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Unorthodox

A well-acted fact-based thriller about untangling the grip of a close-knit community

Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.5

show

Germany
English, German, Yiddish
Binge-Worthy, Mini-series
2020
Aaron Altaras, Alex Reid, Amit Rahav

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Our Take

8.5
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This excellent new miniseries is a drama that takes place in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. Esty, a nineteen-year-old girl who is unhappy in her arranged marriage, escapes this community and travels from New York to Berlin in hopes of starting a new life.

Like all good realistic dramas, there are no truly bad people in Unorthodox. Everyone is trying to do what they think is right, which still makes for very complicated situations. Esty is played by Israeli actor Shira Haas and I know this word is overused but she really is a revelation.

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