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An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

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Jill Soloway
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 48 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Maura Pfefferman 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Gaby Hoffmann ...  Ali Pfefferman / ... 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Amy Landecker ...  Sarah Pfefferman 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Jay Duplass ...  Josh Pfefferman 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Judith Light ...  Shelly Pfefferman 39 episodes, 2014-2017
Rob Huebel ...  Len Novak 28 episodes, 2014-2017
Kathryn Hahn ...  Raquel Fein 24 episodes, 2014-2016
Alexandra Billings ...  Davina / ... 23 episodes, 2014-2017
Zackary Arthur ...  Zack / ... 18 episodes, 2014-2017
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Mort has a secret that he really wants to tell his three adult children, who are so self-absorbed they don't see that something has changed for divorced, girlfriendless dad. Even when he invites them to dinner en masse to share his news, somehow, the conversation becomes about them. The secret unfolds, though, when he comes home and sees his married daughter getting intimate with her ex. Now, he knows her secret; she learns his; and the dysfunctional family finds one secret after another being exposed. Written by Jwelch5742

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Transparentno See more »

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Amazon Studios,Picrow See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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The first show produced by Amazon Studios to win a major award and the first show produced by a streaming media service to win a Golden Globe for Best Series-- in this case, the Comedy or Musical category. The Handmaid's Tale (2017) became the first show produced by a streaming media service to win the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Drama three years later. See more »

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Every character is the scriptwriter's surrogate
8 March 2015 | by samknaipSee all my reviews

The real problem with this show is the writing. Every single character is a projection of the writer's self onto the screen. Why is that a big issue? Because it blocks the immersion, and therefore, takes away all the potential fun. Someone might say "but the characters are all different!". Of course they are, but they are behaving according to a very specific set of rules: right out of post-modernist feminist handbooks. The spectator will find every kind of clichéd imaginable out of bourgeoisie delusions' about how gender is "constructed", often taken straight from John Money's theories and experiments and philosophers' such as Foucault. It really bothers me when the political affiliation of the writer is so evident that I can identify the political intention she had in mind when writing any given character. Writing should come from your guts, a great writer once said, otherwise it's phony. Writing shouldn't conform to you political sympathies or your inner guilt for having had a middle-class upbringing. I really like Jeffrey Tambor, though. I'm sure this show is an exercise of acting for him, in spite of the awful dialogue. I wonder if he realized he would be a mere foil to all of the others author's surrogates… It's okay to find alter egos of the writer when the writer himself is a part of the show. 30 Rock did this amazingly, and so did Curb your Enthusiasm. But Tina Fey and Larry David are incredibly able creative minds, and they won't hesitate to sacrifice their political views for a joke: they'll do everything to achieve the punchline, they won't distort the punchline in order to conform it to liberal views of the world or political correctness ("political correctness" is anything that was corrected to a given political dogma, be it the right or the left). To summarize, that's what bothers me the most on this show: every character line was written in such a way that they seem lifeless, they seem to be puppets that conform to the way the writer imagined the world to function. Unfortunately, writing for TV is different from writing your own diary and creating characters that fulfill your inner need for order in a chaotic world. This is why I really dislike this show.


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