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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Killer Game of Thrones Mistakes That Can’t Be Left Unnoticed
The epic eight-year journey of Game of Thrones have witnessed last night its grand closure, the huge fanbase of the show certainly has many concerns about the eighth season and they definitely have a lot of comments regarding how the show ended.
But as opinions vary regarding this matter, one thing for sure is, the show had had several mistakes that couldn’t just be left unseen! After a rogue water bottle sighting followed the appearance of a Starbucks cup, fans start to question the team behind the incredible show.
So, as we say our final goodbyes to all the Targaryens, Starks and lannisters, let’s take a look at the mistakes that were spotted by fans during this season, to help us accept the reality that there is no longer GOT…
1. Season 8, Episode 6: The Water Bottle
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A water bottle from our century made a sudden appearance in last night’s finale, must be of high significance though, as it has attended the gathering of the leaders of Westeros.
Can you spot it too? Right there behind Samwell Tarly’s foot.
2. Season 8, Episode 5: Jamie Lannister’s Right Hand
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfT57476878) May 13, 2019
Jaime Lannister’s right hand makes a comeback! Well, the siblings needed a real hug before getting buried alive with rocks, so let’s cut them slack, maybe?
3. Season 8, Episode 4: The Famous Starbucks Cup
Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, and Drinker of Pumpkin Spice pic.twitter.com/BOPdolRhXz
— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 6, 2019
The misplaced coffee cup that caused quite the propaganda on social media! Maybe even out of all mistakes, this one was noticed by all. The cup was placed on the banquet table in Winterfell’s Great Hall, suspiciously in front of Daenerys Targaryen.
Emilia Clarke even defended herself on the show with Jimmy Fallon, and denied all responsibility, insisting that the cast “don’t drink Starbucks.”
4. Season 6, Episode 9: The Great Valyrian Rubber Sword
The sword that kills the infamous Ramsay Bolton’s during the Battle of the Bastards, must be really strong, huh? You probably didn’t notice this, so here’s a recap of the scene. Watch carefully, eyes on the sword! The rubber sword…
5- Season 5, Episode 10: The Laptop Charger
In the last episode for Stannis Baratheon’s, before getting defeated from Ramsay Bolton’s army got in the way. In his final scene, Stannis appears wounded leaning up against a tree, awaiting his execution from the great knight Brienne. What we don’t notice is the laptop charger or microphone pack appearing underneath his leg!
6- Sansa Stark, Or Sansa Targaryen?
In the credits for the first two episodes of the series the actress who plays Sansa Stark, Sophie Turner, is credited with a Targaryen symbol beside her name. By the third episode of the series, the mistake is fixed, fans were still wondering if this was a simple mistake or has some mysterious meaning behind it.
But looks like, it was just another fatal mistake of GOT.
The Most Talked About Ramadan TV Shows This Season
A week has already passed, which means it’s about time we start evaluating some of the TV shows airing this season. It’s not too soon to judge, because by now, we should have made up our minds on which TV shows are worth our time.
What follows aren’t our sole opinions regarding these shows, but merely what people on social media have been saying this past week.
1- Zay El Shames
People can’t seem to get over Dina El Sherbini’s emotional outbursts, and Riham Abdel Ghafour’s sudden appearances that are causing people to panic. One concern is that the events are moving too slow, and they aren’t moving forward with events. Also, some people are claiming that the series is the Egyptian copy of the Italian one ‘sisters’, and therefore rumors and spoilers are ruining it for people on social media. Even though, a statement of the director says otherwise.
Overall, the plot so far seems to be interesting, the cast is quite impressive and people are certainly touched by the performance of both Dina El Sherbini and Sawsan Badr.
I can’t quite fathom my feeling towards this show yet. The course of action is quite interesting but then again, it is moving very slowly. The mysterious aura around the show seems to be promising, but we still hope to get more hints soon and see more of Amina Khalil.
But let’s take a moment and appreciate Mohamed Mamdouh’s outstanding performance.
People are certainly going nuts over this show, claiming that you would be missing a lot if you haven’t yet watched it. The show is a thriller, whereas the plot revolves around a group of friends who fall victims of a pharaonic curse, that kills people depending on their Zodiac sign.
Not only does the show looks promising, but the cast as well, is of promising young actors and actresses.
4- El Kateb
Bassel Khayyat strikes once again with another remarkable series that surely stole the spotlight early this Ramadan. The plot revolves around a writer who is a suspect in the murder of a university student, of whom he had an affair with. To make things even creepier, is that it is based on a true story.
Good news is the show is available on Netflix.
5- Weld El Ghalaba
The plot is off to a good start, the performances of the entire cast is certainly outstanding. We are also loving Ingy El Mokkadem’s role, who is giving a different performance this year, as good as the last year’s.
The Marvel Movies You Need To Watch Before Endgame
If you’re a Marvel freak, then you probably have already watched the movie in the first week of its release, and if you haven’t yet, then you should definitely do.
If your excuse is that you aren’t a Marvel enthusiast who didn’t watch any of the previous parts, then here’s a list of the Marvel movies you need to watch; in order to understand Endgame, THE EPIC ENDGAME.
We’re not 21 film deep into the Marvel Cinematic journey, that unfortunately is coming to an end. Some would argue you that you must watch all 21 films before heading to the movies, but seeing that there’s no time; because spoilers are flooding the social media, we are suggesting the movies that are indeed affecting the plot of Endgame.
1- Captain America: The First Avenger
Personally, I don’t feel like this would affect your experience of Endgame, however, it tells you the story of Captain America and how it all began. Also, the movie is where the Tesseract is a major plot point, which you will have to understand how this all started.
2- Marvel’s the Avengers
If you choose to skip Thor and Iron Man 2, even though my advice would be to watch the Iron man movies, then 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers is the ideal introduction to all the main heroes including, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Agent Coulson. The film also depicts the first time the titular team had to assemble to save the Earth. And, again, the Tesseract plays a central role.
3- Guardian of the galaxy
The movie was certainly groundbreaking in several ways, seeing how it revealed the various planets and aliens. It also introduces the rest of the heroes from the different planets, that join the Avengers.
In Infinity War we see that Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the adopted daughter of Thanos (Josh Brolin), plays a major role in the endgame of the MCU.
4- Captain America: Civil War
2016’s Captain America: Civil War prepares you for the emotional stakes that lead to the final two Avengers films, as it explains why the Avengers team broke apart. This movie also introduces Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) who take part in both the final movies.
5- Avengers: Infinity War
In doing your Marvel homework, obviously this goes on top of the list as it practically is part one of Endgame.
6- Captain Marvel
Currently screening in the cinemas, Captain Marvel is the most recent movie, it isn’t really necessary for you to watch it, unless you’re keen on understanding where each hero in Endgame come from.
Yes, the movie deserves all the buzz, and it is epic on every level, certainly makes the best closure for the Marvel long journey. Expect to laugh, cry and to experience all kinds of emotions. There were many parts that I did like, for example the nostalgic time travel trips, and seeing people from the past, and people who haven’t appeared before.
The overall experience was better than I expected.
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