LoL vs. Ahdam Shi

September 27, 2010  

Posted by in Arabista, B! SPOT 

17 responses 


The Lebanese viewers witnessed yesterday the downfall of comedy programs to the lowest standards that could ever reach. The to so-called ‘Joke Shows’ LoL on OTV and ‘Ahdam Shi’ on MTV have declared war on each other in an unprofessional and unethical manner. The two shows are set now to be aired on the same timing on Sunday evening, trying to prove to the Lebanese viewers which show is more popular.

This Sunday shows, began with an open call from both programs to get into a dual with each of them stating ‘we are the no. 1 show, and any other show is not funny‘. Both shows have been using the sex, drugs, and swearing as an attraction for the Lebanese viewers.

Let the Lebanese viewer give you a piece of his mind:

1. Both are not funny anymore, and competing to get the same people and same jokes is not considered innovation but its called imitation.

2. Using fowl language is not funny anymore as we try to raise our children on ethics and good behavior and not LoL and Ahdam Shi..

3. What type of message are those programs trying to deliver? And do not tell us that using drugs and sex is a means of making fun of those who do so..

4. Competition is healthy, but what you are doing is just lowing the standards of TV shows in Lebanon.

5. MTV is one of the leading channels in the Arab world with quality programs such as ‘Talk of the Town’, ‘Deal or No Deal’, and ‘Murex D’or’, and such competition are not even needed. (With all due respect to OTV and its efforts)

All in all, seriously this should stop one way or another, as this is not what represents these two Lebanese TV stations or the Lebanese society at all.


17 Responses

  1. Rita D. September 27, 2010

    so true! let’s not forget the other horrible programs they are airing these days – you feel your brain cells slowly deteriorating as you watch them.
    it’s sad that they do not know how to properly attract viewers by using innovation and quality material.(it will only get worse from here) coz this country is sadly following the west (from the wrong end) tsk tsk

  2. Mahmoud Abdullah September 27, 2010

    Ahdam Shi or Ahdam Chi… there is nothing mahdoum about both programs… degrading the Lebanese TV stations to such a level is not allowed!!

  3. Joanna September 27, 2010

    bas teli3 Lol 3al tv ken 3emil daje w kel shi w fekra 7elwe bas bel 2ekhir 5olso lnekat w saro bala ta3me.!

    bas eno ahdam shi ,! eno 5alas!!

  4. Tareks September 28, 2010

    Both shows should be stoped!!
    eno ye Lol ballash ken 7elo then sar ekllo sex w t7shish w araf!!w Ahdam shi same thing also..ken 7elo bl awwal fyo diverse parts w hk,bs halla2 sar also all about sex w drugs w hk.. w sho..bi2oul l wa7ad l klme sho ma kenit w add ma kenit ma btn2al 3l tv…b3d ma y2oula betzammer!!!y3ne 3njd shi araf:(

  5. Shadi A September 28, 2010

    I agree with Rita however It will be much better than watching politician giving lessons in ethics

  6. lili September 29, 2010

    who said that MTV is leading??!!! where’s LBC?? anw ahdam chi is soooo silly and photocopy of LOL and the presenter is trying to show us tht she’s not over-age anymore, she’s so boring..
    lol is highly watched and i bet to so no

  7. khaled1 December 15, 2010


  8. amal mabrouki January 7, 2011

    ana bhib ahdam shi ktir wa 5ousousan ontonett wa rousetteta il mahdoumin ktir ktir ktir looooool
    ou ib3at tahie 5asa la sit murei

  9. shawki January 21, 2011

    thank you for your fantastic show dear all ,hope you are doing well all times…..

  10. Hussein Badreddine May 23, 2011

    You Guys are very funny, my wife and I tune in every Sunday. It is very good to hear laughter coming out of Lebanon. Keep up the good job.

  11. gaje June 23, 2011

    I have to disagree, children can simply not watch the freakin shows.. especially after we all started to know what type of shows these are..
    those programs are delivering the message of having fun and not the need to be serious that much.. and lebanese need laughter in their lives, because of all the stress they live through..
    and whoever doesn’t like the shows just don’t watch them..

  12. The Arabic Student June 27, 2011

    I love both of these shows. They’re hilarious and they give a more open and liberal presentation of the middle east. As an American who studies Arabic I never thought I would find shows like this on any Arabic channel and I was pleasantly surprised when I did. I watch Ahdam Shi almost every week and it’s a great change from the boring soap operas I usually have to watch!

  13. socialkenny July 4, 2011

    Im actually watching it right now(Ahdam shi).In my island in the Caribbean(Antigua),we get LBC & MTV Lebanon,Syria’s channel & MBC out of Saudi.
    Im fluent in Arabic by the way so Im always watching those channels.
    Ana bi7eb el show iktir aldam shi.Bi Saraa7a,mish 3ndi wila mishkile.
    I like the presenter & the guest Antonette with the red hair:tentainhon sexy ikthir 7ata law ‘andun akhar min arbai3een sine.

  14. socialkenny July 4, 2011

    I agree with the Arabic Sudent.I really wasnt expecting to see such sexy-liberally dressed women on Arab TV.

  15. socialkenny July 4, 2011

    ‘Ala fikre,shoo ismaha el mitqaddime?

  16. Antoine July 14, 2011


  17. Narnour October 29, 2011

    Really Lebanese reputation is now sooooo much down because of such programs….They are unrespectful and so mean…We cannot say that we are coming from Lebanon bcos of such reputation.

    Please stop such programs as they are letting Lebanon go lower than ever and show the other good view of Lebanon


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