Thursday, December 15, 2011

Switched at Birth: Vol. 1 review

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From the studio that brought you “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” comes a groundbreaking new drama about the upheaval that two teen girls experience when they discover that they were accidentally switched at birth.

Bay Kennish, a talented graffiti artist with an edgy streak, grew up in a wealthy family with happily married parents and an older brother. Daphne Vasquez, an athletic teenager who lost her hearing at an early age, grew up with a single mother in a working class neighborhood. When the girls’ worlds collide, family bonds are tested, new romances are sparked, and they start to learn that it’s who they are inside that matters, not where they grew up. Relive the girls’ journey and catch up before the premiere with “Switched At Birth: Volume 1.” Including all 10 episodes plus exclusive collectible iPod skins, this two-disc set is a must-own for every fan!

Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”)
Katie Leclerc (“Veronica Mars”)
Constance Marie (“George Lopez”)
Lea Thompson (Back To The Future, “Caroline In The City”)
D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”)
Lucas Grabeel (Disney Channel’s “High School Musical”)

Guest Star:                                           
Marlee Matlin (“West Wing,” “The L Word”)  


I had not heard of this show before so I had no idea what to expect. As it turns out I really like Switched at Birth! I love that the deaf community plays a prominent role (I am all about diversity on TV). I think the show does a great job of increasing awareness while still being entertaining.

The actors are truly excellent. I was already a fan of Vanessa Marano - I am a huge fan of Gilmore Girls and thought she did a great job as Luke's daughter - and so I really enjoyed seeing her in this more "grown-up" role.

I've mentioned it before and I will say it again- I love watching TV series on DVD. I just find it incredibly convenient - I can start and stop it whenever I want. Plus it made it possible for me to catch up on a series I didn't even know existed! TV series' on DVD make excellent gifts as well.

I enjoyed Switched at Birth Vol. 1 so much that I fully intend on watching the new shows on TV now :).

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