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TV Picks: 'Transparent,' 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Gotham'
TV Picks: 'Transparent,' 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Gotham'

"Transparent." Amazon's first scripted drama is an amazing thing. In it, Mort, a retired professor (Jeffrey Tambor), finally finds the courage to live truly as herself, which is to say as a woman, Maura. But how to tell his adult though not terribly mature children? Especially when they are all embroiled in (mostly self-inflicted) troubles of their own. Written by Jill Soloway, "Transparent" is gorgeously grounded in modern-day Los Angeles, where there is nothing but third acts and endless support for both transformation and stagnation. The cast, which includes Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass as "the kids," is universally good, but the show...

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