In February, we posted the first three episodes of Verplanck, a new "kosher comedy" series that follows the exploits of four different types of Orthodox Jews, as they act on their plans to build a new Orthodox Jewish community in Verplanck, an actual city in upstate New York with just a few hundred residents. The locals are portrayed as hicks who have no clue as to what Orthodox Judaism or these newcomers are about.
The show is presented as if it were a documentary but the viewer knows it’s fake. This format is referred to as a mockumentary. The genre can also be categorized as a dramedy -- a blend of drama and comedy.