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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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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Jason Leigh ...  Elsa Gardner 29 episodes, 2017-2021
Keir Gilchrist ...  Sam Gardner 29 episodes, 2017-2021
Brigette Lundy-Paine ...  Casey Gardner 29 episodes, 2017-2021
Michael Rapaport ...  Doug Gardner 29 episodes, 2017-2021
Nik Dodani ...  Zahid 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Graham Rogers ...  Evan / ... 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Amy Okuda ...  Julia Sasaki / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Jenna Boyd ...  Paige 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Fivel Stewart ...  Izzie 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Nina Ameri ...  Luisa 12 episodes, 2017-2019
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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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Trivia

Michael Rapaport was in an episode of The Big Bang Theory (2007) where he has a very literal and pedantic conversation with Lenard and Sheldon. There are lots of theories of Sheldon Cooper being on the spectrum although this has never been confirmed. In fact Mayim Bialik (Amy and real life neurobiologist) stated that it wasn't important to add the label of autism because it wouldn't change who he is as a person. In this series Doug struggles to come to terms but still treats Sam as if he would any other person neuro-typical or neuro-diverse. See more »

Goofs

For the first seven episodes in season 2, Doug's EMT patch is upside-down. It turned right side up in episode 8. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Atypical S1-2 (2018) See more »

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Accurate and Profound.
18 August 2017 | by gavin-ferreiroSee all my reviews

I was asked a question on Quora about the show and decided to have a look.

As a person on the spectrum HF-ASD with AS, this blew my mind, it is so great that Netflix hung it out there and created a series that has mirrored my life with at least 70% accuracy.

While I believe that people watching the series may be looking at the actors and actresses abilities, I watched it to see if the series was as accurate as possible and still entertaining.

It was both, my sincere appreciation to Netflix to step out of bounds, the cast who did such a great job, the writers who have allowed the world to gain knowledge of a spectrum that is so misunderstood.

The show, to me, is a great portrayal of his experiences and from what I can understand, his family as well. The side stories add to the entire cacophony of emotions, sounds and experiences which was also enlightening. I learned a few things about people and hopefully, I can use them in my personal life.

To all the NTs out there, who have watched the series, hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

May it please continue.


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Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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