Anyone else watching the PBS series Downton Abbey?
Being this is a historical series, it's not surprising that where a disabled character is introduced, someone decides to write in an episode about overcoming disability. It's reflective of those times.
Oh wait. It's still happening.
Anyway, there were hints of this in episode 1, where the staff debated whether the character could do his job properly and almost got him fired. In episode two, Bates, the newly hired valet with a leg injury from an old war injury, decides to try out a brace to "overcome his lameness".
I don't want to post spoilers, but the series seems to "overcome" the usual "overcoming" myth by the end of episode 2. By episode 3, Bates' disability is dealt with again in a relationship, so we'll see how that evolves.
You can watch episode 2 and the rest of the series here.