Ramadan is sadly/finally coming to an end. (Depending on where you stand on Ramadan)
And with that comes the end of the many series we’ve all been watching since the start of the month. We here at Kolwaka we decided to review the ones we’ve watched or at least tried to, just like when we reviewed this Ramadan’s ads.
So, without further ado, here it is.
Zay Al Shams:
Probably the best series of this Ramadan.
The story follows two sisters, Nour (Dina El-Sherbiny) and Farida (Reham Abdel-Ghafour). Nour is lawyer and Farida is an artist. Nour gets a call from her mother (Sawsan Badr), who tells her that her sister Farida has been missing for some time. She then investigates the disappearance of her sister with her friend, Hassan (Omar El Saeed), only to find that she’s dead.
Dina El-Sherbiny does an amazing job acting the hell out of her character, that it seems like she’s not acting at all. Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Malek and Reham Abdel-Ghafour excel as well. The production, direction and scenario are superb.
Kudos to the staff and the team who put this together.
The story follows Dalida (Yasmeen Sabri) who suffered from quite the traumatic childhood. She travels away and leaves all of the that behind her, only to face newer challenges of life and love.
Yasmeen could’ve done a better job tbh. Nevertheless, Ahmed Salah Hosny steals the show with his amazing performance for his character, Aly. Both the direction and scenario are great yet both fall kinda short due to Yasmeen’s below par acting as the protagonist.
Still, a good series anyways.
Badal Al Hadoota Talata:
The series is divided into three mini shows, each of which is 10 episodes long.
- First story follows Bella (Donia Samir Ghanem), who is a match maker. Working with her colleague, Rashed (Mohamed Sallam), they inevitably fall in love. (Wow amazing writing great job you guys)
- Second story follows Lahfa (Still Donia), a blogger and influencer who get into shenanigans to get as much exposure as she can get.
- And boy, is it not funny.
- Third and final story follows Lolly (Guess who), a girl who’s been living on a potato farm with her parents for 20 years. They all think that the world has ended outside of this farm for some reason. (We had to google what happens in the last story as we didn’t bother to watch)
We would really like to know who had the genius idea of giving the hilarious Donia Samir Ghanem not 1, not 2, but 3 shows in Ramadan.
That being said, the production and direction are okay. But the writing is just bland and the jokes are mediocre. They could’ve put a laugh track to let you know when to laugh.
Still, it has redeemable qualities.
Basha Masr, aka Selim El-Ansary (Amir Karara) resigns from his job at the Ministry of Interior Affairs. And starts his own security services company with Akram Safwaan (Hesham Selim). Tensions rise and things get heated between the two of them, threatening both their personal and business relationships.
The series has adequate production and direction. Amir Karara does a great job in reprising a role he’s been doing for 3 years now, as well as the rest of cast and the team.
Overall solid work.
Last but not least, El Brincessa Beesa:
If you thought Donia Samir Ghanem is not funny, you didn’t see shit. Mai Ezz El-Deen takes the cake for being the worst, shittiest, and most cringeworthy actress of this Ramadan.
We knew from the get go that this series would suck. But we didn’t expect it to be THAT bad. Took us 5 minutes to find out that, and they were the most painful 5 minutes any of us had to endure in our lives.
We didn’t even bother googling the story, why would we at this point? How did this get approved or funded, we have no idea.
Nevertheless, if you hate yourself, fun, or life in general, this series is the right one for you!