Atypical Poster

Air Date: August 11th, 2017

Network: NETFLIX

Series Summary
A teenager on the autism spectrum decides to become more independent and search for love.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Sitcom

Episodes

  • Season 1 - Episode 8 : The Silencing Properties of Snow Aug 11, 2017

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    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.

  • Season 1 - Episode 7 : I Lost My Poor Meatball Aug 11, 2017

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    After Paige makes a confession, Sam creates a checklist to assess his feelings; things with Nick get too real for Elsa.

  • Season 1 - Episode 6 : The D-Train to Bone Town Aug 11, 2017

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    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.

  • Season 1 - Episode 5 : That's My Sweatshirt Aug 11, 2017

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    Sam gets frustrated after Paige invades his space; a visit to Clayton Prep gives Casey a taste of life away from her brother.

  • Season 1 - Episode 4 : A Nice Neutral Smell Aug 11, 2017

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    Sam makes a list of pros and cons about a classmate that shows interest in him; Casey gets a prestigious offer.

ratings & reviews

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  • It isn’t cute, but it’s mostly sharp and engaging. Show More

  • There’s a very important, delicate line that a comedy like this can’t cross: the one where it could be seen as inviting viewers to laugh at Sam’s many quirks (his obsession with penguins and all other things Antarctic, for instance). Atypical never crosses it--Gilchrist’s performance is too sincere and vulnerable to allow it--but at times a lot of the whimsy is generated from how exasperated his loved ones are at dealing with him. Show More

  • In its finest moments Atypical is warmhearted, sincere, funny, and shrewd. It’s hard to tell whether its inconsistency is due to a blurry conception of what tone it should strike, or whether producers simply wanted to appeal to as broad a swathe of potential viewers as possible--the show skews so wildly from slapstick to gritty drama to teen soap to family sitcom that it should come with Dramamine. Show More

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