On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, after a long wait in-between seasons, I binged Atypical season 4 over the weekend and have a semi-spoiler-fee recap for you all.
- Atypical – Season 4 [Streaming]
It had been 1 year, 8 months and 8 days since Atypical season 3 — an 88-week wait to see what happens with Casey and Izzy. I was counting down the days until Atypical season 4 because I am way too emotionally invested in this ship. In my opinion, I think Cazzie is one of the best teen coming out and relationship stories ever. I believe it’s life-changing representation for young queers.
I am not going to recap the season in detail because I don’t want to spoil it for folks who haven’t watched it yet. But I want y’all to know a little of what you’re in for.
Loving a ship stresses me out because TV lets queer fans down ALL THE TIME. I don’t like getting spoiled, but I do like knowing if I have to worry or not. Can I just watch and not be in a constant state of stress over my ship ending at any moment? Some folks enjoy angst (cough Nikki cough) but I hate it, so I decided to make this queer TV stress assessment for Atypical season 4
How stressful is Atypical season 4?
I would give it a medium stress level while you’re watching, but low-level in the end. There is conflict, but we also get sweet moments and fan-pleasing cuteness, like this scene where Casey gives Izzie a home-made tarot card reading.
That was one of my favorite scenes in Atypical season 4.
We meet Izzie’s mom and see her room for the first time. Izzie gets involved with the school GSA and helps organize some queer activism. We also added a couple more characters from the show to our database.
In the end, I’m still feeling sad. I guess it’s mourning the loss of these characters knowing Atypical season 4 is the final season. I would like a Cazzie spinoff. It could be named Typical. Hello, Netflix, there is my pitch!
This week: While I wasn’t paying attention Legacies got queer again! I’ll write about that, and some other queer characters here and there next week.