Last spring we got addicted to the television show Make It or Break It. We watched the first 1 1/2 seasons on Netflix to get ready for the second half of season 2 which aired March-May. As the season was wrapping up, ABC Family played commercials for Switched at Birth
which was to premier in June. I set the DVR to record the show, but never got around to watching it. Our DVR died and I lost everything that was recorded 🙁 Last night hubby and I watched the first two episodes of the show on the season one DVD which hit shelves this week. We are hooked and if it wasn’t already 12:30am when episode 2 ended, we would have watched more.
In case you don’t know about Switched at Birth, it is a groundbreaking new drama about the upheaval that two teen
girls experience when they discover that they were accidentally switched at birth.
Bay Kennish, a talented graffiti artist with an edgy streak, grew up in a wealthy family with happily married parents and an older brother. Daphne
Vasquez, an athletic teenager who lost her hearing at an early age, grew up with a single mother in a working class neighborhood. When the girls’
worlds collide, family bonds are tested, new romances are sparked, and they start to learn that it’s who they are inside that matters, not where they
We’ve only watched two episodes so far but this appears to be another great ABC Family show for parents and teens to watch together. There are a lot of topics for great family discussions that come out of the story line and all the changes that happen in the character’s lives. I found it interesting that after watching last night, my husband and I have totally opposite views on how the parents should react in the situation they are in.
Season 2 debuts on ABC Family January 3rd so if you add this Switched at Birth DVD to your teen’s Chrsitmas stocking you can get caught up before season two starts!
**UPDATE 12/20/11 We have watched all but the last episode of season one and we LOVE this family drama. We can’t wait for season two to start in January.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% mine. There are affiliate links in this post.