A Turkish romantic comedy starring Can Yaman and Açelya Topaloğlu in the lead roles of Yalın and Defne (respectively), İnadina Aşk catapulted Yaman to fame in 2015. There is a reason why Yaman became famous after this show.
It’s a light-hearted show (which romantic comedy isn’t?) with dollops of rib-tickling humor and (no guesses!) sweet romance. Yaman, as the stubborn, spoilt, rich guy with a heart of gold and Topaloğlu, as the sweet, sassy, smart, honest and rich girl who chatters incessantly, do full justice to their roles.
Yet another wonderful drama has come to an end. Yet another hangover to deal with. Aşk Laftan Anlamaz started my journey into the world of Turkish dramas, and it continues with Erkenci Kuş (meaning Early Bird in English).
You don’t need to read the post to understand this is an amazing drama. Just drop everything and watch it on YouTube (English subtitles are also available.).
The Arab Spring, that was supposed to usher in democracy in the Middle East, instead brought civil wars and barbarism in these lands killing millions and displacing many more. Overnight, people became paupers, lost their homes and identities, and were scattered all over the globe in search of asylum.
When the Winds Blow West by Alexander Tatievsky is the story of one such family in search of a home in Turkey after they are forced to flee their homeland, Syria.
When good stories end, they leave you wanting for more.
That was the case with me after I finished watching Aşk Laftan Anlamaz, a 2016 Turkish drama serial (broadcasted on Show TV and comprising of 31 episodes each 2 hours long). Weeks after, I am still experiencing withdrawal syndrome.