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Must Watch TV Shows During This Women’s History Month

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The media is a powerful medium, but often do we encounter movies and TV series that negatively portray women, and may sometimes include sexist messages or objectification to females.

This is why we get very excited about movies and TV series, that correctly portray the power of women; because we need for our voice to be heard, and for our daily struggles to be shown on television. We need more female heroes, and for the spotlight to be on them.

Luckily, TV shows have lately taken a positive turn, and more women are now becoming their own heroes.

So in the light of this month being all about women empowerment, we’re blessing you with 5 shows with a positive image on women, and quite the nice representation of their heroic capabilities.

1- Workin’ Moms 

We all know the amount of sacrifice a mother gives, how hard labor is and how they struggle to maintain a job and still be able to be present in their kids’ lives. But have we seen it on TV before?

The TV series tells the stories of several moms, and their different struggles. It is showcasing the things that mothers never spoke of, from how hard it can get to breastfeed, to how working moms try to keep up with both her job and home.

2- Grey’s Anatomy 

A classic that never gets old, the TV series is now airing its 15th season and is still going stronger by each episode. It doesn’t only portray positive image of women, but also of African Americans, Muslims and Latinos.

The women in the show are strong, they are bossy, they are fierce and they surely let nothing hold them back from their career. They all have families that they care for; thus showing the capabilities of women to do both things and excel nevertheless.

3- Good Girls 

Now, I’m not saying that the show is a perfect representation of women, but if you are in the mood for a good laugh and to see women kick some ass, then this show is the one for you.

The show revolves around three women, who in facing some financial crisis, decides to rob a supermarket and from then, hell let loose! Even though they went over board with the idea of the robbery, but it still shows how mothers would do literally anything for their children’s sake. Seeing how one needs the money for her daughter’s surgery, and the other is fighting for the custody of her kid.

4- How to get away with murder 

Another classic, the show is running its fourth season, it revolves around the brilliant Annalise Keating, who is a lawyer and a professor. She selects a group of her students to help out with her cases, and with what started off as a great opportunity for them, turns to a series of mysterious murders.

5- Russian Doll 

The show brilliantly showcase Natasha Lyonne, who plays Nadia, a woman who on her birthday, gets hit by a taxi and dies. But then she comes to her birthday party, again! Stuck in a time loop, we go on a journey with her through it all, it is both brilliant and hilarious.

 

 

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First Arabic Series ‘Jinn’ Causing Controversy in Jordan

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Jinn, the first Arabic series on Netflix has caused wide controversy in Jordan due to some of the inappropriate scenes of the show, that caused them to be charged of being immoral.

The Jordanian general prosecutor has issued a decision to stop the screening of Jinn. Netflix MENA response which they have tweeted through their official account is that they stand strongly against all abusive acts that the cast has been facing.

They further explained that their intention was to spread variety in the shows screened and to provide a safe environment for movie lovers.

 

On the other hand, the Royal Film Commission in Jordan released a statement concerning the allegations, explaning that its role is to encourage local production as well as freedom of speech and that it has no control over the script or the content of the show.

The statement also highlighted that people are always demanding to have more freedom and personal choices, but when faced with a situation like this one, they automatically go insane and forget about their previous demands.

Opinions regarding the show still vary but one thing that shouldn’t be denied is that the show is indeed impressive, so far I have watched a couple of episodes and allow me to say this, the quality and production of the series is undeniably good.

Here is what some people had to say about nevertheless…

While there are some angry tweets, other teenagers are spiraling through social media saying that they are actually proud to be witnessing such a show actually portraying real life. Others are impressed with the girl power shown on the show, and that they would rather watch a controversial show than watch others that portray women as weak and abused.

It’s yet to be seen if there will be a formal reaction from the government but so far Netflix is standing behind the writers and the cast.

 

 

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Zay el Shams: Our Own Theories on Who and Why Killed Farida?

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People on social media are taking the Farida case way too seriously, seeing how assumptions are flooding the social media and surprisingly, they are being made based on what appears to be a thorough analysis of each character!

Theories of how the show will end are also taking part of daily discussions, and it looks like people will remain restless until the truth is unveiled.

The thing is each and every person has solid, valid point of view. Like I said, they are truly based on thorough analysis and logical justification.

You have said yours, it is time we lay out ours!

1- Omar

Now the obvious suspect is Omar, which is exactly why, we are not suspecting him. Because why choose to end the series in an obvious way! Unless that is the point, that the answer has always been right in front of us, clear as daylight?

And honestly, he does have all the motives, what with the children’s custody case, and the many scenes that shows his hatred towards Farida.

All the events happening now, are leading us to believe it’s Omar, which again is making us highly doubt such an expected ending. Or not, no one knows…

2- Nour

My very own theory is quite the twisted one, because I’m pointing my finger towards Nour! And yes, she was in London at the time (supposedly), and she is her sister… But who knows? Maybe it was accidental, maybe she didn’t kill her on purpose. Remember the first episode when the statue of the two sisters broke? Also, as I said before, the character development of Nour is very disappointing, and that’s why, I’m not buying it!

I’m not buying the whole, strong independent falling back in the arms of her ex cheating fiance, especially in a time where her nephews and niece need her the most. So, my theory is, not only did she do it, but she is also trying to frame Omar for it. Hence, she took his case.

Told you it was quite the complex, twisted theory!

3- The Lawyer

Gamal Soliman appeared before, but he didn’t get us suspicious until his wife appeared to be pretty mad about Nour’s phone call. Also, from the memories of Farida, it looks like he wanted to be more than just her lawyer and let’s all admit it, it was creepy and perverted!

My theory regarding this is that he might have physically harassed Farida, and being the courageous woman that she is, she threatened to tell and ruin his career, and oh well, you know the drill!

4- Seif

Here’s why I don’t think he did it! I believe that Seif really is sick, a sick person madly in love with Farida. And even if he did it, my theory is that he will be in a full denial that he killed the love of his life.

5- The Doctor

Just yesterday, we found out that Farida has had a crush on him, to which he didn’t respond to her. But that is what he is saying! And maybe, Farida couldn’t accept the idea of a man rejecting her, and did something very stupid.

Something very stupid, that triggered him to kill her.

At the end of the day, it looks like we will have to just wait and watch…

 

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Netflix Announces Its Very First Egyptian Original Series

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Netflix, the streaming giant announced that it is currently working on its very first original Egyptian show, which is based on Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’sMa Waraa Al Tabiaa“.

Netflix announced the news earlier on their official MENA Twitter account, and said that they are bringing viewers with an Egyptian show that is an adaptation of Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’sMa Waraa Al Tabiaa“.

 

The series will be directed by Amr Salama and produced by Mohamed Hefzy.

 

Hefzy expressed his pride of such a collaboration in a statement that said, “I’m excited to be collaborating once again with my friend and colleague Amr Salama. I am confident that together, along with Netflix, we will provide audience with world-class work in a manner that is well suited to Egyptian and Arab drama,” he said.

“My dream has always been to transform the novels of nature into a screen play, while still maintaining the spirit of the supernatural. And I can’t wait to present these exciting stories to the Netflix audience in 190 countries around the world,” said Salama in a tweet.

 

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