October 21, 2014

Jeffrey Tambor Shines in Transparent

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By CALVIN PATTEN

Transparent is ostensibly a dramatic sitcom about a 70-something trans woman, Maura, who is in the process of coming out publicly. But more broadly, it is about the chaos and crisis in the everyday lives of a close family, with Maura’s late life transition only serving to open up the metaphorical wounds that each of her middle-aged children carry. Transparent is a genre-smashing show and Amazon’s first success in internet television — rapidly swinging from laugh-out-loud funny to tear-inducing, it openly challenges its audience with the stark authenticity and weirdness of real life.

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