7 Reasons Amazon’s Transparent is the best comedy on TV

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Jeffrey Tambor

You may have noticed I didn’t mention Jeffrey Tambor in the last slide, and for good reason.

Tambor is brilliant as Maura Pfefferman. Just brilliant. There are tons of other adjectives that mean “great” that I could start throwing around to describe his performance, but I’m not going to waste your time. Tambor is GREAT!

For those who don’t know, Tambor plays Maura, the father of Ali, Sarah, and Josh who reveals that he identifies as woman. The story follows Maura’s journey through the process and focuses on how it affects Maura and the Pfefferman family.

For almost forty years, we’ve been watching Tambor on TV and the big screen. All of that experience has been leading up to this role, and Tambor is just crushing it. When we look back at this decade of great television performances, there’s a chance Tambor’s Maura Pfefferman is one of the most memorable, if not the most memorable.

The one thing I love about Tambor’s performance is the pain he’s able to inflect in the subtlest reactions.

There would be a lot of pressure to overact in the role to really sell it, if you know what I mean. That’s not the case with Tambor, though. Somehow, less is more in the role.

Tambor has already won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his role in the series, and that’s only after one season. We know there are two more seasons of Transparent, at least. Who knows how many more awards Tambor can win?

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