MBC4 vs Dubai One
They’re free and they’re relatively new. But which channel keeps Kipp entertained?
Could someone explain what MBC4’s break clips are all about? Why is a woman being doused with glitter? What does that have to do with MBC4? Aside from the bizarre clips, the channel’s look is simple and unassuming, which suits us just fine.
In house shows
There are no in house that we know of. That’s probably a good thing.
MBC4 boasts a host of corny American and Turkish shows that we’d rather not watch, like Rachel Ray and 90120, but it also features Dr. Phil (which we’re addicted to. We know it’s trash) and Oprah. We’re surprised that with all the interesting shows out there, MBC4 opted with The Ghost Whisperer and The Doctors. Who is buying these shows? Were they cheap? Is that why MBC4 chose them? Don’t they have enough Saudi money to buy better shows?
To be fair, however, MBC4 is free-to-air, and until we can muster the cash to pay for cable TV, we’ll be watching the next installment of Khalil and Mirna. This is going to be a miserable summer.
Overall viewing experience
Aside from laughing at the dysfunctional people on Dr. Phil and Oprah, MBC4 gives us little viewing pleasure. Give us some good shows!
Final Score: 17
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