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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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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
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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

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Normal is overrated. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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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Techtropolis is a play on the real-world Best Buy, both companies sell electronic goods and their colour motif is blue. 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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One of the best shows I've seen in a while
6 October 2018 | by aleminioSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved it and watched everything in 1 go. Even my girlfriend who can barely finish an episode of anything without stopping in the middle and continuing at some other time, has watched both seasons in one evening. Which leads to my only disappointment from this show so far, and that's the fact that the seasons are quite short.

The show is basically a comedy with some drama elements about an autistic high-school teenager. Unlike most of the other high-school shows out there, I actually liked this one because of the the amazing script. The time at school isn't the focus of this show. It's about everyone surrounding the autistic kid such as family, friends, therapists etc. You get to touch and feel all of their lives and the writers really did a great work to make you feel as if you're part of that family. The dialogues are not banal, the jokes are good and some of the characters are sweet as a candy and you'll just love them.

There are some exaggerated parts, but It really isn't that bad and I guess it's part of what makes the show feel a bit more light and fun rather than being too serious.

So far it's one of my most favorite TV shows that I'd recommend anyone to watch, and it's suitable for the entire family.


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