Turkish television comedy series set in Istanbul, Leyla and Mecnun is a surreal and absurd comedy that revolves around the fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun.
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Series cast summary:
 Mecnun / ... (104 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Erdal Bakkal (104 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Ismail / ... (104 episodes, 2011-2014)
Osman Sonant ...
 Hirsiz Yavuz / ... (104 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan ...
 Iskender Cinar / ... (104 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Aksakalli Dede (104 episodes, 2011-2014)
Melis Birkan ...
 Leyla (44 episodes, 2011-2014)


Turkish television comedy series set in Istanbul, Leyla and Mecnun is a surreal and absurd comedy that revolves around the fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun.

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February 2011 (Turkey)  »

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Leyla and Mecnun  »

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They created a music croup called "Leyla The Band" after series finished. Mecnun (Ali Atay) on the vocal, bass guitar; Ismail Abi (Serkan Keskin), Keyboard; Yavuz (Osman Sonant), drum; Onur Unlu (director). See more »


References Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi (2010) See more »


Leyla ile Mecnun (The Original Soundtrack)
Emotional Theme
Composed by Alper Atakan and Mehmet Erdem
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Absurd comedy with popular culture references
31 January 2012 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Series is highly anticipated by an audience who is active in the Internet and social media with relatively "sophisticated" taste. The audience is highly active in social media (especially eksisozluk.com users) try to find the references which are in given in a very high range. From Oz to House, Lost, Godfather, Eternal sunshine on a spotless mind, modern Turkish literature there are lots of references or 80's or 90's popular culture references. The show became very popular and "cult" in a short period of time.

Series are not in the high ranks of rating lists however fans of the show support in every possible way to promote, Monday evening in twitter hashtag with the name of the show becomes trending topic. Director Onur Ünlü definitely has a distinguished taste and you can easily recognise his style and vision. Script writer Burak Aksak has a absurd comedy sense with dialogues in a situational comedy sense which is not something Turkish shows witness.

Most of the actors have theater school background and the show gives them to develop their characters easily and gives more than enough room for improvisations. They perform utterly sensational and the audience feel they love the work the cast performing. Especially Ali Atay, Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan, Serkan Keskin, Osman Sonant, Koksal Engur and Cengiz Bozkurt's performances are top notch. Yet length of the show is too long which sometimes has negative effect over the tempo. Too much references sometimes could be tiring.

Although a substantial portion of the show is aiming Turkish watchers there are very good parts which can be easily understood and laughed by a "foreigner". This is a "must see" show with high taste.

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