I keep nearly posting this and then not doing so. Just to get it out of the way I’m finally posting it.
I’ve seen two episodes so far. TP varies between optimism and pessimism about his illness. In parts it’s quite moving to see someone I have a lot of respect for what his brain can do, struggle with tying a tie, or reading from one of his own books.
While watching I thought of my fellow Dopers and wondered if they have been able to watch this (or will be able to in the future) So have you?
On a lighter note. I get a very vague feeling that his assistant is a little bit Gay. I wonder how he became his assistant. I know TP is probably not Gay (Has a wife and Daughter) and often seems frustrated by his assistant’s mollycoddling. At one point he snaps “DON’T ANSWER THAT QUESTION” after the assistant starts to ask about timeframes. At which he takes on the demeanour of a punished puppy.
Also, at least for a while, I couldn’t help reading my Discworld books in TP’s voice instead of my own (usual) reading voice*. It’s a little distracting because TP hath a sthlight lithp akin to hith Igor characterth.
Finally - When asked ‘Why have you got six monitors’, his answer is similar to what mine would be (if I had six). “Because I didn’t have room for eight” (mine would be nine - a 3x3 grid)
I wonder what spec his PC is, and/or whether all those monitors are attached to just one PC, and whether they use a tripple-head-to-go type thing (tripple is to three as what is to six?)
I hope he does find a cure or solution to the disease, though I doubt it.
My Nanna has Alzheimers, and the general consensus is that person isn’t Nanna anymore. Losing memories isn’t a bad thing if you remind yourself that you ‘won’t know you’ve lost them’.
[sub]*I don’t really have a ‘reading voice’, the words just go directly into my brain[/sub]