Note: Order is from best to worse.
1- King Farouk (Al Malik Farouk):
Excellent acting, décor, direction, camera angles, costumes… I can go on!
This was an excellent series. And I can see that almost everyone agrees it was the best this year. Aaah fenak ya Gedi :)
Maybe Syrian TV series gained momentum over Egyptian TV series over the past few years.
Maybe Egyptian TV series is getting better over the past 2 years.
But, one thing is for sure… the combination of Egyptian\Syrian\Lebanese\Saudi…etc talent and finance, we'll get a fatal equation!
Even if we unit in art, we excel. Aaaaah, I guess you know what I want to say :(
2- Sons of Nightlife (Awlad El Laiyl):
I think this was underrated gedan by people!
It had a very good story, very well written characters, very good acting (Ahmed Rateb "El Kan" was great so were the rest) , and for sure excellent direction and location choices. For heaven's sake, it was almost all recorded in open air! Since when do we have such a series?! It seemed very realistic.
I think the only problem was the main actor's Egyptian Arabic accent (Jamal Seliman, who is Syrian). I guess this is what put a lot of people off.
The ending was a bad. The shooting scene was awful! That was disappointing!
3- Tamer And Shawkiya Part 2:
My type of humor…haboli :)
I like that Ahmed Mekki (the guy called Haitham if I remember right, with big afro hair) a lot, he is very funny.
The way the guys joke and talk reminds me of me and my friends (I guess many people feel that).
Actually, I didn't watch Part 1 which was played last year. I think I should download it from the net or something.
I can see an obvious Part 3 next year!
4- A Man and Six Women (Ragel Wee Set Setaat):
Nice comedy series with Ashraf Abdel Baki, whom in my opinion is underrated as a good actor. I think he is good, especially in comedy series….and I repeat series! not movies!
I liked the character called Ramzy, who was supposed to be Ashraf Abdel Baki's cousin.
One of Ramzy's comment that I can not get off my mind is:" Yaaa Hal….?!!"….looool
7- Al Daly:
Ya3ny! But not up to my taste :(
Look I love Nour Al Sherif's TV series. But come on this was like a combination of Al ibrator (Ahmed Zaki), God Father, Zaman Hatem Mokhtar movies, and Mighty Mouse cartoon!
Here are a few flaws:
- The mafia was ridiculous. Did you see that Mafia leader wearing a big round hat??? and his bodyguards with their toy machine guns?!!!!!!!! Come on people! That type of directing was way back in the 80s….lol
- Another thing, who on earth (a muslim) would build a grave for his son in his garden?!!!!!!!!!!! Come on, muslims don't do that, no matter which social level they are part of! Except of course if they live in the grave yard area in the first place…lol
- The actor that did the journalist character (don't know his real name, but I know he is in Rotana Cinema satellite channel), he is maybe ok as an actor, but he wasn't the right one for the dodgy journalist. They needed someone more…. 7erek…if you get what I mean.
- QUIT THE "BAABI" word!
The girl acting as Mahmoud Al Ginidi's daughter was going on and on saying to her father (in the series): "Baaaaaabi"….. !!!!! FOR %$&^ SAKE…quit saying that!
If you can't say it…DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeef!
- Salah Abdala:
I had enough of that guy. He acts in the same way whether he is acting in this series or even as Mostafa Al Nahas Basha in another series. Same facial expressions, same tone of voice…. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
This guy is becoming MOKARAR 3alena! He is all over the place, and he isn't that good aslan.
El ra7ma ba2a!
- The series was sooooooooooooooooooooooo slow!
It took them 36 or so to get to the finale!
For instance, that character that came out to confess that he is the one that shot Al Daly and his son… we wasted 2 episodes to find out he had nothing to do with it and that he was a loony!
La2 wee eh…. He then committed suicide!
Enough said about this series, some of the good things were the sort of blond girl in the series (Sha2latni ya m3alem...lol), that hateful Khalid Character, and a few other things here and there.
6- Hamada Ezzo:
This one I'll differ with a lot of people (strangely enough!), I did not like it a t all.
Come on, Yehia El Fakharani's (I love Yehia El Fakharani) character was so daaaah! The series was so silly.
The one that irritated me a lot was his cousin the woman that came back from Germany with her 3 kids. First of all, I really dislike the actress aslan! Second, the conversations between them were so unrealistic. And last but not least, the whole story of her having a nuclear secret and all…. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
The only nice thing about the series was Karima Mokhtar (the best one to act as a mother character in Egyptian and Arab media for the past 30 years). Seeing her act again was great. She was very good in her part.
Bottom line is, this series was a big disappointment to me :(
Finally, as El Kan character from Awlad Al Layl series said: " Ye7'reb beet dy 7ekaya!"
Mood: tararam :)