11 May 2006 | Exiled_Archangel
As cheesy as it gets!
This TV series is based on a movie from the 60's, and just like the vast majority of Turkish movies in that era, it accomplishes one thing perfectly: Being cheesy!
The acting is so and so by some characters, pretty good by a couple, and absolutely horrid by most of them. Especially Oguz Galeli and Anta Toros are tremendously fake. I have a feeling that is caused by a lack of communication between the director and the cast. Even the worst actor cannot fail at depicting malevolent demeanour so badly!
As for the plot, it may be good for a mini series of a dozen episodes or less (that still being ultimately cheesy), but they are trying to put more on the screen, and because of that, they fill it up with long and pretentious scenes. Not to mention the pointless religious propaganda they include in every other frame.
I do not find Aci Hayat to be worth watching on a regular basis. I would not say terrible either, I have seen terrible TV series and this is not one of them. But I do not watch it unless I have absolutely nothing better to do.
4,5 out of 10