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Background

I like Turkish Serials. It's a beautiful country and the people are also very good looking. To understand them better, we must have an idea of their culture. Turks are pretty emotional. They love their kids a lot. Their thinking is quite complex and the plots they have in their serials are at times a bit childish, but the way the story moves is intellectually absorbing with unexpected turns! At times they are quite violent. Depending on the story and the Director, some serials are a bit boring. I'll be listing good ones, Ok ones and bad ones below with reviews, if done.
Turks are mostly Muslims, and they are quite broad minded. They seem to drink a lot of alcohol in these serials.

Currently Watching

Started watching Istanbullu Gelin (Bride of Istanbul). Based on a true story, there are 180 45-min episodes on U-Tube.

The hero (Ozcan Deniz) is a bit old and the heroine (Asli Enver) is now a bit fat. Though both are good actors. The hero's mom (Ipek Bilgin) is not good at start, but gets better. To make things worse, Ozge Borak is also a character! Yet, being a true story seems to make it a bit interesting.

 

Continuing to watch this. A bit boring at times with a lot of make-up and dresses. A bit low on drama, I guess.
 

Up to episode 90 or so. 

It's now quite interesting! The heroin sucks, though

Good Serials

Ertugrul, The Magnificient Century, Kara Para Ask, 20 minutes, Love is in the Air, Fatmagul, Babil, Intersection, Son (has Ertugrul lead actor in it)

OK

Behzat C, The Gift, Filinta, Menajerimi Ara.

Not that Good

Kurulus Osman, Seferin Kizi (Ambassador's Daughter), Payithat Abdulhamid, Either Independence or Death (Ata Turk), Sevda Kusun, Sahsiyet, Until Death, Siyah Bayaz Ask (White and Black Love), 50 m2, Vatanim Sensin, Masumiyet

Reviews

Babil - Led by no other than the wonderful Halit Ergenc (The Magnificent Century). There are 20 episodes of over 2 hours each on TurkFans. Except for a few, they are very interesting to watch and follow. Nice to see middle-aged people swindling others.

Vatanim Sensin (Wounded Love). Season 1 is fairly ok. Again the reason is Halit. Season-2 is boring. Overall, a bit childish. The hero, Halit Ergenc is fabulous throughout. The women are a bit irritating. Heavy on culture without much meaning.

Menajerimi Ara (U-Tube): Based on an adaptation of the French series, "Call My Agent". Started out nicely and had some good episodes. Later it turned boring. The main lead actress also became a bit stale. Ozge Borak was pathetic and so was the comedian Turul. Lots of new dresses.