5 series like Ramy you must watch

By Lori Meek
Published: October 9, 2022 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)
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This article discusses 5 series like Hulu’s Ramy you must watch.

Hulu’s Ramy just entered its third season. The millennial dramedy takes a poignant look at the struggles faced by a first-generation Egyptian-American (played by Ramy Youssef) who is trying to find common ground between his Muslim roots and the western culture he’s lived in for the entirety of his life. It’s a unique and highly relatable show, so its popularity is hardly surprising. Hulu’s only releasing one new episode of Ramy each week, so here are some similar series you may enjoy in the meantime. 

5 series like Ramy you must watch

Mo (2022 – ) 

Mo was co-produced by Ramy Youssef, and it stars comedian Mohammed Amer in the titular role. The dramedy takes a look at the challenges the main character faces as he tries to get his asylum and U.S. citizenship in order. The series premiered on Netflix in August 2022, and there are 8 episodes available for your binging pleasure. 

Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007 – 2012) 

Little Mosque on the Prairie was a Canadian sitcom focused on the Muslim community living in the fictional small town of Mercy. It’s a fun comedy, particularly remarkable for its positive portrayal of Muslim immigrants. The series ran for 8 seasons and even received an award for its writing at the 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards.

Transplant (2020 – )

This Canadian medical drama, Transplant, is centered around a Syrian doctor forced to flee his war-torn country with his sister. To practice medicine in his host country, he needs to retake medical training and ends up working in a hospital as an intern. The series created by Joseph Kay premiered in 2020, and it’s currently in its third season. 

Man Like Mobeen (2017 – )

Man Like Mobeen is a British series about a Muslim man from Birmingham who is struggling to build a life for himself while moving away from a criminal past. The series is well worth a watch thanks to its honest portrayal of the life and struggles the lead has to face as a Pakistani Muslim. 

Bob Hearts Abishola (2019 – )

This CBS sitcom centers on an American man who falls in love with and marries Abishola, a nurse who is also an immigrant from Nigeria. Bob Hearts Abishola takes a lighthearted approach to the cultural differences between the new couple yet treats both cultures with the respect they deserve. 

Do you have any other recommendations for series like Ramy? Let us know!

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