The common trap gang drama and repetition

The common trap gang drama and repetition

Some of the joint drama series did not carry anything new this season. There are proposals, topics and “taboos” that were raised earlier in a group of dramas, or short ones for platforms.

Two years ago, director Philip Asmar and writer Bilal Shehadat presented a series titled “No Judgment”, starring Qusai Khouli and Valerie Abu Chakra. The work raises the issue of organ trafficking. The series “The Dean”, starring Tim Hassan and Karis Bashar, dealt with the issue of child trafficking in the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.
It is clear that the crisis of the writers and texts of the Ramadan drama is subject to the favoritism of the production companies, and is limited to the writers loyal to the company only, regardless of the size of the “drain” of these. The most important thing is the satisfaction of the hero, the actor and the actress, and the rest are all details that must end the series as soon as possible, so that it is shown in isolation from any criticism directed at it.
Today, the same scene and the same spirit are repeated in the series “Akhira”, written by Bilal Shehadat and directed by Osama Obaid Al-Nasser. An attempt that seemed far from anything new, for a love story between a young woman (Nadine Nassib Njeim) who plays the role of a woman named Khayal, who does not have official identification papers, who grew up with a woman who found her in a garbage dump and adopted her.
It doesn’t take long for Khayal and her husband’s family to fall into the trap of a gang that sells organs. It is clear that the director, Osama Obaid Al-Nasser, is floundering, especially since the time it took to film the series was fast, and he was unable to rely on popular neighborhoods and slums. In the first episodes, we see Nadine Njeim, as we saw her in the series “Salon Zahra” (directed by Joe Bouaid), so that the director in “Finally” imitates many scenes composed by the follower.
In turn, director Philip Asmar tried to revive the series “For Death” with a third part, but he fell for the third time a victim of poor events and repetition. Perhaps this is due to the writer Nadine Jaber losing the ability to come up with new ideas and scenarios. Even the drug mafias, or drug trafficking, such as weapons, seemed very ridiculous in the first episode. Not only that, but we see relying on confidential information via a flash memory given by a young man to Reem (Daniella Rahma), to find herself imprisoned again in pursuit of a gang or mafia, after she and her colleague Sahar (Maggie Bou Ghosn) announced their repentance and their travel to Tunisia, to begin with. Some of them thought that it was new, or that it could enrich the new part of a series that appeared weak from the beginning and still is.

Many questions are being asked today about the content of the drama, and the reasons for the absence of production companies from diversifying the choices of works included in the list of the drama season, and adopting them with non-commercial goals, as is the exploitation of the names of some actors and actresses to harvest what these names can achieve on social networking sites from “Trend”. , and promoting a series that lacks minimal content.
Perhaps the answer to these questions is easier than we might think. Perhaps these are the limits of Arab drama in our time, just repeated and repeated stories, of topics placed on the shelf, such as trafficking in children and organs… etc. All these topics attract the viewer, because they deal with human issues, but the viewer is quickly alienated from the superficiality and vulgarity of the proposition.

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