Ryan O’Connell is Back with Season 2 of “Special” and You’ll Love It
We’re so used to getting inauthentic gay content on TV, in books, and in films, that we are often stunned when we actually get real authentic gay content. I know that’s how I feel every time I watch Ryan O’Connell’s “Special” on Netflix. As far as I can tell, there are no straight people pretending to be gay, there are no straight storylines pretending to be gay, and they even make a few interesting social commentaries to which all gay people can relate. I loved Season 1 of this show and I’m just starting to get into Season 2. There’s something about Ryan O’Connell that really makes me wish more gay content could be like his.
O’Connell and his series changed the TV landscape on a few fronts when it dropped in April 2019. Special was created and written by O’Connell, and he stars in it as a character with some similarities to himself. He and his character Ryan both are gay, have cerebral palsy, and were hit by cars.
Unfortunately, this is the last season. You have to get enough straights to watch something in order to get the ratings. But at least we have two great seasons. It’s better than nothing at all.
Here’s more. It’s a good piece.