Topic: Nehama S1E1 Review

Topic: Nehama S1E1 Review

SYNOPSIS: Guy Nehama has a wife he loves, a job in a high-tech company he despises, and 5 children that he doesn’t really know. He finds himself in the midst of a mid-life crisis, feeling that because of his family he gave up on a career as a stand-up comedian. When his wife dies in a car accident, he starts chasing after his old dream. On the way he loses everything – the co-worker who is secretly in love with him, his brother’s friendship and even – his children. Nehama is obsessed with his love for his dead wife. He tries to figure out what secrets she kept from him. Until he has to wake up and choose between his dream as an artist and his children.

Within the first 3 minutes of the show, a line comes out “Fuck This, you’re all morons,” and this was the moment I was hooked.

Everyone is freaking out because they think Dad is having a stroke because he has pain in his arm. The family doesn’t know what they would do without their dad, which on the surface sounds sweet, but the banter throughout the opening of this show is brilliant.

The transition mid-episode to go full-blown mid-evil time-esq story is nothing short of perfection. I love Guy, and he is another fantastic person within this phenomenal cast that makes you laugh out loud.

Everything about the writing is damn near perfect, especially when it comes to Guy, just one of the best-written characters in a comedy in a long time. Guy is a good guy, but he likes to have fun as he still has that college-like vibe him to him. He is crazy, over the top, and just so relatable.

Speaking of funny, Reshef Levi is HILARIOUS! Every single one of his lines is sarcastic, witty, and you laugh out loud. His casting in this role is perfection. The dynamic between him and Liron Vaisman makes Tamar and Guy relatable, fun, and you invest in their lives.

The pilot travels to a wide range of topics that make put’s us smack dab in the middle of the Nehama family. One episode in, and you are hooked in to see what happens to them next.

The Verdict:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Nehama is hands down one of the funniest pilots I have seen this year.

Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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