The plan was every Wednesday in May, my wife Kim and I would do a post as part of a series on our favorite Netflix and Amazon Prime TV shows. The first week I picked my favorite Netflix shows; four weeks ago, Kim, her favorite Netflix shows; three weeks ago, our favorite Netflix shows, the ones we watch together; two weeks ago, my favorite Amazon Prime shows, and then last week was to be the finish with her favorite Amazon Prime shows. However, that didn’t happen with I guess the four-day holiday weekend throwing us off schedule, so here we are with…
Kim’s Favorite Amazon Show: Transparent
I must admit I was equally intrigued by and apprehensive about what this show would be. I’ve been a fan of Jeffrey Tambor since childhood, from Jeffrey Brookes III on the Ropers to George “There’s always money in the banana stand” Bluth. But I couldn’t picture him as Maura Pfefferman, a transwoman who decides that it is not too late to live her truth.
Tambor is funny, heartbreaking, and incredible. The character is not caricature and far from perfect: Maura has blind spots to navigate like everyone else in the family. And everyone else, it seems, has an equally complex journey to their authentic selves. Maura’s revelation causes each of them to reexamine their own identities and make some significant changes. Raw, funny, sad, and beautiful, this show is worth your time.
Tell us some of your favorite TV shows wherever you watch them, whether Amazon, Netflix, or other sources? What are some of your favorites?