Mellow Drama: How a Bearded Loser Shot to TV Fame and Indie-rock Stardom

Yami Wisler’s new TV series,'The Plague,’ is an unflattering reflection of Israeli society - just like his indie band, The Biluim. Wisler, though, says that’s precisely the point.

"A margarine cake that leaves an aftertaste”; “a shoddy piece of work”; “the worst television series in Israel.” These are but a few of the comments about Yami Wisler’s “The Plague.” On the eve of its debut last month on the HOT cable channel − and right before it was dubbed a television disaster − Wisler presented two episodes to film students at Tel...