Here’s a Lazy Sunday recommendation that you could actually watch, from start to finish, in the course of a single, exceedingly indolent day of rest.
It’s on Netflix and it’s called Unorthodox. The story, of a young woman who runs away from her husband and the Satmar ultraorthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is told in just four episodes. There are plenty of flashbacks and plenty of subtitled Yiddish dialogue, but I managed to keep plowing ahead on my Trellis Top.
The program is loosely based on Deborah Feldman’s 2012 memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. (I’m told the book is even better than the Netflix series.)
And here’s a special YouTube treat: “The Making of Unorthodox.” How did they do it? And where did they do it? If you like to see how things are made, it’s terrific.