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Becoming Us - S01 E01

Reality-TV . Drama . Reality

Episode number: 1x1Airdate: Monday June 08th, 2015

Episode Title: #WelcomeToMyWorld
Airs: 2015-06-8 at 09:00 pm
  • Melissa Maerz

    It's not just a gripping family story--it's an important one for all families to watch. [12 Jun 2015, p.70]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Amy Amatangelo

    Becoming Us, which is successful both as education and entertainment, vividly demonstrates that although some of Ben’s issues are unique, many are typical.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    It can often be trite and repetitive. But triteness and repetition characterizes a lot of everyday life, and the debut does an excellent job of giving us a portrait of Ben as a Midwestern teenager whose natural adolescent self-consiousness has been increased to near-paralysis as he comes to terms with his father’s new life.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    That Ben's girlfriend, Danielle, also has a transgender father ("It's just a small world, people") seems a touch made-for-TV, but the kids truly are OK, and their dealings with all four of their parents feel more real than surreal.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    Fortunately, the main players are compelling enough to overlook the inevitable strains that come from shoehorning any real life into a television series.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    Becoming Us suffers from poorly cut segments that might give you flashbacks to the ’90s seasons of MTV’s “Real World.”

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Credit Becoming Us for not skimping and showing the impact of changing genders on the children of trans parents in seemingly stark realness, but it's uncomfortable to watch a child endure such life changes publicly.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The series resides at its own kind of crossroads: a serious project that aspires to foster greater understanding of and sensitivity toward the transgender community as well as those close to them, but which--by indulging in some of the bad habits endemic to this form of unscripted fare--itself remains a work in progress.

    Variety Full Review