There is no doubt that everyone indulges in binging nowadays, whether it be movies or television series. These pieces of media have almost been a source of comfort for the major population through the past few years of negativity and a constant onslaught of bad news. The uncertainty that plagued us got lifted by just an inch when these were on. One more thing that these series brought to our world was a more wholehearted acceptance of diverse cultures. People tuned in with tons of excitement to watch the translated versions of shows created by other countries. The popularity of these non-American shows was a huge change in the entertainment scenario. Binge-Watchers are now genuinely interested in being acquainted with other cultures.
For all these moguls, this is a list of series from other countries which produce high-quality content. This is all about TV series brought on by Turkish creators. From high-octane crime thrillers to coming-of-age dramas, Turkish TV shows have it all. There are translated versions on online platforms. However, devoted viewers adore seeing them with English subtitles.
Here is a list of some of the best Turkish shows you can binge-watch to quench your need for quality content.
1. Aşk Laftan Anlamaz (Pyaar Lafzon Mein Kahan)
Two completely different characters fall in love in this romantic comedy after experiencing an emotional rollercoaster. The plot centres around the female protagonist, Hayat Uzun (Hande Ercel), who, desperate for a job, conceals her true identity from the company’s owner, Murat Sarslmaz (Burak Deniz).
2. Duy Beni
One of the newest Turkish television programmes of 2022 that leaves a lasting impression on the audience is Duy Beni. The drama portrays academic life and how it develops a student overall. Additionally, certain important events play a crucial role in the narrative.
The plot revolves around the life of Ekim, a high school girl from a middle-class family. She once watches her best friend Leyla’s car accident. A wealthy student at her school assaulted her classmate, but the claim is unfounded. The drama highlights socioeconomic differences on school grounds. As a result, the drama presents this topic in an intriguing way to instruct weak minds.
3. The Gift
This Netflix original series is based on a novel by Engül Boybaş and was motivated by actual occasions. It is situated in Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological site in Turkey’s Anatolia area where over 11,000-year-old standing stones were uncovered. The location has been shrouded in mystery since the development, and the programme capitalises on the suspense.
A young artist from Istanbul who has been painting the same enigmatic symbol since she was a small child is the centre of the story. She learns that the symbol has been found at a location in Göbekli Tepe, and this information causes her life to change. This marks the start of a risky journey where she will learn mysteries about her background.
4. The Protector
Given that the programme was created by the same team that brought you Argo, Scandal, and Narcos, you know you’re in for a wild journey. Working at his adoptive father’s antique store, Hakan Demir aspires to open his own business alongside his best buddy.
After learning that he must join an underground Order that defends Istanbul from an eternal foe, his father’s death completely upends his world. Furthermore, he learns he has unique abilities that will aid him in doing so.
5. Bizim Hikaye (Hamari Kahani)
The show, an adaption of the renowned series Shameless, centres around a family of six children striving to survive in one of the town’s poorer neighbourhoods. Filiz Elibol (Hazal Kaya), the eldest child and the main female character, experiences a series of difficulties while caring for her younger siblings. Eventually, she meets Baris Aktan (Burak Deniz), who wins her heart and becomes a significant member of their family.
6. Sen al Kapimi
Sen al Kapimi is a new romantic Turkish drama series that stars Hande Erçel and Kerem Bürsin, two incredibly attractive and well-liked actresses. Sen al Kapimi is regarded as another big blockbuster since viewers always enjoy watching Hande Ercel’s romantic dramas.
The Sen al Kapimi narrative, which centres on a girl named Eda who is passionate about her education and job but is unable to pursue her dream of studying abroad for various reasons, is likewise quite dramatic. Then Serkan enters her life and proposes the plan to get involved in a marriage and let it continue for two months.
He will make all the arrangements for her to study overseas after two months. Serkan is portrayed by Kerem Bursin, and Hande Erçel by Eda.
7. Cukur or The Pit
If you’re looking for a Turkish series that combines thrills, action, and romance, Cukur or The Pit should be your top choices. Cukur is the name of an area in Istanbul, and Kocovali is a powerful family that rules over it.
The Kocovali family is powerful because of its illegal business dealings in weapons, although they don’t trade in drugs. However, the plot of this Turkish series changes when they come up against a drug-dealing adversary.
Yes, there are elements of romance and love in this series. Furthermore, two seasons of Cukur have concluded, and the third season of Cukur is currently airing on Show TV.
Numerous non-Turkish viewers also selected this drama as one of the best Turkish television programmes they had ever seen. So, you might want to see Cukur.
Emanet is another Turkish drama series produced by Kanal 7 that debuted following the enormous success of Yemin. Emanet Turkish serial, often known among fans as ‘Legacy’ or ‘Legacy Emanet,’ is a narrative about a businessman Yaman. Yaman does indeed star in this series as Halil.
Yaman had a difficult upbringing, which contributed to his serious demeanour and introverted personality. But he has great affection for his nephew Yusuf. Emanet’s narrative changes when his aunt Yusuf enters their lives.
Turkish TV shows have garnered a following on a global scale and have crossed national boundaries. This is primarily due to the high production values and universal topics addressed in the shows. These were some of the gems from Turkish media that you absolutely cannot afford to miss.