Using entertainment to help find an answer
“I love this show because it’s relatable for people with family members who have special needs, but ideally I want it to be relatable for anyone because it’s about universal things – the search for love, the search for independence and what it feels like not to be normal – which everyone on the show is sort of grappling with, not just Sam,” said Robia Rashid, executive producer of the show. “I think there are real laugh-out-loud funny moments, but it’s also very emotional. I do feel there is something cathartic about a show that sort of addresses a lot of issues of connection, letting go and anger and peace and love and fury that you feel when you’re a part of a family, when you care about a kid and I think all of those things make it. I don’t know if it’s specifically the subject matter or more the central themes, but I think there’s something about it that fills a need – that answers something,” she added.