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17 Reasons You Should Stop What You're Doing And Watch "Transparent" Right Now

If you're not watching Amazon's touching original series, there's just no hope for you.

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Amazon Prime's original series Transparent is easily one of the best new shows this Fall.

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Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, who's in the process of telling her three adult children — who knew her as their father, Mort — that she's transgender. The show follows not only Maura's own personal journey, but also each member of the family's path alongside. As Pfefferman remarks in one scene,“I don’t know how I raised three people who cannot see beyond themselves.”

Here are the reasons you need to stop what you're doing and immediately binge watch all 10 episodes right now:

1. The show creates an authentic representation of the world we live in, where not everyone understands or fully grasps the trans identity.

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2. It does this all without sacrificing Maura's own humanity.

3. Jeffrey Tambor's graceful and nuanced performance is captivating.

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4. Ali, Josh, and Sarah (Abby Hoffman, Jay Duplass, and Amy Landecker) are priceless onscreen together as the Pfefferman siblings.

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You get to witness each of them grapple with Maura's news while struggling to get their own lives together – and boy, do they need to get their lives together.

5. Even though the show focuses on the difficulties of coming out, it's going to make you laugh:

6. It will also make you cry, quite a bit.

After seeing Maura in women's clothing, Sara (Landecker) asks shakily, "Help me out here. Are you saying you're going to start dressing up like a lady all the time?" Maura's response:

After seeing Maura in women's clothing, Sara (Landecker) asks shakily, "Help me out here. Are you saying you're going to start dressing up like a lady all the time?" Maura's response:

7. It will most certainly make you audibly gasp.

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Everyone in this family has secrets. Where there are secrets, there will be drama.

8. The supporting cast is almost too good to be true:

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We're talking Carrie Brownstein, Rob Huebel, and Kathryn Hahn – just to start.

9. Judith Light steals every scene she appears in as Mort's ex-wife Shelly:

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10. Melora Hardin (The Office) will grace your screen as Sarah's old college girlfriend, Tammy.

11. Raise your hand if Carrie Brownstein acting alongside Gaby Hoffman is a dream come true?

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*raises hand*

Great, this show has that as well.

12. Creator and director Jill Soloway says the show is "the most honest art" she's ever made.

"This story has been waiting to be told. It's a loving portrait of a family through the lens of queerness," says Soloway.
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"This story has been waiting to be told. It's a loving portrait of a family through the lens of queerness," says Soloway.

13. The soundtrack is simply superb.

Scenes are tied together with Jim Croce, The Yardbirds, Sylvan Esso and more. Check it out.

14. The cast is amazing together, on and off the set.

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The set had only gender neutral restrooms.

15. The writers tackle gender openly, unabashedly...

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... and always with a touch of humor.

16. Though it's an extremely queer show, it's not just a queer show.

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“I hope people don’t think of us as a queer or gay show, not because I don’t want us to wear that mantle proudly, but I hope this show will make this conversation moot. It’s a show about people," Gaby Hoffman says.

17. Because at its heart, it's a show all about family.

“We were doing an episode the other day and I thought ‘Any family that has a Thanksgiving will understand this scene,'" says Tambor.
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“We were doing an episode the other day and I thought ‘Any family that has a Thanksgiving will understand this scene,'" says Tambor.

What are you waiting for? Go get your friend's Amazon password right now.

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