Ramy Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

From our list of the Best Shows on Hulu, Ramy is a series about a Muslim family. We start with Ramy, a man trying to follow his religion, but also breaking principles at times to have some fun. During the first season, Ramy is searching for the girl of his dreams. He gets pressured into having his parents arrange his dates for him, but he falls short when the girls he meets want him to do things out of his comfort limit. In this series, Ramy tries his best to follow his religion, and we will see how religion holds up to his millennial mindset. But before we go into that, have a quick look at our guide on the best streaming services.

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Why We Like It – Ramy Review

Ramy Hassan is a Muslim American caught up between following his religion or living his life to the fullest. Ramy believes in God, so he wants to do everything in his power to make sure that he obeys God. Things start to become difficult when he realizes that his religion stops him from having fun.

Pros
  • Insightful on the Muslim community
  • Relatable for Millenials
Cons
  • Ramy often contradicts himself

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Performance

Ramy Youssef stars as Ramy Hassad, the troubled religious millennial. May Calamaway is Dena Hassan, Ramy’s sister. Laith Nakli is the misogynist Uncle Naseem, Mahershala Ali is Sheikh Ali Malik. Hiam Abbass plays Maysa Hassan Ramy and Dena’s Mother. After catching up on the Ramy seasons, Atlanta is another great drama that has some life lessons as well. If real-life dramas aren’t for you, a cartoon like Bob’s Burgers is a better choice.

Design

The series revolves around Ramy and his sister’s life during adulthood and childhood. Scenes of traditional Muslim events are common throughout the series. The characters celebrate Ramadan, Yom Kippur, and other Muslim holidays. The constant festivities create an overwhelming atmosphere for Ramy and explain why he feels so pressured to follow his religion to its fullest. Craig Blankenhorn helped with camerawork in this series. After completing season two, feel free to watch The Act, another great series from our list.

Value

Ramy is a great series because it describes the mentality of many millennials today. Most millennials still practice their parent’s religion, but one can say it is more for ceremonial purposes rather than a religious one. Ramy, like many millennials, becomes torn when his religion keeps him from doing something pleasurable. When his religion takes a boring turn, he begins to have doubts about it. Action in this series will revolve around the family’s personal problems, but a series like The Handmaid’s Tale centers around a totalitarian state.

Ramy Review Wrap Up

Ramy is a valuable series because it describes the millennial experience of religion. Ramy tries his best to follow his religion, even when it seems that his life loses a significant amount of fun. The second season might be his breaking point, but you’ll have to watch it all the way through to see for yourself.

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