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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 26, 2015
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: The docuseries follows Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, as she begins her life as a publicly known transgender woman.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Documentary

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Jul 29, 2015
    83
    I Am Cait is a surprisingly thoughtful series, especially for a Keeping Up With the Kardashians by-product.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jul 22, 2015
    80
    It veers, sometimes swerves, between a public service tone and made-for-primetime spectacle. That can be disorienting, too. But, for the moment, all viewers can do is take I Am Cait at its word, or the words of its star.... I Am Cait now has no choice BUT to get this right.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jul 24, 2015
    80
    The series opens with an episode so nuanced and thoughtful, so quietly moving and genuine, it's almost impossible to believe it is made by many of the same people who helped build a family empire off the infamy of a young woman's sex tape.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jul 24, 2015
    75
    It is honest, funny, heartfelt and compelling. And necessary.
  5. Reviewed by: Molly Eichel
    Jul 23, 2015
    60
    In many ways it achieves these aspirations [focusing on advocacy and opening up frank discussions on transition and transgenderism], especially early in the first episode shown to critics.... but in the context of I Am Cait this desire to do good feels shoe-horned in. Even if she wants to be a voice for a marginalized group, and there's nothing to say she does not, it still feels like a producer is pulling the strings, even with the best intentions.
  6. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jul 22, 2015
    50
    I Am Cait is a respectable TV show with noble motives that easily evades my worst anxieties for it. And in doing so, it slams into what I never, ever could have imagined for it: dullness.
  7. 50
    I Am Cait is both trailblazing and bland, a triangulation of the inauthenticity of "unscripted" programming, the inherent performative aspects of celebrity, and the unmeetable standards we have for marginalized people. The show is bland for the right reasons, and perhaps that's for the best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 14, 2015
    10
    I do not watch reality TV. Having said that, "I Am Cait" is one of the most progressive and life affirming shows I have ever seen on TV. TheI do not watch reality TV. Having said that, "I Am Cait" is one of the most progressive and life affirming shows I have ever seen on TV. The bravery of Cait Jenner and her friends is to be admired. The education, messsage and understanding the shows brings to the trans movement is to be applauded. How many lives will this show save from needless suicide. I hope we have a season 2. Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2015
    10
    This show is absolutely amazing. I am Cait really educates on what needs to be done in America to help the LGBTQ+ community. I love this showThis show is absolutely amazing. I am Cait really educates on what needs to be done in America to help the LGBTQ+ community. I love this show and watch it every time it is on. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2016
    0
    Absolute waste of programming airtime. E should find another more deserving show and take this off the air. Even Keeping Up with theAbsolute waste of programming airtime. E should find another more deserving show and take this off the air. Even Keeping Up with the Kardashians is better than this. That's how bad it is. Expand