- • Unorthodox :
The series was inspired by and is based on, the Memoir Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman. Satmar Movement in a Hasidic group(Community), is a Jewish Group that arose as a spiritual revival movement in Western Ukraine in the 18th Century and spread across Eastern Europe rapidly.
Today they are found in Israel and USA originating from the city Satu Mare Romania where it was founded in 1905 by A Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum.
Following WW 2 it was re-established in NY becoming one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world. It’s characterised by strict religious codes – rejection of Modern Culture and Anti-Zionism (Movement of Jewish people that supports re – Establishment of and support for Jewish State in a territory)
a Hassidic community In Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC.
Teachings – Emphasises God’s exist in the universe and the need to follow all religious practice and spiritual practices.
This series is the first series in Yiddish for Netflix and adapts and represents Jewish culture. it’ represents the culture very authentically. The Music Academy Barenboim-Said-Akademie is an actual location in Berlin, Germany where Bachelors & Artist Diploma in Music is studied Jews & Muslims play classical music together, as a whole utopia. We were inspired by this idea, as the sort of institution that could only begin in Berlin.”
And in case you have read the book and are in two minds whether you should go ahead with series or not. How different is it?
Then you could watch the making of Unorthodox a twenty minutes episode on Netflix itself.
And if you would just want to watch a movie instead to understand the Jew community you could watch. One of us – A movie you can watch. helps you identify the community and the who experience of the series is very
- High Seas :
High Sea – Netflix series is a mystery period drama series in Spanish.
Created by : Ramón Campos & Gema R. Neira
The show is completely set on a ship Bárbara de Braganza and as the journey begins from Vigo Port to Rio De Janeiro.
There are few incidents taking place. The first season is a complete breeze with every episode ending in a dramatic twist waiting to be unfolded in the next episode.
The episode is 45 minutes each. The show is two-season long with eight-episode each and the whole journey is an exciting, thrilling and keeping you on the edge.
Who Will like watching this?
Audience Who like Mystery Thrillers.
In the show, the characters are introduced just at the right moment & the backstory or references about them are given when needed.
In case you have already watched this show or would like to watch another series on the same lines There are a couple of more shows by the creators on Netflix itself Cable Girls, Grand Hotel & Velvet.
The creators particularly love periodic drama and Have done well with the whole production & storyline. I am sure you would love these shows.
Set Design & Production – Is very periodic and gives us the sense of a luxury cruise.
The lighting is very cinematic with the long shot of the ship on the water in the evening is the most beautiful shot in the series.
The moment the crew pull the lever to adjust the ship is also very important details that have taken care of the whole set design. (Slow, Half and full alphabetically written )
The costume, styling of the character is very retro and giving you the sense of the series set in the 1940s.
The Music & Background score is suspenseful.
The show offers a cast That not only good looking but with most of the Spanish actors being established models & well known Spanish actors.