What is cooking in the country where the most engaging soap operas in recent years are born? We collect the most recent releases.
The phenomenon of the Turkish series is not new in Spain. It started in 2018 with the premiere of Fatmagul on Antena 3 Nova and the results were so positive that many others followed. Mediaset would not take long to jump on the bandwagon and, more than three years later, Turkish fiction in our country continues to be a safe bet. In fact, in the last year they have even occupied the best strips of the chains, competing in ‘prime time’ – even with each other – as if they were their greatest treasures. It is the case of Woman O My daughter in Antena 3, which have managed to record audience records, and also Love is in the air on Telecinco, which has also turned out to be a real sensation on networks and has turned its protagonists Hande Erçel and Kerem Bürsin into stars.
“They are not soap operas. They are big-budget ‘prime time’ series and Antena 3 treats them as foreign fiction “, they counted from Atresmedia to SensaCine about the Turkish phenomenon in our country. “Turkish series have different audiences based on their genres and stories.” Thus, although with many elements in common, each series produced in Turkey is different and the teams in charge of selecting the titles that they are going to offer to their audiences look for what they want based on the gap they want the series to fill. Work takes dedication and, although sometimes we end up receiving series that aired in their country of origin a few years ago, other series we get premiere series that we almost enjoy in unison.
What series are succeeding now in Turkey and could soon reach Spain? We will talk about some of them below:
One of the great premieres of this season is Lawless Lands, a Fox TV series that premieres on September 29. What makes this one of the most anticipated? It has several ingredients that could ensure its success.
Directed by Faruk Teber and written by Zülküf Yücel, the series tells the life of Davut, a humble family man who works in the Zonguldak mines. There he falls in love with Mailk Bey’s daughter, a businessman who became rich by exploiting coal at the right time. Everything seems to indicate that we are facing a great love story with tragic overtones, something that hooks the audience from the first minute.
Its cast is made up of Esra Bilgiç, Necip Memili, Kaan Taşaner, Murat Daltaban and Uğur Güneş, who after devastating Tierra Amarga now changes time and environment and becomes a miner with great difficulties. In addition to the love relationship, Güneş is another of the ingredients that he adds to become a success in Turkey.
Liars and their Candles
This new series from FOX TV Turkey – same channel Love is in the air– opens on September 30 in the Eurasian country and is among the most anticipated by the audience. The fiction has among its cast names that we have already met previously in Spain, such as Elçin Sangu, the protagonist of I rent you my love and also a cast member of the Netflix vampire series Immortals in which Kerem Bürsin also worked.
The story of Liars and their Candles revolves around a group of women – Meliha, Elif, Şebnem and Leyla – who grapple with the complexities of relationships, both love and friendship, and the secrets and lies that sometimes involve. In fact, the starting point is the disappearance of the husband of one of them and how thereafter he copes with his new life, in which a new man quickly appears.
All About Marriage
All About Marriage It could be translated something like ‘All about marriage’, so you can already imagine where the shots go. This is a new series that will explore different perspectives on marriage. The story focuses on Azra, a successful divorce attorney who follows in the footsteps of her mother, president of the office where she works and one of the most influential people in Istanbul. Çolpa is about to retire and give up his job to his daughter, but a row between them makes everything fall apart. Azra begins to question her life and marriage and will make a decision that will change everything.
In its cast you will find the names of Gökçe Bahadır, Sarp Akkaya, Yiğit Kirazcı and a great acquaintance for fans of Love is in the air, Neslihan Yeldan, who played Mrs. Aidan in the fiction of Eda and Serkan Bolat. It premiered on September 21.
Middle! Head! Love!
This original romantic series that has just been released in Turkey presents us with a love story with a completely different structure. On Middle! Head! Love!, the love story of her leading partner, Semih and Selin, is narrated by two sportscasters, Fikri and Mesut, as if it were a match. From the beginning of their relationship, marked by love and desire, until their breakup and the problems they have to face in the course of arguments and jealousy.
However, accustomed to Turkish love stories, we fear that between these two things will not be over and that, despite its ups and downs, love is still in the air. Regarding its cast, some faces will also sound to us if it finally arrives in Spain, especially that of Cengiz Bozkurt, whom we have recently seen in Surprise marriage.
Every Sunday Turkish spectators have an appointment with Judgment, one of the new series of the season that comes to satisfy the needs of every fan of the disciples. As in other productions of the genre, you can expect unexpected twists and turns that no one expects. Also, if the judicial world tends to hook you, look no further.
Yargı tells the story of Ilgaz and Ceylin, two strangers whose paths cross forever in the wake of a murder. Although they have nothing to do with each other, they will have to work together to find the murderer. Without looking for it, their lives will be permanently linked. Kaan Urgancıoğlu, Pınar Deniz, Hüseyin Avni Danyal and Uğur Polat are some of the names you will find in the cast.
Many of the series that are produced in Turkey are adaptations of other famous European and American titles and that is the case of Liar, which covers the British series Liar. The original fiction, starring Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt, tells the story of a man and a woman, Andrew and Ellis, who are very attracted but whose first date ends up turning their lives upside down. The next morning and without remembering anything, Laura accuses Andrew of having raped her, while he absolutely denies it.
The story of Liar It was already adapted in Spain under the title Lies and starring Ángela Cremonte and Javier Rey. In the Turkish version, which will also show the protagonist trying to find justice for her attacker as the story experiences twists and turns, the protagonists are Burçin Terzioğlu – whom we have already seen in Hakan, the protector– and Salih Bademci –actor of I rent you my love-.
Tale of the Far City
Tale of the Far City introduces us to another of those strong and fighter heroines who have been starring in the Turkish series for a long time. This time it is played by Aslihan Guner and, as on other occasions, it is a fiction that is full of misfortunes that will make you watch out for the next episode.
Umay has suffered the cruelty of her husband Affan for years, especially for her children, the main victims of the situation. One day, she receives a stab from her husband and, tired of enduring, escapes with her little ones. She ends up in the town where she grew up and takes refuge with her older sister, despite the fact that the relationship between them is not good. There they begin a new life in the family dairy, but cannot escape their past. A mysterious man has appeared who prevents them from reaching tranquility.
One of us
One of us is another of the series that have just seen the light in Turkey and that seek to make a niche among the great successes of television in the Ottoman country is this love drama whose duo of protagonists has names that you have hardly heard of. He is Adam –Adam- and she is Havva –Eva- and they come from very different worlds that make their relationship difficult.
He is the son of an Irish Catholic priest, while she is the daughter of a traditional Turkish Muslim family. Life has placed them in very different points, but the attraction between them occurs from the first moment and the sparks jump between the two. But when family and religion come into play … things get complicated. Bora Akkaş and Özge Yağız, whom in Spain we have not yet put a face, are in charge of interpreting the couple in love.
First and last
From the hand of Blu TV, a platform as well known in Turkey as Netflix, arrives First and last, a series that explores the life of a couple who have been together for 10 years. During all this kind, As often happens, they go through good times, bad times, funny moments, doubts, future projects, disappointments and authentic hurricanes.. Özge Özpirinçci and Salih Bademci are the actors who bring the main characters to life.
One of the surprises of this fiction is that, as it is a product for a streaming platform, it does not have the censorship of other Turkish productions. That is, here the protagonists appear having sex, drinking and smoking if the script requires it.
It is one of the most anticipated Turkish series in Spain, where it even already responds to the title in Spanish: Our secret. Released last summer, the fiction is the story of Neva Canpolat, a courageous mother who fights for her survival and that of her seven-year-old daughter Hayal, whom she comforts with fairy tales and clever games as a group of dark people stalk them. His life is not easy, but he begins to have some color when he accidentally crosses paths with Alp Karahun in a traffic accident.
The series stars Leyla Feray and Aras Aydın, not yet well known in our country, but big stars on Turkish television.