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Ramy

Discussion in 'TV Talk' started by Electra, May 25, 2020.

  1. Electra

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    Ramy
    In a New Jersey, Ramy, son of Egyptian migrants, begins a spiritual journey, divided between his Muslim community, God, and his friends who see endless possibilities.


    I recommend this t.v show. I was raised in a Christian household and can relate to some of these struggles. Seeing snippets of life through a Muslim lens was really nice!

    Has anyone else watched it?

     
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    I don't currently have Hulu. Maybe in a year or so, but I won't do anything with commercials, spoiled entertainment potato that I am. Not even Geico commercials. Hulu does have a low or no commercials option, but it may be a while before I take a look. They have some interesting shows. Thanks for pointing this on out.
     
  3. KAT-KAT

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    Yep, $6 a month for Hulu with commercials, or $12 a month for Hulu without commercials.
     
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  4. عَبْدُ المَتِيْن

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    I think it is embarrassing that this show is being propagated as a Muslim show. The only people who like that show are Christian and Atheist liberals who want to feel like they're not bigoted because they watched a "Muslim" show.

    Let's just go over the summaries of the episodes. Episode 1: In the series premiere, Ramy grapples with dating and relationships as a young Muslim man in America. He goes out on a date with a Muslim-American woman who Ramy is surprised to find is extremely sexually aggressive and kinky. Episode 2: Ramy gets fired from his job with Stevie at a tech startup. As a solution, his parents intend to set him up with a job, working for his Uncle Naseem, who is sexist and believes in conspiracy theories about 9/11. Episode 3: After starting at his new job, Ramy becomes interested in a Jewish American girl, to the frustration of his friends. However, he refuses to take drugs with her, so she hooks up with another guy. Episode 4: In a flashback to Ramy's past, he remembers how his relationships with friends were changed by the September 11th attacks, due to his Muslim faith. He also wants to be like all his friends and learn to masturbate. After his friends shun him, he walks a different route to school and meets Stevie for the first time, who becomes one of his lifelong friends. Episode 5: Ramy intends to be fully faithful throughout the 30 days of Ramadan. This includes eating only after sunset and before sunrise, and abstaining from sex and pornography. Ramy meets a married but lonely Muslim woman at the mosque, and ends up having sex with her at her house. Episode 6: Dena begins experiencing qualms about her status as a virgin. After talking with her friends, she decides to meet up with the local barista from the coffee bar who often flirts with her. She goes back with him to his apartment, but things do not go well. Episode 7: Maysa, who is lonely at home and unfulfilled with her life, becomes a Lyft driver, in the hopes of meeting new people. At first, she has trouble ingratiating herself with riders, but later on, she picks up a Frenchman traveling in the area for business. Because she speaks French and allows him to smoke in her car, he takes a liking to her, and they become fast friends. Episode 8: Stevie becomes romantically interested in a girl he met through a video game, and ropes Ramy in to physically meet the girl in person. When they meet Mikaela, they realize that she and her friend are still in high school. Mikaela eventually gets drunk and passes out. Ramy kicks open the door to save her, and they end up taking her to Hackensack General, where Ramy's friend is a doctor. Episode 9: In an attempt to find himself and his faith, Ramy makes the trip to visit his family in Egypt. While Ramy would like to see Egypt and pray in the local mosques, his Americanized cousin Shadi wants instead to take him to parties where people are smoking and taking drugs. Ramy meets a cute girl who turns out to be Shadi’s sister. Episode 10: Ramy eventually decides to make the trip to visit his grandfather in the countryside. The car taking him breaks down, so he decides to walk the rest of the way. He eventually meets up with his grandfather, but soon after Ramy finds him dead on the floor of his home. After the funeral, he and his cousin Amani attend a Sufi hadra and appear to develop romantic feelings towards each other.

    The purpose of this show is to put in the minds of non-Muslims the idea that Muslims in the West are licentious, impious, filth and to convince Muslims that this is acceptable and normal. This show not only goes against almost every major law of this religion, but against the reality of the piety of Muslims living in the West.

    If you are too lazy to actually read but want to learn about Islam, watch Yunus Emre. It's on Netflix.
     
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    It sounds more like it's trying to address real life issues that Muslims face.
     
  6. عَبْدُ المَتِيْن

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    Who? I’m Muslim, I don’t know anyone facing issues of this magnitude, I don’t know of anyone in my community like that. This is a projection of the liberalized Christians onto the Muslims to make us look just as weak as them.
     
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    What do you mean by this?
     
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    Muslims experience the same problems everyone else is experiencing. They're only human. They struggle with interfaith relationships, drug abuse and terrorism, for example, just as do Christians, Sikhs, Jews and all others. Muslims aren't perfect.
     
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