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Special 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2019– )
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A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.

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Ryan O'Connell
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ryan O'Connell ...  Ryan Hayes 8 episodes, 2019
Jessica Hecht ...  Karen Hayes 8 episodes, 2019
Punam Patel ...  Kim Laghari 8 episodes, 2019
Marla Mindelle ...  Olivia 8 episodes, 2019
Augustus Prew ...  Carey 8 episodes, 2019
Patrick Fabian ...  Phil 8 episodes, 2019
Christopher Lee Herod ...  Office Employee 5 episodes, 2019
Gina Marie Hughes ...  Samantha 3 episodes, 2019
Brandon Tucker Brandon Tucker ...  Chris 2 episodes, 2019
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SPECIAL is semi-autobiographical comedy about a gay man with cerebral palsy in his mid-20s coming of age by starting his first real job, beginning his first adventures in dating, and moving into his first apartment away from his helicopter mother. Written by Stage 13

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Official Sites:

Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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A typical, is that you
12 April 2019 | by alrichar-94961See all my reviews

Show is good. Packed with good jokes, and great chemistry amongst the cast. Oddly enough to me this show is exactly another Netflix original show titled A typical. If you like that, you'll like this, because it's the same show.


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