It couldn't be any clearer: Transparent is Canada's newest must-see show. Just five days after the comedy-drama made its Canadian debut on shomi, the series has landed at the top of the video–streaming service’s list of most–watched television offerings. Previously, only Amazon Prime users in the U.S. were privy to the wildly popular series.
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Created and directed by Jill Soloway, the show revolves around a privileged Los Angeles family after their father, Mort (played by Jeffrey Tambor), reveals that he is transgender. Transparent took home two Golden Globes earlier this month for Best TV Comedy and Best Actor in a TV Comedy and became the first show produced by Amazon Studios to receive a major award.
“This is big. This is much bigger than me,” Jeffrey said as he accepted his Globe and dedicated his performance to the transgendered community.
“Thank you for your courage, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for your patience and thank you for letting us be part of the change,” he concluded.
Transparent isn’t the only new series currently basking in the afterglow of the Golden Globes. Sitting pretty at number two on shomi’s list is Jane the Virgin, which has enjoyed a ratings boost after leading lady Gina Rodriguez won Best Actress in a TV Comedy. (The show lost out to Transparent for Best TV Comedy.)
In third spot is Sons of Anarchy, which is available for binge-watching, start to finish, after wrapping its sixth and final season last year. Rounding out the top five are Modern Family and 2 Broke Girls.
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