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.


Joey Soloway
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Series cast summary:
Gaby Hoffmann ...  Ali Pfefferman / ... 42 episodes, 2014-2019
Amy Landecker ...  Sarah Pfefferman 42 episodes, 2014-2019
Jay Duplass ...  Josh Pfefferman 42 episodes, 2014-2019
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Maura Pfefferman 41 episodes, 2014-2017
Judith Light ...  Shelly Pfefferman 39 episodes, 2014-2019
Rob Huebel ...  Len Novak 29 episodes, 2014-2019
Kathryn Hahn ...  Raquel Fein 25 episodes, 2014-2019
Alexandra Billings ...  Davina / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2019
Zackary Arthur ...  Zack / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2019


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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Even more cringe worthy than funny
15 January 2016 | by anderslinkSee all my reviews

I like awkward scenarios and imperfect people. I don't need a savior/hero character to keep me interested in a drama. It's ironic that people think this show is so typical and yet they admit how cringe worthy it is. It isn't reinventing the wheel... it certainly is not anything new for TV as a medium... but it is one of the better TV satires I have seen recently (It definitely beats Orange Is the New Black in terms of realism). One reviewer talked about wanting the entire state of California to fall in to the ocean after watching Transparent. Man, some people take television so literally. I'm not sure if people are genuinely closed- minded or they just really didn't care for the characters. Finding them disgusting is pretty much the point though. I was surprised the show dealt with a fair amount of feminist and political issues but that is because my expectations were very low. In the end I was expecting a decent satire with a balance of 95% entertainment and 5% political discourse and I would say I was surprised by a 90% entertainment value with 10% political discourse. It's not an intellectual show by any means, though.

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6 February 2014 (USA) 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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