It's a simple family comedy that genuinely makes me laugh.
Characters include the frazzled mom, the out-of-it dad, the over-it son, the over-enthusiastic daughter, and the younger son.
The youngest son is the favorite character of a lot of people I know who watch the show. He is a quirky boy-turned-preteen who loves to read, has a lot of special interests, dislikes socialization, and repeats words to himself. He is also loveable and quite adorable. This is how the writers created this character of "Brick."
We see this on a lot of TV shows nowadays -- Autistic traits as part of a character who is never officially diagnosed on the spectrum. Is this a trend? Is autism the new popular thing?
And if so, why are real autistic individuals still so disadvantaged in the community?