Who as yet has not seen this Israeli TV series should get hold of a copy (comes with english subtitles)!!!
It tells the story of modern orthodox Yerushalmites in their late 20's /early 30's and the day to day struggle of finding a partner and dealing with different relationships as well as living an orthodox livestyle in a modern comunity.
Copy of my reply from this same thread in the other in the topic:
It's a wonderful series. My husband bought the DVDs. But one warning is that the Israeli TV standard is different than the US standard, so the DVDs can only be watched on a computer, not on a US standard tv. That's one reason I didn't mention them earlier.
We lent the DVDs of the first season to some ex-pat Israeli friends. They are in their 60's and have lived in the US about 40 years. And they are definitely secular. The series is about "Dati'im" singles in their late 20's. Our friends say unapologetically that they "hate" the Dati'im, and yet they were so engrossed by this series that they called us back only a week later to say that they had already watched the whole first season of 13 or 14 shows! Then they got the second season from us and watched that too in only about a week.
My husband and I watched only about one show a week. Not only did we not have much time since we are busy with work and two teenaged kids, but we wanted to kind of "make it last". We are now anxiously awaiting the third season which is scheduled to run this year.
It's good practice to listen to the spoken Hebrew even if you watch with the English subtitles. I find that even with my limited Hebrew, I can still spot a few inaccurate or just shortened translations.
I really enjoyed "Srugim" even though I am not much of a tv viewer. We have never had cable and since broadcast tv went digital, our analog tv can be used only for playing DVD's. I haven't watched tv on a regular basis since the early 1970's before I got too busy in high school. My husband has bought some of the old tv series on DVD, but I find that I don't care for most of them. And yet I found "Srugim" really captivating.