Review: Transparent: Musicale Finale

Transparent: Musicale Finale takes a grieving Pfefferman family on a journey toward healing with music, Jewish traditions, and some truly bizarre turns of fantasy.

Review: Transparent, Season 4

Transparent took a trip to Israel in season 4. The Pfefferman clan continues to struggle with issues of identity, gender, sexuality, trauma, family, belonging, and home. Beware the spoilers.

Review: Transparent Season 3

Transparent season 3 dives deeper in the the hearts of the Pfefferman clan than we have gone before with this series. After much thrashing about, some of these unhappy and broken people are starting to get a grip. Just barely. There are some season 3 spoilers ahead.

Transparent and Epigenetics

Ali Pfefferman’s (Gaby Hoffmann) discovery of epigenetics in season 2 of Transparent hooked me. In fact, I thought the idea that stress and trauma from generations before yours could be passed through the generations was the most interesting thing in season 2 of Transparent. It certainly would do a lot to explain why the Pfefferman … Continue reading “Transparent and Epigenetics”

Transparent Season 2 Episode 1: Let the Pfeffermans Begin

Transparent gave Amazon Prime members an early preview with the release of season 2, episode 1 yesterday. The remainer of the season will be available on December 11. I don’t plan to review or recap each episode individually, but I couldn’t resist commenting on the early release episode 1. I’ll write about the season as … Continue reading “Transparent Season 2 Episode 1: Let the Pfeffermans Begin”

Brilliant Interview with Transparent’s Jill Soloway

Watch this brilliant and wide-ranging discussion between Transparent creator Jill Soloway and HuffPostLive host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. There is much in the questions and answers that is culturally important. Listening can help even the most slow to change individuals understand what the T in LGBT is about. The conversation, of course, takes in season 2 of … Continue reading “Brilliant Interview with Transparent’s Jill Soloway”

Watch This: Teaser for Season 2 of Transparent

“Did he call me sir?” Yes, it’s almost time for Transparent season 2 on Amazon. Amazon released a tiny clip to let you know that the characters you learned to love in season 1, are going to remain true to themselves. It’s a bit hard to tell in all the confusion, but it looks like … Continue reading “Watch This: Teaser for Season 2 of Transparent”

Review: Transparent

Transparent was fascinating and compelling. I watched it all the first weekend it was out on Amazon Prime. It’s a coming out story for the character brilliantly played by Jeffrey Tambor. I’ll try to review it without giving away too many surprises that can’t be gleaned from simply watching the trailer. The review has some … Continue reading “Review: Transparent”

Watch This: Trailer for Transparent

Amazon released a trailer for the Amazon-only Transparent, which will begin on September 26. Right now you can see the 1st episode free, even if you don’t have Prime. This very complicated tale stars Jeffrey Tambor as a man making a gender transition late in life. There’s a huge and wonderful cast supporting Tambor with … Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Transparent”

Review: The South Westerlies

The South Westerlies is an Irish production streaming on Acorn TV. It’s about a small town on the Irish coast scheduled for offshore wind turbine development and a single mom sent there to make sure it happens. The folks in town can’t agree on whether it is a good idea to go green with a … Continue reading “Review: The South Westerlies”