ABC-Family’s hour long drama Switched at Birth is an emotional rollercoaster ride of a show. What a concept of realizing that the life you have been living with your parents may have never been. There are so many surreal issues and cliff hangers going on from episode to episode.
If you haven’t seen Switched at Birth, here is an overview: It is a story about two teenage girls who have grown up in very different backgrounds that were switched at birth. Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) is a talented graffiti artist who grew up in a wealthy family with a brother and parents who are happily married. Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc) is an athlete and lost her hearing when she was young. She grew up with a single mother in a lower income neighborhood. Certain circumstances bring them together and their family relationships are pressed and tried. They learn life lessons and figure out that it’s not where you grew up but what you care about on the inside that counts most.
I am so happy that I had the DVD’s to watch because it would have been nerve-racking waiting to see what happens in the next week’s episode. I was captivated by the characters and I love how you can see each one of them fall apart and then grow from whatever they may be feeling at the moment. The acting is spot on. Switched at Birth is a remarkable show on different perceptions of class, family model, disabilities, and feelings. I can’t wait for its winter premiere to see what happens next for these families.
Switched at Birth is a show that I think you find interesting and want to keep watching. If you want to catch up on the show before its winter premiere you should absolutely pick up a copy of this DVD. It is rated TV14 and the DVD comes with a gift! A collectible iPod skin staring Bay’s artwork that is featured on the show. Here are some clips from one of the episodes.
Switched at Birth returns to ABC Family for its winter premiere on January 3 at 8/7c!
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.