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'Ramy' puts fresh spin on Muslim experience

(CNN)The quest for identity as a Muslim living in New Jersey only scratches the surface of "Ramy," a Hulu series that deftly combines comedy with drama, and which gradually peels back layers in ways as impressive as they are relatable. Far from a "Muslims are just like us" sitcom, comic Ramy Youssef's deeply personal show explores familiar themes in a fresh and at times poignant manner.At first blush, "Ramy" resembles the latest addition to a hard-to-categorize brand of half-hour premium series like Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" or Donald Glover's "Atlanta," which explore the vagaries of young adulthood through a unique prism. There are also elements of "The Big Sick," the 2017 movie starring Kumail Nanjiani, in the issues that surround g ...