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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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4 Ways You Can Benefit From Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Online Services

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We are quite impressed with how entities are doing their very best to go digital amidst this coronavirus scare, in order to keep their audience both entertained and informed with something to do during the quarantine.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is one of the many entities doing their own share of good to help us stay productive during the quarantine and wisely use our free time.

The library is offering a number of online services, suitable for all knowledge seekers. Here are some of the ways you can benefit from these services!

You can Browse through 200,000 Books Online

The library has uploaded 200,000 books online and is currently uploading their non-literary works on their YouTube channel for a more comprehensive experience.

Online Documentaries

For those who aren’t really into reading, the library is providing a number of documentaries on their YouTube channel. Besides books and documentaries, the channel also offers online conferences and concerts!

‘ScienSee Club for Science & Science Fiction’

The library will organize an online activity of “ScienSee Club for Science and Science Fiction.” This online activity is part of the library’s keenness in delivering cultural services.

The event will start on Wednesday at 8:00 PM via “Zoom” video conference.

Concerts

The library is making sure to inform as well as entertain! Also provided on their YouTube channel is a number of concerts, some of them have already been hosted but can still be found on the channel.

The library also has programs for masters degree students. We are telling you if you’re looking to benefit from your free time, then check our their official Facebook page and YouTube channel for more events.

 

 

 

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The Apps You Need To Survive Quarantine Time

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The Apps You Need To Survive Quarantine Time

We’re currently facing a devastating but necessary quarantine but nothing shall stop us from finding ways to kill time with and ways to spend time with our friends! Luckily, technology has us covered with a number of applications that make leaving the house no longer a necessity.

From life-saving apps to ones that keep us entertained and connected, we present to you the following necessary apps to help you survive this quarantine.

Tiktok

Tiktok comes on top of the list and as much as we all might be ashamed to admit, it turns out the app is so much fun and a great time killer, we blame it on celebrities for making us so addicted.

Also, try to include your family members in some of the videos, the results are hilarious!

House Party

House party is an app that took over the entire world in just a few weeks! It is a social media app that allows you to video-chat and play games with your friends, the closest thing you will get to hanging out with your buddies!

Google Duo

A bit similar to house party minus the games, Google Duo is the highest quality video calling app, It’s simple, reliable, and works on smartphones, tablets and on the web. It will help bring all your loved ones in a group chat and it is also ideal for work conference calls. 

Down Dog

Down Dog is a great application for exercising, it will get you a brand new yoga practice every time you come to your mat! Unlike other apps that pre-record videos, this one won’t make you repeat the same workout over and over again.

AND it’s free until May the 1st! We love apps that understand what we’re currently going through.

Headspace

With everything we’re going through, meditation is truly much needed to help us pass time while simultaneously managing stress. Headspace offers courses, ranging from the basics of meditation to others that help you stay positive, like “Happiness.” Or shorter ones, like “Breathe,” that encourage you to take a quick 1-3 minutes from the day to relax. Download the app and discover the rest!

Psych

Another game that you can play with your friends online, you choose from a variety of fun categories in which each player makes up fake answers to real trivia questions. You get points for guessing the right answer, and for each other player you PSYCH! into choosing yours.

Google News and Apple News

With something new happening everyday, you need to remain caught up with what’s happening around the world and the easiest way to do so is by installing Google News and Apple News. Both also show you the biggest stories of the day from an assortment of the best news outlets, so you can always be up to date on what’s going on.

Kindle

For all the book worms out there, take advantage of the time you now have thanks to the quarantine and catch up on the latest reads through Kindle! The books cost less than the physical copy, and there are plenty of font sizes and formats to change so the book is always easy to read. It’s free for iPhone or Android.

Wordscapes

This one is for all the geeks out there who like to challenge themselves! Wordscapes is the word hunt game, it’s a perfect fit for fans of crossword or word anagram games, combining best of word find games and crossword puzzles.

Technology is indeed a life saver in a time like this but always remember that going old school can be fun too! Puzzle games, card and board games are still a great way to bond with the family and kill quarantine time. What matters the most here is for you to make the best out of your stay!

 

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Will Shooting of Ramadan Series Come to a Halt Resulting In Cancellation of Shows?

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Will Shooting of Ramadan Series Come to a Halt Resulting In Cancellation of Shows?

Egypt is now facing a lock-down and is under nationwide curfew to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but before this crisis occurred, the annual Ramadan TV series were still being filmed. So the question here remains, with all the ongoing troubles, will shooting come to a halt?

Well, the Egyptian Actors Syndicate stressed recently that there hasn’t been any official decision regarding a ban to film any series so far, but with the ongoing precautionary measures, the situation is constantly changing.

Before announcing the curfew, the syndicate has postponed shooting scenes that require/ include a large gathering of people.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian Producer and Screenwriter, Mohamed Hefzy has indeed suspended shooting of the Arabic Horror Series ‘Paranormal’ as a precautionary measure to maintain the safety of the crew.

On the other hand, a number of Egyptian artists are asking those in charge to actually suspend filming until all of this comes to an end, for at least a period of 15 days! Rania Youssef, Screenwriter Mariam Naoum, and Filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah are all on the same page regarding this issue.

 

Things are rapidly changing which is of course affecting the media scene in Egypt, and as much as it will hurt a lot of people to have their favorite series canceled, it is indeed an important measure that has to be taken.

From what we know so far, most of the shootings are currently on hold due to the curfew that limited shooting hours, and we’re waiting to hear more from the syndicate…

 

 

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