Our Boys (2019)


Season 1
Our Boys

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Challenging and thoughtful, Our Boys explores a real-world tragedy with grace and compassion.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 96

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 12, 2019

In June 2014, the disappearance of three Jewish boys sends shock waves across Israel; terrorism agent Simon and his team search for answers; Arab teen Mohammed lands in a dangerous environment while Jewish teen Avishai finds himself at a crossroads.

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Air date: Aug 12, 2019

In the wake of their son's disappearance, Hussein and Suha face pressure from the police as they search for answers; Simon and Mike disagree on their theories about the murder and a new angle arises when a rumor leaks to the public.

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Air date: Aug 19, 2019

Simon meets with Mohammed's family to probe for details about his life; Hussein and Suha find their neighborhood in the midst of a riot, while misinformation spreads across the internet.

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Air date: Aug 26, 2019

With the Jerusalem deputy DA looking over their shoulders, Simon and his team focus their investigation on Israeli persons of interest as Mohammed's family remains overwhelmed by the fervor surrounding their son's death.

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Air date: Sep 2, 2019

Mike worries that Simon risks crossing a line when he goes under cover as a reserve-duty soldier in Adam to learn more about Yosef and Rabbi Yizhak Ben Shoshan; Suha mourns Mohammad's death; Hussein decides to talk to the media.

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Air date: Sep 9, 2019

Simon reveals his true identity to Avishai and asks for Dvora's help in getting the teen to break his vow of silence; Hussein is approached by prosecutor Uri Korb as riots spread throughout the West Bank.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2019

Avishai takes Simon through the sequence of events that led to Mohammed's kidnapping and murder; desperate for atonement, a guilty Avishai pieces together what happened, as Simon begins to realize the extent of his involvement in that fateful night.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2019

Avishai and Yinon spend their first days in prison in isolation out of fear of retaliation by other prisoners; Dvora stands her ground against a religious defense lawyer working to mitigate Yosef's liability by getting him declared insane.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2019

Avishai's lawyer instructs him to set himself apart from Yinon; Simon takes the stand and is pressed about Avishai's culpability in the murder; Dvora sees the consequences of not cooperating with the rabbis in the orthodox community.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2019

As the trial reaches its climax, a psychologist speaks to Yosef's mental state, while an emotional Avishai prepares for his testimony and a tough cross-examination; Simon finds that his good work has come at a price.

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Cast & Crew

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Shlomi Elkabetz
Simon

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Johnny Arbid
Hussein

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Suha

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Adam Gabay
Avishai

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Tzahi Grad
Mike

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Hagai Levi
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Joseph Cedar
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Avi Nir
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Alon Shtruzman
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Karni Ziv
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Peter Traugott
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Rachel Kaplan
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Noah Stollman
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Michael Lombardo
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Critic Reviews for Our Boys: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Our Boys: Season 1

  • Oct 12, 2020
    Never before have I seen a series that depicted Israel so intelligently and I was so unsure where it would go; I am by no means "very well-read" on these events and my own knowledge of these events is superficial at best but the depiction of this nation was in some way the most interesting "character" at all and made up for the occasional times where I wasnt entirely sure where it was going or of an unsteady focus. It was fascinating and heartbreaking and enlightening.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    Best tv series everybody should watch
  • May 04, 2020
    An excellent, fearless, amazing-made tv drama.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    Excellent show. I don't want to get into the whole political side of things given the fact that I don't live in Israel, and I leave that to the Israeli populus to decide. The makers have spun a very moving narrative of the incidents that led to the 2014 conflict. What they have accomplished in comparison to other movies/shows of the same kind is that they have humanized everyone in the cast, regardless of the actions they commit and the turns their lives take. Shlomi Elkabetz as Shimon Cohen was a great choice; his interactions with Avishai Elbaz (Omri Gabay), who is manipulated into the murder by his uncle, Yosef Haim Ben David have such a pure nature it just cannot be ignored. Same goes to the riveting personal trauma that Hussein and Suha go through, after having lost their kid to the senseless violence in spite of the fact that they are not really political themselves. This show portrays an extremely fractured society and the complexities associated with it, so watching it with an unbiased eye would be a pre-requisite.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    Brilliant show that highlights the extremism of the ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel and their terrorism against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
  • Oct 08, 2019
    The immense complexities of life in Israel where the government, not only has to deal with the ongoing mistrust and hate, between Israeli Arab and Jewish citizens, Palestinians and Jewish Israelis, but also the same mistrust between the Orthodox and Secular as well as the Sephardim, Mizrachim and Ashkenazim. The whole situation there has turned from the miracle of the Jews returning to their ancient homeland to a modern day tragedy. Illuminating and sad..
  • Oct 07, 2019
    It's realistic. I know because I lived in Israel at the time of the events. A very unique insight to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    It's soo good and sad that all this can happen .. and sheds light on how rhetoric is so threatening ...
  • Oct 02, 2019
    The show does a remarkable job of portraying Arab-Israelis and Palestinians as flawed and complicated human beings. Their perspective is presented and challenged on a number of occasions, but you are left with the notion that they are not evil people. It's a very impressive handling of a difficult issue. So it's a shame that the same care is not shown to the Jews in the show. They gleefully cackle about wanting to murder babies and burn villages to the ground. It's cartoonish, and offensive.
  • Sep 27, 2019
    representing one murder case instead of the all four, and focuses only on palestinian side of things, the israeli side is not shown with much will.

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