Itโ€™s a matchmaking episode for UNITED STATES OF AL. Adhir Kalyan (Al) is determined to find a husband for his sister, Hassina, who is lonely living in Turkey after the collapse of the Afghanistan government. 

The entire family gets into the Afghan tradition of interviewing possible candidates. It brings up the question of who is good enough for Alโ€™s sister. She has to marry a rich, American Afghan in order to be able to travel and live in the U.S. In the end, it is Al who discovers he is not yet over his own broken heart. It will be interesting to see where all of this is headed. 

It was good to watch something more light-hearted surrounding Alโ€™s life. The family unity and honesty keep this series strong, but I do have to admit, I enjoy the heavier, dramatic chapters a bit more. 

UNITED STATES OF AL is available to stream on CBS/Paramount Television. 

Esta Rosevear

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

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