Brothers bound by blood but fated to be enemies. Can their Empire survive or will it crumble into myth?
Since his younger brother usurped the Imperial throne, Sultan Murad V has been imprisoned with his family for nearly thirty years.
The new century heralds immense change. Anarchy and revolution threaten the established order. Powerful enemies plot the fall of the once mighty Ottoman Empire. Only death will bring freedom to the enlightened former sultan. But the waters of the Bosphorus run deep: assassins lurk in shadows, intrigue abounds, and scandal in the family threatens to bring destruction of all that he holds dear…
For over six hundred years the history of the Turks and their vast and powerful Empire has been inextricably linked to the Ottoman dynasty. Can this extraordinary family, and the Empire they built, survive into the new century?
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Imperial Istanbul, The Gilded Cage on the Bosphorus is a spellbinding tale of love, duty and sacrifice.
Evocative and utterly beguiling, The Gilded Cage on the Bosphorus is perfect for fans of Colin Falconer, Kate Morton and Philippa Gregory.
Can Yaman and Özge Gürel are back with a new series, Bay Yanlış (Mr. Wrong), that airs on Fox Turkey every Friday 8.00 P.M. They had previously worked together on Dolunay. Being a huge fan of Yaman, I could not afford to miss this one. To date, fourteen episodes have been aired. Episode 14 is the last in this series. This post features reviews of the first five episodes.
Let’s just say this is going to be another great series, which is going to take the world by storm again.
Bay Yanlış is a romantic, fun, and light-hearted drama. It features a great lead pair and a strong supporting cast. Hopefully, with enough help from the scriptwriters, it will be another magical series, even better than Yaman’s previous works.
Now, let’s have a brief look at episodes 1-5.
Spoiler-free review of episodes 6-12 can be found here.
Spoiler-free review of episodes 13-14 can be found here.
A Turkish romantic comedy starring Can Yaman and Açelya Topaloğlu in the lead roles of Yalın and Defne (respectively), İnadına Aşk (meaning Love out of Spite) catapulted Yaman to fame in 2015. There is a reason why Yaman became famous after this show.
Though the English title of the show is Love out of Spite, as far as I could understand the Turkish language, here İnadına means stubbornness.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
The story follows Defne and Yalın as they gradually fall in love after disliking each other initially. Defne, after graduating from a renowned university in Tukey, is going to start working for Arass Technology. But, she is late on the first day because her brother finds her dress too revealing. Forced to wear a dress according to her brother’s tastes, she brings along her other dress and changes secretly in the parking lot of the company. There she chances upon Yalın who she assumes to be one of the company staff. Yalın is in fact the CEO of Arass Technology but he does not disclose it. He makes fun of Defne. Why? I won’t tell you. Watch the first episode. You will know yourself. FYI, the sizzling chemistry between Can and Açelya starts from the first episode itself. Watch the show to share their journey of love.
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.