TV Review: In season two, Transparent blossoms into TV’s most emotionally rewarding comedy

Of the television shows to return for anticipated second seasons in 2015 after auspicious, ballyhooed freshman years, some of them maintain higher profiles than Amazon’s Transparent, but none had a higher bar to clear in year two. Creator Jill Soloway’s quietly confident meditation on family, faith, and identity was one of 2014’s most potent, promising, and fully realized half-hours. The show nabbed four top comedy awards between the Golden Globes and Emmys—including one each for Jeffrey Tambor’s stellar lead performance—and counted itself among the bellwethers of a contemporary civil rights movement. Transparent‘s first season was something of an origin story, charting Mort Pfefferman (Tambor) as he transitioned to Maura, embracing the gender that wasn’t assigned to her but always felt like a better fit. Maura struggles to come out as a trans woman to her self-centered children Sarah (Amy Landecker), Josh (Jay …

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