Binge watchers look out. Amazon is streaming the entire 1st season of their acclaimed series Transparent for free this Saturday. Already available to Amazon prime Subscribers, Transparent‘s 10 episode tun will be available for all for 24 hours.
— Transparent (@transparent_tv) January 22, 2015
In addition to the free streaming, Amazon is offering a discounted rate on their Prime subscription, $72/year, a steep discount from their $99/year standard rate. If you do subscribe, it is a great opportunity to participate in Amazon’s recent pilot season, in which the company put up a group of new series pilots and lets its users vote on the ones they like. This pilot season includes an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, as well as new series from Shawn Ryan (The Shield), and Carlton Cuse (LOST).
The Golden Globe winning series follows a father who decides to come out to his 3 adult children as a transgender female. The series stars Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) as the patriarch turned matriarch of the family whose real troubles are exposed under the stresses of such a major change in their lives. Tambor won a Golden Globe for his portrayal, and the series won the award for TV Comedy.