Tyrant (2014– )

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Series tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.


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Series cast summary:
 Barry Al-Fayeed (10 episodes, 2014)
 Molly Al-Fayeed (10 episodes, 2014)
 Jamal Al-Fayeed (10 episodes, 2014)
 Fauzi Nadal (10 episodes, 2014)
 Leila Al-Fayeed (10 episodes, 2014)
 Sammy Al-Fayeed (10 episodes, 2014)
 Emma Al-Fayeed (10 episodes, 2014)
 Yussef (10 episodes, 2014)
 Abdul (10 episodes, 2014)
 Amira Al-Fayeed (10 episodes, 2014)
 John Tucker (10 episodes, 2014)
 General Tariq Al-Fayeed (9 episodes, 2014)
 Ihab Rashid (8 episodes, 2014)
 Ziad (8 episodes, 2014)
 Nusrat Al-Fayeed (7 episodes, 2014)
 Ahmed Al-Fayeed (7 episodes, 2014)
 Walid Rashid (5 episodes, 2014)


Barry Al-Fayeed has been living in the United States for twenty years, during which time he got married to Molly Olson, and had two children (Sammy and Emma), with both Molly and he working as physicians, Barry as a pediatrician, in Pasadena. This life belies the fact that at age sixteen, he, under his given name Bassan, escaped his family life in the middle eastern country of Abbudin, where the Al-Fayeeds have been the dictatorial rulers for generations, often of violent and repressive regimes which he could not morally tolerate. He has not been back to Abbudin since. On the urging of his mother, Barry decides to go back to Abbudin with Molly and family in tow. He may find that leaving Abbudin this second time around is more difficult as he gets ensconced in the troubles the Al-Fayeeds are facing in general in continuing to rule the country as a repressive dictatorship. The longer Barry stays, the more it in turn affects the only life of democratic freedom Molly, Sammy and Emma have ... Written by Huggo

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Really Enjoyed The Pilot.
30 June 2014 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

As a Middle-Eastern, I pretty much comprehend the concept of this series. I am a Jew born in Israel, a grandson to Jewish grandparents who immigrated from Iraq, I have heard plenty of stories from my grandfather about the life in an Arab country, about its glory days and its very elegant lifestyle but also heard about the brutality and mercilessness which often characterizes the Arab leaders in certain Arab countries.

In addition, as an Israeli, I am updated in all of the scenarios in the Arab world, and how unstable the Arab world is.

You can sense the extravagant Arab lifestyle in the first episode of the series, this exaggerated lifestyle traits the way most of the Arab leaders used to live and are still living nowadays, you can sense the frustration and the torment of the lower population strata, it makes the series very realistic because it brings back the memories of the "Arab Spring".

As other people have already written, the plot of the story unfolds the story of Bassam Al-Fayeed which was the second son of Khaled Al-Fayeed, Bassam suffers from childhood traumas which had a vast reflection on his life as a person and as a family man. His brother Jamal can be compared to Saddam Hussein's first child, a "hothead", truculent and sort of a psychotic pervert.

As for now, basing on the pilot, I find this series very interesting and very realistic, reflects the life in the Arab countries of the Middle- East, Gideon Raff did a fantastic job with the script and I hope this series will not disappoint us.

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