Atypical: Season 1

Atypical: Season 1

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A young man on the autism spectrum looks for his own sense of independence in this comedic coming-of-age series.

2017Rating: TV-14USASony Pictures Television Studios
ComedyDrama

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Antarctica

Interested in having a girlfriend, Sam researches dating advice and... More puts it to the test. Meanwhile, his overprotective mom Elsa must learn to let go.

EPISODE 1.2

A Human Female

When Sam learns his crush is already taken, dad Doug... More helps him woo her. A lost credit card sends Elsa back to the bar. Casey hears rumors about Evan.

EPISODE 1.3

Julia Says

Sam decides to update his look. Casey learns a family... More secret. Feeling like her family no longer needs her, Elsa seeks attention elsewhere.

EPISODE 1.4

A Nice Neutral Smell

When a classmate shows interest in him, Sam makes a... More list of pros and cons to see whether she's girlfriend material. Casey gets a prestigious offer.

EPISODE 1.5

That’s My Sweatshirt

Sam becomes rattled after Paige invades his bedroom. Casey visits... More Clayton Prep and gets a taste of what life away from her brother would be like.

EPISODE 1.6

The D-Train to Bone Town

Paige proposes having an autism-friendly school dance to the PTA.... More Sam makes preparations for losing his virginity. Doug and Julia help each other.

EPISODE 1.7

I Lost My Poor Meatball

When Paige makes a confession to Sam, he creates a... More checklist to figure how he feels. Things with Nick suddenly get too real for Elsa.

EPISODE 1.8

The Silencing Properties of Snow

After a disastrous dinner with Paige's family, Sam makes amends... More at the school dance. Casey's fury at her mom affects her relationship with Evan.

Atypical: Season 1 | Reviews

74%42 reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

This family is really hard to dislike, and they become people remarkably easy to root for...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

It's the glimpse of what daily life looks like for a family with someone on the spectrum that I find intriguing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

You watch it go from potential Netflix gem to no-thanks network hash in roughly four episodes.

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Vulture

Vulture

All of the performances in the show are great, which is helpful since the writing occasionally slips into predictable rhythms.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Atypical doesn't attempt to show how Sam is "just like us," mostly because he's not. And that's what makes him a complex and unique television character worth watching.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The overwhelming strength of Atypical is how very human it is, of its affection for its messy, relatable characters.

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USA Today

USA Today

Atypical presents a point of view and a lead character that are, well, atypical in the TV landscape. But its sweetness and predictability make it a little too typical to be great.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Does a fine job capturing choice insights into our protagonist's mind, but its overarching story is as predictable as they come.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's not funny enough, or sharp enough. Or surprising -- the boldness ends with the subject.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This show desperately wants to get its depiction of autism right, and wants to pat itself on the back for doing so. All of which makes the uninspired characterization of Sam all the more infuriating.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Atypical takes a while to get used to. The transitions from humor to heft can be jarring.

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Decider

Decider

It's moving, darkly funny, breathes new life into the family dramedy.

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Atypical: Season 1 | Release Details

Atypical: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.