8.3/10
49,084
299 user 29 critic

Atypical 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2017– )
Trailer
1:54 | Trailer
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.

Creator:

Robia Rashid
Reviews
Popularity
321 ( 19)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2019   2018   2017  
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.

Stars: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram
13 Reasons Why (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro
Russian Doll (TV Series 2019)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A cynical young woman in New York City keeps dying and returning to the party that's being thrown in her honor on that same evening. She tries to find a way out of this strange time loop.

Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee
Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
Elite (TV Series 2018)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.

Stars: Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Álvaro Rico
Sex Education (TV Series 2019)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

Stars: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa
The Umbrella Academy (TV Series 2019)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A family of former child heroes, now grown apart, must reunite to continue to protect the world.

Stars: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda
Dead to Me (TV Series 2019)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden
You (TV Series 2018)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.

Stars: Penn Badgley, Ambyr Childers, Victoria Pedretti
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

To win back the love of his life, a high school student and his best friend launch Europe's largest online drug business from their teenage bedroom.

Stars: Maximilian Mundt, Danilo Kamber, Lena Klenke
Good Girls (TV Series 2018)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three suburban mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

Stars: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman
Trinkets (TV Series 2019)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An unexpected friendship forms when three teenage girls meet in Shoplifters Anonymous.

Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jennifer Jason Leigh ...  Elsa Gardner 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Keir Gilchrist ...  Sam Gardner 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Brigette Lundy-Paine ...  Casey Gardner 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Michael Rapaport ...  Doug Gardner 28 episodes, 2017-2019
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Normal is overrated. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atypical See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Season 1 of Atypical was released through Netflix on August 11, 2017. 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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


44 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 299 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed