Ramadan TV's Real Drama: outrage at alcohol, iPhones and hugs
'Tis Ramadan, the season to be subdued, calm, spiritual and ruminative, right? So what's all this we're hearing about cursing, feuding impure thoughts and soap operas depicting debuachery (at least in Islamic terms)? An Arabic Sex and the City, you say? Say it ain't so!
Find out what the Arab world is abuzz with this Ramadan TV season, as complaints, gossip and controversy circulate. We look to the the TV soap productions of the holy month to see what's got everyone talking, and generally indignant and offended this season. Continue reading below »
We bring you a Ramadan soap round up of reviews: to include all viewer commentary. We have 'anachronisms' from iPhones showing up in historical dramas to modern cars that weren't yet-created. Iraq-Kuwait viewer-wars are triggered in response to the 'Iraq invasion' series. Complaints abound of a racy, sexy, obscene Ramadan in film, with wine flowing on the tables, and tongues running loose. Overall, the vibe we're getting is that Arabs disapprove the TV choices or 'taste' for the holy month. Check out the word on the TV street.
Have your say: were you shocked, offended or even amused by the Ramadan TV-choices this season?Do you think people are over-reacting?