By AJ Frost
Netflix. HBO Max. Disney+. Hulu. The world is awash with streaming networks that cater to everybody’s leisure or instructional style. With a lot content material floating across the ether, one might get misplaced within the sea of alternative. And though it will appear that extra choices result in an countless viewing paradise, the selection may be tough when it comes down to really choosing one thing to look at. Compounding the problem for the Jewish viewers is the dearth of strong programming that speaks on to this demographic (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” however).
Cue in ChaiFlicks, a younger, up-and-coming curator of Jewish and Israeli streaming content material that gives greater than a thousand movies, documentaries and tv sequence that viewers can select from. According to the corporate: “ChaiFlicks has the exclusive rights to the best thrillers, comedies, dramas and television series from Israel and around the world as well as extensive content focusing on Jewish and Israeli culture, heritage and experience.”
Of observe are two packages which might be fantastic introductions to the platform for brand spanking new members. The first known as “Checkout,” which follows the antics of a various forged of shoppers and workers at a struggling grocery store. The scenario comedy is a cult hit and on observe to develop into one of many most-watched sitcoms in Israel. In 2021, “The Forward” selected “Checkout” because the primary sequence of the yr.
The different main spotlight is the thought-provoking “The New Black.” There is not any want for orange on this present set in a distinguished yeshivah, which follows the exploits of “four rebellious students as they try to reconcile their desire for modern life with their Orthodox upbringings.” For those that might imagine that the attraction of this present would possibly solely be for individuals who have been via the yeshivah system, that’s not the case. The setting is simply an invite right into a world that wants extra exploration, humor and empathy.
While completely different in tone and content material, each of those reveals signify the trendy Jewish media panorama: hip, distinguished and in tune with what Jewish viewers members crave from their leisure sources. For those that could be skeptical that such a platform may very well be sustainable, the amount (and, after all, the standard) of the packages communicate for themselves. And with new items of content material added commonly on a wide range of subjects and themes, ChaiFlicks fills a crucial want within the Jewish and Israeli media panorama.
As is the case with different streaming networks, there are two methods to entry ChaiFlicks. There is a month-to-month payment of $5.99 or an annual payment of $60 (there may be additionally an choice for a free seven-day trial). For the hundreds of accessible items of media, out there on each main streaming system, that is definitely a good value and on par with well-established platforms.
Does ChaiFlicks get up properly subsequent to its opponents? For a household that wishes the choice to benefit from the newest in Israeli or Jewish-themed fashionable tradition, then Chai Flicks is a superb addition to the already-burgeoning world of premium streaming platforms.
Indeed, from youngsters’s packages to comedies, critical Holocaust dramas, to “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” there are hours of participating, healthful and welcoming content material to be discovered with ChaiFlicks. And regardless that it’s stated
that Jews are the “People of the Book,” ChaiFlicks makes the case that the Jewish individuals are properly represented within the streaming area.