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10 Kickass Old Egyptian Series To Watch!

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You must’ve watched at least one of those old epic Egyptian series! One of the best things to do with the family a long time ago was gathering around a TV screen with Leb abyad and start getting El Nahar Channel! Let’s get started!

1.) Tamer W Shaw2eya

You’re not a true Egyptian if you haven’t watched at least one episode of this extremely comedian couples! It’s release date was 4th of September, 1995 Starring Ahmed El Fishawy and of course Mai Kassab. Furthermore, most kids gather up in the evening for a night full of laughter!

2.) Hekayet Hayah

Hekayet Hayah isn’t a very old Egyptian series but it has won many attention! It was released in Ramadan of 2013 Starring Ghada Abdelrazik & Ahmed Zaher & many more. If you’re into drama than this would fit you perfectly, it talks about Hayah who had been forced to enter a Psychiatric Hospital by her family. After 13 years, she escaped from the hospital and she starts her new life trying to get back her son who do not know that she is his real mother. So, go on a huge rollercoaster ride with Hayah!

3.) Ragel We Set Setat 

You’re not a true Egyptian in blood if you haven’t watched at least an episode of Ragel We Set Setat! Some people watched it in an airplane for a flashback or as a family at home cracking up together. No matter how much we’ve watched it, the jokes gets us to laugh every single time! It starred Ashraf AbdElBaki (Adel) & Lekaa El Khameesy, it talks about Adel, who works at an antique shop, lives with 6 women at home, his daughter, his mother, his wife, his sister, his wife’s sister and lastly his mother in law! He faces their constant funny arguments and he even gets into more arguments with them! It’s awesome to watch!

4.) 3aiza Atgawez

This series is one of the funniest, yet relatable to watch. Starring Hend Sabry & Ahmed Fouad and it was released in 2010. Not very old but extremely light hearted comedy with a hint of romance!

A young pharmacist from a middle class family hopes to get married before turning thirty. Want something light to watch? Then, this is your choice!

5.) Raafat El Haggen 

Well, if you’re into Mystery, Drama & Crime then you’ll probably fall in love with this series. Starring Mahmoud Abdelaziz & Yousra and it was first released in 27th of March 1990. The story talks about the espionage epic inspired by the story of the Egyptian secret agent Refaat Suleiman who was planted inside the Israeli society to bring information to the Egyptian intelligence. Refaat Suleiman in the series is Raafat El Hagan, and we follow how he entered Israel, and how he is always tracked by the Mousad, and the hardships he goes through and the choices he makes in order to blend within this new society through the seasons. It’s truly amazing!

6.) Yawmeyat Wanees

Well, you’ve must’ve watched at least one episode of this legendary TV series! Starring Mohamed Sobhi and Soad Nasr, first released in 1994. Wanees and Maysa are proud parents who want what’s best for their four children. They teach them what’s right and wrong, and discover that they are also learning new things. It’s amazing, must watch.

7.) Bassant We Diyasty 

Most children gathered right before Iftar in Ramadan to watch an amazing animation series with Bassant & Diyasty! Starring Salah AbdAllah & Hanan Turk and it was first released in 2008! It’s very comedian and suitable for kids to keep them quiet till iftar time!

8.) 3a2elet El Hag Metwaly

This kickass dramatic series is amazing! Starring Ghada Abdelrazik & Ragaa El Gadawy and it was first released in 2001. It talks about the private life of Metwali, a successful businessman, who gets to be married to four women at a time.

9.) El Bab Fil Bab

This is one of those hilarious series to watch, light comedy and with hint of romantic. It’s cute honestly. Starring Sherif Salama & Ahmed Kandil and it was first released in 2014. This comedy series revolves around the story of a mother (Leila Taher), her son and his wife, who live in adjoining apartments. The show illustrates the ways the mother interferes in her son’s life and marriage, addressing the various social issues related to the role of the mother-in-law. During this season, the mother begins to accept her daughter-in-law and to give into the idea that her son and his wife have their own independent lives. It’s an amazing tv show honestly!

10.) Bakkar 

You must’ve heard at least once of Bakkar and it’s awesome! Bakkar is an Egyptian cartoon series that has been broadcast on Arabic TV stations during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan each year since the late 1990s. The series revolves around the adventures of a young Nubian-Egyptian boy named Bakkar, his pet Rashida, and his friends. Episodes tend to be underpinned by a moral message and nationalist themes. The opening and closing songs are by famed Nubian-Egyptian singer Mohammed Mounir. The opening song in particular stresses a nationalist love for Egypt and the River Nile, and is very popular, especially with young children. Want a throwback to your childhood? Feeling homesick? Watch Bakkar!

Watch at least one of those epic series that everyone fell in love with from that first episode! Tell us below your favorite series from above or remind us a series that we’ve missed out!

Nadia Haitham, who is a sixteen year old teenager, fantasizes and creates images in people’s minds using written words. She has always admired the idea of writing ever since she was a little girl with piggy tails and somehow, she’s chasing her dream! Nadia is currently an IGCSE student in The Continental School Of Cairo and she’s in the eleventh grade. They say Nadia is too young but she asks repeatedly, “if I don’t start now, then when?!” She blows her candles on the fifteenth of July, her zodiac sign is Cancer and she’s Egyptian. In 2015, she has written her first completed book that’s called, “Love Of A Teenage Girl” which is published on a writing website called, Wattpad. She has won several awards for the book which she’s planning to publish in the future. Nadia has also written a few other books and created quotes of her own but she hasn’t completed them yet but she’s planning to. She’s into music and learning something new every single day using the help of the social media world. She believes that writing is an underestimated art, it’s exactly like painting colorful images in people’s minds by using words of black and white.

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  1. Haitham Hassan

    July 12, 2018 at 12:24 am

    I am a big fan of Egyptian series. For sure there are much more than mentioned above like Goma3a El shawan, El Shahad we Eldemou3, Grand Hotel and El Ostoura.

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BBC interviews Al-Daheh Ahmed El-Ghandour

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“Meet the geek behind Egypt’s hit online science show” was the title that BBC has given to its interview with our own Ahmed El Ghandour aka ‘Al-Daheh’, and it gives us pride to have one of our brilliant minds being acknowledged by such a well-known media platform.

El Ghandour launched his science blog back in 2014, and now his channel has clocked up more than 19 million views.

He might just be the only person who is capable of turning science into something fun, accessible and understandable to all segments that follow his blog.

“I love all scientific subjects, never really stuck to learning only one.” Al-Ghandour tells BBC.

And that’s what makes his blog even more interesting, and succeeds in attracting different segments; seeing that he covers topics ranging from evolution to war, from science to history and more.

He describes the character of Al-Daheh as lonely, nerdy and insecure. Always appearing by himself on the show. I believe this is one of the reasons that his blog is succeeding, because the character of Al-Daheh is one that appeals to all and gets you hooked to know more, he always tells the information in a fun, kind of a weird way.

One of the theories on how countries evolve and ways towards gaining sustainable development, is the education entertainment theory. And that is through spreading awareness and  educating masses by means of entertainment. This is why, Al-Daheh is a personal favorite to me, and one of the few influencers to be using his platform in doing his fans real good.

Link for the interview: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190215-meet-the-geek-behind-egypts-hit-online-science-show

 

 

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Why Facebook groups are becoming the best part of Social Media!

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For a while now, several groups have appeared on Facebook and Instagram, these groups are closed and private ones that are exclusive for girls, most popular ones are Miss Basket, Her Diary, The Bridal Club, The Hair Addict and more.

People from the outside might look at these groups from a shallow perspective, and view them as a waste of time or even a strange way of communication.

Well, truth is, it is. It really is strange for girls to be sharing stories, pictures, and basically bits and pieces of their lives on a group filled with strangers. But let’s look at it from a wider perspective, and that is a group of girls trusting one another to share such intimate parts of their lives, instead of sharing it with a close person, and that’s says a lot.

The following are reasons why Facebook groups might just be the new best thing:

1.  Girls empowering girls.

It’s crucial for women to learn how to support and empower one another, it’s about helping each other grow and reach the top, and that’s what these girl value and stand for. They’re supportive, they’re encouraging, they speak the truth and that’s why their opinions are acknowledged and believed. From just a simple compliment to a real life advice.

I have seen girls suffer from mental illnesses and when seeking help through sharing their feelings and stories on groups, they find it. And let me tell you, the kind of encouragement that they get, is unbelievable!

2. It shows the difference one compliment can do!

Girls frequently post about insecurities regarding their appearance, others share their weight transformation even if it’s not much, and the way members respond is just incredible. They point out the good in them, they heartily congratulate and encourage them to keep going.

And that is the power of a good word, and yes, sometimes a compliment coming from a stranger is more believable.

3. It’s actually beneficial.

There are groups specific for hair and skin care, others specified for mothers, newlyweds, upcoming brides and even groups for young women who want to share something crafty that they have done! All these groups have girls sharing their experience with products, what worked with them and what didn’t. Girls often seek these groups for advice on where to find a certain item, and they would find replies mentioning near places at the best prices.

Instead of boring yourself with countless reviews from several bloggers, one platform offers all you need to know and more.

4. It’s teaching girls to accept themselves.

Girls have spent years getting fed with false beauty standards, that push them into spending time, money and effort in trying to always tame their hair and straightening it. But ever since Dina Ghalwash started the Instagram beauty blog, Curlytalks, and girls have began to accept their curls and its natural beauty. She shared with fans her heat free journey, until it became a trend, a journey that one shall not walk it alone. A healthy one.

And now, girls are sharing with one another hair routines, and healthy products that they can substitute their expensive products with.

5. Connecting girls with talents.

In the group ‘Today I did’, young women and girls get to share a crafty thing that they have done, or something that they are talented in and sell. Which helps connect them with possible clients, who in return can get these things with a more reasonable price.

And that is why being a part of these groups have become more of a lifestyle to girls, one they wouldn’t want to change. It’s a platform giving them the space they need to express themselves, share tips, ask for maternal help, recommendations and sometimes even just sharing a selfie. All without the fear of being judged, mocked or disregarded.

The only part that sometimes saddens me, and gets me wondering if these groups are really as healthy as I claim, or are they the exact opposite, and that is because I wonder why girls started reaching out to strangers for comfort and compliments? Why girls are in constant need for reassurance in order to boost their self-esteem?

But it is a part I willingly choose to ignore, because I would hate to believe that these girls aren’t getting the attention they deserve from their loved ones. And if what I fear is true, I’m still glad that those girls have found support elsewhere.

 

 

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Riverdale renewed for season 4

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Riverdale is coming back on Netflix with more Gryphons and Gargoyles, high school drama and murder mysteries; as it has been officially announced that the Archie comic series is up for season 4.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale show runner tweeted, “3 years ago, this show only existed as a script and this image. Now, there’s a superstar group of actors playing these iconic roles. And a spectacular crew that brings our small, murderous town to life. Thrilled 2 be able to continue telling stories for Season 4.”

The cast shared pictures on Instagram, showing off their enthusiasm and excitement for the new season, Camila Mendes, AKA Veronica Lodge, shared a cute picture of herself with costar Lili Reinhart, and captioned it with, “HOW WE FEEL ABOUT SEASON 4.”

Well, all Archie fans feel you Cami!

As for our favorite redhead in the town of Riverdale, KJ Apa, posted a picture of the double couple, with the caption, “Love you all and pumped to do it again. Congrats to all on Season 4.”

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