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Transparent Season 4? What did you think? (WARNING: SPOILERS)
« on: October 05, 2017, 04:13:31 pm »
I finished watching Transparent Season 4 and I haven't really come to a full conclusion yet about what I thought.

I do feel like it was the weakest of all the seasons. The episodes were shorter and the pacing a bit too fast. Also, unlike it's previous seasons, it came across as a bit heavy-handed with its politics, which is not something I like seeing in stories, since it takes away from the narrative itself, and the characters. It's like how I felt about Orange is the New Black. Season 4 felt way too political and seemed to turn its characters into pawns to further a message.

There were some really strong scenes, but overall... I don't know. I feel like it could have been done better :/

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Re: Transparent Season 4? What did you think? (WARNING: SPOILERS)
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 05:11:41 pm »
I only watched like 3 episodes of transparent. I couldn't relate to the trans character and the show seemed more about the lives of the dysfunctional kids than the main character. Anyway, I love OITNB but I watched Wentworth too and its even better. Wentworth is about an Australian women's prison. They have a trans character too. If you like OITNB you should check out Wentworth.
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Re: Transparent Season 4? What did you think? (WARNING: SPOILERS)
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 05:47:29 pm »
I only watched like 3 episodes of transparent. I couldn't relate to the trans character and the show seemed more about the lives of the dysfunctional kids than the main character. Anyway, I love OITNB but I watched Wentworth too and its even better. Wentworth is about an Australian women's prison. They have a trans character too. If you like OITNB you should check out Wentworth.

Oo, I definitely will. Is Wentworth available on Netflix?

I don't necessarily watch Transparent because it's relatable, I do it moreso because I find its plot compelling. Also, Season 2 and beyond are actually mostly written by other trans people, which I think is pretty neat and adds an extra layer to it. I say give it another go. Also, try watching Six Feet Under, too. That one doesn't have a trans character but it is a fantastic TV show about a family-owned funeral home!

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 05:58:37 pm »
Oo, I definitely will. Is Wentworth available on Netflix?

I don't necessarily watch Transparent because it's relatable, I do it moreso because I find its plot compelling. Also, Season 2 and beyond are actually mostly written by other trans people, which I think is pretty neat and adds an extra layer to it. I say give it another go. Also, try watching Six Feet Under, too. That one doesn't have a trans character but it is a fantastic TV show about a family-owned funeral home!

Yes, Wentworth is on Netflix. I was wondering about six feet under. Thank you, I will check it out. I'm watching The Returned right now. It's a French show with English subtitles but I really like it so far. It's creepy without them really trying to make it creepy.

I'm waiting for new seasons of Travelers and The 100.
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Re: Transparent Season 4? What did you think? (WARNING: SPOILERS)
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 08:07:45 pm »
Omg there are soo many shows on my list to watch.

I just recently got hooked on The Good Place, about this woman who gets sent to "the good place" by mistake after she dies. It's a cute show from Michael Shur who co-created Parks & Rec (please excuse my namedropping lol)

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Re: Transparent Season 4? What did you think? (WARNING: SPOILERS)
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 03:53:07 pm »
I just finished watching season 4 and I really liked it. I enjoyed all 4 seasons and I was so hooked that I watched them within one week and a half.  ;D

It's sad that season 5 will be without Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) and I've heard it will be a musical movie about the other Pfeffermans. I'm curious and look forward to it. It's supposed to be released in autumn 2019.
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