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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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Normal is overrated. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

While casting True Romance (1993), which co-stars Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Jason Leigh was offered the role of Alabama Whitman. That role was eventually given to Patricia Arquette. See more »

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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 »

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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Netflix Original Teen Shows (2020) See more »

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Excellent depiction
24 August 2017 | by amandakuechSee all my reviews

I don't understand why there are so many individuals stating the show exaggerates or skews autism symptoms. My son is on the spectrum, and in the autism works when you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism. That is why they call it a spectrum disorder. I feel this show did a great job of depicting Asperger's syndrome or high functioning autism. The actor is on point...lack of eye contact, sensory processing issues, blurting out inappropriate things, not being able to read others feelings, social struggles, his obsession with one subject, his outbursts...all the way to his food preferences. They also did a great job with how the sister is pushed aside and the marital struggles due to the stress of the autism. The fears the mother has reminds me of myself. I highly suggest this show; especially for families who have been blessed with an family member who is autistic. I hope it will be back for a second season.


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English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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