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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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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
Nina Ameri ...  Luisa 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Raúl Castillo ...  Nick 10 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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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

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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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16:9 HD
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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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Great story - performance and insight about life
12 August 2017 | by EuricSantiSee all my reviews

The first chapter got me. The others made me fell in love with the whole characters. Is about this complete family life with a kid whom has autism and how the experience of him in puberty, but the impact it creates on the whole family too.

Is really charming, lovable, sweet, intense and, most of all, deep and inner.

Keir Gilchrist (Sam), has the ability to perform exquisite his character, he is really promising. Plus the writers made an excellent development on the character. He is Autistic but not too much; not social, but neither too much; smart but neither too much. He keeps on the creepy exact balance that make his character unique.

The supportive sister portrait by Brigette Lundy-Paine, whom I haven't seen before on performance, is also great; she is this defensive strong girl whom has the soft spot: Her brother.

The whole family casting is awesome too, long time no see Michael Rappaport on such a good show. He does quite a good performance as a supporting father, he has the soft spot on the family, but also the leading male. Really good.

Is a must watch for every teen who has a friend with spectral autism, or a family or just knows someone in their school. Fully recommend it.

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