Bassam Kousa explains the situation in an episode of “Pack Your Bags.” (The Daily Star/YouTube grab)
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Syria's once-proud television drama and comedy industry is marking its fourth season of the country's "crisis" with shows continuing to be produced for the high-viewership month of Ramadan, as the war steadily hollows out the content and quality of many of the productions.Estimates of the number of Syrian drama and comedy series produced this year range from anywhere between 15 and 30, according to those the industry. Most are in the form of 30-episode productions, although a number of shorter shows have also been produced.In Damascus, where the Old City serves as a setting for both period pieces and contemporary shows, the threat of mortar bomb attacks remains steady.Many big-name stars have left the domestic scene, due to their political views or simple reasons of personal safety. This season will see a number of shows tackling the violence and destruction ravaging Syria today, whether through drama or (dark) comedy.
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