Okay holy shit uh… the acting in The Good Doctor is absolutely PHENOMENAL
like… you can kind of spot autism, if you know the subtlest of tells, in how someone holds themself, in how they walk and talk and move and just… everything we do. For me, I see the uncertainty of where to place our bodies, the contrast of motion and stillness. We are still where allistics are in motion, and we are in motion where they are still.
And it’s not easy to replicate and it’s not easy to replicate well. But the way Shaun holds himself is absolutely, without a doubt, an autistic posture.
I don’t even know that allistic people can really spot the tells? It’s a little exaggerated in Shaun compared to what I expected, but it’s fully within the range of what i see from autistic people i know and interact with.
I’m thinking Shaun’s missing some minutiae in the first episode that I can’t quite place but it’s. fucking phenomenal. absolutely amazing and far better than I’d ever expect.