Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More (or less) than a cool ass name

Ok, I'll revive this blog for a shameless plug.
Shankaboot is out.

It is being billed as the first Arabic Web Drama. Although, personally I would've taken a different marketing approach. Being first gives you a carte blanche to claim all the superlatives so why stop at First?
It's the Best damn Arabic Web drama out there.
It's the most watched Arabic Web Drama out on the world wide web.
It's the smartest, funniest, most action packed Arabic web drama in the cyber world.
Of course this works both ways, as it is also the absolute worst Arabic Web Drama on the market today.

Before I go any further, there needs to be a disclaimer here. I worked on this project as I was one of the writers on the team that developed the original script. So I might be a little biased for this masterful work of modern visual storytelling.

But, then again I was fired off the project so I might actually hold a grudge against the producers of this trashy piece of junkaboot.

Clearly, my conflicting emotions prevent me from providing an objective review. So, check it out and judge for yourselves.

Here's the First Episode...


Anonymous said...

i watched it it's so great, fresh and full of life. Waiting for the next episodes.

Moussa Bashir said...

google reader took over free delivery of blog posts in a conspiracy to stop commenting, bas khasi2o wa fasharo. now back to hibernation ...

Anonymous said...

i could swear you think it's amazing. but i could also swear you think it's trash. perhaps the point is it's amazing if you likeit and it's trash if you don't?

although, Jamal, personally i never thought working on a project prevented me from being able to judge them perfectly unbiased, including my own art work. i have been heard to describe something i created myself are crap. it's important to remain a "viewer", receptor as well as creator.

perhaps as well, shankaboot having been produced, it can open the door for other experiences with the same format? where other approaches can be explored. hopefully.

Myriam said...

I usually hate Lebanese productions. Acting is always so bad.

But I like this. Fast, funny, interesting... and I am so curious to know what happens next.

The Shankaboot guy is so well chosen kamein.