13 April 2021 | lucivaleper
Old fashioned romance
I binge watched this series and became increasingly moved by the storyline and the actors. Contrary to what some "American" reviews have lamented, I found the romantic interactions between the characters intense, culturally relevant and well done. It reminded me of my childhood European idea of romance where discreet looks, small gestures and the power of touch were electrifying, unlike Hollywoodian movies where sexual obsessiveness is so perverse and explicit and that you wonder what level they will have to take it to next to elicit viewer response.
I did find the the storyline of Semih was a bit exaggerated but maniacs are called such for a reason.
I really enjoyed learning about some of the customs and places in Turkey. I'm hooked on Turkish Drama. America is not the be all and end all when it comes to acting nor I feel is it the beacon of world culture and tradition that others should measure their own from. Thank you to all who were involved in this series. I respect and appreciate your work.