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ASPartOfMe
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18 Oct 2016, 12:11 am

Netflix Greenlights ‘Atypical’ Autism Family Comedy Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Netflix has given a straight-to-series order to “Atypical,” a dark comedy about a family with an autistic son, set to star Jennifer Jason Leigh, Variety has confirmed.


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ErwinNL
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12 Aug 2017, 1:18 pm

I am watching episode 6 right now and the series basically makes fun of Sam's directness, naivety and other social difficulties. What do you think?

Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot ... ritics-say

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