17 September 2012 8:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The second season of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth returned recently and this is my pleading with you to watch it. Created by Lizzy Weiss and with a majority female writing staff, Switched at Birth is more than just soapy teen fare—it’s a nuanced and interesting look at disability, race and class. The plot revolved around teenagers Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc), who find out they were switched at birth due to a hospital error. Yes, I know it does sound like a soapy premise but this premise is further complicated by Bay’s newfound Latina heritage, Daphne’s deafness and the collision of the Kennish’s who have too much with the Vasquez’s who have too little. These families have to navigate learning about one another, dealing with clashing class issues, dealing with a major character with a disability, and it »


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