There aren’t many, but recently, some good stuff was added.
Watching Arabic TV series is a decent way to study dialects. However, it used to be the situation that there were a) no English subtitles available and b) the quality was bad. Netflix has started to fix that.
In the last months, some fine Egyptian and Lebanese TV series were added.
Arabic TV series on Netflix (مُسَلْسَلات)
1. The Secret of the Nile (Original title: Grand Hotel)
What’s the story? The drama follows a young man named Ali in the 1950s who visits a prestigious hotel in Aswan to search for his missing sister, who had been employed there as a maid. He didn’t plan on falling in love with the owner’s daughter though, but a better turn of events couldn’t have happened as both of them try to solve the mystery of the missing sister in the mythical halls of the Grand Hotel.
Dialects? Egyptian Arabic.
2. Black Crows (غرابيب سود)
Dialects? You will encounter various Arabic dialects.
3. al-Hayba (الهيبة)
What’s the story? In a village by the Lebanon-Syria border, the head of an arms-smuggling clan contends with family conflicts, power struggles and complicated love.
Dialects? The series is in Lebanese and Syrian dialect.
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