From the very first episode of Brooklyn 99 I found myself relating heavily to Jake Peralta, who is initially introduced as the show’s protagonist. I had related to many ADHD-coded characters over the years without realizing it, but this was the first time that I could actively connected traits with my diagnosis. It was comforting to see someone successful as a police detective, even a fictional one, be successful with such obvious ADHD coding.
via How Jake Peralta Represents ADHD for Many Neurodivergent Fans and Why it Matters — secretladyspider’s blog. Direct link (copy/paste or click on if the first link doesn’t work for you): https://secretladyspider.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/how-jake-peralta-represents-adhd-for-many-neurodivergent-fans-and-why-it-matters/