"Thanks to the COVID-19 shutdown, we are all desperate to feel like we’re somewhere other than on our own couches," says Jen Chaney. "We want to be transported, to feel like we’re encountering new people, as opposed to no one other than our pets and houseplants. The new Netflix series Unorthodox is able to work that much-needed magic. In broader, thematic terms, the four-episode series, about a woman attempting to break free of a life that constrains her, feels right for this moment. Unorthodox also introduces its audience, in immersive detail, to Satmar Hasidic Jewish culture and to a community of conservatory students in contemporary Berlin. It’s a journey in every sense, and the first series that I’ve been able to binge-watch in a rush, without taking extended pauses to mainline more news, since the pandemic began."