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Friday, October 23, 2015


(Jeffery Tambor)

Tonight (October 23) at 21h00, M-Net Edge on channel 102 will bring fans the first episode of the much-awaited series Transparent.

The ground-breaking dramedy has been lauded for its gripping story lines, on-point acting, creativity, and insights into the challenges of a transgender individual. It has already nabbed a series of statuettes, including two Golden Globes, five Emmy Awards and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards. It also made history by becoming the first show by Amazon Studios to win major awards and the first series from a streaming video service to clinch the coveted Golden Globe for Best Series.

Furthermore, Transparent has been praised for hiring many transgender people to work on the production or and be involved in the writing of the series. 

It tells the story of a quirky family who must deal with the aftermath of a spectacular admission: their patriarch, retired professor Mort Pfefferman, is in fact transgender and has decided to now live openly as a woman named Maura. Eldest daughter Sarah (Amy Landecker, Revenge), youngest child Ali (Gaby Hoffman, Girls), son Josh (Jay Duplass, Togetherness) and mother Shelly (Judith Light, Dallas) are already in difficult and confusing places in their own lives, so dealing with another issue doesn’t come easy.

Golden Globe winner Jeffery Tambor (Arrested Development, The Hangover) is best known for his comedic roles, but in Transparent, he gives a poignant and touching portrayal of discovering one’s identity in a complicated world.