A tale of families and other non-returnable gifts
Araleh Berg is the father of three children by three different wives. His eldest, Batsheva, is a 31-year-old high school guidance counselor, who often searches (in vain) for a corrective experience for her childhood. She knows she won’t be able to change anything, but at the very least she might manage to annoy everyone and get some money out of Henya, Araleh’s mother, a brusque and hedonistic widow.
Udi, Araleh’s son by his second wife Fanny, is loved by everyone, and has a radiant and healthy outlook on life.
At the school where Batsheva works, Tamar, the youngest daughter of Araleh’s third wife Nira, is a student. Tamar has a lot of needs, including braces and a relationship with her estranged siblings.
All the family circles Araleh has managed to scatter around are tied together by a pipeline of money, supervised by Fanny, who manages the family business. Araleh, meanwhile, continues to act like a swinging bachelor, his latest conquest being a single and desperate shampoo girl at a hairdressing salon.
Over 13 episodes, the Bergs settle their scores, jostling for position within the family, where the only certainty is the unreliability of the patriarch.