An amazing show! Definitely recommend to anyone. I am so glad I found out about it. It is seriously my favorite show on television. The actors on this show are phenomenal and the way that this show incorporates actual American Sign Language it incredible. It has inspired me and surely many other teens to learn and get connected to the Deaf community. Amazing actors, amazing acting, amazing writing.. what more could you want?
If the situation of Switched at Birth often seems surreal and at times contrived (seriously, no one is going to even call a lawyer? Or a therapist? Or the hospital?), the performances keep the story grounded as yet another alternative American family blooms under the California sun.
Well written, interesting characters, infectious actors, educational, life-like, and even edgy! The first episode hooked me and I've been reeling in ever since. Sometimes I find specific scenarios, or reactions completely nonsensical, but I'm quick to remember that they are still possible. I'm really looking forward to the latest season. Thanks ABC for making a quality show.
the way the show is going I think it's great. How it portrays the deaf community and the problems they face it's actually great. At times the family's fights can be a bit infuriating, but it's part of the drama I guess. Katie Lecrec is just fascinating in her role as Daphne the deaf girl and so is the one playing Bay and Emmett, though Bay's character needs a little more depth, though her actress portraits her very well. The whole plot and idea of identity confusion being brought to this is just genius, also the fact that the families have different opinions on each other raising their child is an excellent topic to add to the drama. Also, the different cultures and atmospheres that each character has lived through is an excellent touch. So far I'm hooked to the series, and I expect great things from this. It looks like ABC family has another masterpiece in their hands that can last for a long time. If the series gets better this 9/10 rating might change to a 10/10 perfect rating, let's see how it goes on everything.
I thought this would be shallow and goofy at first watching. But the show is growing on me and explores some interesting social issues. The only oddity is that one of the girls is protrayed as coming from the wrong side of the tracks yet appears to be living a very middle class life.
This show is a usually safe, family show. It has plenty of teaching moments for us to share with our 10 year old daughter, but it never gets overly preachy. It also is a wonderful view into what life is like for people with hearing disabilities.
Switched at Birth is one of the worst shows to come out of ABC Family, bettered even by Pretty Little Liars. The acting is sub-par, the writing is even worse, and the deaf girl storyline, along with the whole i lost my baby idea isn't very captivating. the idea that the parents are suddenly ok with their daughter not being their daughter is too unlikely for my taste.
Watch at your own risk