31 March 2008 | sweetjg12
A captivating story with no dull moments.
This show is VERY entertaining. I first saw the first two episodes of this show in a theater in a private New York City venue and saw the last 6 episodes in my school. After I removed all logic from my mind (this love story in pretty unrealistic), I enjoyed the story very much. Quick plot summary: Zorik, a Russian, moves into Bnai Barak, a highly religious Jewish community in Israel. He falls in love with the next door neighbor, Rochele (pretty cliché, but it works). She is orthodox and very religious so she refuses to accept Zorik's advances to or even talk to Zorik. However, after a series of events, the bond between them grows and a lot of trouble ensues (becayse of their forbidden love). There is also a sub plot of both Zorik and Rochele's families, which adds substance to the series. Overall, a captivating show (and it doesn't hurt that Henry David, the actor playing Zorik, is quite a looker). Can't wait for the second season.
I know that the show came out on DVD (that's how I saw it), but I don't think it's in America yet. However, HBO bought the rights to this show, so eventually, it will be played in the States and I'm pretty confident that it will have a broad and loyal audience.