SWITCHED AT BIRTH
I watched all episodes of season one Switched at Birth. The show is a one hour drama on ABC. It tells the lives of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. They find out through a high school experiment that they are not the biological children of the parents they grew up with. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a working class neighborhood. The two families moved in together. The Vasquez’s moved into the Kennish’s guesthouse so they can all get to know each other for the sake of the girls. The families struggle to adjust and face many rough situations and really fight to get along to become one family. The show is based on family relationships. The show makes a great point on demonstrating how a family would act and relate when they realize that the child that they have loved and nurtured all these years is not theirs. The families choose to get to know the children that they don’t know instead of doing the whole legal drama route. They get to know about the child that is biologically theirs and really discover how much love there is from the parent to child. This is so relatable to everyone because it is about family and how important family is. Love does not go away. The show also makes great points on ethnic issues. For example they cover interracial dating. The way they portray the scenes are natural and real which I think many people can relate to. I found it even more astounding that they covered more issues than just interracial dating. They have wealthy and middle class teenagers dating as well as a hearing and deaf teenagers dating. I believe all of the situations the show reveals to the viewers just points out so many issues with society and the way that people view others. The show really makes...
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