Toronto Mike


I am currently a Rogers internet customer, so they've given me their new streaming service for free. If I turn my television to channel 300, there's Shomi.

Amidst the usual stuff you find on many streaming services are a few gems. For example, they carry the Amazon Prime series Transparent. Last week, I decided to give Transparent a try.

Full disclosure: I am partial to anything featuring Jeffrey Tambor. I've been digging him since The Ropers, and I thought he was brilliant as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, as well as George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development. Transparent doesn't just feature Jeffrey Tambor, it revolves around him, and he's brilliant.

The music is great, the characters are fun, the subject matter isn't played for laughs but treated tenderly with great sensitivity. If you weren't questioning gender roles before, this series will change that.


If you've suddenly got Shomi on channel 300, do yourself a favour and watch Transparent. I can't wait for season two.

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