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Kawalis Al-Madina – The Real Story Of Al-Madina Bank Scandal


I’m not really a fan of Lebanese drama series, but I have lately found Kawalees Al-Madina which recently started airing from Wednesday to Saturday on Al-Jadeed TV quite interesting.

The series is written by Ghada Eid (presenter of Al-Fassad show), and even though the crew denies it but it is mostly based on the true story of Al-Madina Bank collapse between 2002 and 2003 which was mind boggling at that time. Other corruption stories of the kind that went public but never got settled down legally the proper way are mentioned as well, such as the drug ring that was uncovered among AUB students during the same period. I remember the media suddenly stopped talking about that ring because the son of some politician turned out to be involved in it.


The reason I see Kawalis Al Madina so relevant right now is because several scandals were unveiled over the last few months from garbage, to illegal internet, and finally the manipulation of health care bills by corrupt ISF officers, but unfortunately they’re all on the way of being covered up without holding any of the key suspects accountable for their wrongdoings. The biggest proof about that being how incapable is the ongoing investigation about illegal internet in identifying the nature of a stupid fiber optic cable in Nahr El Kalb!

Disregard the lousy acting we always complain about in Lebanese series, but as long as we are unable to punish the corrupt people in authority, I think it is just fair to irritate them by exposing them on TV and let the public know about their sleazy jobs.

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Rudolph Hilal Rips Off The Ellen Show

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Just when you thought Lebanese TV shows can’t any worse, comes Rudolph Hilal and rips off Ellen Degeneres Show. The whole thing even seems to be orchestrated with his guests since they were exactly imitating those who appeared with Ellen, and what’s more baffling is that he didn’t even make any effort to come up with a new show name!

I personally don’t watch Ellen and wouldn’t have known LBCI’s The Show is no more than a copy-cat, so hats off to whoever compiled this video!

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The Funniest Moments in Lebanese TV

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Following Denise Rahme’s mistake on-air last week when she said “7imar” instead of “7iwar”, Tony Khalifeh collected some of the funniest goofs anchors made over the last 20 years, and I thought they were worth sharing.

The segments starts at the 33m55s mark.

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You Can Finally Netflix and Chill in Lebanon!


Netflix just announced today during a keynote at CES the launching of its service in more than 130 new countries including Lebanon! So yeah, you can finally “Netflix and chill” now 😉

The only way to have Netflix in Lebanon and other Arab countries prior to this announcement was by signing up to some US VPN service, but as of today you won’t have to go through the hassle of doing that anymore.

I personally really love their content and used to abuse my brother’s account in Dubai everytime I went there, however the only and most important concern here in Lebanon is whether our shitty internet connection will be able to stream the service in HD. The only way to figure out is by signing up for a free trial which I’m gonna do right away!

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No Chance – انقرضوا الرجال بلبنان

This woman is hilarious. I guess she was just requested to chose the word of the day and she ended up coming up with all of this!

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Wiam Wahab’s sa7sou7!

Let’s hope this won’t become a trend among Lebanese politicians! Anyone knows who’s the man who was hit?

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Fail – Rymco really values your thoughts

Can you believe big brands still make these faux pas online? Some social media “guru” must be running their account!

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Very old Abou Fouad “Yes 3 in 1” ads

How awesome are these vintage ads of Yes 3 in 1 featuring Abou Fouad? I couldn’t stop playing them over and over!

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The greatest Chi.N.N episode so far

If you haven’t watched Chi.N.N latest episode yet then make sure to do so now. 30 Minutes is all it took for Salam Zaatari to tell the sad truth about Lebanon nowadays.

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Syrian TV Fail

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via @TrellaLB

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