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Atypical 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2017– )
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Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it's time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam's mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.

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Robia Rashid
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jennifer Jason Leigh ...  Elsa Gardner 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Keir Gilchrist ...  Sam Gardner 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Brigette Lundy-Paine ...  Casey Gardner 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Amy Okuda ...  Julia Sasaki 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael Rapaport ...  Doug Gardner 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Nik Dodani ...  Zahid 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Graham Rogers ...  Evan Chapin / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Jenna Boyd ...  Paige 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Raúl Castillo ...  Nick 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Nina Ameri ...  Luisa 8 episodes, 2017-2018
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Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal? Written by ahmetkozan

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Normal is overrated. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Season 1 of Atypical was released through Netflix on August 11, 2017. See more »

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Relatable
13 August 2017 | by scythertitusSee all my reviews

Reading some other reviews it seems like the representation of Autism is slightly skewed in this show, but in my opinion it successfully walked a fine line between being accurate and presenting something that everyone can relate to. Hopefully that helps people understand the condition, while also still having an entertaining show to watch.

As a show it excels in character presentation as every main has their own quirks and struggles to overcome. Some of these struggles may be left unresolved and this is probably the only place the show falters a little. It felt like some things were left open-ended to allow for another series, so there isn't complete satisfaction in all the story lines by the end. But you can only begrudge a show so much for that, and while a tight closed story would be nice, it is better than turning into Wayward Pines where your complete story is so successful that you have a second series that is completely contrived because you had nowhere to go at the end of the first.

Overall this is a show that most people will have seen before about the struggles of an everyday family, through the lens of someone on the autistic spectrum. The characters and the drama feel realistic and down to earth for the most part and the comedy is mild but entertaining. It wasn't revolutionary, but it was enjoyable and definitely worth devoting a minor binge to in its 8 episode run.


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