WATCH | “Unorthodox”
Esty, a 19-year-old Jewish woman, is living unhappily in an arranged marriage among the Satmar sect of the ultra-Orthodox community in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. She flees to Berlin, where her estranged mother lives, and tries to navigate a secular life, discovering life outside her community and rejecting all the beliefs she grew up with. Her husband, who learns she is pregnant, travels to Berlin with his cousin, by order of their rabbi, to try to find her. The four-part miniseries is inspired by Deborah Feldman’s 2012 autobiography, “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.” Watch now on Netflix.
LISTEN | “Good Things”
“We think we delivered our best album of our career so far,” Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers told Apple Music. Fans of the duo’s infectious take on commercial country will have plenty to dig into on the latest album, “Good Things,” thanks to Smyers’ production and musicianship. The album features singles such as “Glad You Exist,” “10,000 Hours” and “I Should Probably Go To Bed.” Listen now on Apple Music.
READ | Failing
An unsuspecting pilot must make a terrible choice in “Falling,” the debut novel from former flight attendant T.J. Newman. After taking off from LAX on a flight to JFK, Captain Bill Hoffman learns that his wife and children have been kidnapped… and that’s not even the worst part. Not only will these criminals murder Bill’s family if he speaks up, but the captors are also threatening to kill their victims unless Bill goes through with the unthinkable: intentionally crash his plane. Purchase on Amazon or Google Play.