Switched at Birth (TV Series Review)

I rate this TV series: 4 stars / 5 stars

I highly recommend this TV series for parents, daughters, and sons.

  • Heartwarming
  • Funny
  • Educational
  • Controversial
  • Building Relationship

I discovered switched at birth when I was in freshman and I must say that this is one of the TV series I was hooked on because of the rarity of the story. The story revolve around two girls, which were starred by Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish and Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez, they were literally switched at birth accidentally and they discovered it years later when the girls were already all grown up as high schoolers.

Bay Kennish grew up with an upper-class family, while Daphne Vasquez grew up with in a working-class family with a single mom who is Regina Vasquez, and with her grandmother, Adrianna Vasquez. Both Bay and Daphne have a lot of differences, and one of their differences is Bay is hearing and Daphne is deaf, so really, imagine how difficult adjusting to that kind of relationship. As their relationship grows, they had many conflicts but soon they actually realise they have a lot in common as well; they have soon become real sisters even though they are biologically not related. Their family story is practically a roller coaster ride, imagine being switched at birth with two different environment or different worlds?

Moreover, what do I liked about this show? I really like the life advices given by parents in here, it is influential, and it remained in my heart. I also like the story about the deaf community, it completely removed my ignorance because of this great awareness by the TV Series. I also like how realistic the acting were; I honestly felt like I was part of family; they are just insanely good. One last thing I loved, I loved the bravery of the writers and director on making episodes regarding several controversies that are now relevant and being discussed worldwide. Now, what don’t I like about this show? since the show was underrated and not appreciated by many people, they started really good but they ended it fast, I always think of “If only there would be more episodes or seasons”. (Sigh) It just really devastated my heart that they ended it on Season 5. I also feel like that season 5 had a really fast phase, but they ended the season with justification. So the talents of the writers were really highlighted, so I truly applaud them.