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auzdafluff Nov 13th 2012 8:21 am

New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 
Jumeirah Beach
(BBC Entertainment, 9pm)

http://www.panarabiaenquirer.com/wp-...eirahbeach.jpg
The hit new drama exploring the lives and loves of a group of loathsome expats sharing a four-bedroom Dubai apartment. In tonight’s episode, Australian recruitment consultant Daryl provides a shoulder to cry on for British PR executive Emma, distraught that the maid has – once again – neglected to clean the balcony. Meanwhile, tensions flare when the new arrival from South Africa, personal trainer Jacques, suggests the flatmates walk to the supermarket at the bottom of the building rather than making a delivery order.

http://www.panarabiaenquirer.com/wor...umeirah-beach/

Haha... Another classic from PAE. If only...

Blue Cat Nov 13th 2012 11:27 am

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 
love it, I asked the creator of Benidorm if he wanted to Dubaiadorm, I could provide him with plenty of story lines :)

rowell Nov 13th 2012 2:18 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 
Just looked at the TV listing and according to listing it ain't on

Bahtatboy Nov 13th 2012 2:30 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 

Originally Posted by rowell (Post 10380468)
Just looked at the TV listing and according to listing it ain't on

Dumb, or am I being dumber in responding?

rowell Nov 13th 2012 2:32 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10380491)
Dumb, or am I being dumber in responding?

Why what am I missing?

rowell Nov 13th 2012 2:33 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 

Originally Posted by rowell (Post 10380495)
Why what am I missing?

Ah right got it mmmmmm

Bahtatboy Nov 13th 2012 2:43 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 

Originally Posted by rowell (Post 10380500)
Ah right got it mmmmmm

;)

rowell Nov 13th 2012 2:47 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10380519)
;)

Took a bit of getting there though:D

Kim67 Nov 14th 2012 10:05 am

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 
I was hoping it was real so that I could download it straight away!!!

auzdafluff Nov 14th 2012 11:40 am

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 

Originally Posted by Kim67 (Post 10381991)
I was hoping it was real so that I could download it straight away!!!

Thing is, it would work.

Ethos83 Nov 14th 2012 2:33 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 
If the reality shows with their superficial characters from Essex or pseudo knightsbridge boys work in the UK I don't see why Jumeirah Beach wouldn't pass muster. It'd even been more successful, methinks.

Wonder who the fourth resident of the flat is? We have Daryl the Australian, Emma the Brit, Jacques the Saffer, so that leaves us with....? Ali the Kiwi PA?


Originally Posted by auzdafluff (Post 10382168)
Thing is, it would work.


Bahtatboy Nov 14th 2012 3:07 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 
So instead of the participative story which was started recently but withered and died, a better idea would be for us to write the screenplay for Jumeirah Beach.

So we need:
Title
Main locations
Characters

The story line an develop as we go.

Takers?

Ethos83 Nov 14th 2012 3:23 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 
Hah. Here's my input.

Title: Jumeirah Beach
Main locations: JBR. Or possibly the Shorelines on the Palm. Or where Scamp lives.
Characters: A polygot of Anglo nationalities. UK/Australian/Kiwi?South African. Possibly an American?

Let's stick with the premise in the original and we have the four flatmates. Emma will be having a clandestine affair with her British boss who's originally from Newcastle but now lives with his wife, young family and ugly Sri Lankian maid in Arabian Ranches. Emma wants to use the affair as a means for professional advancement but the boss is desperate to sack her yet knows if he does Emma will reveal the affair to his wife.

Daryl is a decent beer swilling rugby playing bloke and his best mate is another Australian who has a secret Filipino girlfriend who works in the Dubai Mall and is a sweet girl but the boyfriend refuses to introduce her to any of his Western mates. Daryl finds out about this and falls in love with the Filipino, yet he's still with his high maintenance Russian girlfriend who he met at Barasti and who says she's a marketing executive but Daryl has his reasons for thinking she was once a prostitute and may still be moonlighting on the side.

Jacques is gay and is trying to find success in the homosexual world in Dubai and keeps falling in love with Emiratis and other Arabs who are in the closet and prowl Jumeira Beach after sunset looking for illicit love.

Ali the Kiwi PA is mad about nature and the environment and drives a big-ass 4x4 for all her camping trips in the desert and does every triathlons in the UAE. She's on the prowl for a boyfriend but ends up only with one night stands.

Boomhauer Nov 14th 2012 3:32 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 

Originally Posted by Ethos83 (Post 10382428)
If the reality shows with their superficial characters from Essex or pseudo knightsbridge boys work in the UK I don't see why Jumeirah Beach wouldn't pass muster. It'd even been more successful, methinks.

Wonder who the fourth resident of the flat is? We have Daryl the Australian, Emma the Brit, Jacques the Saffer, so that leaves us with....? Ali the Kiwi PA?

Rafiq the Australian;)

Alexa Nov 14th 2012 4:29 pm

Re: New hit TV sitcom based in Dubai
 
You need some Arabs , Indians and Pakistanis in the mix.


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