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January 20, 2016
"Transparent" is worth all the buzz. Compellingly cringe-worthy in its honest, no punches pulled approach. This is a Jewish family in all its flawed, selfish, boundary-less, secret-keeping, narcissistic, immature glory. I am fascinated, repelled and heart-broken; my empathy cup runneth over; I want to wring each neck, old and young, individually in its own special way. Jeffrey Tambor is implausibly magnificent, as is Judith Light. And the writing is simply magnificent. How do people come up with this brilliant stuff that sounds exactly like what these characters would say? Oh to have such powers of observation.