Aug 222011
This is a rambly, geeky post about how much I am in love with this show. ABC Family delivered with Pretty Little Liars in a big way, so when I saw Switched at Birth advertised every five seconds, I figured I’d give it a shot. And I became HOOKED. Beyond hooked. Perhaps a bit obsessed? Either way, I am so thrilled that pop culture is embracing the deaf community and really shedding light on the issues and road blocks that deaf and hearing impaired people face every day.

In case you haven’t seen the show, here are some clips :)

I first became interested in sign language watching the last season of Celebrity Apprentice with Marlee Matlin. She was such a sweet, strong, awesome contestant and I became fascinated with sign language because of her. When I saw that she was going to be in Switched at Birth, that was just the icing on the cake.

So now after 10 episodes of fan girling and having an insane amount of conversations about Emmett, Anna and I have signed up to take a six-week ASL course. While being able to sign fluently is wayyyy down the line, I’m so excited to start the class and begin to learn the basics of the language. Maybe if I get really good I’ll attempt a vlog in sign language with subtitles…
I seriously don’t know how I’m going to wait until January for the next 22 episodes, but in the meantime I will keep my love alive by watching the first 10 episodes on Netflix Instant! If you haven’t watched the show yet, I highly, HIGHLY recommend. And then you can let me know and we can fangirl and discuss :)

  10 Responses to “My Obsession with Switched at Birth”

  1. Let’s fangirl!! I just watched all of the episodes the other day. I stayed up until 5-freaking-AM watching them all!

    Emmett is awesome… and I’m in love with him and Bay together! Definitely cannot wait for the new episodes to start up.

    Yay, that you girls are going to take ASL. How awesome is that?! I canoot wait to see your vlog ;-)

  2. Emmett is LOVE! Hardcore swoon! <3

  3. I didn’t watch the show but I’ve always had an interest in sign language. I almost signed up for a class two years ago, but ended up not doing it. Maybe I should now!

  4. Completely agree – this show is awesome! Easily one of my favorites right now and I am anxiously looking forward to January. I LOVE Emmett and Bay together!

  5. You and this show – I think it’s cute! and when did you switch to two columns?! haha

  6. I absolutely love this show!!!! Emmett is my ABC Family guy!!! I’ve been watching this since this beginning! I can’t wait for the new season!!!

    My blog: http://yainfatuation.blogspot.com

  7. EMMETT AND BAY HOLY HECK DAPHNE CAN SUCK IT. Thank you for not thinking I’m weird when I am like “I am googling Sean Berdy videos again…” Such a support group ;)

  8. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I’m so flipping happy I watched this show! I catch myself occasionally googling Switched Birth and Emmett and Bay :) I almost made a graphic yesterday, lol!

  9. haha this is my guilty pleasure, but then again so are the rest of my ABC family shows… they are the reason I still love TV in summer!

    And a while back I took ASL classes with my cousin who is a special education teacher, I really liked it but forgot a lot of the words, I find myself mimicking the actors and learning again through the tv show :)


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