip in prime-time, particularly when played by a crip.

          Anybody ever see that episode of Damon Wayans' sitcom (I think it's called "My Wife and Kids") where Mos Def played an old friend of his who was now paralyzed (a para)? It was a pretty good episode, but I've never been able to sit through an entire episode of that show, despite the fact that I really like Damon Wayans.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Scorpion
            Daryl "Chill" Mitchell was acting long before his SCI though, and he was in the great Star Trek spoof Galaxy Quest.
            Thank you! I've been trying to place him in something else since I saw the commercial and have been too lazy/forgetful to check him out on IMDB. It's Galaxy Quest!

            "It turned inside out."
            "And it exploded."
            It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

            ~Julius Caesar

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              #7
              also the teacher in 10 things I Hate About You
              Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
              -Dorothy Thompson

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                #8
                Originally posted by trainman View Post
                It reads boring to me. Notice how the wheeler loses all he had and must have AB family fix everything. I'll be surprised if it lasts a season.
                Actually it says that the former NFL playing other son loses all he had. The paralyzed guy just needs some help with his restaurant. The mother has to solve all the problems so it may actually be a typical “men are not as smart as women” themed sitcom.

                Maybe if mom was so smart she should have taught her boys a little about wise money management.

                At least the paralyzed guy is actually in a realistic chair for a para.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Jeff B View Post
                  At least the paralyzed guy is actually in a realistic chair for a para.
                  Because he is a para.

                  But, yeah, it's annoying when you see a gimp on TV or in the movies with an old-fashioned granny/hospital chair or something.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Scorpion View Post
                    Because he is a para.
                    Originally posted by Scorpion View Post

                    But, yeah, it's annoying when you see a gimp on TV or in the movies with an old-fashioned granny/hospital chair or something.
                    I know he is. It usually takes a real para to have them in a realistic chair. He probably got to wardrobe and they said "Ok Chill, Sally here will be doing your makeup and Sal here has polished up this beautiful chrome and leather wheelchair for you. As you can see it's styled to make your character believably helpless.”

                    At this point Chill said “F that I’m using my own. My shoulders started to hurt and my ass almost got a pressure sore just looking at that thing. Maybe I can even get product placement bucks from TiLite.”

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                      #11
                      "Are you poking me in the leg with a fork?"

                      "Only if you can feel it."

                      "You know I can't, but I like these pants."

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                        #12
                        They show him driving a car (as opposed to catching the crip bus) which is good, but I just wanna' know if they will show him transferring in and out of a car just once. Hell, have him do it in a handicapped spot even so maybe one person watching may think "oooooh, so that's why they need all that space!"

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                          #13
                          I will have to look into this show. Maybe it won't suck so bad it gets canceled.

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                            #14
                            He was at Shepherd Center for a short time while I was there. He is a pretty cool guy to hopefully his new show will last more than one season.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jeff B View Post

                              I know he is. It usually takes a real para to have them in a realistic chair. He probably got to wardrobe and they said "Ok Chill, Sally here will be doing your makeup and Sal here has polished up this beautiful chrome and leather wheelchair for you. As you can see it's styled to make your character believably helpless.”

                              At this point Chill said “F that I’m using my own. My shoulders started to hurt and my ass almost got a pressure sore just looking at that thing. Maybe I can even get product placement bucks from TiLite.”
                              lol

                              I do think Daryl had an influence on how his character was written and portrayed on "Ed." There was a good episode where his character expressed, without being whiny or self-pitying, his frustrations and sadness concerning his SCI. It's one of the most well-balanced portrayals of someone with SCI I've seen in TV or film, neither stereotypically "inspirational" nor "woe-is-me." It was very real, and his monologue hit home for me as he opened up to his friend and boss, Ed. It was a good scene where Ed was trying to be supportive as a friend while not being patronizing. I tend to believe the writers had to consult with Daryl on that episode and that scene in particular.

                              I really wish "Ed" was on DVD.

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