After scrounging around all summer looking for a new original series to fall in love with it turned out to be Atypcial.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition which affects the brain’s growth and development. It is a lifelong condition, with symptoms that appear in early childhood. Adults on the autism spectrum may struggle with social situations and ‘small talk’, thus appear rude or say things that others would not say. The term “spectrum” reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism.
Netflix brings us the story of Sam, a a high functioning 18-year old high school student in the spectrum. In season 1, Sam encounters the same challenges facing any adolescent navigating high school. He learns about what it feels like to fall in love and have your heart broken, and what it feels like to break a heart. But Sam learns his lessons through the prism of autism. It’s a tear-jerker at times. But Sam has a fantastic mom, dad, and sister, and super-cool friends. The show cracks you up between the eye-watering scenes. Along the way, we all learn about penguins and interesting factual information about Antarctica.
I rate this show 5 Stars. Absolutely fabulous.
It’s summer and you’re sweaty but it’s a cooling -56°C in Antarctica.
Take some time to chill. pic.twitter.com/VXCiDhizwB
— Atypical (@Atypical) August 17, 2017