Amazon Prime’s most successful original series, ‘Transparent’ premiered its second season this weekend, giving subscribers access to immediately to the followup season.
The series itself has been incredibly popular, with Amazon immediately renewing it for a second season. Amazon has been incredibly busy, planning to release the second season of ‘Mozart in the Jungle‘ this month as well as premiering ‘Man in the High Castle’ in the past few weeks as well.
With Amazon planning on going huge on original and exclusive content in 2016 and beyond, it’s no surprise that we would see a ramping up of their release cycle, especially while trying to keep up with Netflix originals.
The second season of Transparent has already seen some very positive critical appeal, with a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. The second season definitely does a great job remaining true to the first season’s feel, without overextending itself after initial success, nor relying too heavily on old tricks.
Melissa Maerz at EW says it best:
Transparent understands the intimacy of siblings better than any drama since Six Feet Under (where Jill Soloway got her start), and Soloway has a gift for making viewers shift loyalties from one Pfefferman to the next, as if we were part of the family.
Most other reviews, and we agree, comment that the series feels terrifyingly realistic. This is all of our families, with all our petty problems and ridiculous dysfunction. For those unfamiliar with ‘Transparent’ the show follows a family as they discover their father is transgender. While the show does a great job balancing this element of the story, the most impressive feats of the show are how they display just how normal this is when compared to everything else wrong with the family.
‘Transparent’ absolutely cleaned up at the Emmy Awards, proving Amazon has a hit on its hands. We’re glad to see the second season is on par with the breakout premiere.