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US TV show "The Middle" episode features a PWCFS

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by waiting, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. waiting

    waiting Senior Member

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    April 27/16 episode of "The Middle" featured a character with "chronic fatigue syndrome" and it was actually taken seriously as a debilitating disease!

    Ok, there was some stereotypical mockery when it was suspected that the PWCFS was faking it -- BUT that was because she was mistaken for her identical twin who was seen playing volleyball -- it IS a comedy series, after all.
     
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  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Looks like this is season 7, episode 21
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Middle_episodes
     
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  5. *GG*

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    Damn, of course I stepped out for an hour and missed it, thought we were into repeat season! Will be shown on Hulu or something?

    GG
     
  6. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    OK I've just done my bit for the cause and watched it. I found it very sympathetic about CFS - it was presented as a disease to be taken seriously and sympathised with as a matter of course, and when the girl with CFS was mistakenly mocked, that was presented as a terrible thing to do.

    Funniest line - "Can I write you a check for your sadness?" Made me laugh anyway, probably had to be seen in context.
     
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    It's a pretty good show in general. Fox shows reruns here in the Netherlands on a daily basis, though they aren't very good at showing them in a sensible order or showing the recent episodes. But a light-hearted and funny sit-com, without being crude or cruel.
     
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    I love The Middle! Can't wait to see the episode!
     
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    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    I sent a tweet of thanks to one of the shows producers thanking the writer's (who don't seem to be on twitter) for the portrayal of CFS that was genuine.
     
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    Can't watch stuff now. But love this series. Will be great.
     
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