A clever teenage journalist comically recounts the events that lead to a beloved member of her community tragically dying in a freak, plague-related accident the week before Passover.
Think Sliding Doors in a modern orthodox North Jersey community.
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P.S. The whole town is gossiping about Ilana's new mystery beau. Who is it?! And, what's a beau??!
Good intentions don't always count.
Back to Sunday
In the season finale episode, Michal returns to where the story began - Sunday morning in Fairneck. It hasn't been an easy morning for anyone. Lovesick and tormented, Joey tries to distract himself with work, only to find his restaurant filled with frogs. Meanwhile, a few blocks away, Ben apologizes to Shoshana after their big fight at the open mic night. And, across town, an eager Beth visits Ilana on a dire mission. One thing is for sure: as bad as this day started, it's about to get a whole lot worse.
The Night Before (aka Saturday Night)
It's the long awaited Open Mic Night at The Lion's Den, and everyone's come out after Shabbos for the event. Even Joey can't resist crossing enemy lines to see what all the fuss is about. Ilana performs her own unique version of open mic, while Joey takes things a little less seriously. Meanwhile, tensions rise between Ben and Shoshana. What is Shosh so upset about anyway? And, Pharoah and the Plagues perform their hit song, Hail Storm For Your Love, a Fairneck favorite.
Beth finds a cigarette at Ramban and opens a full investigation, with Shoshana and Ilana at the helm. Meanwhile, Ben gets a visit from an eccentric electrician to help fix some loose wires in the basement...as we've learned, faulty wiring can be quite dangerous. And, a chance meeting between Joey and Ben at The Sleepy Bean Cafe has each of them trying desperately to prove just how handy he is (Spoiler alert: They're both lying).
The seventh grade protest against frog dissection has everyone at Ramban letting their guard down (well, except for Beth, who suspects the students are buying drugs on something called Instagram). With The Place catering the event, Joey jumps at the chance to see Shoshana. And, Michal takes us back in time to when Joey and Shoshana were high school sweethearts. Maybe they really were as intense as everyone says. So, what actually happened?
Eva truly has a keen sense of giving each character their own voice and creating a story that keeps you coming back for more. Each episode is exciting and engaging with twists and turns at every chance. She captures the scene in a way that your imagination perfectly paints the events before your eyes. Brava Eva, cast and crew!
So entertaining and well written! You’ll definitely enjoy it and want more
I love a plucky young female protagonist as much (if not more) than the next human, so I was immediately caught up in the story and characters in A Place Called Fairneck. Great voice acting, fun jokes, excellent use of sound to create the world of the story, and constant references to avocado egg rolls that make me hungry all of the time (but I won’t dock it a star for that). Definitely recommend!