Transparent: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 59


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1012
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Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
Air date: Sep 26, 2014

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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 (32)

The show has authenticity and specificity.

Sep 25, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

Transparent is the most original, daring and confident piece of American TV since Breaking Bad.

Dec 1, 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…
Top Critic

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…

Audience Reviews for Transparent: Season 1

  • 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.
  • Aug 07, 2017
    It's clear this movie is written by Lesbian radical feminists and not any trans person. All of the characters are whiney and pathetic. If this is supposed to be a comedy, it's horrible. It's like the HBO Show Girls but worse. These are supposed adults but all are selfish centred narcissistic idiots. The dialogue is stunted. This is just gender fluid degeneracy. As a queer person in the queer community I am ashamed this is supposed to represent the queer experience. The only interesting character is the mother, who is the only one that provides any comedy and sounds like a normal person.
  • 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.
  • Mar 03, 2016
    It is a gross show, trying to make this mental illness seem normal
  • 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!

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