Atypical

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Laughs, heart, in excellent series about teen with autism.

Netflix Drama 2017

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 89 reviews

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age 10+

Rapaport is not good

Michael Rapaport that plays the father is a cyber bully. It is hard to watch the show with him in it knowing that he has a long history of bully tweeting people, including women and kids. He was essentially trashing Melania and Baron Trump from 2016 to 2021. Seriously? Big man gotta cyber bully a woman and her son? Rapaport has a long history of being the wormy kind of person who mean tweets people and looks to pick fights online.... just because. He's creepy that way and a d-bag. Women, kids... it does not matter to Rapaport. He's a jerk.
age 15+

It's ok

The show is about a boy with autism trying to find a girlfriend. I think it's a good show for 15+ year olds

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