Unorthodox: Season 1

Unorthodox: Season 1

Unorthodox: Season 1

A Hasidic Jewish woman flees Brooklyn and her arranged marriage to live a different life in this four-part limited series adapted from the best-selling autobiography by Deborah Feldman. Moving to Berlin, a group of musicians take her under their wing, but her new-found freedom may be shortlived when the past reaches back out.

2020GermanyGerman, English and Yiddish with English subtitles
Drama
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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

"Unorthodox" is always tender, especially as it laments the kind of experiences had by real-life Esthers. But its pacing is gradual almost to a fault, and spreads itself thin when stepping away to focus on Moishe’s vices...

Vox

Vox

press

Though it’s only four episodes long, Unorthodox tells a full, interesting, even inspiring story, particularly for anyone who’s left a life they could no longer live and struggled to find their place in the world.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Netflix's four-part Yiddish-fueled drama boasts a lovely performance by Shira Haas as a young woman fleeing her isolated Hasidic community in Brooklyn.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What unfolds is a story of personal discovery with the intensity of a spy thriller. ... Haas is a phenomenon, expressive and captivating.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

What’s impressive about the series, created by Anna Winger and Alexa Karolinski (and directed by Maria Schrader), is how it builds out the story by indulging the viewer’s curiosity, in flashback form, in a way that adds shape and empathy to both the Hasidic tradition and Esty’s rejection of it.

Vulture

Vulture

press

It’s a journey in every sense, and the first series that I’ve been able to binge-watch in a rush, without taking extended pauses to mainline more news, since the pandemic began.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

None of those circumstances would hit too hard if not for the undercurrent of authenticity brought by Haas at the center of nearly ever scene. The 24-year-old actress is an instant sensation who commands every moment she’s on screen.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

"Unorthodox" is always tender, especially as it laments the kind of experiences had by real-life Esthers. But its pacing is gradual almost to a fault, and spreads itself thin when stepping away to focus on Moishe’s vices...

Vox

Vox

press

Though it’s only four episodes long, Unorthodox tells a full, interesting, even inspiring story, particularly for anyone who’s left a life they could no longer live and struggled to find their place in the world.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Netflix's four-part Yiddish-fueled drama boasts a lovely performance by Shira Haas as a young woman fleeing her isolated Hasidic community in Brooklyn.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What unfolds is a story of personal discovery with the intensity of a spy thriller. ... Haas is a phenomenon, expressive and captivating.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

What’s impressive about the series, created by Anna Winger and Alexa Karolinski (and directed by Maria Schrader), is how it builds out the story by indulging the viewer’s curiosity, in flashback form, in a way that adds shape and empathy to both the Hasidic tradition and Esty’s rejection of it.

Vulture

Vulture

press

It’s a journey in every sense, and the first series that I’ve been able to binge-watch in a rush, without taking extended pauses to mainline more news, since the pandemic began.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

None of those circumstances would hit too hard if not for the undercurrent of authenticity brought by Haas at the center of nearly ever scene. The 24-year-old actress is an instant sensation who commands every moment she’s on screen.

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