“Ima and Abba’Z” (‘Mom and Dads’) is an Israeli comedy-drama TV series created by Avner Bernheimer and starring Yiftach Klein , Yehuda Levi and Maya Dagan. The show is about a couple of gay dads who decide to have a child with a woman. The series brings a new look to the concept of family, and redefines it. The model chosen is a shared parenting, and the main characters in the show ask themselves hard questions about parenting and family.
The series was first broadcast on Hot Channel 3 in November 2012 and ended in February 2013.
Three parents: Sami (Levi) and Erez (Klein), a gay couple, and Talia (Dagan) a single straight woman, just had a baby and try to build a new family unit. Sami, a colorful gay, a real estate agent, likes to party. He’s assertive, would rather that he and his partner would be the only parents of the child, without the girl in the picture. Erez , a neurotic gay guy , wishes with all his heart to be a wonderful father, but ends up making every possible mistake and preaching to everyone.
When Erez suggested to Talia that they have a child together, Talia knew she wanted a family, but she wanted to separate family from love and sex, claiming she wasn’t good with long-term relationships. Her relationship with Erez and Sami open new options in her life .
Imagine Israel Podcast: Mom and Dads (A Wider Bridge / August 24, 2016)
Gay Parents the ‘New Normal’ on Small Screen (Global Post / December 6, 2013)
Show on Gay Couple Goes Viral (Ynet News / August 11, 2013)
New on Israeli TV: Mom and Dad’Z (A Wider Bridge / November 13, 2012)