Transparent: Full season
September 26, 2016 9:07 AM - Season 3 (Full Season) - Subscribe

The Pfefferman family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. Then everyone goes on a cruise!
posted by theodolite (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Nothing yet? I've been avoiding this thread until we finished the season. The Rita thing is tough and certainly complicated; feeling hopeful for Shea and Raquel, at least.
posted by Morrigan at 6:52 PM on October 1, 2016

I've been really surprised how small the online fanbase for this show is. It seems to have an outsized footprint in TV based on its marketing and awards consideration.

I'm an Uber driver and as I drive around LA there are a ton of billboards and ads on buses and bus stops. They're these cool painted portraits of the Pfeffermans. Every day I go out and drive and see them and come home and find that maybe a couple new comments have been posted to the Transparent subreddit at most.

This show is so good. The chemistry between the actors is just amazing. It's shot beautifully and the soundtrack is so comforting.

I came to Transparent from the perspective of someone who started investigating my attractions to the same gender, as well as my gender identity, around the same time the first season of this show came out. There's a ton of Trans 101 in this show, and human sexuality 101 for that matter, and I love seeing this info being disseminated in a TV show that's so well crafted.

But on the other hand, I do feel kind of icky that the show creator felt like a show about a trans person had to involve so much narcissism and dysfunction. I think that may have a lot to do with the muted response to this show, because I think if actual trans people (not me, I'm not trans, just like wearing dresses sometimes) saw something they could say hell yeah about, they'd be all about it. I mean, it's not that I think these people are horrible, not at all. I think they're all deeply hurt and cry out in front of others hoping to soothe that pain, but those outbursts always come off as deeply immature and narcissistic.

On the other hand, I love love love that the Pfeffermans fight a lot, but in the end they always come back together. At the end, they're always family. I have to say, that is certainly not true with a lot of families.
posted by malapropist at 5:31 AM on October 2, 2016

I finally finished the season and was anticipating coming here and finding a bunch of discussion, not tumbleweeds.

This season seemed a lot more about family of origin, with less of chosen family than previous seasons.

I found the Waterpark scene suspenseful, because I was worried that somebody was going to bust them there. Cool location though.
posted by larrybob at 5:33 PM on October 27, 2016

My wife and just binged all three seasons of this show - can't believe how little interest it's attracting here. For me, it's right up there in the writing and acting departments.
posted by misterbee at 5:05 PM on December 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

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