This Ramadan, only El Harsha El Sab’a gives audience members a raw, unfiltered glimpse at what it’s like to be married. Several viewers experienced a wide range of emotions while watching the show’s first episodes, with fear being the most predominant. Some even commented that after watching the show, they’d think twice about getting married!
To us, the series seems more like a realistic portrayal of relationships than a toxic one. So, let us tell you why we think El Harsha El Sab’a is the most realistic show in the Ramadan 2023 drama marathon!
1- Realistic Marriage Conflicts and Everyday Conversations
Many people reported feeling uncomfortable watching the close-up scenes between the show’s couples and listening to their long emotional conversations. Still, we think this is something to be praised! Mariam Naoum has written realistic dialogue, and Karim El Shenawy directed the camerawork impeccably, giving us a first-hand look at a modern marriage story.
Also, the ensemble cast bring their A-game to their performances, making the show feel more like a documentary on real-life couples than a series!
2- Relationship Advice for Almost Every Couple
Whether you are in a relationship or not, we have all found ourselves in similar situations as the couples on the show. Many people struggle with incompatibility, keeping to an individual life, lack of communication, and many other issues that can arise in any relationship — romantic or not. El Harsha El Sab’a addresses it all while showing you new and different perspectives, which we think can be eye-opening to couples in similar situations.
3- A New Take on Modern Motherhood That Isn’t Exaggerated
While several shows talk about the lives and struggles of mothers in today’s Egypt, they can be too cavalier or overdramatic with the depiction. In contrast, El Harsha El Sab’a finds the fine line between those two extremes with the character of Nadine (Amina Khalil), a loving mother with real struggles.
Feeling exhausted and depressed as a new mom is not something to be frowned upon or taken lightly; unfortunately, it happens to most new mothers and hasn’t been appropriately addressed in past Egyptian works. The show reminds new parents that it’s okay to mentally break down, feel lost, and be eager for a break, and that it doesn’t make you a bad parent.