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Show puts fresh take on Muslim experience

Who am I? What are my goals for this life? These are the questions Ramy asks himself in the new original show from Hulu called “Ramy.”

Ramy, played by Ramy Youssef, tells the story of a first-generation Egyptian-American trying to discover himself in his faith and culture of being Muslim in today’s society. From still living at home with his family, not being married yet and no career, Ramy deals with several issues on a daily basis.

The show hits on a different level, opening up and explaining more of the Muslim culture for those who don’t know much about it and even though we all have different faith or beliefs for our lives we still struggle with similar problems. Millennials, still discovering what we want out of life, see the ordeal some parents went through immigrating to give their children a better life.

“Ramy” is filmed by showing the life situations Ramy goes through and it also shows each character as well, including his sister Dena. In most families the sons usually get away with everything while the daughters have to be good and stay home, can’t go out, have to help around the house and can’t do anything else without their parents knowing.  

I would give “Ramy” an A rating for creativity, comedic scenes and being heartfelt.

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