Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

Apr. 30, 2000
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1Season 1 Apr. 30, 2000

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Mili Avital isScheherezade
Scheherezade
Alan Bates isStoryteller
Storyteller
James Frain isSchahzenan / Harun
Schahzenan / Harun
Tchéky Karyo isBlack Coda
Black Coda
Dougray Scott isSultan Shahryar
Sultan Shahryar
Vanessa-Mae isPrincess Zobeide
Princess Zobeide
John Leguizamo isGenie of the Lamp
Genie of the Lamp
Rufus Sewell isAli Baba
Ali Baba

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arabian nights 2000 watch online

arabian nights 2000 watch online -The series starts in Baghdad at an undetermined time (since the story teller seems to live during the 8th century, but the stories that are told take place during the era of muskets, Englishmen, and Qin-era Chinese hairstyles, which means they take place in the 17th century at the earliest and 19th at the latest). The Sultan of Baghdad, Shahryar (Dougray Scott), has gone mad having accidentally killed his treacherous wife five years earlier during a failed coup d’état, which his wife had planned with her secret lover, Shahryar’s brother, Schahzenan (James Frain). In his madness, Shahryar now believes that all women want to kill him, but the law states that the Sultan must be married again or the throne will be passed to his brother. Shahryar has therefore ordered his Grand VizierJa’Far (Jim Carter), to bring him one of his concubines from the harem to marry and then have executed the next morning.

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In order to prevent this, the Grand Vizier‘s clever daughter, Scheherazade (Mili Avital), decides to marry the Sultan herself; Scheherazade (a childhood friend of the Sultan who has secretly fallen in love with him since then) formulates a plan to prevent her execution, and at the same time cure the Sultan of his madness. With the help of some tutoring from a bazaar storyteller (Alan Bates), Scheherazade (an already-avid lover of stories and of the lessons they can teach) tells the Sultan a story every night, stopping at dawn with a cliffhanger, and then refusing to continue until dusk. Shahryar must therefore let Scheherazade live for another day in order to hear the rest of the story. Cunningly, Scheherazade has hidden a moral within every story, to help coax the Sultan out of his madness.

Meanwhile, Schahzenan (Shahryar’s brother) learns about the Sultan’s madness and that he is unable to execute his new wife. Perceiving this as weakness, Schahzenan decides to lead his army to Baghdad in an attempt to take the throne by force. However, by the time Schahzenan’s army reaches the city, Scheherazade’s plan has worked. As a result of her stories, Shahryar has overcome his madness and has fallen in love with Scheherazade. Using strategies inspired from elements from the stories, Shahryar is able to defeat his brother’s army.

At the end of the battle, it is revealed that all that had been seen was a story itself, recounted by Scheherazade to her children. The series ends with Scheherazade promising to tell her children another story tomorrow night.

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Original title Arabian Nights
TMDb Rating 7 31 votes
First air date Apr. 30, 2000
Last air date May. 01, 2000
Seasons 1
Episodes 2
Average Duration 87 minutes

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