Tyrant - a SoapLand's expansion?

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  1. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    "Tyransty Crest"

    Company: the country Abbudin
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    The mansion:
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    The ruler / adulterous sex pig:
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    His ruthless and ambitious wife:
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    The "Gioberti" part of the family:
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    The "Cliff Barnes":
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    The boys (Sammy & Abdul):
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    How did this manage to fly under my radar???
     
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  2. tommie

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    This ain't no Phallus.
     
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  3. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    Yes, it is!
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    Oh wait this is a real show isn't it.

    How about putting the whore back in horrible.
     
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    But like is it really soapy? Or is it all faux political and shit?
     
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    I was quite excited to see this when it first aired. On paper, it sounded delicious. The prodigal son of a Middle Eastern dynasty is drawn back into the machinations of the royal court after years in self imposed exile. An exotic soap from the creators of Homeland! Alas, I found it all quite boring. I think I stuck with it for about three or four episodes before throwing in the towel. It's a shame because the premise is brilliant. It's just the casting and writing were a mess. The lead character lacked any charisma, I recall finding Jennifer Finnegan's character quite annoying and the gay subplot was barely there.

    The behind the scenes drama during production kind of explains why such a mess ended up on screen.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/fxs-tyrant-dramatic-backstory-709209
     
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  7. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    Maybe that's why I like it, because I don't think it's very good idea at all.
    And the very idea that this all-American family would even consider to visit such place, let alone stay, is mind-boggling.
    It's the stuff I prefer not to think about, this is not an easy watch - but the all-Americans are my excuse, they guide me through it, as it were.

    The president's daughter-in-law wants a divorce and I found his reaction very dynasty-esque:
    "Divorce? Divorce? That whore is going to crawl back into my son's bed!"
    And that's the stuff I really like, these Tudors of the 21st century.
     
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    I had this in my closet shelf and maybe I should take a look at it. The Pilot left me a bit cold (at least I didn´t puke...). What I need to know before taking a decision is...is there any (male) nude scenes in it?

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    That was my problem with the show. I didn't care about the All Americans so I didn't have much to get behind when I was watching it.

    I recall some speedo action but there was nothing too racy IIRC.
     
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  10. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    Episode 7 was very shocking. These Al-Fayeeds, what a bunch!

    And then there's Leila, so cold and elegant.
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    She's my new glamour icon!
     
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    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    It looks like the battle for Ewing Oil Abbudin has begun! This is so exciting because I have no idea what's going to happen next.
     
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    And yet, every time something happens it seems very easy to predict how it's going to end, like the end of season 1.
    But that doesn't make it less shocking or dramatic.
     
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  13. Willie Oleson

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    Oh, season 2 is even better!

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    Leila Al-Fayeed is having a Sable Colby moment.
    "I've given you everything , but all you ever do is think about yourself. Jamal wants, Jamal needs! Your bastard child is not welcome in my home!"
    Of course she wants the best for her own son - a total douchebag who's celebrating the fact that his wife is pregnant with a boy.
    But he doesn't know that the father of his baby is...his own father! Oh my god.

    The mother of the bastard son (he's a handsome and decent guy, the opposite of Leila's son) happens to be related to the Rashids, the biggest enemy of the house of Al-Fayeed.

    This is such a terrific show, if only because I've never watched a tv series about this place and culture before.
    There's so much going on, inside and outside the palace. And even in America!
     
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  14. Willie Oleson

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    And now there's the oil!:jolly: And Chinese investers - but everything goes horribly wrong!
    And a $100,000,000 inheritance (from someone who isn't really dead)
     
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    A shocking twist à la Who Pays The Ferryman....this is so very, very good.
    TYRANT is a family saga, a political drama and a war epic all rolled into one.
     
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    A shocking death scene (as in: I can't believe this is happening!) and another shocking parentage issue. And another murder in the family but hey, what else is new.
    Various colourful characters have decided to run for president, including Leila Al-Fayeed herself!
     
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    I have this on my to-watch list, thanks to Jennifer Finnigan (Molly) and Swedish actor Alexander Karim (Ihab Rashid). Plus Adam Rayner is quite hot. :)
     
  18. Willie Oleson

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    I just finished watching the last episode and I'm feeling very satisfied, it's amazing how things turned out to be - with a bitter twist at the end.
    It's also one of those "greatest love stories of all time" and there were more than a few heartrending moments.
    I think she was perfect for the role of Molly Al-Fayeed.
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    Mr. Big/Peter Florrick is in it too!

    "In this country, nothing is ever what it seems"
    "Power is better than chaos"
    "What makes a tyrant a tyrant?"

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