Category Archives: Here Come the Habibs

Here Come the Habibs–Season 2, Episode 6 (The Beach)

I recently reviewed an episode of American sitcom, Speechless, where the episode was set in one location and character-by-character stories unfolded and were related to this one location. My verdict on that episode was favourable due to this setting, and I feel the same way about this episode of Here Come the Habibs. This episode was set mostly at one

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Here Come the Habibs–Season 2, Episode 5 (The Kidney)

This episode was different to the others…it was understated. Usually the episodes have clear A and B stories and revolve around a scheme (usually Toufic’s) gone awry. However this episode focused purely on one story, with the jokes pulled back. Perhaps this is due to the serious subject matter.

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Here Come the Habibs–Season 2, Episode 4 (Middle East Side Story)

This episode was a definite improvement to last week. I believe this episode had the most character development in the series to date. The A story focused on Mariam and Fou Fou’s marital dynamic, and Jack and Mariam’s friendship. With the B story the focus is on Layla’s campaign for school captain, and the unlikely and until now unexplored dynamic

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Here Come the Habibs–Season 2, Episode 3 (The Fundertakers)

The reason why my review is a little late is because I found it difficult to decide how I felt about the episode. Rather than evenly splitting the A and B stories, this episode was really 95 percent A story and 5 percent B story. Unfortunately this week, I didn’t enjoy the A story for two reasons–the story itself was

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Here Come the Habibs–Season 2, Episode 1 (Lockdown)

What a great way to kick off a season. Here Come the Habibs was subjected to controversy before it even aired last year with accusations that it was a racist show. However the show turned out to be a success and was thankfully renewed. With the questionable television landscape these days, mostly involving reality shows, as far as I’m concerned

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Here Come the Habibs–Season 1, Episode 6–The Brangelina of Bayview Road

The finale of Here Come the Habibs’ first season was a bit of a mixed bag for me, in particular with the writing and performances. The writing was tight–the continuity of the Anzaclava and party terrorist subplots was seamlessly maintained, with the latter being concluded nicely. It’s a shame the Anzaclava didn’t take off, however I felt this plot wasn’t

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