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Old 08-11-17, 06:48 AM   #1
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Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17





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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Keir Gilchrist are mother and son in Netflix's new heartfelt comedy series, Atypical, a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum. Atypical premieres on Netflix Friday, August 11 and today, Netflix debuts this first look clip from the premiere episode -- parents of teenagers will relate. Sam decides it is time to go on a date, find a girlfriend and hopefully love, a journey that sets Sam's mother, Elsa (played by Jason Leigh), on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. Sam's entire family must adjust to change, all while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be "normal"? Michael Rapaport plays Sam's father, Doug, who wants to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam's scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amy Okuda as Julia
· Brigette Lundy-Paine as Casey
· Jennifer Jason Leigh as Elsa
· Keir Gilchrist as Sam
· Michael Rapaport as Doug
· Nik Dodani as Zahid
· Raśl Castillo as Nick

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· Jennifer Jason Leigh as PROD
· Mary Rohlich as EP
· Robia Rashid as CRTR/EP
· Seth Gordon as EP/DIR (Pilot)
8 episode first season.
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Old 08-11-17, 08:46 AM   #2
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

I'll be checking this out tonight. I think it looks really good.
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Old 08-11-17, 10:34 AM   #3
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Can't wait to see this. Pushing the envelope a bit, and that's good. This show looks like it has everything.
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Old 08-11-17, 10:40 AM   #4
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

This looks interesting. Will check it out. Thanks.
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Old 08-11-17, 01:34 PM   #5
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Agree this looks like it has potential - strong cast too. I like the lead, Gilchrist, from Showtime's United States of Tara from a few years back.
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Old 08-11-17, 03:24 PM   #6
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

I thought the first episode was great.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

I hate JJL's plastic surgery so much. She looks like a completely different person now.
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Old 08-12-17, 11:24 AM   #8
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Finished this up today. I thought it was really, really good. I very much would tune in for another season, hopefully a little longer than 8 episodes.
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Old 08-12-17, 12:00 PM   #9
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Dig the show, hate the kid coworker at Techtropolis.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

that trailer looked really good. will try this out soon, hopefully...
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Wow, I am really enjoying this show. 15 minutes to go and sad episode 8 is the last one. Having said that I do appreciate that each episode is no longer than 36/37 minutes which with commercials would be a nearly hour long episode anyway. These streaming shows that go past 50 minutes and up to an hour and 5 minutes are a real grind to get through regardless of their quality. It is especially bad if you have 13 episodes to get through as even 10 episodes can also be a genuine grind.

This show is very easy to binge so hopefully a lot of folks give it a try and we get another season.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Very well done. Only a little into this, but really gelling. Kid is great. Good ensemble. Good writing and acting...
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Old 08-12-17, 09:28 PM   #13
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

I agree with everybody. Worth watching.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

binged the first 5 eps at like 1-2 in the morning this morning. great show. fantastic.
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Old 08-14-17, 03:10 PM   #15
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Off to add to my list. Never heard of it. Looks great!!
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Finished last night. Just great. Never did that with a series before (finish in 2 consecutive nights). Of course, it's only 8 30 or so minute eps, but I loved it. Too short and could have been so much more. The only thing that was a minor distraction was JJL's plastic surgery. You can tell. Still great all around.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

I finished this today and really enjoyed it. I'm usually not a big fan of Michael Rapaport. I think he's a one dimensional actor, but I thought he was really good in this. I hope this gets another eight episode run. Atypical and GLOW have been my favorite new series of 2017.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Wife and I binged this over the weekend. Great show. JJL does such a great job at playing a character we're supposed to hate.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Agreed that this was great. Great acting all around. Really hope this gets picked up for another season, 8 episodes seemed to short.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Enjoyed it, also watched with my wife just finished up last night. Good insight into dealing and living with Autism, thought both the kids were great.
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Wife and I binged this over the weekend. Great show. JJL does such a great job at playing a character we're supposed to hate.
This show just happened to pop up on my reccommended list and I watched it on a whim not sure if I would even like it. Definetly enjoyed it and hope it has a second season.

I don't know if we're supposed to hate JJL's character. She definetly made some poor choices but continually tried to make it right and cared about her family. Anyone else ever get JJL confused with Ally Sheedy? I always have to think of which one it was that played in certain movies like Single White Female or Only the Lonely.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

About halfway through Season 1 and really enjoying this. The kid playing the lead is very good.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

I think is only the second time I've watched a series just because of its billboard ad (SoA was the first). I had no idea what it was about and decided I wanted to find out. It was worth it.
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

Just finished. I enjoyed it - even though I felt like I saw some of this stuff with Sheldon on BBT.

One problem I had with it is the casting of the kids - but not due to performance. The actors look their real life age of 24 - making it hard to think of them as 17 and 18 years old.

Also the co-worker at the tech store was pretty cliche.
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Old 08-29-17, 08:42 PM   #25
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Re: Atypical (Netflix) S: Keir Gilchrist, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- premieres 8/11/17

What plastic surgery has JJL had? To me, she just looks like an older, normally-aged version of the girl from the 80s. Is this alleged surgery documented?
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