Monday, August 21, 2017

Round Two: Atypical

Atypical: Season 1, Episode 2 “A Human Female” (B+)

This show continues to demonstrate its strength in episode two as Sam dove fully in to his newfound affection for Julia, conducting lots of research and egged on by his father until he realized just who it was that he was going after. It didn’t take long for Sam to discover that Julia had a boyfriend, and who worse for him to go interrogate than the girl that his sister punched when he saw her kissing different boys two days in a row. I think it’s hard if not impossible to really convey how Sam is feeling, and watching him experience sensory overload as everyone was laughing at him and he didn’t know why seemed like as good a way as any to represent it. Sam’s insistence that he is “all there” shows that he’s well aware of what’s going on, he’s just not always able to interpret the connotations and insinuations of a given moment or conversation. Doug was enjoying the opportunity to bond with his son and should probably have asked to know a thing or two about the girl that his son had a crush on since he could have stopped it prior to the breaking-and-entering which identified her as an adult. At least the advice he gave him once he realized was smart. Elsa is hung up on this bartender thing, even after getting shot in the arm with a dart, telling her support group about it and hanging up in panic when Doug called with him on the other end of the line. And Casey appears to be getting into her newfound relationship mostly because of Evan’s willingness to be fully honest with her when prompted for the truth.

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