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November 30, 2015 4:06 PM - Season 2, Episode 1 - Subscribe

TRANSPARENT returns -- first episode is available for streaming for Amazon Prime users -- the rest of the season will go live on December 11.
posted by roomthreeseventeen (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Before I watch this: are the kids just as awful as they were all last season?
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:06 PM on November 30, 2015


The first episode is a wedding so yes the kids are pretty much that bad, but then you know weddings generally bring out the family crazy so I have no idea if they will remain this bad for the rest of the season.

I thought the slow pan ending was too forced.

Oh and I know it's been awhile since s1, but what is up with the flashback?
posted by miss-lapin at 10:54 PM on November 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


My take on the flashback is we'll trace the one family member who made it out of Europe during the war, who survived the Holocaust. I'm assuming it's Grandma Rose, who is clearly set-up to be a large part of Maura's storyline this season. The introduction of the Europe storyline was moving - two moments in time, both parties, both laced with tragedy. All those revelers in 1930s Berlin were about to be murdered. And then, at the end, on Ali's balcony one person appears. Perhaps to say our ancestors are with us? That the family has defeated great tragedy by existing, here in the present? Not sure. Also, as a gay/genderqueer/trans party it also says from them we are here, we've always been here. And we survived and continue to survive.
The flashbacks of the show are well done, but some of the more surreal cuts are a little inscrutable. I guess I still find them jarring after an entire season.
posted by missmary6 at 11:26 PM on November 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like your analysis of it, but I agree the introduction of the flashbacks was jarring.
posted by miss-lapin at 3:09 AM on December 1, 2015


Yes, the kids are all still pretty much terrible.
posted by ktkt at 12:02 AM on December 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


I loved the whole opening single-shot scene, with the family lined up for the wedding photo all dressed in white with the green background and pops of green. It was so oppressive and tense and exhausting. The whole episode was well directed.
posted by aabbbiee at 12:38 PM on December 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


From the opening scene on, I begrudged every time I had to blink. So much going on and so well done!
posted by joeyh at 5:05 PM on December 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


I loved the whole opening single-shot scene, with the family lined up for the wedding photo all dressed in white with the green background and pops of green. It was so oppressive and tense and exhausting.

That was so difficult to watch because too fucking real and then Tammy's family comes in and gets a good picture in like 15 seconds because of course. One of the all time great opening shots right there.
posted by dogwalker at 1:07 AM on January 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I loved the whole opening single-shot scene, with the family lined up for the wedding photo all dressed in white with the green background and pops of green. It was so oppressive and tense and exhausting.

That was a really epic shot, I loved it sooo much I almost turned off the show. Because of how tense and believable it was. It made me really despise a lot of them so quickly.

Lots of beautiful work in the whole episode. I really loved the ending pan.
posted by odinsdream at 6:40 PM on January 23, 2016


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