Silly me, I thought it couldn’t get any worse than the obsession with the notorious Noor and Muhannad. But we sure take our entertainment very seriously.
Attempting to recreate the famous show, a group of youngsters renamed two areas in Tla’a il Ali, Amman into “7aret Shaker” and “7aret al Bostan” after the tv show Bab il 7ara, and then ignited a fight between the two “7aras” that was broken up by the police.
Now I understand the show’s popularity with the older demographic: the nostalgia towards old values and traditions in a modern society now, but I really wonder why so many young people find it appealing. I mean, even my 11 year-old cousins were avid followers of the show.
But like Noor, this show’s popularity will also remain a conundrum that baffles me. Oh well.