Netflix’s Arab anthology series Love Life and Everything in Between is directed by Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan, Mahmoud Sabbagh, Hany Abu-Assad, Sandra Bassal, Khairy Beshara, and Amira Diab with a screenplay from writers Abdulmohsen, Mohammed Alhamoud, and Mahmoud. The series has a large cast that includes Reem AlHabib, Mishal Almutairi, Ahmed Ezz, Samer Bisharat, Asser Yassin, Elie Njeim, Amer Hlehel, Shaden Kanboura, Nadah El Shazly, Dhay Alhelay, Sami Hanafy, Nasser Akabab, Fatima Zahra Qanboua, Rita Hayek, and many more. There are eight episodes in total, each with a runtime of 20-30 minutes.
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Love Life and Everything in Between: Exploring Love on a Large Scale
The concept of love and relationship is universal but, perceived and executed differently based on location, culture, individuality and much more. Netflix’s latest show, Love Life and Everything in Between takes this idea and presents it to the audiences in the form of an anthology series that uses dark humour and reflective thoughts to engage the audiences.
Love stories from different Arabic countries, namely Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Tunisia hold the centre stage in this series. The show starts with the episode titled ‘O Brother’ by Sandra Bassal that centres around a bad omen that stops an engagement. Following this episode, we have ‘Al-A’Sha’ as the second one on the list that stinks of a date riddled with the absurdist theme of storytelling.
Palestinian filmmaker with two Academy Award nominations, Hany Abu-Assad presents us with a twisty Valentine’s Day tale. Another Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ben Hania brings the audience ‘Baby Doll and Lamb Chops’ with the theme of financial desperation. The fifth story is a fun and unique side we get of the world where Valentine’s Day is banned and a rescue mission that aims to be ahead of the ‘stop-love’ police.
The sixth and the seventh episodes in the series are titled ‘Glitch Love’ and ‘The Big Red Heart’ both giving rise to iconic and wild adventurous moments. The final tale is ‘Sidi Valentine’ ends the series on a hopeful and divine note with the story of ‘love at first sight’ with laughter and tears.
Love Life and Everything in Between: Final Verdict
Love Life and Everything in Between makes the topic of love feasibly wild with tropes that look like an ordinary story but end up becoming something more than what we had expected it to be. Netflix is a platform that has given us beautiful anthology series from Love Death and Robots to Black Mirror, but producing something that centres around love is new and refreshing and, finally not melodramatic and boring.
From the script to the cast to the direction, everything in Love Life and Everything in Between measures to perfection. So much so that the open endings make you want to hang around longer at the end to find out potential clues of where the story goes after the credits have rolled. Overall, it is an enjoyable series that is quick, fun and interesting to watch. Being an anthology you can either binge watch it or watch over a span of time cherishing each and every story with time.
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