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Sep 21, 2014

LBCI’s “3eshek Al Nisa2”: The union of the greats

LBCI’s “#3eshekAlNisa2”: The union of the greats @Wardoudi @NadineNNjeim @PhilippeAsmar @ZChoueiri عشق_النساء#

Follow @ClumsyHibz This review covers the first NINE episodes of “3eshek Al Nisa2″ (and the first time-period the series tackles.)

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Heba Bsat – After almost ten years in the business, Philipe Asmar is no longer the young director who can. He’s the brilliant visionary who DID. There’s something truly stunning about “3eshek Al Nisa2,”penned by Mona Tayeh (who has two series showing at the moment…

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Sep 13, 2014

MTV’s “3arous W 3aris”: Refreshingly witty

MTV’s “3arous W 3aris”: Refreshingly witty @Wardoudi @BrunoTabbal @MTVLebanonFans @abdallah_fatima #3arousW3aris #ArousWAris

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Follow @ClumsyHibz This review covers the first FIVE episodes of “3arous W 3aris.”

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Heba Bsat – In her first comedy since “Fares el Ahlam,” Mona Tayeh has returned with one worthy of holding her name as its creator and writer: MTV’s “3arous W 3aris,” continuing her path of an epic comeback (which started with “Wa Achrakat al Chamess”). In a way, “3arous W 3arous”is a revival and, more…

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Sep 1, 2014

Carole Samaha’s “Sahranine” video: “The Lady” can DANCE!

Carole Samaha’s “#Sahranine” video: “The Lady” can DANCE! @Carole_Samaha @Marioosta1 @tonymjaess @carole_lovers

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Heba Bsat– In her eleventh (and contentious exclusive) collaboration with the French director Theirry Vergnes, Carole Samaha returned to our television screens (errr, our laptops — since the video was first released on her Youtube channel) with a video worthy of the fun song, “Sahranine,” (penned by the singer herself, composed by Mohamad Rahim, and arranged by Sleiman…

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Jul 13, 2014 / 1 note

Myriam Fares’ “Ettiham”: A pleasant surprise that demands your attention

Myriam Fares’ “Ettiham”: A pleasant surprise that demands your attention @MREVOLUTION7 @myriamfares @philippeasmar #Ettiham #Ittiham

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This review covers the first 15 episodes of “Ettiham.” 

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Heba Bsat– When “Ettiham” first started airing, I was not watching it — not because I didn’t want to but because there are so many series this Ramadan, I honestly couldn’t find the time (if only we can watch everything). So I decided to postpone my viewing of the show until Ramadan’s over. But day after day, I started reading numerous…

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Jul 5, 2014 / 1 note

MBC’s “Saraya Abdeen”: Impressive on (almost) all grounds

MBC’s “Saraya Abdeen”: Impressive on (almost) all grounds #SarayaAbdeen #سرايا_عابدين @sarayaabdeen

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Follow @ClumsyHibz This review covers the first six episodes of “Saraya Abdeen.”

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Heba Bsat– “Harim el Sultan.” That’s what everyone expected “Saraya Abdeen” to be when it was first announced and promoted during the yer. And while there are a lot of elements in MBC’s series that make it seem so (there are a lot of elements in the latter that are so obviously inspired by the former), in its six…

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Jun 29, 2014

"Law" First Impression: Where artistry and story-structure meet

"Law" First Impression: Where artistry and story-structure meet #Law @NadineJaber @nadinennjeim @khal333340

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Heba Bsat - Ever since the first promo for “Law” was released, I was enthralled by the beautiful setting in which the series was shot. I would just stare at the fascinating natural scenery the director, Samer el Barqawi, focused abundantly on in the promotional clips. So imagine my thrill and excitement when the series opens like this:

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It’s a breathtaking shot, to say the…

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Jun 28, 2014

10 Abid Zghar: Will this show be on your Ramadan schedule?

10 Abeed Zghar: Will this show be on your Ramadan schedule? #10AbidZghar #عشرة_عبيد_زغار #AshraAbidZghar

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Heba Bsat - In a very clever and distinct move, MTV allowed its audience to get a sneak peek of one of its primary Ramadan series, “10 Abid Zghar,” a week before Ramadan actually starts. As such, MTV gave the Lebanese and Arab audience a chance to get hooked on the show and to decide whether they will be watching it or not before the…

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Jun 15, 2014

Ramadan Watch 2014: Which shows will you be watching this season?

Ramadan Watch 2014: Which shows will you be watching this season? #Ramadan #RamadanSeries

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Ramadan is almost two weeks away. And to us, TV enthusiasts, Ramadan has a special taste: the Arab TV season is almost entirely focused in this month. And there are actually more than 120 Arab series premiering during this month this year; it’s crazy. Choosing what series to watch is always a difficult task – especially that we have to choose which shows to watch before they…

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New favorite unicorn person. THOSE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS <3 #lenaheadey #queencersei #gameofthrones #got #thebest #watchherinvarietystudio #sodamnepic
Jun 5, 2014

New favorite unicorn person. THOSE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS <3 #lenaheadey #queencersei #gameofthrones #got #thebest #watchherinvarietystudio #sodamnepic

May 17, 2014

Al Ikhwa: The absence of character development in an addictive, eventful drama

#AlIkhwa: The absence of character development in an addictive, eventful drama @alikhwaseries

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This review covers the series until its 20th episode. If you are not caught up yet or are watching the series based on LBCI and LDC’s schedule, be warned that there are mild SPOILERS in this piece. “Hadol 3elet klab.. 3alam sarsareye.. ma beshoufo gher halon.. ananeyeen.. mafsoodeen..”

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I promised myself I wouldn’t watch “Al Ikhwa” until it starts airing on LBCI and as per its schedule. So I…

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