The cult Saudi series 'Takki', meaning to chill or relax in Arabic slang dialect, follows the lives of the youth in Saudi Arabia in 2012. The series includes various characters and their different dreams, tackling problems in society, and it even honestly shows the problems that were present for women during the time. While the series definitely looks into serious issues, its charm is that it also keeps a lighthearted and funny tone amomgst the plot.
'Takki' launched 9 years ago, but faced rejection from mulitple Saudi television networks due to what was seen as a progressive plot, at the time. It found a home on Youtube in 2012 and was loved by many audiences. Now, Netflix has licensed the popular series, and we can't wait to bingewatch it.
Our two personal favourite characters are deffo Malek, a young Saudi filmmaker struggling to make it in the kingdom (especially when cinema was banned at that time,) and Bayan, a young woman trying to kick off her career in the film industry. While Bayan's character struggles with relationships, it's admirable how her character continue to push through in terms of her career goals.
This is definitely an Arabic show that you should give a try.
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