The latest promo on MBC:
I can see the MBC network executives pulling their hair now, but no one can blame MBC, no one could have predicted this kind of chaos. Fight after fight year after year and it never ends, an actor/actress is leaving or being removed, some even being offered big bucks to move to other series !!! The fighting even reached between fans who are now in two or more teams, those who blame the director who is controlling everything now as a producer and those who accuse the actors to be troublemakers for asking more money, Yes this is the level it reached to?!
Bab El 7ara is the series that was reminding us of the beautiful old simpler times, pressing on going back to traditional values, good manners and bravery in a society that is so polluted in our current days. How can I believe the actors in their roles any more now after seeing all what is happening in behind the scenes??
Yet MBC will still be profiting hugely from “Bab Al Hara 4” this year and the 5th season next year. I believe even if MBC just show a black screen with the words “Bab El 7ara” written in Arabic on it will be enough to catch millions of gazing glued eyes.
The first two parts of “Bab El 7ara” were too good that anything coming after that would find a gigantic audience, we all know if “Bab El 7ara 3” was shown first no one would care to follow it. It is being speculated that this season is well written and will avoid amateur mistakes that happened in the third season. I guess we can only wait and see.
And here is the “Making of” segment in the MBC Morning Show:
July 24th, 2009
I thought, like others, that Bab El 7ara Part 3 or Season 3 like some likes to call it, is the last one and the door will get closed. But those behind the series finds a great opportunity especially that the viewership of the third season did not decline, so now they have decided to produce two new seasons to be aired in 2009 and 2010. What does the director Bassam Al Mulla wants exactly, he wants us to see the grand grand sons of the series characters?
Bab El 7ara is getting more than it deserves, those who used to say that they wont watch the 3rd part because of 3abbas El Noori are actually watching, they want to know what happens to the other characters. If this goes on we could end up seeing Bab El7ara 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 and 10, Until we reach to the current time. How long will they stretch this, I don’t blame them they found the chicken which will lay golden eggs.
September 12th, 2008
Update: 24th of July 2009: Ramadan Series 2009: Bab El Hara 4 (Video)
Update: 11th of September 2008: Bab Al-Hara gets a fourth and fifth Season.
Update: I will try my best to show Bab El7ara here.. I had couple of problems the past 5 days, will be blogging soon. MBC changed the Schedule to 11:00pm Dubai time. thats 7:00pm GMT. More to come soon.
Everybody is waiting for Bab El 7ara 3, after two successful seasons in Ramadan 2006 and 2007 MBC saw an opportunity and jumped on it. They quickly struck a deal with the producer and director of the Syrian TV drama series and even before airing the last few episodes they announced Bab El7ara 3, and quickly created promos featuring the two stars of the series. But later everybody started loosing faith in the success of the 3rd season after it was officially announced on AlArabiya channel that one of those two stars "Abbas El Noori" was not going to be in the 3rd season and his character will die on the first minute of the first episode. Fans of the show got mad and bombarded all Arabic forums showing their anger on the decision which is believed to be taken by the director although he says it was the writer’s decision.
By the end of July 2008 new teasers of Bab El 7ara started showing on MBC and by mid August longer promos aired. Those fans who did not believe the news that "Abu Essam" the character of "Abbas Elnoori" got a clear confirmation that his character is dead.
Here are ALL Promo’s that aired on MBC starting from the oldest ad to the latest one:
August 23rd, 2008
According to the New York Times only an average of two minutes is being spent by the American Networks such as CBS, ABC and NBC. Those networks are also not telling the public the number of Iraqis killed since the US invasion (which is around a million until now) or the number of Iraqis being displaced (which is around Five Millions until now). The Real News Network sums all this in one very informative video by their analyst Pepe Escobar. I think the part were Lara Logan speaks to Jon Stewart is just amazing.
Here is the FULL Lara Logan interview on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart:
June 26th, 2008
In the past few months I have been getting requests from Arabs all around the world, some from Egypt some from UAE and many from Europe, in countries such as UK, Germany and even Finland.
All sending in emails asking me to resume my coverage of Qalam Rasas, you see few months ago I used to talk about each episode and provide some videos of the episode too. There was one reason why I stopped doing that, its because I am lazy, who knows me knows this scary fact Anyway, I will try my best to cover each and every episode from now on, that means starting from the episode of the 13th of June 2008.
The reason why I started the coverage is because I felt that Hamdi Qandeel was not given the same interest as other political shows, lets say such as Alqahera Alyaum with Amr Adeeb, I watch all kind of shows, but I see a huge coverage for Alqahera Alyaum, 10 O’clock and those kind of shows.
Forums, Yahoo Groups and many many Facebook Groups cover and discuss and upload videos of those shows, except of Qalam Rasas, although Qalam Rasas is the most daring show of them all, no one, I REPEAT, NO ONE can say on their shows what Hamdi Qandeel says on Qalam Rasas.
That is why few months ago I created the Qalam Rasas – Hamdi Qandeel Facebook Group, join and discuss and find out all about the show.
Here is the episode of the 6th of June 2008:
June 13th, 2008
Many videos out there on Youtube and other video hosting websites that attacks and exposes John Mccain, videos that shows how uneducated he is in economics and videos that show how he lied again and again about Iraq and how he wants to attack Iran. This video you are about to watch is really good, it shocked me by the end, it was created by a Ron Paul supporter back in February 2008.
June 9th, 2008
An old behind the scenes footage of Bill O’Reilly surfaced the Internet lately, it shows him in a very nutty crazy insane moment, I felt bad for the guy working on the TelePrompTer. I am used to see crazy bill on Fox News going all crazy on his guests while interviewing them, but this is a new level of insanity that I never saw before, and remember this is all from just a minute long video.
It was uploaded on youtube a day ago by OllieZiggy, but Youtube deleted the video and added this text “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by CBS Broadcasting, Inc”.
So, I search the net trying to find the video, I really would like everybody to have a little peek into Bill-O real world. I found the video on a famous Arab World based video sharing website called “IKBIS”. Enjoy.
May 13th, 2008
This video of Family Guy spoofing The Matrix surfaced the net lately, it is nicely done. Its not an official video from the creator of Family Guy Seth Mcfarlane, it was done and submitted to YouTube by a fan.
May 7th, 2008
Two months ago we got the bad news that DIVX will be shutting down their video portal Stage6 for multiple reasons. Stage6 was so popular and successful but the costs were so high that in the end DIVX just had to pull the plug.
Now we read some new news that a Stage6 clone is in the making and going to be ready on the 29th of April 2008, at first the clone was named “DivXit” and had the domain name divxit.net, but now when I tried accessing that address it took me to another domain vreel.net.
So now the Stage6 clone is named Vreel and will launch on the 6th of May 2008 rather than 29th of April 2008. Why the quick change of name and delay in date of launch, well in their Q&A Session they say:
“Our lead programmer had a family emergency, which required him to take a leave of absence. Over this time, we continued to develop on the design and layout of Vreel, and we believe that this extra time will benefit the end user in the long run. We promise it’ll be worth the wait.”
For more Q&A Click Here.
So lets wait and see maybe tomorrow there will be another name and address I just hope its not a prank in the end.
April 25th, 2008
Are you freakin kidding me, what the heck is going on, is there no way to stop this!! This is disgusting, So what, the elections do not have any any any kind of rules in USA, I am not American but this is so so low I never expected it, she did go low in standards since LOSING eleven contests one after the other, she showed her jealousy , she showed her envy and her anger, BUT THIS!!!
Both videos after the jump….
The latest ad her website ran on youtube named “True”, they basically took a footage from an MSNBC debate to make Barack Obama seem blacker/darker and they squashed his face too. That is not the only thing, she is also LYING, the ad says “As chairman of the oversight committee charged with the force of fighting al Qaeda in Afghanistan, he was too busy running for President to hold even one hearing.”, now that is not true. Obama is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs.
Here are the Ad video:
And here is the original footage:
This makes me despise Hillary even more than I already do, and I am not even an American, I am just one of those who follow and observe politics worldwide.
[Via Daily Kos]
March 5th, 2008