Mehmet and Nermin are desperately in love with each other. Both are living in the suburbs of Istanbul, trying to stay one step ahead of poverty by working harder each day. Their only aim is... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Kenan Imirzalioglu ...  Mehmet Kosovali 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Selin Demiratar ...  Nermin Yildiz 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Gökcan Gökmen Gökcan Gökmen ...  Aysu 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Umut Oguz Umut Oguz ...  Ercu 35 episodes, 2005-2006
Atilla Alpar Atilla Alpar ...  Kamil 29 episodes, 2005-2006
Oguz Galeli Oguz Galeli ...  Ender Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ebru Kocaaga Ebru Kocaaga ...  Filiz Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ahmet Yenilmez Ahmet Yenilmez ...  Hasan Cin 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ekin Türkmen ...  Ozlem Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Murat Soydan ...  Celal Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Meral Orhonsay ...  Sultan Kosovali 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Ferdi Merter ...  Sefa Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Anta Toros Anta Toros ...  Belkis Kervancioglu 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Nalan Basaran Nalan Basaran ...  Asiye Yildiz 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Gülseven Yilmaz Gülseven Yilmaz ...  Melek 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Burak Çevik Burak Çevik ...  Mehmet 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Özlem Turhal Özlem Turhal ...  Muge 23 episodes, 2005-2006
Turgay Tanülkü ...  Sabri Yildiz 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Tekin Temel Tekin Temel ...  Sukru 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Ugur Tasdemir Ugur Tasdemir ...  Cagdas 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Halil Ibrahim Kalaycioglu Halil Ibrahim Kalaycioglu ...  Topal Izzet 22 episodes, 2005-2006
Mehmet Polat Mehmet Polat ...  Bekir Karadag 21 episodes, 2005-2006
Ercan Demirel Ercan Demirel ...  Rahman Maras 21 episodes, 2005-2006


Mehmet and Nermin are desperately in love with each other. Both are living in the suburbs of Istanbul, trying to stay one step ahead of poverty by working harder each day. Their only aim is to get married and have a nice home. While Mehmet works as a welder in a shipyard, Nermin is a manicurist in one of the well known coiffeurs. But no matter how hard they try, they just never earn enough money to realize their dream. Ender, one of Istanbul's playboys sees Nermin and falls in love with her. Nermin, not being able to realise her dreams, gets upset, drunk and makes the biggest mistake of her life and spends the night with Ender. She has no other choice than to marry him. She leaves her old poor life and her only real love behind and starts a new life in richness with Ender. Written by ahmetkozan

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Meandering storyline
10 August 2020 | by KP2901See all my reviews

Who creates a 59-episode series and shows the main couple together for just a few episodes in the beginning and then separates them for so long? The main storyline is supposed to revolve around the love of Mehmet and Nermin yet they spend so little screen time together. OK, their love is impossible -- but if that's the case, I don't need 50 episodes of fluff to tell me that. To stretch out the series, the writers include a bunch of badly-done crime stories with characters I care nothing about.

As for the acting, the worst offender is the actor playing Ender. He's cute, but had me laughing during his supposed crying scenes. Also, something seemed "off" with the actress playing Filiz, and the main couple does not have much chemistry together. The actress playing Nermin did a good job but she looks better with the actor playing Ender than she does with Kenan.

The show strays for too long from the main storyline. Can't recommend it.

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14 December 2005 (Turkey) See more »

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Balat, Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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