Two weeks into the month of Ramadan, families are gathering to watch the latest gripping series. Here’s what we have been loving so far:
Starring Mohamed Ramadan, Hala Shiha, Majed AlMasri, and Nisrin Amin, Zelzal tells the story of a clash between families following an earthquake – and the love story in the middle.
KHAMSA WI NOS (FIVE AND A HALF)
Money, power, and love entwine in this drama starring Lebanese actor Nadine Nassib Njeim as a woman trying to tame a man chasing wealth, played by Syrian actor Qusay Kholi.
AL AZRAA (THE VIRGIN)
This series explores the entangled stories of a group of women prisoners and the challenges they face. Directed by Mohammed Al Qaffas, it features a star-studded ensemble cast including Shojoon Al Hajiri, Maram Al Balushi, Mashary El Ballam, and Abdullah Al-Talihi.
Originally published in the May 2019 issue of Vogue Arabia
HADOTIT MORRA (THE STORY OF MORRA)
A tragic drama revolving around Morra (played by Egyptian actor Ghada Abdelrazek), a woman who experiences a family trauma that will change her life forever.
AL HAYBA (THE HARVEST)
After a hiatus, Lebanese actor Cyrine Abdelnour makes a comeback in this third season of Al Hayba, playing a strong-willed woman who Sheikh El Jabal (played by Syrian actor Taim Hassan) falls in love with.
BUQA’T AL-DAW (SPOTLIGHT)
The comedy series – one of the most successful Syrian TV shows ever – returns with satirical sketches that touch upon politics and society. The cast of season 7 includes Ayman Rida, Nesreen Tafesh, and Fares al-Helou.