Title: Atypical season 4
Actors: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine
Director: Jennifer Arnold, Heather Jack and more
Writers: Robia Rashid, D.J. Ryan
Genre: Comedy, Drama
My rating: 8/10
Atypical season 4
Atypical is back. Sam is still going to college and is doing great. But when he has to do something for extra credits, he realizes he doesn’t have a real purpose. Not much later, he realizes he wants to go to Antarctica. But his mom is not so sure about this.
Casey has it all. She has a girlfriend, family and an opportunity to go to UCLA, the university of her dreams. But she is not feeling great and it is getting worse.
This is the last season of Atypical and you know what? I am going to miss it. I want to see more of Casey and Sam. The reason why I liked this series is a lot, is Casey. Casey is the younger sister of Sam, who has autism. And I also have an older brother who has autism. So I recognized myself a little bit in Casey, especially in the first season. I think I remember when Casey was jealous of the attention her brother got. I felt like that sometimes too when I was younger.
Atypical was all about Sam and autism but they shifted to Casey’s story and her sexuality in season 4. They were less focused on Sam and more on Casey. I mean, I like Casey a lot. I think she is still my favourite character. But this show is about autism and not about sexuality. It can be a part of it, but now it became the most important storyline in season 4. That was a little disappointing.
I am still going to miss this series. Although I am still curious how the rest of their lives will look like, it was a nice ending. I mean, Sam didn’t even graduate yet. I wanted to see that. But they already announced there won’t be a season 5. So the only thing we can do is guess. But I guess everything will be fine with Sam and Casey.
But this family felt like a family and I think I am going to miss every single character. They fought a lot, but eventually, they still loved each other. The acting is/was great. I liked the story, specifically seasons 1 and 2. After that, the focus is more and more on Casey. But if you like Casey too, you will still like it.
If you want to read more about autism. I know this great book series called ‘The Rosie Project. It is about an adult with autism who wants to start dating. I would recommend it.