New Netflix original, Atypical, is true to its name

New Netflix original, Atypical, is true to its name




  1. not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal

See also: Netflix show Atypical

Regardless of whether the title of the new Netflix original is referring to the style of the show or the characters within, it could not be more accurately named.

The realm of TV shows based on “the typical American family life,” tends to get redundant. Every episode maintains a problem, some fake laughs, a solution, and a warm hug near the end.

While Atypical follows the genre, it does not follow the cliche format.

Surrounded around a family of four with two teenagers (a boy who falls on the autism spectrum, and a girl who lives and breathes sports), the writers have done an exceptional job in making it unique. Of course, it has its problems and solutions with heartfelt moments, but it does not feel as if you have watched the same show three times over.

Sam, the main character dealing with autism, is still incredibly relatable and personable, going through problems anyone his age would face. His sister, Casey, while less challenged in adapting to the social norm, deals with similar problems in her own unique way.

I watched all eight episodes in one night, obsessed with their loving moments and wonderful intentions that didn’t always work out. Out of the handful of Netflix originals I’ve watched, Atypical has done the best job at drawing me in and making me feel “all the feels.”

As I become more and more eager to view season two, I urge you join me in the wait and see just how touching being atypical can be.