I have to admit that I like the fact that the hard-living main character just happens to be in a wheelchair. People come in all shapes, colors, sized and some even have physical disabilities. So why shouldn't movies and tv shows reflect that?
The main character is a macho, and he's no saint, that's for certain. But he's a decent human being.
When his son turns out to be gay, he has no patience for anyone who tries to act like there is anything wrong with being gay. He's ready to put anyone in their place if it needs doing. He even has to argue with his ex-wife to make her a bit more accepting. Yes, the ex-wife's fears are based partly on her concern that her son will be bullied or mistreated. But it's also because it's simply hard for her to accept.
Straight men always get such a bad rap for being homophobic and women are supposedly more accepting. In my experience, that's not necessarily true. Not by a long shot. So the writers have added a bit of truth into the story - a rugged, macho who is gay friendly. And it's all part and parcel of his no BS personality. It happens that way, sometimes.
Really, that's only a minor part of the plot. But it does speak to the sort of human being the main character is - someone who would be on the side of people who are unfairly treated.
There are times when he is forced to reflect on his past actions, before he became sober (and then became un-sober again right in front of our eyes), and he is able to apologize to people he's hurt.
Oh yeah, and being in a wheelchair doesn't seem to prevent hot women from being attracted to him. Who knew a dude in a wheelchair would be sexy? (He is.)
The production values are good. Nothing seems cheap or cheesy, even though those types of things can be overcome by a good story line, in my opinion.
What else? Well, the dude's a journalist by profession. He's trying to redeem himself after having spent time starring in a trashy television program that specializes in celebrity scandals. As for how he redeems himself? You'll have to watch the series to find out.
It's well worth your time, in my opinion.
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