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From "Switched at Birth" to "Game of Thrones," TV’s not afraid of losing you in translation
As I was watching Tyrant, fx’s new drama about the Americanized son of a Middle Eastern dictator returning to his homeland, I noticed something strange about the characters: I could understand them. That is, all the characters–American and native-born Arabs alike–spoke nothing but English.
A few years ago, this would have been unremarkable. …