Wow, that episode wasn’t so depressing. Yay! Roi and Reut continue their love affair in the trash of Jerusalem (suck it little sister–Reut is a HOTTAY), Nati gets dumped by a crazy frummy settler after one date in the Botanical Gardens (so pretty! We love that place) and starts to re-examine Judaism, Hodaya continues to hang with the sketchy bartender and Yifat has a pregnant scare–too bad it was just some bad Thai food! Hehe.
Realer then a Gabbai trying to set you up when you are saying Kaddish
-Nati’s beard. Of course Nati thinks he is rocking the beard. Guys love beards but they rarely look good in them. They think it makes them look manly and powerful. In reality, they look like the uni-bomber. (see the cast of Mad Men). Thankfully he finally dumped it. +15
-Amir’s apron when cooking. Clearly Amir is still pissed about giving up his hat in the last episode because that apron is just out of the bag earmarked by Yifat for the trash. +10
-Food poisoning from the Thai food? We think that’s a symbol of the poisonous effect of past loves, or just how Amir sucks at life. UH OH. +10.
-We are loving Roi. The scene when he is shaving, he fact that he is a lawyer, his love of volunteerism. But we are a little nervous this is all too good to be true and are nervously waiting for other shoe to drop. No one is that perfect. We are waiting to find out his secret. (One of our commentators DSM III suggested he may be gay a few weeks ago. A definite possibility but waiting for more.) + only 30 because we think there is something going on behind those perfect eyebrows.
-That 18 year old settler girl was true to form. 18 year olds are super self righteous and nauseatingly pious when they are at Midrasha, ask Sarah, she was one of them. Wanting someone who learns. What does that even mean? BUT we thought this was going to be the manic pixie girl who would save Nati — but in frummie format. Alas it was not to be. We like the line about how Nati and Kriat Shema, the two would never mix. +25
-Pixie wants to live in a settlement and help poor people! Of course she does. + 10.
– Points to Reut on the man stalking. We’ve all been there, as well as the depression of thinking he has a girlfriend and the elation of knowing you were wrong. +10
-Some crazy Israeli guy so would exclaim he is a millionaire and dump food on you. Ahh, tzedek. So rewarding. +10
The most important truth of all in this episode– pregnant women are smug. From Amir’s ex-Naamah to Reut’s younger sister to Yifat when she thought she was knocked up, pregnant women glow with the aura of ill deserved self satisfaction. +100
Speaking of which, damm Naama got knocked up fast! Nice pregnant waddle at the end of that shot. +5
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Faker than a guy who has been dating for twelve years in Jerusalem never having gone to the Botanical Gardens
-Reut runs like Phoebe in Friends. Reut is awesome and wouldn’t run like a chicken escaping the hen house, she just wouldn’t. -5
-We hate when shows have characters run into each other for plot contrivance. For Amir to run into Naamah on the streets of Jerusalem is not that unusual but it still felt forced.We kind of believe Naamah would go to Thailand on her honeymoon though she was always a little hipper to Amir’s straight-laced nature. -10
-Fake Hodaya and Datlash BF drama. To show that Hodaya and DatLash were still shmooshing (Jersey Shore name check– awesome) we have Hodaya asking about a pregnancy test birth control and them painting walls together. It was boring and hopefully there will be some good stuff next week. However, we would not put it past a sketchy bartender to arrange his conquests by the Hebrew alphabet. Hodaya, you did the right thing by tossing Vered’s number–He so was not lying. -25
-Amir did a total cock block with trying to stop Nati from getting set up with the 18 year-old. You’re married Amir: get over it, stop ruining the hook up chances of your friends. Also, you assume Nati would object. Do you know your best friend at all? He’d be all over that. -20
-There is no way an Israeli pharmacist would have not been judgmental and either yelled at Hodaya or Yifat for being annoying. -10
-Nati is trying to re-frum! While we admit the chevrusa scene was cute and we even giggle at his bracha saying ways, there is no way his newfound religiosity will last. He is way too bitter, and the frummie just dumped him. He will again be bitter and not so frum soon, but he will for sure retain his judginess (see hodaya and the wine, the Teudah episode) -15
So honestly, this episode was fun but not much happened. It was good but not great. We feel like it is setting up for some big stuff in weeks to come, and we wait with bated breath. In others news, Nati (Ohad Knoller) is in Arab Labor for one episode! (Arab Labor is a most excellent TV show about Israeli Arabs that ran for one season in 2005.) We are not sure if this is actually important or only confirms our suspicions that Israel has five actors.
Also, if you are not lucky enough to live in Washington Heights, you may have wondered: ” Hey, what’s dating life like there? Is it just like Srugim? Well, no. No one is as hot as Amir. But you can learn more about our own American Bitza here. However, the article does overstate how frum it all is. Please, like most people are really shomer negiah and “all men go to synagogue three times a week.” Keep dreaming.
Leave your comments! We love them. Also, if you look at FB RIGHT NOW Amir and Nati are having a man date at Waffle Bar! We love that place! Shayna lived by it her junior year and ate there all the time. The waffles there are magical.