5 Reasons You Should Watch Switched At Birth
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5 Reasons You Should Watch Switched At Birth

It's the best show on Freeform.

5 Reasons You Should Watch Switched At Birth

On January 31st, a new season of Switched at Birth premieres on Freeform. In case you haven't seen it already, this is about two families who joined together because they found out that their 16 year old daughters were switched at birth. The Kennish family has an abundance of money, and they are the ideal image of a perfect family. They find out that their daughter, Bay, isn't actually their daughter. Bay Kennish was switched with a girl named Daphne Vasquez, who is deaf. The Vasquez family is only Daphne and her mother, and they are a family that has struggled with money. When they all find out about the switch, the Kennish family allows the Vasquez family to move into their guest house so that they all can get to know their biological daughters. This show is a tv drama that constantly leaves you on the edge of your seat. Here are some reasons why Switched at Birth is the best show on Freeform.

1. There are real life situations.

This show is full of crazy events and intense drama, but it isn't a psycho drama or anything. They deal with situations that people deal with every day. There is family drama that several families deal with. There were some episodes that dealt with rape. People who watch the show can relate to the events.

2. You pick up on sign language.

I have watched every episode so far, and I have picked up on some sign language just from watching the episodes. Since this show heavily emphasizes on deaf culture, you can pick up on the constant sign language very easily.

3. The worlds collide.

Bay is raised in a privileged home in a family where money basically grows on trees. She attends a prestigious private school. Daphne, on the other hand, was raised in a working class neighborhood by her Latina mother. She became deaf at 3 years old when she contracted meningitis. This show focuses on the two different worlds coming together

4. Deaf culture.

This show does not have random people play deaf characters and learn to sign just for this show. There are deaf actors playing the deaf characters. The actress who plays Daphne is hard of hearing. There are several other characters who are deaf in real life. They bring the deaf culture into the show.

5. There are life lessons.

The characters in the show do not always make the best decisions. They do not claim to be perfect people. I love how the writers incorporate learning experiences with the poor decisions made b the characters. These experiences are detrimental to the development of the characters.

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