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Can Kiriklari (2018)
It was interesting to watch, but they closed it down too soon...
The show wasn't too bad, but due to ratings it was closed down. Final episode was extremely bad, they should have either film whatever they meant to or just cancel it before even airing.. Very disappointing
Fazilet Hanim ve Kizlari (2017)
The most unique Turkish show and love story ever
The story line at first seems to be somewhat straight forward until the unfolding of each character begins. Each and everyone makes mistakes, but each of them has their own reasoning behind them.
Pride is a very fragile topic, especially for Turks and consequently their series. Some very well highlighted problems in these series are: woman's pride and chastity, family's pride and duties being exaggerated or neglected, money as a tool for survival versus money as a tool for power and negligence; love in various forms: motherly love with its obstacles, brotherly love with its issues, sisterly love and envy, first love, bittersweet true love worth fighting for, love between individuals with a great age gap,unrequited love, self-love, narcissistic love, self-sacrificing love, and platonic love.
The series contain great life lessons worth learning, such as honesty, ability to listen to both sides before judging, intentions and feelings that are being far more important than certain actions, mental strength due to knowing the self and restraining that which is wrong, etc.
Fazilet hanim first seems to be a very frustrated woman due to her financial struggles and environment, wishing to save her daughters from the poverty she's found herself in. Although, her story has an explanation for her desire to give her kids a better life. She is a human being too, despite all of her tricky games, she's a mother caring for a child's happiness, a mother that's seen so much that wants to protect her innocent grown-up kids from mistakes and the fate she had. Money played a very very big role in her life and she literally is mad at money, that's why she sees it as power: the more the better. At the end of the day, she learns her lesson and helps her daughters to follow their hearts seeing what they had to go through because of her actions.
Hazim bey is another example of a father that is wishing to protect his kids from the bad realities of life. By being over-protective her makes a lot of mistakes for which he pays at the end. Although his intentions were good, decisions made could not be undone. As a result, two of his children succeed in life, and two lose everything they've had: one its life and another loses himself.
Ece transformed from a naive girl that had no clue what she wants in life with so many insecurities to a mother with an aim, a mother who knows what she wants. He love stories are very different: the crazy one with a young man and a mature love which teaches her about respect, understanding, and support. Her battle with Selin ends dramatically.
Yasin is embodiment of young boiling blood that neglects to listen but is eager to act as quick as possible. Because of this, he loses a lot. Eventually, he learns his lesson hoping to have learned it way earlier before things got too bad.
Nil is shown as a very contradictory figure. First, she's obsessively in love with Sinan, but later she recovers and discovers the beauty of knowing the self and the beauty of independence. If only Selin too could have had enough time for therapy...
Sinan. Narcissist. His ego and pride takes over him and as a result he loses his heart and his identity. In my opinion, he deserves it.
Kerime is a mother that's made the biggest mistake in her life when she's given up her child in return for worldly favors. As a result, she loses her mind looking for her child and is blinded. Very sad ending awaited her.
Hazan. An insecure girl with a mask of masculinity who discovers herself through the path of the first crush, first silly dreams. Soon after discovering herself she realizes that her old dreams the old self dreamed of are not what she wants today as a grown-up, mature, beautiful, confident woman. Her love is unlike others. First complete rejection, then continuous obstacles and sacrifices of her pride for the loved ones, and finally full acceptance, fight for love, and then reunion with the one who she's been fighting for and who's been fighting for her, not against her. She is with the one, who was ready to give up his life for her, and give his all, fighting the world of injustices, and finding the internal strength to stand up against the world and prove the love that keeps their fire alive. Although Hazan did not find the strength to confess about certain things, but she didn't give up on her loved one after the secrets unfolded. She kept fighting and was rewarded for it.
Yagiz - the most unique character of the series. His manners, beliefs, and loyalty were developed by himself, not by others. After feeling left out, forgotten, misunderstood, unsupported, he's found that strength within himself to become the man who would withstand everything that life throws at him, not turning away, not running, not hiding from the problems. He faces them, he solves them. He sacrifices for others not seeing the same coming his way, but he doesn't give up because he stands for justice and for truth. His strength brings the best outcomes in his life: love, acceptance, understanding, support, and most importantly he knows who he is without any need of titles and names. He is the perfect man who makes his parents proud, his wife happy, and those around him respect and love him for who he is.
Best series ever, and the best couple ever too. There was no need to show any physical interactions/love in order to feel the love the protagonists have for each other. Their actions reveal far more love than any kisses and intimate scenes could ever do.