It is hard to understand why producers or writers of scripts for TV shows and series would run out of ideas and begin to imitate or basically translate shows and series from the West. The TV show “A’alam Duraid” (Duraid’s World) starring Prominent Syrian actor Duraid Laham, is a mirror image of the American sitcom The Cosby show. Producers have taken the exact scripts from the Bill Cosby show and translated it into Arabic. The show is currently aired on MBC throughout the month of Ramadan.
According to the London based Al Sharq Al Awat, for a well-known actor who has captured the hearts of audiences all over the Arab world, it is a shame that Duraid agreed along with the producer of the show to imitate the American show in that manner.
Duraid Lahham began his acting career in 1960 when Syrian TV was first created. His first role on TV was Ghawwar, which he innovated in many comedy series such as “Sahh al Nom” (Good Morning) and “Melh Wa Sukkar” (Salt and Sugar). He then developed his famous character Ghawar by including cinematic works. His acting technique or style represents the social critic genre in the form of comedy.
The Syrian artist, is a UN Good Intention Ambassador, and the presenter of the TV program “A’ala Mas’ouliaty” (On my Responsibility) on MBC. The show criticizes the political policies of the western governments and leaderships. – Albawaba.com