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25 series competing during the most difficult season in years .. and channels that start showing their works
Hours and Ramadan Ramadan marathon for 2020, the most difficult for TV drama makers over the past ten years, comes as it comes within the conditions of the spread of the new Corona virus, which imposed itself and put the artists and directors filming the series in a difficult challenge, while some of the works started before the start of the season yesterday on a channel mbc Egypt, including “2 in the box” and “the game”, and after the human gatherings stopped, the drama industry that needs huge employment continued, and the work continued, and the “plateaux” turned pictures into sterile places, and everyone committed to the necessary precautionary measures, despite some pessimism and their expectations that a number Business displayed It will be a little this season includes 25 series, in which there are multiple phenomena being various works between comedy, tragedy, suspense and action, and for the first time a science fiction series, and many of the champions are playing their first TV drama tournaments, including Reham Hajjaj, Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Haitham Shaker, Saad Al Soghair, Hamdi Al-Mirghani, Aws Aws, Sarah Salama, Bushra, and the writing workshops are also noticeably noticeable that the producers rely on due to the low wages of the participants compared to the one scenario, as well as to achieve the writing of episodes faster.
2020 Marathon women’s absolute championships
Many phenomena have imposed themselves on this marathon, perhaps the most important of which is the proliferation of women’s championship works present in more than 10 works, the most important of which is the series “Sugar Ziada”, and brings together for the first time Nabila Obaid and Nadia Al-Jundi together, after many years of competition between them, along with Samiha Ayoub Hala Fakher, directed by an American format, was written and written by Amin Gamal and his workshop, and it was shot entirely in the Lebanese capital.
Also, the series “Sultana Al Moez”, starring Ghada Abdel Razek, Mahmoud Abdel Maghni, Hassan Hosni, and Dina, Hossam Aboul Fotouh, written by Iyad Ibrahim, directed by Mohamed Bakir.
Dina El Sherbiny is playing her second tournament in the TV drama series “The Game of Oblivion”, and co-starring Mahmoud Kabil, Ahmed Dawoud, Engy Al Mokadam, Rajaa Al Jadaoui, written by Tamer Habib, directed by Hany Khalifa.
Amina Khalil is playing her first championship in the series “Les Laa”, and co-starring Mohammed Al-Sharnoubi, Hani Adel, Sherine Reda, Hala Sedky, written by Maryam Naoum, directed by Maryam Abu Auf, and its events will be in 15 episodes.
In addition to the series “Collecting Salem”, starring Zina, Dalal Abdel Aziz, Salwa Khattab, Reem Al-Baroudi, Mohamed Shaheen, written by Mohamed Nair, directed by Iman Haddad, as well as the series “The Moon at the End of the World” starring Bushra, Amr Abed, Hisham Ismail, Tharaa Jbeil Ahmed Karara, directed by Tamer Hamza, based on the novel by writer Mahmoud Al-Wardani, “Taste of Fire,” a general supervision of the drama Abeer Suleiman.
For the second year in a row, Yasmine Sabry has been starring in the TV series “A Second Chance”, with the participation of Ayten Amer, Edward, Ashraf Zaki, Heba Abdel-Ghany, Ahmed Magdy, Ahmed El-Shamy, Mohamed Diab, Mahmoud El-Bazawy, Karim Abdel-Khalek, written by Mostafa Gamal Hashem, Dramatic treatment of Mohamed Sayed Bashir, directed by Mark Adel.
Among the women’s tournaments are also the series “Betrayal Ahd” for Yusra, with the participation of Hala Shiha, Joumana Murad, Abeer Sabry, Hanadi Muhanna, and Khaled Anwar, directed by Sameh Abdel Aziz, written by Ahmed Adel, screenplay and dialogue by Amin Jamal, Walid Abu Al Majd, Muhammad Abu Al Saad.
For the eleventh consecutive year, the artist Nelly Karim has been present in Ramadan on the series “With 100 Wush” with the participation of Aser Yassin, Islam Ibrahim, Bayoumi Fouad, Omar El-Shennawy, Sherif Desouky, Mohamed Adel, Ola Roushdy, Dina Maher and Loay Imran, authored by Amr El-Daly Ahmed Wael and directed by Kamel Abu Zekry.
Among the works recommended to be among the distinguished works this year are “Layalina 80” starring Ghada Adel, with the participation of Iyad Nassar, Khaled Al-Sawi, Muhammad Al-Shaqnqiri, Noha Abdeen, Medo Adel, Muhammad Ali Rizq, Hajar Al-Sharnoubi, Nurhan and Menna Arafa, authored by Ahmed Abdel-Fattah. Directed by Ahmed Saleh.
In addition to the series “We Love Tani Les?” Starring Yasmine Abdel Aziz, with the participation of Sharif Mounir, Karim Fahmy, Sawsan Badr, Islam Gamal, Badria Tolba, Iman El Sayed, Laila Ezz Al Arab, Tara Emad, written by Amr Mahmoud Yassin, directed by Mostafa Fekry, And the series “Ya Anna Ya Jeddo”, starring Sarah Salama, with the participation of Ahmed Badir, Tariq Sabri, Mohamed Nagati, Samira Sedky, Ahmed Salama and Medhat Tikh, and the series “When We were Young” starring Reham Hajjaj in her first championships, with the participation of Khaled Al Nabawi, Mahmoud Hamida, Nesreen Amin, and Karim Qasim, Nabil Issa, and Mahmoud Hegazy, Written by Ayman Salama, directed by Mohamed Ali.
Comics and sketches return
After a decline during the past years, comic drama returns significantly in 2020, especially with the spread and distribution of the heroes of Egypt Theater, to take over the championships of several series, which is a double-edged sword, the fact that their work is always based on improvisation and sketches, and among those series «2 × Fund» And co-starring Hamdi Al-Marghani and Aws Aws, which began its presentation yesterday, and directed by Mohamed Mostafa, and was filmed between Egypt and Morocco.
In addition to the series “Omar and Diab”, starring Ali Rabei and Mustafa Khater, and the series “German Anti-Paranormal Company Jamjoom and Video”, the first TV championship for the star of Egypt Theater, Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, and each of Mohamed Salam, Ahmed El-Saadany, Mohamed Tharwat, written by Mostafa Saqr, Mohamed Ezzedine and Ibrahim A speech and Karim Youssef, directed by Islam Khairy.
Other comedies include “The Game”, starring Chico, Hisham Majid, Bayoumi Fouad, Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Tharwat, written by Ahmed Saad Wali and Mohamed Salah Khattab, the idea of Fadi Abu Al Saud, directed by Moataz El Touny.
Among the works strongly recommended to win the highest rates of watching “Men of the House”, starring Ahmed Fahmy, Akram Hosni and WIZO, as well as the series “Sons of Imbaba”, on Al-Nahar channel, starring Saad Al-Saghir in his first absolute championship, written by Ayman Bakry, directed by Mamdouh Zaki.
However, all these series stand in front of the leader Adel Imam, with his series “Valentino”, which is considered one of the most important comic and social works in the marathon, written by Ayman Bahjat Qamar, directed by Rami Imam.
The series “The Scales of the Fund”
Although the coming season was expected to witness 3 acts that depend on presenting the Egyptian army championships, the circumstances surrounding this marathon only allowed the presentation of the series “Choice” starring Amir Karara in the role of the martyr Ahmed Al-Mansi, and Ahmed Al-Awadi in the personality of the terrorist Hisham Ashmawi. For the first time in the Egyptian drama, this year, a series of science fiction series “The End” starring Youssef El Sharif, along with Amr Abdel Jalil, is about an idea by Youssef El Sharif written by the script and dialogue Amr Samir Atef, directed by Yasser Samy. Also in a different context, but it goes back 100 years at the time of the Fatwat. The “Fatwa” starring Yasser Jalal, Ahmed Salah Hosni, Mai Omar.
Abdel Fattah: Competition for guaranteed viewing .. and the popularity of the platforms
Critic Osama Abdel Fattah described the Ramadan marathon as a season of “adult struggle”. Everyone is present among the mass champions, this may be a coincidence or not, because the pace has increased in light of the surrounding circumstances of the spread of the Corona pandemic and most citizens sit in their homes and everyone is looking to exploit this, and there will be a major conflict According to the viewership of being guaranteed, “everyone will watch” in light of the cessation of all Ramadan activities, from evenings at Iftar and Suhour places in Al-Hussain and Al-Azhar, cinema and theater, and even Tarawih prayers are forbidden.
“Osama” added: “There was a pressure of time and put the heroes and series makers under harsh conditions of photography, which may affect the technical level of the works in several aspects, due to the pressure and intensification of daily filming hours, the cancellation of external scenes, group scenes, abandoned drama lines, and a short period of time. The daily episodes, some were aware of this danger and decided to withdraw from his series, including director Tamer Mohsen and his series “Intersection”, which is a respectable position because he rejected the “card”.
Regarding his opinion on the spread of comedy series, he said: It is very clear the continuation of the logic of the Egyptian theater in it, from disdain and cliché and “Kalash”, and real talents in the size of Ali Rabie and Mustafa Khater wasted in weak works, may achieve success but I do not herald a good thing, the works have no Drama or conflict.
“Osama” warned that the number of works is large, as well as advertisements will be at huge rates, and he will definitely be expelled for viewing rates, and the demand for digital platforms may increase.
Al-Shennawy: The experiences of the stars of “Egypt Theater” are not in their favor
Critic Tariq Al-Shennawi said that he is optimistic about the Ramadan marathon, describing it as achieving diversity, and enjoying the potential for follow-up, pointing out that women’s tournaments are basically a television phenomenon, unlike cinema. On the big screen, this is due to marketing matters, and they clearly support women more. He added: Nelly Karim is one of the stars in her generation who took responsibility for the absolute championship for 9 consecutive years, and this is not present in the cinema, and it appears that the formation of a non-cinematic TV viewer is only concerned with the work force, the rule confirms that the area of women in television is the largest.
“El-Shennawy” explained: The indicator of using the star or star is success, and relying on the stars says that the equation is successful, and therefore experiments are repeated with them, and the male audiences are male, unlike the television audience, it is neutral, and in the whole world we find that the presence of male stars in the cinema is more than in Egypt only.
He continued: There are certain actions that we are waiting for every season, including the meeting between Nadia Al-Jundi and Nabila Obeid in the series “Sugar Ziada”, after many years of problems, conflicts and strikes under the belt, as well as Adel Imam “Valentino” as it is a permanent meal since 2012, and after His absence in 2019 has become a longing for him doubling, and the “end” for Youssef El Sharif, who ventures and experiences the science fiction at a time when this type is the weakest dramatic case in the history of Egyptian cinema, so that its great directors such as Kamal El Sheikh tried to go through the experiment and failure, and since he presented Director Niyazi Mustafa, “The Cap of Concealment”, in 59, we have not found implementation throughout our history Science fiction and horror movies, in addition to watching the series “Prince” of Mohamed Ramadan and directed by Mohamed Sami, because they are a successful duo.
Regarding the multiplicity of experiences in which actors are starring for the first time, such as Reham Hajjaj, Amina Khalil, and the stars of Misr and Haitham Shaker, Al-Shennawi said: The experiences of the Egyptian theater heroes in the TV drama were not in their favor, because they depend on sketch to make the recipient laugh, without creating real situations . And “Al-Shennawi” justified the reason for the high dose of comedies due to the lack of budget and the cost of these works, and for her heroes to get a second chance because of their acceptance of lowering their wages, because they did not achieve success in their first experiences.
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