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10 Kickass Old Egyptian Series To Watch!

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You must’ve watched at least one of those old epic Egyptian series! One of the best things to do with the family a long time ago was gathering around a TV screen with Leb abyad and start getting El Nahar Channel! Let’s get started!

1.) Tamer W Shaw2eya

You’re not a true Egyptian if you haven’t watched at least one episode of this extremely comedian couples! It’s release date was 4th of September, 1995 Starring Ahmed El Fishawy and of course Mai Kassab. Furthermore, most kids gather up in the evening for a night full of laughter!

2.) Hekayet Hayah

Hekayet Hayah isn’t a very old Egyptian series but it has won many attention! It was released in Ramadan of 2013 Starring Ghada Abdelrazik & Ahmed Zaher & many more. If you’re into drama than this would fit you perfectly, it talks about Hayah who had been forced to enter a Psychiatric Hospital by her family. After 13 years, she escaped from the hospital and she starts her new life trying to get back her son who do not know that she is his real mother. So, go on a huge rollercoaster ride with Hayah!

3.) Ragel We Set Setat 

You’re not a true Egyptian in blood if you haven’t watched at least an episode of Ragel We Set Setat! Some people watched it in an airplane for a flashback or as a family at home cracking up together. No matter how much we’ve watched it, the jokes gets us to laugh every single time! It starred Ashraf AbdElBaki (Adel) & Lekaa El Khameesy, it talks about Adel, who works at an antique shop, lives with 6 women at home, his daughter, his mother, his wife, his sister, his wife’s sister and lastly his mother in law! He faces their constant funny arguments and he even gets into more arguments with them! It’s awesome to watch!

4.) 3aiza Atgawez

This series is one of the funniest, yet relatable to watch. Starring Hend Sabry & Ahmed Fouad and it was released in 2010. Not very old but extremely light hearted comedy with a hint of romance!

A young pharmacist from a middle class family hopes to get married before turning thirty. Want something light to watch? Then, this is your choice!

5.) Raafat El Haggen 

Well, if you’re into Mystery, Drama & Crime then you’ll probably fall in love with this series. Starring Mahmoud Abdelaziz & Yousra and it was first released in 27th of March 1990. The story talks about the espionage epic inspired by the story of the Egyptian secret agent Refaat Suleiman who was planted inside the Israeli society to bring information to the Egyptian intelligence. Refaat Suleiman in the series is Raafat El Hagan, and we follow how he entered Israel, and how he is always tracked by the Mousad, and the hardships he goes through and the choices he makes in order to blend within this new society through the seasons. It’s truly amazing!

6.) Yawmeyat Wanees

Well, you’ve must’ve watched at least one episode of this legendary TV series! Starring Mohamed Sobhi and Soad Nasr, first released in 1994. Wanees and Maysa are proud parents who want what’s best for their four children. They teach them what’s right and wrong, and discover that they are also learning new things. It’s amazing, must watch.

7.) Bassant We Diyasty 

Most children gathered right before Iftar in Ramadan to watch an amazing animation series with Bassant & Diyasty! Starring Salah AbdAllah & Hanan Turk and it was first released in 2008! It’s very comedian and suitable for kids to keep them quiet till iftar time!

8.) 3a2elet El Hag Metwaly

This kickass dramatic series is amazing! Starring Ghada Abdelrazik & Ragaa El Gadawy and it was first released in 2001. It talks about the private life of Metwali, a successful businessman, who gets to be married to four women at a time.

9.) El Bab Fil Bab

This is one of those hilarious series to watch, light comedy and with hint of romantic. It’s cute honestly. Starring Sherif Salama & Ahmed Kandil and it was first released in 2014. This comedy series revolves around the story of a mother (Leila Taher), her son and his wife, who live in adjoining apartments. The show illustrates the ways the mother interferes in her son’s life and marriage, addressing the various social issues related to the role of the mother-in-law. During this season, the mother begins to accept her daughter-in-law and to give into the idea that her son and his wife have their own independent lives. It’s an amazing tv show honestly!

10.) Bakkar 

You must’ve heard at least once of Bakkar and it’s awesome! Bakkar is an Egyptian cartoon series that has been broadcast on Arabic TV stations during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan each year since the late 1990s. The series revolves around the adventures of a young Nubian-Egyptian boy named Bakkar, his pet Rashida, and his friends. Episodes tend to be underpinned by a moral message and nationalist themes. The opening and closing songs are by famed Nubian-Egyptian singer Mohammed Mounir. The opening song in particular stresses a nationalist love for Egypt and the River Nile, and is very popular, especially with young children. Want a throwback to your childhood? Feeling homesick? Watch Bakkar!

Watch at least one of those epic series that everyone fell in love with from that first episode! Tell us below your favorite series from above or remind us a series that we’ve missed out!

Nadia Haitham, who is a sixteen year old teenager, fantasizes and creates images in people’s minds using written words. She has always admired the idea of writing ever since she was a little girl with piggy tails and somehow, she’s chasing her dream! Nadia is currently an IGCSE student in The Continental School Of Cairo and she’s in the eleventh grade. They say Nadia is too young but she asks repeatedly, “if I don’t start now, then when?!” She blows her candles on the fifteenth of July, her zodiac sign is Cancer and she’s Egyptian. In 2015, she has written her first completed book that’s called, “Love Of A Teenage Girl” which is published on a writing website called, Wattpad. She has won several awards for the book which she’s planning to publish in the future. Nadia has also written a few other books and created quotes of her own but she hasn’t completed them yet but she’s planning to. She’s into music and learning something new every single day using the help of the social media world. She believes that writing is an underestimated art, it’s exactly like painting colorful images in people’s minds by using words of black and white.

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  1. Haitham Hassan

    July 12, 2018 at 12:24 am

    I am a big fan of Egyptian series. For sure there are much more than mentioned above like Goma3a El shawan, El Shahad we Eldemou3, Grand Hotel and El Ostoura.

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