My honest thoughts about Unorthodox on Netflix

Is there a season 2 for Unorthodox? Why isn’t there episode 5 of Unorthodox? What does Unorthodox mean? We reviewed Unorthodox for you!

‘Unorthodox’ is one of the shows which makes your Netflix subscription truly worth it but is it all positive?

No season 2?!

It has a total of 4 episodes and Netflix is not planning to make the second season (At least as of April 2020).

We watched one episode every night and none of us checked to see how many of them were there.

On the fifth night, we gathered around the TV again to continue but couldn’t find it!

It was a total shock! The story was right in the middle and a lot of questions were not answered yet. It wasn’t like one of those open-ended series. To us, it seemed like they ran out of budget or some technical issue had happened!

So, if you’re planning to visit this amazing drama, try to wrap up your mind after its fourth episode!

Educate yourself before watching it

I believe the writers assumed everyone in the audience knows about Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn and their lifestyle.

As we were watching it, I had to pause and explain to my family how Jews in this unique community live.

I recommend you educate yourself about Hasidic Jews before watching Unorthodox.

There are tons of sources out there but I recommend you to watch a documentary called “One of us” which is about those ex-members of the community who are struggling to fit in the outside world.

Try watching it deeply

This show is all about body language, especially when it shows people having sex. After watching “One of us” you’ll have more understanding of the scenes.

Life would be too boring if everything was easy to understand, good shows like Unorthodox that makes its audience think and get deeply involved are the best sources to run your mind’s creativity and understanding parts!

Have you watched this show? got any opinions? Share it with us in the comments below.

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45 thoughts on “My honest thoughts about Unorthodox on Netflix

  1. cool post. I stumbled upon your post and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

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  2. Thanks for the information. We are looking for some new series during the lockdown and some friends recommended it. You gave me some context and I want to explore the background a little more before we decide to move forward. Cheers

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  3. I watched the show and loved it. A great insight into the Hasidic community. I was not offended by the movie because everything seemed in context with what the movie was trying to portray. I loved all the actors, great characterizations, they seemed born to the parts. I wasn’t disappointed with the ending. The theme of the movie was to reflect on one woman’s break with the sect and the movie accomplished this goal. I give the movie 10/10.

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  4. I watched it, read the book, and unearthed the author’s old blog all during quarantine. I also read the explosion of online blogs/ vehement protests that proliferated at the time the book was published. They reminded me of Hamlet, “Methinks thou doth protest too much….”

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  5. thanks for your article. i watched it on netflix.. here in switzerland and totally loved it. i never felt left out.. and to me things got very well explained through watching. in fact i suggested to various friends to watch it to gain some insight into this particular religious group… and of course the actors were fantastic. all in all.. i am planning to re-watch it .. something i have never done before with a netflix series 🙂

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    1. The trailer of one of us means I won’t watch it. Because one of the jewish and hasidic laws are that you can and should press charges against abuse. Protection of life and health is the most important thing. The most. Yes, people don’t know that, but most rabbis if asked will tell you that. Because life and safety come first. When it comes to mental health too. Safety and health come before the laws. There are only 3 things that don’t come before safety – adultery, idol worship and murder.
      Love, light and glitter


  6. I learned a lot about the Hasidim from reading Chaim Potok’s books. (Which I really enjoyed!) The show previews immediately got my attention. I may wait for a second season, though, so I can watch right past the 4th episode and don’t have to deal with a cliffhanger.:-)

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  7. Indeed there are some big differences between Hasidic, orthodox and conservative Jews in how they observe. I’d watch this but would hate being left hanging. That’s the thing with Netflix sometimes they have a great show going and after one season that’s it! Drives me crazy.
    One I loved was a mini series titledBlack EarthRising really worth the time. Happy viewing

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