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New show Atypical is anything but typical

Areanna Bivens

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The new Netflix series Atypical is anything but average. The eight episode mini-series has already been renewed for a second season. The show follows the main character Sam, played by Keir Gilchrist, who is coping with autism with the help of his mom, dad, and older sister.

The characters provide a relatable outlet for most audiences and a very realistic depiction of a typical home life for teens. For example, Sam’s over-protective mom makes Sam’s situation appear worse than it truly is in attempts to shelter and protect him from the outside world.

Atypical also provides an enlightening and educational look at the life of an autistic person. The show provides a message to audiences that is often overlooked or, in some cases, fearfully talked about: It is okay to be different.

The approach of the show, however, is not strictly bound to deep discussion. In fact, Atypical manages to keep a light-hearted mood and an intriguing story line that keeps the audience’s interest both in a dramatic plot sense and in a humorous sense.

This series is not atypical (pun intended) in the way it develops its plot, but delivers its message and theme in a unique way.

About the Writer
Areanna Bivens, Photo Editor
Photo Editor Areanna Bivens, a senior, is in her second year on the staff. She enjoys reading and writing in her free time. In any other time she has left over from writing books and poems she will be wasting away her life watching Netflix and she’s not even sorry about it.  
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