Temporary Name (2013)

Egypt | 45m | Series | Drama , Interesting and exciting

A businessman (Youssef Sherif) decides to return home after ten years abroad, during which time he's achieved all the success and wealth in the world. After a fateful accident, he loses his memory and struggles to know his true self and identity, as each episode unveils a further piece of the puzzle.




Ramadan 2013's magnum opus? Probably. Before you leave, this review does not contain spoilers in a way. If you don't want to know whether the ending is cheap or not, do not read this, other than...Read more that, you're completely safe, I will not spoil the story in any way.Were you a fan of "Unknown Number"? Then take a seat please, this's even better. The first episode wasn't really that promising, your typical Arabic TV show, but then, BANG, in just one second the series started to be fast-paced and remarkably ingenious. Well, not really, I mean, let's be serious, I cannot count how many times I've seen a show about someone who loses his memory, at episode 5, you'll realize this's a rip-off of the mediocre movie "Unknown" that was published in 2011.You're wrong. "Temporary Name" is not exactly an Unknown's rip-off as this's not exactly what the show is all about. Every episode you'll unveil a piece of the puzzle, this's just tricky, that's to say, it's a poor trick to let you know what's happening exactly. The use of flashbacks will get boring as you keep watching and you'll somehow lose interest as you'll understand the story after reading the show's name, "Temporary Name".In episode 26 as I remember, everything will be revealed in a more poorer and boring way and you'll endlessly be disappointed. Did you want a realistic ending or a plot-twist that'll make you open your mouth from joy? That'll make you think, why did I watch all of these episodes even though they're completely useless? Sadly, the ending is realistic. I won't talk about how many plot-holes I've found, because I'm not really sure if you can call them "Plot-holes".Youssef El Sherif's acting skills were okay, it fitted Yousef's character very well, I won't mention that he had done this role billions of times though. Amr Abed's role was unexpectedly impressive, I really did like him. All the others were mostly fine too thanks to the well-made script.The soundtracks were quite refreshing compared to the cheesy Arabic soundtracks out there even though they were repetitive, so bravo to however made this OST, keep going!What else, what else? Oh, the reason why you're reading this, should you buy this? Definitely.


After a fateful accident, a wealthy businessman he loses his memory and struggles to know his true self and identity.

Title Details

Title اسم مؤقت
Title in English Temporary Name
Title's Translation Ism Mo'aqat
Release Year 2013
Runtime in Minutes 45
Status ﺗﻢ ﻋﺮﺿﻪ
Is this a coloured title? نعم
Egyptian censorship classification الجمهور العام
Movie Budget 0
Title Type Series
Title Genre Drama,Interesting and exciting
Production Year 2013
Production Country Egypt