Amazon has ordered a second season of its original series Transparent, the company announced Thursday.
According to Amazon, the show has broken its Prime Instant Video viewing record and is the most binge-watched TV series on Prime Instant Video with nearly 80 percent of all viewers binging on two or more episodes of the series in the same day.
Mort Pfefferman's entire life has been an identity crisis. A divorced dad of three grown, though not always grown-up, children, melancholy Mort is truly at ease only when in the heretofore secret guise of his feminine alter ego, Maura. In a flashback from 20 years earlier, Maura laments, "No one's ever seen me except me" — a situation that's about to change as the funky younger Pfeffermans slowly get to know the truth about their trans parent in Amazon's Transparent (get it?), creator Jill Soloway's deeply felt, intensely human comedy. This series (available on Amazon Instant Prime starting Friday) should do for Amazon, reputation-wise, what House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black achieved for Netflix. It's at least their equal, with the feel and tone of...
Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffman
Transparent, the new original series from Amazon Studios, is groundbreaking television in every sense of the word. The show follows the Pfefferman family of Los Angeles, anchored by a remarkable performance by Jeffrey Tambor as Maura.
When we first meet Maura, she's Mort, struggling with how to tell her children (played by Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass) that she's going to start living openly as a woman.
Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor
The highly-anticipated comedy Transparent will premiere on Amazon on Sept. 26, the streaming service announced Wednesday.
The Mindy Project
Even the most die-hard Mindy Kaling fans had to acknowledge that The Mindy Project's first season had some flaws. And unfortunately, right when the show seemed to be finding its groove, the season was over. Now, The Mindy Project is back for Season 2 and poised to be the great comedy we always wanted it to be.
The first season of the The Mindy Project suffered from a severe lack of focus. Torn between being a workplace comedy and a meta rom-com, The Mindy Project was a little all over the place. Certain episodes featured so many disjointed story lines that it felt stitched together like a comedy Frankenstein. But even amid the confusion, the show always had enough great jokes — delivered by some of Hollywood's hottest actors — to keep me watching.
HBO has ordered a new relationship comedy from Jay and Mark Duplass starring Amanda Peet, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Togetherness follows two couples living under the same roof while struggling to keep their relationships alive and also pursuing their individual dreams. Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project) stars as Brett Pierson, a guy who seems to have it all, but is secretly having problems both personally and professionally. Two and a Half Men's Melanie Lynskey plays his wife Michelle.