Dating the right sign
While she’d love to see Sam date, she can also see all the terrifying pitfalls that she’s going to have to clean up after—like when Sam’s father, Doug (Michael Rapaport), drives Sam to a girl’s house so he can break in to give her chocolate-covered strawberries.
I’d tune in next season, if there is one, to see if he’s successful.Sam (Keir Gilchrist) is a senior in high school, who takes regular classes and has an after-school job at an electronics store, where he is friends with his nerdy coworker Zahid (Nik Dodani).Sam is obsessed with penguins and Antarctica—we know this immediately from his voice-over at the beginning of the first episode.Online dating is now widely accepted as a valid, convenient & fun way of meeting like-minded people.New Zealanders using have found meeting people online is more convenient and comfortable than through 'normal' offline channels such as bars and parties.
(Sam’s protectiveness of his environment is the single most relatable part of this show so far to me.) He breaks up with her because he isn’t 100 percent certain that he loves her—also something I think a real person with autism would do—but soon after that he asks his parents how he knows if he’s in love.