I am enjoying watching Zain, Saba Mubarak
new comedy show each night on Abu Dhabi TV.
I like it in particular because it feels progressive in presenting the female characters. I like that the main character is the bread winner for the family and I like the modern wardrobe of the cast in general, which is closer to what people in Amman dress than we ever have seen in a Jordanian drama.
I like the reflection on Amman’s society by incorporating Egyptian, Syrian and Philippians characters in a very respectful and decent way. The showing of these characters is done very smartly despite the comedy nature of the show. It doesn’t fall into the trap of exaggerating known stereotypes. In the contrary, it breaks those stereotypes in a subtle welcoming way.
The work of Mohammad Hushki, the director, is clear on the characters especially the main one played by Saba Mubarak. This may be a positive thing that distinguishes his work from others and gives it a certain feel.
Wish all the best for the cast. Hope it helps opening the door for the revival of Jordanian drama.
Well done Tima Shamli. Thank you for producing this.
The show plays on Abu Dhabi TV (Al Aula), Sunday to Thursday (9:00pm, 2:00am, 8:00am, and 3:00pm). Reruns on Abu Dhabi TV (Drama) on Friday for all weeks (episodes starting 2:00pm).
I hope to see it on Ro’ya TV or any other Jordanian TV channel soon.