Transparent: Season 3 Reviews

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July 10, 2018
Three seasons in and the series still maintains a superior level of quality unmatched by most current TV. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 14, 2018
It's easy to become effusive over a show that's so ingenuously crafted with performances that started spot-on and have only nudged closer to absolute bulls-eye as they've become more lived in.
December 20, 2017
... executive producer Jill Soloway pushes her characters the furthest out onto the limbs of the people they've decided to be, and the changes that happen are often thrilling.
August 28, 2017
The third season feels distinctly tougher than the previous two.
December 31, 2016
In Season 3, the superb writing and performances make Transparent more satisfying than ever.
December 31, 2016
Transparent is never content to rest on its laurels, to bask in its many accolades. It's always interrogating and questioning itself. That might lead it down strange paths, but it always finds its way back in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 31, 2016
Tambor's dry wit and openhearted vulnerability shine through and help anchor this show that, with a lesser actor in the lead, might get lost in L.A. hipster navel-gazing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 31, 2016
The best show of any kind on television.
December 31, 2016
While Seasons 1 and 2 were good overall but struggled to maintain quality from episode to episode, Season 3 is solid from start to finish, with 10 episodes that beg to be binge-watched and then leave you wanting more.
October 20, 2016
The series' most aching, most profound and most ambitious season yet.
September 28, 2016
The acting is fantastic. The themes are complicated, often without clear right or wrong sides. But when it comes down to it, what matters is there is such a great deal to say about it.
September 28, 2016
Season three is another triumph. Broadening its scope to explore issues pertinent to society today, the show delivers the goods and then some.
September 27, 2016
This season I found Shelly to be more dimensional and emotionally relatable than ever before, not least of all thanks to flashbacks of her as a young woman.
September 26, 2016
Families, by their very nature, require a lot of patience, and Transparent is no different. Not every moment spent with the Pfeffermans is perfect, but the pay-off is always worth it in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2016
Did I mention that Transparent is the best thing on TV right now?
September 26, 2016
The "when" of the title is more prospective than prescriptive: In Transparent, a series consumed by our many evolutions, the battle to be, or to become, never arrives at a firm conclusion. "Then what?" is life's animating principle.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
September 26, 2016
The third season of Jill Soloway's masterpiece is somehow even more tender, and even more actualized, than the first two.
September 26, 2016
Great performances, great scenes, and slightly more self-awareness from the Pfeffermans - Maura and Shelly, at least, and maybe Ali - but something was a bit lacking compared to the show's previous heights.
September 23, 2016
It's still very much the same series: Rawly felt, cuttingly observant, progressively earnest, devastatingly hilarious or playful or sexy when it wants to be. But an undertow of stagnancy has seeped into Season 3.
September 23, 2016
Credit show creator Jill Soloway with a great deal of inventive ambition: A lot happens in Transparent, all the time
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