Srugim is back! Man, that month of our life without Srugim WAS BRUTAL. Wow. Oh Man. With that and the loss of Blair and Chuck, we barely survived.
So what happens in Episode 13? Hodaya dreams a wacky dream, Yifat and Amir mope (but Yifat goes to tel aviv!!), Nati gets famous, and Mazel tov Abba!! Shout out to the email we received with your detailed analysis. You know who you are. On to the recap….
Realer than Tel Aviv being a foreign country to Jerusalemites
Nati is one of Jerusalem’s most eligible bachelors? Real, because a guy can be a be a dick and unattractive (machloket Shayna thinks Nati is cute) and get a pass if he’s a doctor. +10
Farkash in third place? Because it’s always that guy that gets you. +15
Ha ha we love the idea of all of the women Nati wronged writing nasty internet talkbacks. +15
In fact, the only thing that makes it more real is when Nati makes up nice comments from fake exes (first season flashback–remember how Nati LOVES to play games with people via the computer) and that his friends know right away is that HIS DAD does the exact same thing for him. Like father, like son. +100
Future Nati’s mom is awesome. It’s great that the blonde bombshell who doesn’t know Hebrew is the voice of reason. +10
Nati’s Dad is also amazing. How did he have such asshat kids? We would totally marry him in a second. +5
Cafe bagina!!! Of course Nati would go there. It has super crappy food but the location is hidden so no old dates would find you. +5
Ha ha. Nati’s start-up mincha app is awesome as is the girls blank stare in response +7 (+ another 5 because she looks like she is 12 and that’s how serial daters roll)
Hahaha, Reut has no real moral compass. We knew we liked you for a reason. +10.
Sigalit, not only are you a hottie you tell it like it is. Nati, take note and when you are ready to call her, get with that. STAT. +15
Of course Amir is freaking out because he has to eat a sandwich for lunch. Oh Amos Tamam how low have you fallen?
There is some disagreement in the Srugim camp over Yifat. Shayna is upset over Yifat’s lack of communication, general moodiness and bitchery. Sarah is on team Yifat all the way. Finally she is getting a life, getting out of the apartment, asserting herself. It’s like some amazing Tina Turner movie! + one million!!!
Yifat grappling with her role in her marriage vs. her independent identity is gripping and something that would have been good to depict this whole season instead of just the last 2 episodes. +100
Normally we would put Nati’s jerkiness in the negative category, but there is something schaundefruede esque in watching his downfall.
Hitting on a married woman and then making them get into a fight? Check. Saying Nasty Things about your ex, ruining her career, and then telling her she’s fired before she finds out? Done and Done! We can’t wait to see what jerk move he will pull next. +50
When Roi is looking at Nati’s profile, an internet ad for חברותא pops up–the religous gay support website. No hiding the truth, man. +5
Laizy gives dogs hilarious names. First Ghandi, now Bilha. What’s next–Herzl? + 10
When Nati’s father talks about why he wants to get married, he says he doesn’t want to live in sin anymore. +30 because the loosest morals are held not by swamp-dwellers, but their parents. True Story. Old People are Sketch. See: Sunset Daze.
Faker than that whole weird dream sequence
Really, what the hell was that? We get she’s isolated and lonely, but really? The only fantasy sequences that are good are in the first three seasons of Scrubs. Fact. Also, what was with the weird symbolism–the white church hat, the Salach Shabbati, and making hamotzi over pineapples and then treating it like a baby? Wackadoodle. -100 but +5 back because we like Hodaya with those glasses.
Ok. In the opening scene when Hodyaya went back to look at the trash, we totally thought she was dumpster-diving for food. -20 because dog walking is still a part time job- even in Israel.
Speaking of which. Why is she with the dog ALL DAY EVERY DAY? It’s dog walking, not dog living. -5
Amir here is a hint: when you are trying to smooth over problems in your marriage, don’t start off the conversation by asking your wife to heat you up food while you shower. It’s called 1 800-flowers or the Isreali equivalent!
Yifat is a total underminer and she is the worst kind because she tells everyone how guilty she feels and then does it anyway. -10
When Hodaya tells Yifat she is too busy to talk, we first thought she was just trying to blow off a boring Yifat convo. But it turns out she was serious. Really Hodaya? How busy are you? Your day consists of following a dog around and putting a piece of paper in a typewriter. -30 But unemployed people do write one page and think they are the next Tolstoy. They usually live in Brooklyn. So wash.
When Roi said he was jealous of his father, we thought the sentence would end with something like because I am gay and you are most def a hetero whom Frenchies love. Time to face reality, and seriously, bring back Roi-Reut. We miss them! -15
Did Nati name check Patch Adams? He would not watch that shmaltz. Sarah hates that movie and she saw it in theaters. -10 only because maybe he saw it on a date with some girl who was hot which maybe would have made it worth it
Not to harp on the whole dog thing. But the dog was totally fine the day before and wouldn’t the owner have called Hodaya not to come and isn’t it illegal to bury a pet in your backyard. Ok this is sending us into a tizzy, we surrender Srugim!
Would Hodaya really return the typewriter like that. Why couldn’t she just throw it away in her own garbage? And the dog barking in the last second of the episode was a little much. This isn’t a Nicholas Sparks movie Laizy! -70
Only 2 more episodes left. We can’t handle it. We can assume most of the last 2 will deal with Roi/Reut and a be a big old coming out party. But still how can Nati grow up and Hodaya get normal in just 2 more shows!!!! Will Amir and Yifat do anything? Say Anything? Or just mope?
Also what should we recap during the summer break? The first season of Srugim? Or another Israeli TV show? Leave your suggestions in the comment section!