My husband and I binge watch lots of shows. Lots. Recently, we watched ‘The Crown.’ There were a few strokes in there. Now, we’re watching ‘Succession’. First episode, the father has a stroke. I had on some stupid sitcom the other night where the main character’s mother had a stroke and she was sitting upright in her bed just gabbing away.
I just love how in TV shows and movies after someone has a stroke, their speech is always just fine and they always seem to fully recover within a short time frame. Too terrifying and traumatizing to depict the real horror show of actually having one and surviving it. The most disabling thing I’ve ever seen on a screen depicting someone having a stroke is walking with a cane. Hashtag Ok, TV.
Because it’s so f****** easy to recover from a stroke. It doesn’t destroy your life or anything. Oh wait, at the end of my beloved show ‘Dexter,’ sister Deb had a stroke and was pronounced brain-dead. That’s more like it.