UNITED STATES OF AL is at its best when the writers deal with a serious, informative topic. This week’s episode did just that. What do the people of Afghanistan think of all the thousands of interpreters who worked with the American forces?

Adhir Kalyan, who plays Al, spoke with passion and conviction. It was a topic I had no knowledge about beforehand, and now I understand both sides to this situation. It begs to ask the question, what would any of us have done at 17 for our country?

UNITED STATES OF AL also showed how love can crop up quickly in anyone’s life. It effectively mixed the possibility of romance side by side with our life choices. It made its point brilliantly and did not sugar coat the positions. Well done!

UNITED STATES OF AL is available to stream on CBS ALL ACCESS Television.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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