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I believe this is accurate, I haven't tried it. Amazon has made season one available for free today.

I did see the pilot.

Jamie

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JenniferB

I watched the first 4 episodes so far. I can really relate to the parent. The things she's going through I experienced. This is very well done. Although the show is R to X rated, and there is a lot of sex and drugs, especially in the first episode. It's taken me about 3 to 4 episodes to start understanding the children. I will try and get through the whole season today. The episodes are only 30 minutes long.

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I watched a few episodes and I guess you could say this is the 'hollywood version'... I think the exposure aspect is one thing (potentially beneficial) but the overall message is blurry. Although the main character's point of view is supported, the adult children are sleeping around so much that the overall impression is one of promiscuity. I fear people may associate this behavior due to the father being transgender. There was a little character development showing that this wasn't all exactly new behaviors for the kids but that image is fading as the episodes become more and more sexualized.. I vote 'nice try' but 'no' ( so far). I hope it gets better and the stage is set for redemption you might say ( at least in my mind).

Just my 2 cents,

Jamie

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JenniferB

I watched a few episodes and I guess you could say this is the 'hollywood version'... I think the exposure aspect is one thing (potentially beneficial) but the overall message is blurry. Although the main character's point of view is supported, the adult children are sleeping around so much that the overall impression is one of promiscuity. I fear people may associate this behavior due to the father being transgender. There was a little character development showing that this wasn't all exactly new behaviors for the kids but that image is fading as the episodes become more and more sexualized.. I vote 'nice try' but 'no' ( so far). I hope it gets better and the stage is set for redemption you might say ( at least in my mind).

Just my 2 cents,

Jamie

I've just seen the first 7 episodes and feel sorry for the transparent having such insensitive misbehaved children. I wish the series was more based in reality instead of sensationalism. I don't know a family who has a dysfunctional family like this one. I guess it's a start but could be much better. If I wanted to watch a drama with a dysfunctional family I can watch the Kardashians.

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JenniferB
I just finished watching all 10 episodes of Transparent. I wanted to see it for obvious reasons. Even though there is a trans parent, that isn't the main theme of the series. I believe they wanted to show a very dysfunctional family and how they are healing. By the last episode I found it had promise. It's all about growing relationships, and watching the family grow kind of got to me. There isn't as much sex and drugs at the end. It has promise, but it being a trans series is misleading. That's only one of the story lines. The series follows the entire family.


I rate it about a 6 out of 10. That takes into account a start of about 2.5 for the first episode to a 7.5 for the last. I'm interested in seeing where it goes.


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tracy_j

I have just watched the first episode.

Even though it shows potential and I could relate in some ways I must admit from this side of the Atlantic it seems somewhat American in taste (please accept my apologies but there is a difference).

As I am not keen generally I would watch the full series but am not too dispireted missing it

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Charlize

I am glad to see that we are reviewing this series. While the patriarch transitioned the plot is much more involved with the selfish sexual adventures of her children than her own transition. Perhaps it is true to some folks experience but my son's reaction was so much more difficult and much less self involved than to blame sexual encounters on his fathers transitions.

I do wish they had shown an encounter with a gender therapist, so much of our journey is available in one session with a good GT. I was also disappointed to see the casual use of HRT portrayed when there was such a good opportunity to show the dangers there. Was the trans* person in the wheelchair paralyzed but a stroke caused by the consumption of illegal unmonitored E?

It was in short a shallow attempt with some stronger points. I liked the name Moppa that the daughter came up with and only wish it had been used in the scene at the ladies room.

In short i wouldn't have watched it if the weather hadn't been lousy. As a rating i'll go a step lower than Jennifer and give it a 5. It was almost worth watching, but that is the case with many sitcoms.

Hugs,

Charlize

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Elliot

I love Transparent. I can understand if not everybody loves it but I surely do.

The characters are all complex and interesting, I love the story telling, the flashback scenes and the protagonist does a really good job (I love Maura btw, a great woman). Sure, the show is not the best but it has great humor and has its own personal touch, if you know what I mean. I laugh, I cried, I share their happiness and their worries. The family is really dysfunctional but honestly my family isn't that great either. Actually I think we're worse than they are in some points so I think it's not that unrealistic. And I love that many transgender people work on the show, it's really awesome. I know that many people are displeased by the fact that Maura is played by a cis man but I disagree. It's pre transition and they were concerned about that when a trans woman has to pretend a man pre transition that it would recall dysphoria. "Orange is the new black" had also this concern with Laverne until her twin brother decided to play her pre transition. If I would have to play a woman I think it would recall my dysphoria so I think it's not that bad that they decided for a cis man to play the role. Also the writers wanted to show every phase of their actually trans parent's life and Jeffrey Tambor remained them of their parent.

The only minus point I might have is a little too much sex scenes in the first episodes but I saw worse and it gets better so I accept it. And I don't like the music so much. Just not my music.

So my personal rate is 8,5/10 and I rate it so high not because it's an amazing show or it does that or this but because it gives me feels. And for me, only this is important. If a TV show doesn't give me feelings it's not worth my time.

 

Love and hugs, :alien:

 

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