Top Ramadan series: Our must-watch list

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Ramadan is here and many people in the Arab world look forward to catching up with their favorite series while others are itching for a new show to watch. Regardless of what you are choosing, following a good series has become an essential part of the Ramadan experience.اضافة اعلان

This year, Jordan News handpicked a selection of the best Ramadan series that can view during the holy month.

Whether you're a fan of historical epics or contemporary dramas, our list has something for everyone.

Here are our recommendations:

Dof'at LondonIn the early 1980s, a group of Kuwaiti students journey to London to attend medical school. There, they encounter neighbors and gain knowledge from diverse foreign communities such as Iranian, Iraqi, and Indian.

The students experience a new form of freedom and learn about European ideas, where politicians, poets, intellectuals, artists, and social contradictions intersect.

Amidst this backdrop, the series by writer Machari Hamada and director Mohamed Bakir unfolds, features tales of love and jealousy, conspiracies, and competitions.

Starring: Layla Abdallah, Lulowa Al Mulla, Mila Al Zahrani, Smood Al Moamen, and many others.

Serio El BateaThis series is based on the novel of the same name by the renowned Egyptian author Yusuf Idris. Khaled Youssef, who has had a long career in cinematic directing, makes his first foray into TV drama with this historical series.

The story follows a young man on a quest to uncover the mystery surrounding the "Sultan Hamed" shrine, which is situated in a village in the Egyptian countryside. The plot switches between present-day and the French-Egyptian War of 1798.

Starring: Ahmad Fahmy, Ahmed Salah El Saadany, Shams, Hussein Fahmy, and many others.

Hadret El OmdaThe series follows Safiya Al-Faris, a psychology professor at an American university, as she faces pressure from her family to return to her village and run for mayor.

As she navigates through various social situations and challenges, the show explores interesting societal themes. The series is directed by Adil Adib.

Starring: Ruby, Basma, Samiha Ayoub, Ahmed Rizk, Salah Abdullah, Dina, and others.

Muzakirat ZougThis series, consisting of 15 episodes, explores various marital problems in a lighthearted social context. Khaled al-Sawy stars in the series as a psychiatrist and friend of Tariq Lutfi, while Hana al-Sharbaji portrays the role of Tariq's mother, and Samaa Ibrahim plays the role of Khaled al-Sawy's wife.

The series is directed by Tamer Nadi.

Starring: Tarek Lotfy, Khaled El Sawy, Aïcha Ben Ahmed, Hanaa El Shorbagy, Samaa Ibrahem, Noha Abdin, Omar El Shenawy, Sara Elshamy, Hala Marzouk, and Edward.

Omla NadraLike the previous year's theme, Nelly Karim portrays a widowed wife from upper Egypt who is fighting tirelessly to receive her rightful inheritance.

Starring: Gamal Soliman, Mariam El Khosht, and Ahmed Eid.

Al Kateba 101This series directed by Mohammad Salama takes place around the real realities of the heroic role of the 101st Battalion in countering the takfiri and terrorist organizations in North Sinai.

Starring: Amr Yusuf, Aser Yassin, Fathi Abdul Wahab, Ahmed Salah Hosni, Wafa Amir, Walid Fawaz, Mirna Noraldin, and Khaled Sawi, among others.

Taht El-WesayaThe plot of the drama centers on a woman named Hanan (played by Mona Zaki), who is a mother to a 9-year-old son and an infant daughter. She finds herself solely responsible for their care after her husband passes away amidst trying circumstances. The series comprises just 15 episodes.

Starring: Mona Zaki, Rushdy El Shamy, Noha Abdeen, Ahmed Khaled Saleh, Khaled Kamal, Tharaa Goubail, and Ali Eltayeb.

Souq El KantoSkillfully weaving together social, historical, and national themes, the series delves into Egypt's pre-evacuation period, while also highlighting the country's fight against English occupation.

Amir Karara plays the role of Tahir Fouad Abdel Karim Husseini, a young Egyptian who takes up arms against the English and is forced to go into hiding and work in the kanto market. From within the market, he embarks on a journey that sees him rise to become a prominent figure in the market. The series covers the period between 1946 and 1954.

Starring: Amir Karara, Mai Ezz El Din, Fathy Abdel Wahab, Mahmoud Al Bezzawy, Tharaa Goubail, Maha Nassar, Abdel Azziz Makhyoun, Diaa Abdul Khaleq, and others.

Taghyir GawMinna Shalabi portrays the character of an Egyptian interior decorator named "Sharifa" who faces several challenges due to her mother's alcoholism and addiction to sedatives. Despite her struggles, Sharifa works tirelessly to save money in order to help her mother receive treatment at a rehabilitation center.

However, Sharifa's life takes an unexpected turn after she meets Khalid, a university professor specialized in history played by Iyad Nassar. As they fall in love and enter into an emotional relationship, Sharifa's life is forever changed.

Starring:  Menna Shalabi, Eyad Nassar, Mervat Amin, Essam Omar, and Aydah El-Kashef.

El AgharThe series is set in Cairo's Red Way neighborhood. Amr Saad plays the lead character, a young man who grew up in a correctional facility after being accused of his mother's murder. Despite his difficult circumstances, he possesses admirable qualities that are showcased throughout the series.

Starring: Amr Saad, Dorra Zarrouk, Sayed Ragab, Ahmed Magdy, Amr Abdul Gelil, and Nahed Elsebai.

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