Already binged through House of Cards? Feeling like watching something more on the Arab side but can’t find a decent shows coming out of the Middle East and you’re over Turkish soap opera’s predictable rape plot line? There’s good news! There are a bunch of amazing Arab web series that consist of thought-provoking stories and quality laughs. Here are a few relatable web series you can binge watch.
Beirut, I Love You follows a group of millennials chasing their dreams and struggling to survive the never-ending chaos that is Beirut.
Who said Palestinian can’t find humor in their own misery? This sitcom follows the highs and lows of the ridiculous world Palestinians live in that the rest of the Arab world can actually relate to relate to.
3. N2O Comedy
Taking on everything from dating to your mama, the brilliant minds behind Kharabeesh take a humorous approach to addressing the trials and errors of life in Jordan and the rest of the Arab world.
Al Mohayesoun serves up a much needed dose of comic relief for the Middle East as the boys take on ridiculous and humiliating challenges across Egypt.
Shankaboot is an inspiration from the underdogs, as the unlikeliest of friends stumble and triumph through Lebanon day by day… on a delivery scooter.
Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, girl tricks boy into marrying her. Fe-male takes on the hot mess known as love in the Arab world.
From the creators of Beirut I Love You, Fasateen brings together three women from very different walks of life as they face the complex realities of love, motherhood, religion, illness and life as women in Beirut.
By Samar Marwan
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