Switched At Birth Volume 1 DVD: Review

ABC Family's Switched at Birth Volume 1 on DVD was released on December 13th. The show stars Lea Thompson (Back To The Future, “Caroline In The City”), Vanessa Marano ("Gilmore Girls"), Lucas Grabeel (Disney Channels "High School Musical"), and Katie Leclerc ("Veronica Mars").

I don't know what it is about teen dramas, but I totally get sucked into them. Switched At Birth Volume 1 is no exception. I was hooked within the first five minutes. Thank goodness this 2-DVD set has TEN episodes, absolutely commercial free.

As I watched the lives of Bay and Daphne completely unravel around them, I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat wanting to know more…now. The "What Ifs", "I Wonders", and "Oh No's" were all racing through my head. At one point, I even stood up to get closer to the TV. Yes, it's true.

Ironically, when it comes to drama in real life, I run don't walk away from it. However, watching someone else go through a dramatic, life-altering experience always makes me think. While I can't relate to being "switched at birth", I can empathize with the feeling of discovering my life isn't or wasn't what I thought it was, hoped it would be.

"Nothing's Changed"


"Our Situation"


"Bay and Ty"


"Lost In Translation"




Synopsis: From the studio that brought you “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” comes 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 grew up. Relive the girls’ journey and catch up before the premiere with “Switched At Birth: Volume 1.” Including all 10 episodes plus exclusive collectible iPod skins, this two-disc set is a must-own for every fan!

Talent: Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) Katie Leclerc (“Veronica Mars”) Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) Lea Thompson (Back To The Future, “Caroline In The City”) D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) Lucas Grabeel (Disney Channel’s “High School Musical”)

Guest Star: Marlee Matlin (“West Wing,” “The L Word”)

Director: Steve Minor (“Dawson’s Creek”)

Producers: Shawn Wilt (“10 Things I Hate About You”) & Sean Reycraft (“90210”)

Co-Executive Producers: Lizzy Weiss (Blue Crush), Paul Stupin (“Make It Or Break It”), John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It Or Break It”), Becky Hartman Edwards (“Life On Mars”), Joy Gregory ("Swingtown") & James Patrick Stoteraux (“Kyle XY”)

Series Writers: Lizzy Weiss (“Cashmere Mafia”), Chad Fiveash (“Kyle XY”), Becky Harman Edwards (“Life On Mars”) & James Patrick Stoteraux (“Kyle XY”)

Street Date: December 13, 2011 (Direct Prebook: 10/18 & Distributor Prebook: 11/1) Release Format: 2-Disc DVD, 10 episodes Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 SRP (US) Gift with Purchase: “Switched at Birth” exclusive collectible iPod skins Feature Run Time: Approximately 430 minutes Rated: TV-14 DLS Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78.1) Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound Languages & Subtitles: English


  1. Sara Twaddle says:

    My daughter and I fell in love with Switched at Birth. I love the story lines and the uniqueness of the show. It made my daughter really want to learn sign language. I can't wait to see what happens in the series!

  2. Sally Guillen says:

    I'd like to win this because it looks really interesting. I think because it's something that could happen, it makes it even more drama filled. 

  3. Amy Brown says:

    I would love to win because it's such a unique show!

  4. I would love to see this movie because all I have heard are wonderful reviews about it.  I couldn't imagine been switched at birth or what the children feel when they and the parents find out the truth.  All the ups and downs with everyone's emotions.   Wow! The Birthday scene was very powerful.  I would love to win this DVD. Thank you very much for this awesome giveaway.  🙂 Jeanne

  5. My sister looooves this show, and her birthday is coming up.  This would make a great gift for someone who's mostly housebound in the winter.

  6. France Garcia says:

    Really love the show

  7. Claudia Smigel says:

    I heard many good reviews about this Movie and since i do not go to the movies but would love to see it is the reason i would like to win

  8. Carise Gay says:

    my daughter and i watch the show and love it also

  9. I love good DVDS

  10. Miranda Welle says:

    I've never heard of this before but it does sound intriguing!  I would love to win because we don't have any tv channels so the only things we can watch are dvd's from the library! 

  11. I would like to win because it sounds very interesting!

  12. annette cambpell says:

    I would like to win so my grandkids can watch when they come to visit.

  13. faith wafford says:

    My daughter loves this show

  14. sarah shult says:

    I want to win because I love this show

  15. Alisa Niki says:

    hopefully this is where you comment because it's confusing on this website.  Anyway, I love Switched At birth and it strengthens my desire to want to learn sign language!  I only know a little right now and wish i was fluent.

  16. Thanks for the chance dear!

  17. I'd like to win because I never saw the show and it sounds like something I would enjoy.

  18. carmen york says:

    will love to own it

  19. Ive never seen the show and have heard sooo much about it. Don’t have TV programing but can watch DVD’s…
    Thanks for giveaway!!!
    Debi B

  20. Wendy Sweedman says:

    I love ABC family movies. Would be great to win and share this with my BFF's teenage daughters

  21. Danielle Fouts says:

    I saw a few episodes and I loved it! Great message and drama at the same time.  

  22. Amber Lovell says:

    OH I just love this show and I don't even have any teen age girls at home to watch it with and my DVR is getting too full of the episodes  Thanks for the chance

  23. Because Emmett is adorable!  Okay, so both me and the tween watch this together.  It's fun bonding time.

  24. shantel davis says:

    i would like to win because i love this show!!

  25. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I'd like to win because I saw the previews and think its looks fantastic!  I'd love to have the chance to see it!

  26. Thanks for always having AWESOME giveaways!

  27. I'd like to win because of heard a lot about this show, but have never seen it.
    Thank you!

  28. I'd like to win because my friend loves this show!

  29. Anme Burgess says:

    I saw maybe the first 5 episodes and while I was cringing, expecting the Deaf character and the Deaf world to get its usual bad characterization and typical storyline- I was thoroughly shocked by how well the show portrayed Daphne and Emmet, much less portrayed the various touchstones and issues around Deafness.

  30. i'd like to see this show!  

  31. I saw this show advertising on a talk show recently and have wanted to see it ever since.  I'd love to check it out!

  32. Angela Winesburg says:

    Really love the show, thanks for the chance

  33. Renee Charbonneau says:

    I would like to win it because i watched the season & loved it & would like to watch it again.

  34. Marilyn Wons says:

    I have not seen this yet and the storyline sounds very interesting.

  35. Casey Everidge says:

    i would like to win because i love this show!!

  36. April Brenay says:

    Never seen the show, and its not available on Ondemand.

  37. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I havent seen the show, but would like to.

  38. Melissa Garrison says:

    I have not seen this yet but have heard great things about it and would love to watch it!!

  39. Janice K. says:

    I would love to win this because it sounds very intriguing 

  40. I'd like to win because we are always looking for new movies to watch.  Thanks!

  41. crystle tellerday says:

    i want to give this to my sister

  42. Susan Smith says:

    Sounds like a good movie

  43. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I love this show, and would love to own it.,

  44. I want to win because the movie looks interesting

  45. The wifester loves this show…she would love to have this.

  46. I'd love this cause I heard it was a good movie.

  47. wanna win for my niece!

  48. I've seen just a couple of episodes and would like to see more.

  49. My daughter loves the show!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  50. Allison Downes says:

    I want to win because I love this show!, I have not seen all of the first seasons eps either

  51. Ed Nemmers says:

    I have heard great things about this show and would like to watch it with my nieces!

  52. I'd like to win to give a copy to my mom and little sister.

  53. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I love this show but hubby had not seen it yet and would love him to catch up
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  54. kathy pease says:

    i would love to win this for my teen daughter she would love it

  55. Jody Sisson says:

    I want to win because my Daughter and I love this show.

  56. Krissy Daniels says:

    I'd like to win this because it looks really interesting

  57. Nicole C. says:

    I would like to win because I have been dying to watch this show and haven't been able too.

  58. Caitlin McClure says:

    I haven't seen it yet

  59. I'd like to win because I heard this was a good show, and I'd like to see it from the beginning.

  60. My sister loves this show! I''d love to win this for her.

  61. Beth Gomez says:

    I would like to win because I saw the first couple episodes on Netflix streaming and I loved it, I'd like to own the series on DVD to watch over and over if Netflix took it off their streaming.
    Beth Gomez, loginemailforfacebook via gmail

  62. Jill Myrick says:

    I have never seen "Switched at Birth" but it looks like a show that I would truly enjoy watching.

  63. i love this show. ive seen all the episodes!
    danielle b

  64. Katie White says:

    I want to win because I love this show. I love this show because I studied to be a sign language interpreter in college.

  65. Michaela Riedersberger says:

    I love this show, so I'd like to win it for me!

  66. I have only seen previews but would love to watch this.

  67. Coriander Warren says:

    My daughters and I love this show so I know they would love for me to win it "for them"

  68. Melanie Dauterive says:

    I saw the first epidosde and would love to see more of this show

  69. I'd love to win this. Its a show that I can actually watch with my kids!

  70. I LOVE this show…totally addicted, and can't wait to see what happens next every week 🙂

  71. Jamie Myers says:

    I only saw couple episodes and would love to watch the rest of volume 1 , from what I saw pretty good story line 

  72. cassandra says:

    My sister likes the show so it would be great to give to her if i do win! thanks 🙂

  73. I really like this series and enjoy watching it.  Would love
    to own.  Thanks.

  74. Melissa Walton says:

    I love this show!  I love ABC Family in general and think they do great programming but especially love this show!

  75. Jenn Podpora says:

    I have seen previews but can't watch it because I don't have cable.. I'd love it

  76. I haven't seen this show yet, but I have been wanting to watch it.  I would love to be able to win this and share it with my daughter. 

  77. I would love to win because I love this series!

  78. shirley pebbles says:

    My niece loves this show.

  79. for a gift for my DIL

  80. I would like to win because i love this show! 🙂

  81. my kids enjoyed the first show that they have seen, but haven't had a chance to watch the remaining episodes

  82. I want to win because my daughter and her friends love this program (emscout9)

  83. Brittany Davis says:

    I would love to win because i am in love with abc family's dramas and surprisingly I have never seen this one before! 😀

  84. Tiffany Hoyt says:

    I would like to win because I like the show. 🙂

  85. I would like to win because this would be fun to see

  86. I haven't seen it yet, but my niece and my best friend's daughter would absolutely love it and I'm sure my daughter will adore it too. I've never been disappointed with abc's efforts to put on a good show.

  87. James Coyne says:

    I love to watch new shows

  88. I've never seen it before and would like to.


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