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      Season 1 – Atypical

      2017 Comedy List
      74% 42 Reviews Tomatometer 95% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score This heartfelt comedy follows Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum, who has decided he is ready for romance. In order to start dating -- and hopefully find love -- Sam will need to be more independent, which also sends his mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) on her own life-changing path. She and the rest of Sam's family, including a scrappy sister and a father seeking a better understanding of his son, must adjust to change and explore what it means to be "normal." The series is created and written by Robia Rashid and Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon. Read More Read Less

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      Great performances and a likable, realistic family dealing with autism lift Atypical above its alarming tonal shifts and predictability.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Aug 11, 2017 Antarctica Interested in dating, Sam looks researches dating advice and puts it to the test; Elsa has difficulties letting go. Details Episode 2 Aired Aug 11, 2017 A Human Female Doug helps Sam woo his crush; Elsa goes back to the bar for a lost credit card; Casey hears rumors about Evan. Details Episode 3 Aired Aug 11, 2017 Julia Says Sam decides to update his look; Casey finds out a family secret; feeling that she's no longer needed by her family, Elsa seeks for attention elsewhere. Details Episode 4 Aired Aug 11, 2017 A Nice Neutral Smell Sam makes a list of pros and cons about a classmate that shows interest in him; Casey gets a prestigious offer. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 11, 2017 That's My Sweatshirt Sam gets frustrated after Paige invades his space; a visit to Clayton Prep gives Casey a taste of life away from her brother. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 11, 2017 The D-Train to Bone Town To help Sam feel more comfortable, Paige brings a proposal to the PTA about having an autism-friendly dance; Sam prepares to lose his virginity; Doug and Julia help each other. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 11, 2017 I Lost My Poor Meatball After Paige makes a confession, Sam creates a checklist to assess his feelings; things with Nick get too real for Elsa. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 11, 2017 The Silencing Properties of Snow A dinner with Paige's parents ends in disaster; a harsh reaction from Julia crushes Sam; Sam realizes that he needs to apologize to Paige; Casey's relationship with Evan hits a rough patch. Details Next
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      Previous Noel Murray The Week Too often, Atypical defaults to the typical. Aug 28, 2017 Full Review Neil Genzlinger New York Times Atypical takes a while to get used to. The transitions from humor to heft can be jarring. The voice-overs from Sam are supposed to take us into his world, give his perspective, and they do, but in a surface sort of way. Aug 22, 2017 Full Review John Doyle Globe and Mail Atypical falls somewhere between a smart network show and a provocative cable series. Aug 18, 2017 Full Review Dan Buffa KSDK News (St. Louis) Atpical hooks you with its dedication to the disorder and its many effects while keeping things light with genuine humor. Nov 10, 2020 Full Review Noah Berlatsky Quartz Atypical portrays autism through a series of tired male nerd stereotypes. The result is a show that mires everyone-autistic and neurotypical-in the same dreary gender roles as ever. Sep 16, 2019 Full Review Li Lai Mediaversity Reviews Zahid, a nerdy South Asian friend obsessed with girls, boobs, and sex, is such a one-note caricature that it all feels a bit 1980s and ass-backwards, mostly. C+ Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous M I loved this show! It is very heartfelt, funny, entertaining. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/06/23 Full Review Melody W Everyone is weird. Nobody is normal. So do not hesitate to be yourself and reveal your true nature. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/11/23 Full Review Kendra S I love this show, but the switch from Evan to Izzie is a strong NO! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/03/23 Full Review Wolfgang G Atypical ist eine Fernsehserie, die von Robia Rashid entwickelt wurde… In der Phase des Erwachsenwerdens sammelt der 18-jährige Autist Sam Erfahrungen in verschiedenen Lebensbereichen… Ein Thema wie Autismus soll grundsätzlich mit Feingefühl behandelt werden, und nicht stereotypisch werden… So entwickelt sich die Geschichte zu einer wundervollen Dynamik unter den Geschwister, den Eltern und der Freunde/innen von Sam (gespielt von Keir Gilchrist)... Keir Gilchrist, ist überzeugend und nachdenklich zugleich, um Sam nicht wie ein Stereotyp erscheinen zu lassen, selbst in den rührseligen oder vorhersehbaren Szenen lässt er Sam als einen eigenständigen und denkenden Menschen erscheinen… kurz gesagt Atypical ist eine sehenswerte und unterhaltsame Serie… Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/03/23 Full Review Lukas-Jeremie K I liked "Atypical" myself, although I'm usually not a big fan of series with a lot of sentimentality. With Sam, the series has created a really charming main character who is accompanied on his way of growing up with autism. I especially liked the depiction of the relationship with his sister. The two don't always get along well, as it is with siblings, but they are always there for each other in an emergency and Sam sometimes even overcomes situations that are very uncomfortable for him to help his sister. In general, I think the series deals very carefully and well with the topic of autism and portrays it as it actually is. Here you are shown which hurdles people with autism have to jump over, while people without autism don't think much about them. This series made me laugh, cry, and think. Clear recommendation on my part! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/23/23 Full Review Herb F After watching Season's 1 and 2 highly recommend this hidden jewel examining a family's challenge bringing up teens including a high functiioning autistic son! Well written, acted and all characters are perfectly cast. Give it a few episodes and you'll be hooked! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Robia Rashid, Seth Gordon, Mary Rohlich
      Robia Rashid, Seth Gordon
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      Release Date
      Aug 11, 2017
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