Saidia – We’ve been holding our breaths, waiting to watch Adel Emam’s “Al Araf” or “The Godfather”, lingering to find out what the “Leader” has in-store for us during Ramadan 2013.
Unfortunately, We were, to say the least, surprised by how “distasteful” the first episode. Nothing happened in the series first episode besides a continues comparison between the rich and poor along with “distasteful” music, at a time classic and other time, popular music. What struck us the most as shocking is the fact that Adel Emam didn’t appear in the first episode, not even in one scene. The second episode was largely better, Emam finally appeared and man his acting is as amazing, as funny and as clever as always! The only problem concerning the 2nd episode is that NOTHING HAPPENED! the episode evolved around Emam appearing as a Major General in the police (specializing in the public funds) and conducting face-to-face meetings with businessmen, accusing them of unethical and illegal actions and then sentencing them to prison after presenting them with minted lemon juice….great for a scene but illogical for an entire episode. It should be noted that Emam is being paid $4 Million for Al’Araf.
We don’t want to get into details, but the first two episodes were a disaster for a mega star such as Adel Emam. However, we are still hoping and will continue watching.