The BEST Seasons of Transparent

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Mort gathers his three adult kids – Ali, Sarah and Joshua – for a talk about the future, but everyone is shocked to learn that it’s not a financial inheritance at stake, but rather the complex legacy of a secret life as a trans woman. Everyone’s relationship – to the world, themselves, each other, through the lens of boundaries, intimacy, sex and gender – is about to change.

Season 2

#1 - Season 2

First Aired: Nov 29, 2015

In season two, the Pfeffermans returns with a big, white wedding - but is it really happily ever after for anyone? As their secrets surface, they stumble but persevere, moving closer toward their authentic selves.

star 8.15
119 votes
Season 1

#2 - Season 1

First Aired: Sep 26, 2014

When the Pfefferman family patriarch makes a dramatic admission, the entire family's secrets start to spill out, and each of them spin in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become.

star 7.99
177 votes
Season 4

#3 - Season 4

First Aired: Sep 22, 2017

In season four, the Pfeffermans take off on a spiritual and political journey as they dig deep into their family's history. Maura heads to Israel to speak at a conference and makes a startling discovery. Adrift in the desert, Maura, Ali, Sarah, Josh and Shelly set off on their own paths to find acceptance, love, and truth.

star 7.55
51 votes
Season 3

#4 - Season 3

First Aired: Sep 23, 2016

In season three, the Pfefferman family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. After a jarring reality check, Maura seeks to become the woman she envisions through gender confirmation surgery. All paths converge on a family cruise to Mexico, affirming that though their family history is murky, each Pfefferman is their truest self when they come together.

star 7.44
72 votes
Season 5

#5 - Season 5

First Aired: Sep 27, 2019

star 6.25
24 votes