Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mexican Soap Operas

Nothing says Morocco like Mexican Soap Operas.

Lets take a moment and let that sink in, Morocco = Mexican Soap Operas.

The fact of the matter is that 2M the Moroccan national channel is the most watched channel in Morocco and apart from the news, its primary programing is Mexican soap operas that have been dubbed into Moroccan Arabic.

The two most popular soaps are ‘Wladi’ and ‘Nta Baba’ which translate to: ‘My Son’ and ‘Are you My Dad?’ The names alone show the quality of the shows and the caliber of the actors.

Actually, the actors for both shows are largely the same, with an eight year old with (at least dubbed) a high pitch voice playing the son in My Son, and the child in search of his father in Are You My Dad.

One has to ponder why these shows are so popular. It might have something to do with low licensing fees and simple dialogue. Either way I makes for a interesting anomaly. 

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know that. It is amazing. What are some of the most famous Mexican soap operas in Morocco?