Turkish Game Of Thrones
If you’ve been a major Game of Thrones fan in the past and are looking for something epic that will keep you hooked till the very end by this Turkish Drama.
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Dirilis: Ertugrul also translated as Resurrection in English aired on Netflix in late 2018. While season 5 aired in 2020 and has a total of 448 episodes.
Some of the episodes go on as long as two hours in duration, but Netflix has broken them down into 44-45 minutes per episode which is their standard time. Turkish Drama
Plot Of The Turkish Series
The Netflix based Turkish drama revolves around how the Ottoman Empire came into existence.
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The show focuses on Ertugrul’s life, a famous warrior of the 13th century. Whose son Osman I sets his life goal to found the Ottoman Empire. “The country has been trapped in the grips of war” as described by the synopsis of the show.
Osman himself as an ambitious man who wishes to bring some peace to his country. Three different enemies; Crusaders, Byzantines, and the Mongol Empire are approaching the borders. Prepared to wage war on his beloved homeland. One of the main things people say they love about the show is the way Islam has been portrayed.
Besides all this, the Turkish drama displays the conflict between his love life and his ambitions in the military showing the rivalry and plot twists and everything in between of his life.
Why The Hype For This Turkish Series?
The hype for this Turkish drama on Netflix is real. From the acting of all the stars. To the way, their emotions have been portrayed, the background music. The portrayal of war and the delivery of dialogues everything fits. Something was mostly seen in Western shows only. Pakistan’s debut on the NETFLIX Original
Opinions On The Turkish Drama
But this show has given many Western shows that revolve around war a run for their money and has easily become one of the most viewed shows on Netflix, not just in Turkey but everywhere around the world.
If everything else wasn’t convincing enough to make you watch it, here are some more interesting statements said on the internet and in real life. On a collective basis, people loved watching it because it wasn’t like every drama that is made in the Middle East about family drama and jealousy, revenge. It has been brilliantly portrayed as a Melodrama.
Reasons Why People Loved It
Another factor that became the reason many Muslims enjoyed this series was because of the way they’ve shown Islamic history and the realization of why so many events had to take place at certain points.
Almost every character has a story to tell and is given a certain depth instead of the whole series revolving around the main character something very prevalent in most series today.
A supportive bond has been shown between the husband and wife throughout the entire series and are portrayed as people who support each other through everything instead of the kind of abusive and toxic relationships shown in different shows in the Middle East.
Another important character Hayme Hatun, famously known in the show as Devlet Ana is shown as an exceptional mother in law.
She was extremely supportive of her daughter in law and did everything possible for her. Devlet was one of the characters unitedly loved by everyone who has seen the show.
Apart from all the positives in this brilliantly written show, many people felt the need to criticize it by saying that the Turkish series is a portrayal of Foreign content and is not allowing other local productions to take place.
Another criticism of this series is about how the Ottoman empire itself did not contribute much to Muslim history.
On another note, Prime Minister Imran Khan in one of his talks spoke about how Pakistanis should watch Ertugrul too based on the reason that most of our people know a lot about Western heroes but there isn’t much known about Muslim heroes before our time.
The Negative Impression Of Pakistanis
The Turkish series on Netflix has received a large audience and an unlimited amount of praise all over Pakistan but with that came the negative side of moral policing something very familiar to every Pakistani.
The two main leads of the show Halime Sultan played by Esra Bilgic and Ertugrul Ghazi played by Engin Altan Duzyatan received a lot of hate on their Instagram accounts for following foreign trends and wearing clothes that go against the rulings of religion.
Despite this backlash, many Pakistanis apologized for the way their countrymen had reacted to the posts of the Turkish stars apologizing on behalf of the country. Turkish Drama