Transparent: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
Transparent

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As much about a change in television as it is about personal change, Transparent raises the bar for programming with sophistication and sincere dedication to the human journey, warts and all.

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Critic Ratings: 59

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. -- (C) Amazon

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

Sarah introduces her husband to her ex-girlfriend; Ali grows closer to her trainer.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

Maura moves into a new apartment; Josh reconsiders starting a family.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

Maura comes out to Ali; Josh is forced to confront his past.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

Sarah, Josh and Ali search for Shelly's missing husband; Ali fails to keep Maura's secret.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

Josh and Ali struggle to come to terms with Maura. Josh looks for answers from a rabbi, while Ali attends a gender studies class with Syd. As for Sarah, she is left to answer questions from her own kids, who meet Maura for the first time.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

Josh goes on a date with rabbi Raquel, while Ali explores her feminine side with a teacher's assistant from gender studies class. The kids turn out for Maura's performance in a talent show, but her delight quickly turns to dejection.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

In a flashback, Mort escapes with a friend to a cross-dressing retreat in the woods and becomes captivated with a very accepting woman. Meanwhile, Ali cancels her bat mitzvah and meets an older man at the beach.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

Maura finds solace with ex-wife Shelly, and the two hatch a plot to help Ed realize his wishes. Meanwhile, Sarah spends time with her ex-husband and begins to question their breakup; and Raquel finally breaks through to Josh.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2014

A funeral brings all the Pfeffermans together and reunites them with people from their past. Shelley and Maura meet with some old friends, Sarah with her ex, and Josh with his teenage babysitter, who brings a 17-year-old boy.

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This comedy series based in Los Angeles follows the goings-on of the dysfunctional Pfefferman family. Season 1 kicks off with the father of the family, Morton Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor), opening up about identifying as a woman, and becoming Maura.

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Critic Reviews for Transparent Season 1

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (39)

The show has authenticity and specificity.

Sep 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Transparent, which debuts Friday, is not only a deeply affecting series from creator Jill Soloway, but it's a buzzy, meaningful piece of work that could help Amazon join Netflix in making some real noise in the premium programming arena.

Sep 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Transparent is anything but its title's most obvious definition -- and everything of its intended one.

Sep 24, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Tambor's heart-rending portrayal of a man finally becoming who he's always feared to be is worth enduring three self-obsessed, not-quite-adults and the emotional wreckage left in their wake.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…

After ten episodes, we still want to know more about [te family], even if we realize that, like real people, they'll remain essentially opaque.

Oct 20, 2014 | Full Review…

Each episode of "Transparent" maintains the cozy relationships and wry humor without sacrificing narrative drive. The amazing thing about it is just how effortless it seems.

Oct 8, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…

One of the least cynical, most convincing shows about religion that's offered on television.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It is a few steps away from the great contemporary comedies, although for the moment it can be tolerated thanks to some cathartic sequences where group work helps to cloud those undesirable attacks of interpretive hysteria. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

... without the perfect cast behind [Tambor, Light, Landecker, Duplass, and Hoffmann], the show may never have been as successful.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

What a joy and a relief it is to be drawn into a mystery-the mystery of character, the mystery of gender, the mystery of family love-that is so far beyond the provenance and the expertise of the crime-scene squad and the forensic pathologists.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The show is a surprisingly funny dark comedy, and the writing, with its many jabs at our gluten-free culture, is sharp and insightful.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Transparent is either the best new series most people are unlikely to see or the best excuse Amazon can give you for signing up for a month's free trial. You can tell them Maura sent you.

Sep 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Transparent: Season 1

  • Feb 08, 2021
    This is possibly the worst trash show ever produced period. After the first episode I could not continue watching. Please don't even consider letting anyone under the age of 18 watch this. Jill Soloway must be something else. I cannot believe that this series could rate as high as it did.
  • Jun 06, 2018
    Transparent - Season 1 ?????
  • Apr 08, 2018
    I was attracted to the premise, but i just didn't find it funny. might try again later
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Puntaje Original: 7.0 Una serie necesaria para los tiempos modernos, con un gran reparto que nos ofrece brillantes actuaciones y una historia divertida e intima.
  • Dec 10, 2016
    Ok, this is the best show I've ever seen if laughs, shocks, and craving a show is what youre looking for. I have no dog in the fight on the issues it covers, I just have to admit youll be on the edge of your seat. Only dry spot was the ...spoiler....rabbi/adoption theme. Bo. ring. part. Otherwise, a real treasure of a show.
  • Sep 14, 2016
    Annoyed by all the characters. The only part of the first 2 seasons I liked was the flashbacks.
  • Jan 30, 2016
    proprio oggi, in concomitanza col family day, ho completato questa prima stagione di transparent; e niente, mi sono reso conto di una cosa: mica l'ho capito io cosa sia 'sta famiglia tradizionale.
  • Jan 27, 2016
    Great show. Excellent acting and superb story.
  • Jan 12, 2016
    So exhilarating to see a story being told that hasn't been told innumerable times before. Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann et al are riveting to watch, and the writing digs right into one's heart. Highly-recommended!
  • Dec 12, 2015
    An unfunny comedy and bland drama.

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