The last episodes of “Yeşilçam” deliver an extremely satisfactory first-season finale. Contrary to anticipations, the elaborate, fast-paced, and action-packed conclusion manages to tie most loose ends, with no major cliffhangers left behind. Without a doubt, “Yeşilçam” is raising the bar for future Turkish TV series.
‘Yeşilçam’: The Gift That Keeps On Giving (Review of Episodes 7 & 8)
“Yeşilçam” continues admirably to educate viewers on the key social, historical, and political issues affecting Turkey in the 1960s, whose unresolved legacies still linger in the country today. It also continues to stir the debate around taboo subjects that are only rarely discussed on Turkish television. Last but not least, “Yeşilçam” keeps on putting a…
“Yeşilçam”: When Love Is Not Enough (Review of Episode 5 & 6)
International viewers are once again regaled with a crash course on Turkey’s post-WWII history, where external pressures from the Cold War and the Cyprus Crisis exacerbated existing class struggles and ideological conflicts. Amidst this complex historical backdrop and a cornucopia of erudite references, the intertwining tales of “Yeşilçam’s” main characters are becoming increasingly fascinating.