Switched at Birth

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Sixteen years ago, one mistake changed two families forever when two newborns were switched at birth. Bay grew up in a wealthy family while Daphne, who lost her hearing as a child, was raised by a single mom in a working class neighborhood.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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  1. 1. This Is Not a Pipe
    June 5, 2011
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bay and Daphne discover that they were switched at birth.
  2. 2. American Gothic
    June 12, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The parents navigate the new living situation; Daphne hangs out with Liam.
  3. 3. Portrait of My Father
    June 19, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bay begins to ask questions about her biological father.
  4. 4. Dance Amongst Daggers
    June 26, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The Buckner Hall fundraiser causes tension between everyone!
  5. 5. Dogs Playing Poker
    July 3, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bay's parents discover she is sneaking around with Ty.
  6. 6. The Persistence of Memory
    July 10, 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Daphne has a hard time adjusting at Buckner, while Bay and Emmett bond.
  7. 7. The Stag Hunt
    July 17, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Daphne discovers a secret Regina has been hiding.
  8. 8. Pandora's Box
    July 24, 2011
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bay and Emmett's relationship gets more serious.
  9. 9. Paradise Lost
    July 31, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Regina tries to reconnect with her daughters during their birthdays.
  10. 10. The Homecoming
    August 7, 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bay's life is changed by someone who shows up to her art show.
  11. 11. Starry Night
    January 2, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Angelo pursues a relationship with Bay.
  12. 12. The Tempest
    January 9, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Daphne considers quitting the Carlton basketball team.
  13. 13. Self Portrait With Bandaged Ear
    January 16, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Daphne discovers the real reason Buckner wanted her to play for them.
  14. 14. Les Soeurs D'estrees
    January 23, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Daphne and Bay rally together to support the same cause.
  15. 15. Expulsion From the Garden of Eden
    January 30, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    John and Kathryn agree to invite Angelo over for dinner.
  16. 16. Las Dos Fridas
    February 6, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Kathryn's mom comes to town for a visit and bonds with Daphne.
  17. 17. Protect Me From What I Want
    February 13, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Regina introduces Bay to an art dealer.
  18. 18. The Art of Painting
    February 20, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Emmett struggles with his speech therapy.
  19. 19. Write a Lonely Soldier
    February 27, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Daphne questions her relationship with Wilke.
  20. 20. Game On
    March 5, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bay gets stuck in the middle of Emmett's custody battle.
  21. 21. The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
    March 12, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Kathryn and Regina team up to try and find Angelo.
  22. 22. Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time
    March 19, 2012
    45min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    In the winter finale, Bay discovers a secret that Emmett was hiding.
  23. 23. This Is the Color of My Dreams
    September 2, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bay returns from her trip and arrives with a new guy.
  24. 24. The Intruder
    September 9, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Regina and Angelo meet with immigration but it doesn't go well.
  25. 25. The Shock of Being Seen
    September 16, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bay meets some other street artists.
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Directors
Steve MinerRon LagomarsinoMelanie MayronDavid PaymerZetna FuentesMichael LangeNorman BuckleyLea ThompsonAllan ArkushBethany Rooney
Season year
2012
Network
ABC Family
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Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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GabbyReviewed in the United States on March 23, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Switched at Birth
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This was really good. I enjoyed it a lot. I liked how the families end up working together after the drama of finding out they were switched
KeenaReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love that this entire series has ASL throughout & deals with real life issues. wish it didn’t end
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I loved everything about the entire episode from the first until the last…. I loved that it had ASL throughout every episode and series. I wish there were more shows like this
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jdrzemieReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Everything but...
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What do I enjoy about Switched at Birth: it's well-written(except for one character), well-executed, an intriguing hook, across the board good to great acting, and it moves along at a good pace. The secrets don't stay secret forever, and characters take action instead of letting things fester.
What do I not enjoy: Bay. The actress does a good job of conveying believability and dedication to the character. My problem stems from how she's written. Early on in the series, Bay displays a great deal of selfish, obnoxious behavior that didn't endear her to me as a viewer. Yes, Bay is 16 and trying to understand why she feels different or something is off. Totally understand, having been a 16 year old girl myself. However, Bay is so constantly about me, me, me, I, I, I, that she comes off more like a person who needs to have a reality check happen. Her decisions and questions become the impetus for the story, but she has no consideration for what she's doing/done to other people. Instead of trying to understand how she feels, I'm often left wanting Bay to be dragged to a therapist's office, preferably with the rest of her family to try and straighten things out.
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BrandiReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sad I can't find the rest of the series.
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Amazing. Plays good. Very good condition. Even had skins for Ipod's.
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JMCReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
DVD is tape quality bitrate 2.5Mbps Trash Quality(A good dvd should be 5-8Mbps)
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LOVE the show, hate the garbage dvd quality.

I'm glad that that ONLY the first 10 of 30 episodes(Season1) is out on dvd.
If there had been a complete box set of all of them I would have bought it...
AND been really, really ticked off!
Marjorie A. BenesReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
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The program, called "Switched at Birth" does a fantastic job of explaining the differences between hearing and Deaf cultures, as well as the differences between the cultures of the Rich and the more humble life styles. I was very impressed. The acting is superb. Bay does a nice job playing the rebellious heart-broken teenager who just found out her life, her mom, and dad, are not her real parents, and that her life as she knows it is not the true biz life she thought. I love Daphne's description at the end when her boyfriend asked who is that girl, meaning "Bay". Daphne, who thoughout the movie, portrays a very happy teenager who accepts life at it comes, thought about it for a moment--Bay is not her sister, but how does she explain who Bay is? She finally stated, "she? that girl? She is me from a previous life. We switched." It was beautiful. I highly recommend this show to hearing and Deaf--I have to applaud ABC for putting out a family friendly show that is heart-wrenching at times, funny at times, and over all an excellent depiction of true life struggles.
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idaReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely love this show.
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We love this show highly recommend if you never seen it.
BRANDIReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great insight into the deaf community!
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Even though it wasn't complete with the whole season like I thought It is a GREAT series! However you can only get the 1st 10 episodes. There is no other means to get the rest of the series except to stream. Neither of my children have internet access due to their locations which means they can't even finish watching the second half of the first season. It seems since this is a very popular series the continuing episodes should be available in another format besides streaming! It has great characters and great story plot. The only way to watch the rest of the show is Netflix!
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