The more Atypical tries to get autism “right,” the more things go wrong

Atypical desperately wants to be the show that gets autism. You can see this right in the promotional poster for the show, which tells us that “normal is overrated,” which is the type of quick-fix sentiment that seeks to heal, but is only capable of pandering.

This show wants to be to autism what You’re The Worst is to depression, or perhaps even what Transparent is to being transgender.

Unfortunately, it trips over its feet at just about every turn, and the fact that the show so clearly thinks it’s handling the topic the right way just makes it more irritating whenever it gets things wrong.

Source: The more Atypical tries to get autism “right,” the more things go wrong


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