Ramy: Season 2 Reviews

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August 6, 2021
When it comes to the politics of Islam, supposedly one of the main focuses of the show, Youssef shies from delving into the growing division between secular and traditional Islam. It's here where the ideology of the show grows even more muddled.
February 3, 2021
Squirm-inducing scenes aside, this is a fantastic show that it is easy to gallop through, as it takes a fresh and frank look at a group that historically hasn't been shown much on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2020
It's all a very different kind of punchline that allows the storytelling to feel much more authentic-even when the plot feels completely unrealistic, it's still grounded in reality.
December 19, 2020
I didn't expect season two to have the low-grade anxiety of Uncut Gems (for me), where you're always on your toes because you know that Ramy is going to mess up... I think that it's impressive that I love a show about an awful, horny man.
December 19, 2020
Not since Master of None has the displaced immigrant experience been told with such authenticity and such tongue-in-cheek humor.
December 18, 2020
The standout episode focuses solely on Uncle Naseem (Laith Nakli)... The way Youssef and his writing team force you to look at him in a new light reminds you why this is among TV's most challenging, and finest, shows.
December 18, 2020
Ramy improves on its first season by refusing to rest on its laurels, continuing to pose deep spiritual questions while making you laugh.
December 18, 2020
In Ramy's continuous and confused struggle to be a better person, we can also see our own urban struggles navigating relationships and ideologies. There is a universality to Ramy's experience that is independent of his ethnicity and faith.
December 18, 2020
Ultimately, what makes Ramy powerful is how it manages to stay non-judgmental of its protagonist, and also steer away from him when it becomes overwhelming. The show provides no answers to any question he asks, and it's best that way.
December 18, 2020
Ramy eventually veers towards episodes that highlight side characters which allows the series to have multiple perspectives on the Muslim-American immigrant experience. It's in these tangents, that the show shines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2020
If in its first season, Ramy ... was a breath of fresh air (merely by focusing on an American-born Muslim), then the second season is a display of the series' empathetic depth.
October 23, 2020
It is a rare show where the central drama revolves around forgiveness and seeking God. Ramy uses humor not to mock these concerns but to make them accessible and compelling.
August 3, 2020
Unique and rather wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2020
RAMY brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it's like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
June 22, 2020
When the laughs do come, they're highly rewarding. The most engaging aspect of Ramy, though is that simple, dogged question: how to be yourself, how to be modern, and still be a person of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2020
Through Ramy's increased devotion, viewers get a broader understanding of Islam's tenets of peace and self-awareness, in addition to Youssef's brand of humor, which still illuminates the difficulties of being Muslim in American culture.
June 12, 2020
Season 2 of Ramy Youssef's Hulu dramedy is just as life-affirming, poignant, and funny as the first-only now it features one of the best actors on the planet...
June 12, 2020
Ramy presents us with an exceedingly flawed protagonist. The show doesn't want to make him an example, and we not only see the beautiful aspects of his experiences but also the ridiculous ones.
June 11, 2020
Throughout the 30-minute format provides enough time to get the story told without lollygagging..."Ramy" will jump from one scene to the next almost before you can get the laugh out. Yet it rarely seems hurried.
June 11, 2020
With a formidable mix of surrealism and humor, Youssef explores the complexities of being a religious millennial man.
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