Salon Zahra represents the new wave of Lebanese series. Funny with a cause (that is not war), visually fresh, and certainly well produced.
As someone who grew with middle eastern television, I didn’t have much hope, or expectations. However, this show rose to the occasion and shattered it. A social commentary wrapped in a comedy with half a dozen very well-developed storylines: From the single women raising a child, to the unwed pregnancy all the way to controlling parents. The show has it all.
But it won’t be a Lebanese series without some issues. Even though I already know that there’s a second season, I was a bit bothered in how they wrapped up the events in the last episode. It felt like the writers remembered that they have a finale to write, and they decided to rush everything. I wish that the show was slightly better paced since some episodes were too short with enough scenes from previous episodes to fill out an entire one.
Should you watch it?
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Salon Zahra – صالون زهرة exclusively on Shahid.