Ramy: Season 2 (2020)

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Ramy's layered approach yields rich rewards in a poignant second season that digs deeper without losing faith in the power of levity.

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Air date: May 29, 2020

bro... you want real love? commit to the right person. take the bay'ah.

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Air date: May 29, 2020

hey i'm starting to think those guys at Verizon had a point.

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Air date: May 29, 2020

he told you about little Omar! stop acting like you didn't know! now you gotta explain this dog to your parents?? it's haraam. you're just... haraam!

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Air date: May 29, 2020

you dress like a skateboarder... but you don't know how to skateboard?

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the shower keeps getting clogged. my feet are just sitting in a puddle of my sweaty body water... you ever feel that? like, you took a shower, but you feel like you still gotta wash your feet?

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pray two rakat for Ruther Bader Ginsburg.

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do not go to a magic show. david blaine is straight up jinn.

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Air date: May 29, 2020

masr um el dunya... and it always will be. but america is what I need right now. you'll see, baba. inshallah.

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yes. mexicans can go to heaven.

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can we just pray together?

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Cast & Crew

Ramy Youssef
Ramy Hassan
Mohammed Amer
Mo
Hiam Abbass
Maysa Hassan
Amr Waked
Farouk Hassan
David Merheje
Ahmed
Laith Nakli
Uncle Naseem
Steve Way
Steve
Jerrod Carmichael
Executive Producer
Ravi Nandan
Executive Producer
Ari Katcher
Executive Producer
Ryan Welch
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Ramy Season 2

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (21)

The standout episode focuses solely on Uncle Naseem (Laith Nakli)... The way Youssef and his writing team force you to look at him in a new light reminds you why this is among TV's most challenging, and finest, shows.

Dec 18, 2020 | Full Review…

RAMY brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it's like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

Jun 23, 2020 | Full Review…

With a formidable mix of surrealism and humor, Youssef explores the complexities of being a religious millennial man.

Jun 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a smarter, better show for being so hard on Ramy, in part because it knows him well enough to not let the whole story rest on one young millennial's shoulders.

Jun 1, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Squirm-inducing scenes aside, this is a fantastic show that it is easy to gallop through, as it takes a fresh and frank look at a group that historically hasn't been shown much on TV.

Feb 3, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's all a very different kind of punchline that allows the storytelling to feel much more authentic-even when the plot feels completely unrealistic, it's still grounded in reality.

Dec 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Not since Master of None has the displaced immigrant experience been told with such authenticity and such tongue-in-cheek humor.

Dec 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Ramy improves on its first season by refusing to rest on its laurels, continuing to pose deep spiritual questions while making you laugh.

Dec 18, 2020 | Full Review…

In Ramy's continuous and confused struggle to be a better person, we can also see our own urban struggles navigating relationships and ideologies. There is a universality to Ramy's experience that is independent of his ethnicity and faith.

Dec 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Ultimately, what makes Ramy powerful is how it manages to stay non-judgmental of its protagonist, and also steer away from him when it becomes overwhelming. The show provides no answers to any question he asks, and it's best that way.

Dec 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Ramy eventually veers towards episodes that highlight side characters which allows the series to have multiple perspectives on the Muslim-American immigrant experience. It's in these tangents, that the show shines.

Dec 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If in its first season, Ramy ... was a breath of fresh air (merely by focusing on an American-born Muslim), then the second season is a display of the series' empathetic depth.

Dec 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ramy: Season 2

  • Apr 15, 2021
    In the second edition of the partial memoir of Ramy Youssef's New York life, the eponymous protagonist encounters new personal challenges in terms of interpersonal relationships, growing up and relating to his religion. The latter in particular is a strong focus this time, with a mentor of sorts entering Ramy's life. His family also comes more to the fore this season, and it is illuminated how the American dream often gets in their way. The first half of the season, as with its predecessor, is devoted entirely to Ramy and his difficulties after returning from Egypt. As is often the case, he consciously questions where he stands in life and how he might become a good Muslim. Ramy Youssef once again knows how to shine with a lot of wit and uses his dramatic side at the right moments. The series is a classic dramedy and the acting of its characters makes this clear. Youssef's way of talking and constantly manoeuvring himself into unpleasant situations is always good for a laugh. You hardly understand his character's decisions, but you can't help but root for him. Of course, the fact that Youssef is virtually playing himself simplifies this enormously. With Mahershala Ali, this season welcomed a lucrative newcomer and Oscar winner. He is tailor-made for the role of Sheikh Ali. He radiates calm and optimism and always believes in the good in people, which is why he also takes on a seemingly hopeless case like Ramy. You buy Ali's performance at all times and never have the feeling that he is just playing some pseudo-wise god. As usual, the other characters from Ramy's family perform strongly. Both May Calamawy as his younger sister Dena and Hiam Abbass as his mother Maysa get their own episodes again, depicting their struggles against American prejudices against Muslims. The same goes through Amr Waked this time as the family man Farouk and even Laith Nakli in the role of the racist Uncle Naseem, who also have to deal with their difficult positions in this world. Ramy continues to be unpredictable in its making and surprises with the many episodes that are not exclusively dedicated to the title character. Thus, the series remains varied in the second season and shows one numerous facets of Islamic culture. This time, with the religion theme, there is also a consistent plotline throughout the season, after there were some episodes in the first that were only partially connected. While these were all solid and entertaining, here episode seven is one that you want to erase from your memory immediately after watching it. It's downright obnoxious and doesn't feel necessary at any point. However, thanks to the great episodes that preceded it, one is not willing to abandon the series, which pays off thanks to the high quality of the three final episodes. Ramy is by no means perfect, but neither does Youssef want to be. He remains true to his line and teaches us with further important and incisive events from his life as a Muslim millennial in the US.
  • Nov 07, 2020
    Season 2 of the breakout comedy Ramy loses a bit of steam in its second season, but grows the story into a deeper, more meaningful conversation. I am very excited to see where season 3 picks up.
  • Oct 11, 2020
    The comedy isn't funny and the character is flat and under-developed.
  • Oct 07, 2020
    Funny, exciting, heartfelt, complicated, cringy and overall brilliant. It is a complex comedy about identity, religion and self-improvement. A unique and very fresh story.
  • Sep 04, 2020
    I saw a different word, different culture and different believe. It so interesting to watching. I was believe we are different, but after this show I feel never said never! We all humans
  • Aug 15, 2020
    Painful, cringey, and neccessary. EXCELLENT acting on all parts, excellent writing.
  • Jul 10, 2020
    Absolutely loved it, what a fresh and unique new voice
  • Jul 08, 2020
    An entertaining comedy with so much heart.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    Almost one layer comedy but not as smart as the first.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    I liked the second season but not as much as Season 1. Ramy is known for being unique because it is a comedy about a Muslim-American family and Ramy, the main character, wrestling with his desire to to be a good Muslim. While it may be true that we rarely see American-Muslim characters in television comedies, I actually think it has become rare to show people wrestling with deep issues of faith anymore on television at all. Ramy is very much about the main characters spiritual journey and wanting to be true to his religion, but he constantly seems unable to refrain from sex and is often impulsive in general. There is an episode about a gay, Muslim character on the show that I thought was outstanding. It helped us understand the deep shame some men of an older generation and from religious communities still experience about their sexuality and how it impacts who they become as people. The one thing that bothered me about Season 2 is that I thought Ramy's relationship with one of the other main characters, a women who he marries, is under-developed and I especially thought the actions of his fiance and bride were not believable. I never believed they fell in love with each other at all or even was convinced that they thought their feelings were deep enough to marry. I also had trouble the way his relationship with his female cousin was underdeveloped and I thought her character's action just did not feel believable to me either. I think he needs to work on the development of his female characters more, especially his romantic partners. But I still really like and recommend this show. There were times in both Season One and Season Two that I thought the show was poetic in a way that we rarely see in television, and I hope there is a Season 3.

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