Love on the Spectrum

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The Series: Love on the Spectrum

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Originating in Australia, Love on the Spectrum is a reality dating series following a variety of singles on the autism spectrum who are looking for love. What could have easily been a series that looks upon its subjects with pity, this documentary series instead shows that people on the spectrum often have the same struggles that non-autistic people have while finding love. Though there are naturally complications that come with being autistic, the series illustrates how broad the spectrum is and simultaneously destigmatizes the common misconceptions made about autism.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Reality dating shows are a dime a dozen, but few of them feel as genuine and eye-opening as Love on the Spectrum. By following a group of Australian singles on the autism spectrum as they try to find love, we get a glimpse into the lives of those who have constantly been portrayed as a challenge to overcome or a disability that only comes with woes. Read More »