It’s great how ill prepared Hodaya is for her show. Ignoring the absurdity of the whole thing ( we will get to that later) obviously Hodaya would think her show would just happen without her putting any effort into it. + 10
You can tell the journalist interviewing her is getting more and more desperate as Hodaya fails to answer a single question and give her usable quotes. +90 #we’vebeenthere
The hubub in the history class was awesome. “Why play Dossi songs play Rhianna” “What you are saying is Lashon Hara”. Oh to be young have one foot in popular culture and the other in Jewish texts. Oh God, we are about to wax nostalgic about Torah U’Maada. What is happening to us? + 70
Also, dear Rihanna fan: you were just like us in high school! We love you. Let’s be friends in ten years. +25
What does the Rambam say about Rihanna? Nothing. That’s what we thought.+15
Waiting for Gido reminds us of Waiting for Godot. Also, Gido’s family is super cute. +10
Amir knows that once he pulls the baby card, no one, even the cranky carpenter, can refuse him. Babies!! +30
Reut made partner!!! That’s right bitches, watch her break through that glass ceiling! +1,000 Ugh but why does this need to serve as a reminder that Reut is alone and that in reality she would rather just have a man. Can’t she have both??? Can’t we have it all?? Paging Gloria Steinem!
The scenes in the hospital were so heartbreaking. And Amir is a Tehillim machine +70
At first when Amir decided to make his own crib, we were like stop being such a cheapskate! but in the end it was very cute. AND NOW HE IS A CARPENTER, YOU KNOW WHO ELSE WAS A CARPENTER? LAIZY WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO TELL US!!!! +900
Amir plus power tools = HOT. +100
Who was surprised when Hodaya quit the radio show? Hands? Hands? That’s right. We saw that one coming a mile away. We were just surprised it didn’t involve her dumpster diving. + 20
The idea of Nati spending three days cursing at goats is hysterical. If only he wasn’t having a nervous breakdown at the same time. + 10
So these goats. They fixed Amir, served as an outlet for Nati’s anger and gave Reut inner peace. Where can we buy some? It would save us millions of therapy bills. + 50
That company car!!!!!!! We need something like that. The GPS, the dvd player in the back, the fancy seats…when do PhD students and journalists qualify for something like that? +1000 (Although, not gonna lie, we hope Reut keeps the motorcycle.)
Haredi women are experts in breast milk. Obviously. Don’t eat the cabbage + 10
Excellent Western music as Reut drives to the Negev. +5 Also Reut gets a lot of phone calls so we know she is important at work. And she ignores them! Suckers. +10.
Yifat’s freak out at Hodaya was a long time coming. We liked that she just lay shit on the table– she is learning a lot from her Charedi gal pals. +80
You know how in Greek plays the chorus is the voice of the audience. Here Yifat is channeling all the things the audience has wanted to say to Hodaya for three years. +600
“Life has given you presents and all you do is decide they aren’t for you.” A-EFFING-MEN. + a million
Also is the theme of Srugim “You are not special”? Both Amir and Hodaya need that information to be thrown in their faces before they could find happiness. Laizy is there a childhood trauma you would like to discuss?
When Charedim Attack!! Hodaya’s face and neck being blacked out and Avri getting beat up after trying to protect it was super topical. News you can use. + 50
Seriously, AVRI BEAT THEM UP IN THE NAME OF ZIONISM AND ALL THAT IS HOLY. The future of the Jewish people depends on you. +50000
So the Reut-Nati thing was kind of disappointing. We had been building up to it the whole season but in then end it was just awkward and made us a little uncomfortable to watch. Plus 50 because the build up to a relationship is always better than the actual relationship.
Also you know how in romantic comedies the two main stars fall in love /get married and then their respective wacky best friends makes eyes at each other across the aisle or exchange flirtatious banter? Well we have basically reduced Reut and Nati to wacky side kicks. They are not important enough to get happy endings but we want to throw them a bone so we don’t feel guilty. When the truth is that they will date for two weeks and then break up and pretend nothing ever happened that night in the Negev. +15
When Nati left, we were sad. But then he came back! Because Reut “forgot her jacket in the car”. So cute!! Oh Nati, we love you. +25
A place where all one eats is goat dairy products sounds like our idea of heaven. Well that plus cell phone reception. +50
When Reut goes back to her car so Nati won’t realize she heard his crazy monologue, it is super, super sweet. The human touch. +one million
Of course Reut would think to milk the goats in five seconds and Nati would not think of it after three days alone. +100
Nati says many excellent things to the goats, but perhaps the best (second to when he calls them bitches) is when he tells them to not eat that fast, because once he did and he vomited. Hahaha.. +50
“I used this knife. Now it’s fleishig.”Halachic humor for the win!! (P.S. We know it’s not, actually. It is still funny.)
Mopey Avri!! Come, we shall give you a hug. Even when you are sad, you are so perfect. +10
Faker than Reut taking care of goats in heels
When Hodaya sees herself plastered all over Jerusaelm, it reminds us of Sex and the City and when Carrie gets splashed by her own bus. Although that would have been funny, the whole thing is a bit too meta for us. -10.
People care this much about radio? We know we have mentioned it before, but still.-15.
“I would not have taken this show if I weren’t ready for it.” LIAR. -100
Speaking of this whole campaign, have you ever seen a press campaign that big in Israel? We haven’t minus that whole “lakum machar b’boker im hamishim million” which we will never get out of our head, ever. -45
Ulpana Tamar Ross lets teachers show their elbows? Is she going soft?-10
Floppy hair, you have a skeezy smile, you shook Reut’s hand, and you tackily claimed Reut’s office. GROSSSSSSSSSSS. We need to take a shower now.-10
Baby stuff DOES costs way too much. Welcome to parenthood, bitches. -20
How does Hodaya think that marriage is easy? Didn’t she watch Yifat almost get divorced and then be infertile, etc, etc? Also, further proof you can take the girl away from the dos, but not the dos out of the gir. MARRIAGE DOES NOT SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS. -100 Well, maybe unless you marry Avri. (sigh.)
Those stuffed animals Yifat put around the apt are uber creepy. -30
Doesn’t the ulpana have a basic security system at night? Hodaya can just walk in? -15
How did Reut not know Tehila dated Nati? Like, seriously?
“She was very pretty.” Reut, good job on saying the wrong thing. Everyone knows exes are ugly. It’s a rule. -35
The Negev is the perfect place to make out. Just saying, what happens in the Negev stays in the Negev. It’s just like vegas!!! -30
When Hodaya cleaned out her locker, we thought she was going to quit that and the radio job and really be a bum on the street. But then she started grading tests, which we somehow find less believable than the former. -20
A rolling pan with a knife and a manic Nati? This will end badly. -10
Hodaya, we know you lost your voice (so symbolic!!) but your people love texting! Your bestie just had a baby, maybe it made sense to not just mope outside her apartment all day and text Yifat? -60
Baby Srugim, gain weight!! You can do it!! Also, we are annoyed we didn’t find out his name. Boo. A Srugim bris, that would have been fun. Imagine all the bagelim. And, uh..whatever Sephardim have also. -30
I guess we shouldnt be surprised by this anymore, but Hodaya has a masters in Bible and is teaching Israel History. Whatever. -5.
“Let’s go have coffee. I miss you.” “Are you sure? “Are you sure I miss you?” Hey Yifat, you said it, not us. -50.
How could we have not ended with a Hodaya / Avri kiss. Come on we deserve it!- 5,000
So that’s it folks. we like Hodaya’s message. New day–forget the old basa! But still–many questions remain. Roi? What’s up with that? We would have liked to have seen Azarya and Hodaya together with their annoying selves. And Ulpana Tamar Ross! We will miss you so. Can she get a spin off? Also, excellent song choice! Boker Tov, by Erez Lev Ari. Listen! (He also sings the theme song.)
XOXOXO – Srugettes