When it comes to heartwarming TV shows, Love on the Spectrum takes the cake. And now with a U.S. version having recently launched its first season to join the original Australian version (that also streams on Netflix), there are plenty of new singles on the autism spectrum to love.
Those who haven’t yet watched the show aren’t quite sure what to make of it. But those who have, realize that it’s not only heartwarming but also eye-opening as to the experiences of autistic people and their wants and desires. When it comes to love, it’s pretty simple: they seek out companionship in the same way most others do.
Many of the cast members on Love on the Spectrum hadn’t ever dated before, while a few had gone on a couple of dates prior. On the U.S. version, many of the cast members had even used dating apps but didn’t achieve much success with them.
This screenshot of Michael’s surprised face while looking at his phone captures how the cast members felt when they connected with someone, whether it was through speed dating or an in-person date. When they were told they had a match or that the person had a good time and wanted to see them again, it was a mix of surprise, shock, and elation.
One of the common qualities of many of the cast members on the show is that they are direct. They don’t mince words, don’t hide their feelings, and don’t pretend to be enjoying a date if they aren’t. After a long walk through a park, Mark asked his date Maddi if she was feeling anything for him, to which she revealed that she thought they should just be friends.
While everyone on the show is anxious to meet someone they can spend their time with, none are willing to settle if they don’t feel that spark. There are some things fans find problematic about Love on the Spectrum, but the direct nature of the cast is not one of them.
Beautiful And Heartbreaking
Love on the Spectrum is a mix of beautiful and heartbreaking, as this meme so perfectly encapsulates. Viewers adore seeing couples like Jimmy and Sharnae, whose wedding was featured in the second season. But their hearts also ache for cast members like Mark, who seems kind, sweet, funny, and full of personality but can’t quite find the right woman for him.
Fans are taken through a range of emotions, often getting so emotionally connected to the cast that they wish they could set them up with people themselves to give them the happy endings they so deserve.
The Perfect Man
As noted, Michael was a fan favorite from both seasons 1 and 2, with many viewers rooting for him to find love. It’s common for people in search of that perfect partner to claim that the perfect man (or woman) does not exist.
This meme pokes fun at this saying by showing an image of a handsome, smiling Michael, flowers in hand, and a fun printed shirt. The implication is that there’s very little to nit-pick about with Michael, yet he still can’t find love. So, it might not just be that the perfect person doesn’t exist, it’s more about finding the perfect person and recognizing that they are as such, without judgment.
When the first season of Love on the Spectrum debuted on Netflix, viewers instantly fell in love with the quirky, direct, and funny Michael as well as his family. He went on several dates, each of which seemed to go well but something always got in the way.
Like with other cast members, fans appreciated everything Michael revealed on camera and wished he could find that special someone to share his life and interests with. As one of the most charismatic cast members on the show, Michael stood out among the pack and developed a legion of fans. It’s no wonder he has continued to develop his podcast and do other things in the public eye, based on details about where are they now with the cast of season 1 of Love on the Spectrum.
Hopes And Dreams
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In each episode, the producer interviews the cast members who talk about their life goals, what they do in their spare time, if they want to find a partner and why, as well as what type of partner they are looking for. In some cases, the cast members are very specific about their dream person and know exactly who they want. In others, they are simply looking for someone to share that romantic spark with, but are open to any kind of person.
Viewers don’t just follow each cast member along on their journey to find love, they learn about what makes them tick, what their hopes and dreams are, and all about their families and friends.
Wishes Do Come True
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Ronan from season 2 was one of the sweetest cast members. He was involved in some of the best dates on season 2 of Love on the Spectrum. He was also one of the few to find love in Katie, with whom he solidified their relationship after a few dates by asking her to officially be his girlfriend.
While not everyone has a happy ending on the show, this meme sums up that finding “the one” is really what the show is all about: helping people who otherwise have problems connecting with others to develop meaningful relationships.
This meme beautifully sums up what the show is about: a refreshing twist on the typical dating show. Using the promo image from the first season featuring the main cast members highlights that while the cast might all be different and have unique experiences while being on the spectrum, they still have the same wants, needs, and desires.
Indeed, while Love on the Spectrum is classified as a reality dating show, it’s more like a docuseries as it focuses on telling each person’s unique story, helping them through relationship coaching from someone specialized in working with people on the spectrum, and connecting them with others who might share the same interests and hobbies.
Drake Says It All
Squid Game was a smash hit for Netflix, remaining its most-streamed show ever to this day. But it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and many people cringed watching the absurd violence, perhaps even giving a face and motion similar to the one singer Drake is giving in the top portion still image from his music video.
But when it comes to Love on the Spectrum, it’s all sweetness and positivity, represented by Drake’s satisfied smile and a finger point indicating this is a show anyone can watch and enjoy.
Taken in context, this meme is part of a set of various “Oh boy” memes categorized together on Imgflip.com, a site that exclusively features funny memes. It makes sense to use Steve from Love on the Spectrum U.S. Given his age at 63, the oldest cast member on either version of the show, he is prone to using phrasing like “oh boy” and words like “jolly” that people of younger generations might not.
Indeed, one of the things that made Steve a favorite cast member on Love on the Spectrum, according to Reddit, was his upbeat, joyously positive personality and his corny “dad” jokes.
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