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“How to Live” opens where the last episode of Tyrant left off, Bassam’s friends are speaking out against him, including Fauzi, once his strongest supporter. Like his brother and father before him, Bassam reacts to Fauzi’s “treachery” by ordering him arrested but not hurt.
Don’t give up yet–despite the further unnecessary driving home of the Arab culture’s treatment of women, homosexual and other marginalized groups, the episode finally renews viewer interest in Tyrant because we’re back to the good stuff: good versus evil.
Although Tyrant seems as though it could celebrate Islamic culture and show moderate, contemporary Muslim life, too often it goes for the obvious acts of random violence to really be a complex, layered show that goes a step further than the easy road.