Have you seen Terriers, a new series on FX this season? It’s about two private detectives in Ocean Beach, California, down near San Diego. They’re…unconventional. One’s a recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, and one’s a cheeky ex-thief. It’s witty, funny, and absolutely unpredictable.
Hank, the ex-cop character, has a sister, Steph. Steph has schizophrenia. And she’s the most realistic, honest portrayal of a person with schizophrenia I’ve ever seen on TV.
Shonda Rhimes, take note.
If you’d like to see a few episodes, here’s a link. Be advised, it is rated TV-MA for violence and some adult content.