I love it! Seriously, I have no clue why people keep complaining and whining about it. I love how simple and Jordanian it is. I love the reporters, the presenters, anchormen, I even love the weathermen who work in it!
In case you didn’t know : It is not “cool” to watch the Jordanian TV unless you live abroad, because that is supposed to show how much you’re homesick and hence get you a lot of sympathy, how retarded!
Let’s assume they changed the crew of the Jordanian TV and replaced them with a bit more “hip” and “cool” staff, half naked presenters (men and women) who use any accent except for the Jordanian accent, faffy mammy kids who think that Al Kerak is a Jameed factory and that Abdoun is the capital of Jordan, and R rated Jordanian soap opera’s where the stars eat Mansaf with spoons! Would you then stop calling the Jordanian TV motakhallef, fashel, fdee7a? (Adjectives often used by this generation to describe the JTV). Would it then become hip and cool? It is called The Jordanian TV for a reason, and that would be the fact that it is Jordanian, it represents Jordanians, their concerns, their pride; their history and traditions, and their hopes for the future.
A hundred years ago your grandmother didn’t go to gyms, so if you think that the Jordanian historical series with all the tents, the Jordanian accent and Jordanian clothing is uncool and retarded then blame your forefathers for not being cool.
If you think it is not cool because the concepts of the shows are “simple” and the directing/presenting/acting/whatevering sucks then you should know that they welcome any suggestions and any ambitious people who think they can do a better job, just call the TV, ask to speak to someone in charge and tell them that you have an idea on how you can improve the things that suck and i can guarantee you that they’ll be more than happy to listen or even hire you if you can do a better job.
We are a conservative society, and so our media should be. The Jordanian TV isn’t among the popular Arabic TV stations but at least it gives the viewer a good idea on what life is like in Jordan unlike other Arabic TV stations that air dance competitions at a time when their people are being bombed and killed to make money. The crew of the Jordanian TV proved to the world that they are proffessionals with the way they dealt with Amman bombings. Sure, the station could use some improving, everything could, but with the potentials they have they’ve been doing a great job for the past year since Mr. Faisal Al Shboul was appointed as head of the institution. The quality of the shows are better especially this Ramadan and so are the prizes they give away in game shows such as Ramadan Ma’ana A7la and Il Forsa (Presented by the Lebanese Toni Khalifeh and the Jordanian Aseel Al Khraishah, aired everyday at 9:35 PM), plus, a lot of Jordanian series that are aired on the JTV are being aired in Ramadan on various popular Arabic TV stations, they’re all worth watching! The Jordanian TV has gone a long way the past couple of years, give it a chance!