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The Upcoming Ramadan TV Shows You Don’t Want to Miss



Ramadan is less than three weeks away, which to most of us means procrastinating, food comas and binge-watching several TV shows, until you decide on five to ten shows that are good enough to be binged watched.

Well, to help you resolve this confusion, we’re listing some of the TV shows that we personally believe you don’t want to miss this Ramadan.

We’re helping you make up your mind, so you don’t entirely waste up time figuring which show is better and which isn’t! The following are some of the trailers that certainly had us interested, but more reviews will be available once the shows are aired.

1- Hekayti

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The Egyptian beauty Yasmine Sabri is playing a protagonist for the first time in this series. Now, who wouldn’t love a show led by this true beauty?

The story revolves around Yasmine Sabri, whose life radically changes after she witnesses a murder committed by a family member.

2- Weld Al-Ghlaba

The series is starring a line-up of incredible actors, including Ahmed El Sakka, Mohamed Mamdouh, Engy EL Moqadem and Mai Omar.

The story revolves around a poor upper-Egyptian who decides to earn more money by having two jobs: A teacher at a public school during the day, and a taxi driver at night. Yet, while trying to maintain an honest living, he stumbles upon a pit of drug trade.

3- Lams Aktaf

The series features Fathy Abdel Wahab, Heba Abdelghany and Hanan Motawie، Arwa Gouda with Donia returning as Galal’s co-star.

We expect Yasser Galal to strike again with this series, where he plays a boxer called Adham, who used to use his physical strength in criminal activities, but decides to pursue a better peaceful life.

4- Hogan

Starring Mohamed Adel Emam, Karim Mahmoud Abdelaziz and Asmaa Abou-El Yazeed. The story follows a young man who is obsessed with Hulk Hogan -hence the nickname-.

5- Zelzal

The series is featuring number one Moahmed Ramadan and is witnessing the return of Hala Shiha.

The plot revolves around a man who lost his house to the 1992 earthquake, and he had just finished the last installment of his house but hasn’t received the house deed yet. So when the buyer sadly dies in the aftermath of the earthquake, the man struggles to prove his right to inherit the land.

6- Kalabsh 3

Selim El Ansary decides to resign from his position of Minster of Internal Affairs, to start his own security company.


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How Disney is Escaping the 1992 Aladdin Controversy




The wait for the long anticipated Disney’s live-action remake Aladdin is finally over, as the movie premiers starting today at all cinemas in Egypt, and we can’t wait for you to embark on this magical adventure.

However, the Hollywood movie is struggling to avoid any ethnic stereotyping, because having the movie shot in an Arab kingdom can surely raise some questions at times.

The 1992 animation had been criticized severally, for the way it portrayed Arabs as thieves, and the poverty and injustice that were apparent in the Arabian Kingdom.

“Aladdin is not an entertaining Arabian Nights fantasy as film critics would have us believe,” wrote Jack Shaheen in 1992, then a professor of mass communications at Southern Illinois University, “but rather a painful reminder to 3 million Americans of Arab heritage, as well as 300 million Arabs and others, that the abhorrent Arab stereotype is as ubiquitous as Aladdin’s lamp.”

In bringing the world of Aladdin to live-action, Disney and director Guy Ritchie had several points to tackle, starting with finding the right Genie to finding lead actors to play Aladdin and Jasmine, and building the world of Agrabah, all while still maintaining a positive image of the Arab Wold.

It is fair to say that this copy is some sort of a remedy to what the 1992 version had caused, the movie is aiming at delivering a positive image while still maintaining the essence of the story.

For starters, the cast are brown-skinned actors, Egyptian-Canadian Mena Massoud brings the requisite roguish charm to Aladdin himself and Jasmine is played by Naomi Scott, a British actor of Indian descent.

Mena Massoud himself has been a ray of hope for this movie, with all the heartwarming posts that he has been sending our way, from sending his greetings, to getting the great oxford band Maqam to play a song for Abdel Halim Hafez. 

“People of Egypt, hello! I am so excited for you to watch Disney’s production, Aladdin. I am proud to be part of the film and I hope you’ll like and enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed myself while filming it,” the actor said.


Now with the efforts that they are exerting to refute the opinions that were developed over the years, will they successfully fix the trust that was once broken?

Well, only one way to find out, and that is to watch the long-awaited movie.

Stay tuned for our review of the movie.

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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

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

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

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.

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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.

2- Kaabil

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.

3- Zodiac

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.




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