Turkish audience has recently welcomed a new real-life story on television: Camdaki Kız (The Girl at the Window, literally). As soon as it starts, the Turkish series has sat at the top and became the most popular one among other Turkish TV dramas. Nowadays, it is quite possible to hear the name of this TV drama in every house and small talk. So, what is the reason for all those excitements? What is the story of Camdaki Kız? Where does all this curiosity come from?
The Series Appears as Another Adaptation from a Psychological Fiction
God knows why psychological fiction genres have been quite popular on Turkish TV for a while. It all started with İstanbullu Gelin, Doğduğun Ev Kaderindir, Kırmızı Oda, and Masumlar Apartmanı Turkish TV dramas. By clicking the links, you can read our detailed posts about each one. So, whether because of the depression that Covid-19 has caused or other reasons, the Turkish audience shows interest in such TV dramas. It may also be a reason that due to coronavirus restrictions, we mostly spend our time at home. Therefore, we have been watching television more than ever. But this another topic to talk over, so let’s get back to the main point: Camdaki Kız (Chrysalis, worldwide English title).
By the way, it is again Gülseren Budayıcıoğlu’s novel, who is a well-known Turkish psychiatrist and novelist, whose book inspired the series. Her novels are based on true stories and she elaborates her sessions with her real clients. But we will come to that later!
What is the Story of Camdaki Kız?
First of all, the series is based on a real love story. Nalan (played by Burcu Biricik) is a beautiful young woman who earns everyone’s love at first sight with her warmth. As the only child of the family, she was raised as a hand baby, baby roses. So, she grew up as a very fragile woman. Nalan, in the meantime, graduated with honors from the best schools. So, she is not only a beautiful young lady but a very intelligent one who gained great success through her education.
Nalan finds herself on the eve of marriage with Sadat Koroğlu while working as an architect in Turkey’s largest hotel chain Koroğlu company. Although Nalan and Sedat began to walk hand in hand in this tale with hope, thinking that they are moving away from the dark secrets, they have kept in their past. Soon their lives will sink into real darkness.
Other Details of Camdaki Kız
Nadim Güç is the director of the series. Seda Altaylı Turgutlu, on the other hand, is the screenwriter. As for the producer, OGM Pictures is the producer of Camdaki Kız (Chrysalis or The Girl at the Window). The leading roles are, by the way, shared by Burcu Biricik and Feyyaz Şerifoğlu.
The Cast of the TV Drama
In the cast of Camdaki Kız, the beautiful and talented Turkish actress Burcu Biricik is acting as Nalan. Devrim Yakut, Feri Baycu Güler, Feyyaz Şerifoğlu, Hamza Yazıcı, Hande Ataizi, Merve Polat, Nihal Menzil, Nur Sürer, Selma Ergeç, Şerif Erol, Tamer Levent and Tuğrul Tülek are other characters.
The Creator of Phenomenon Turkish TV Dramas: Gülseren Budayıcıoğlu
At beginning of this article, we said that “we will come to that later.” So, here we are with the inspirational Turkish psychiatrist and the novelist Gülseren Budayıcıoğlu.
The 74-year-old Turkish psychiatrist, writer, and presenter has already left her mark on the Turkish TV industry. Camdaki Kız (The Girl at the Window) is the 5th phenomenon Turkish TV drama that was inspired by her novels. As for the question of where the inspiration for her novels comes from, she tells the stories from her session with her real clients.
The first trailer of the 3rd episode of Camdaki Kız:
Even though this is strongly criticized by her colleagues, apparently, the Turkish audience loves watching these dramas packed with real-life stories. It may also be proving that the audience finds something from their own life experiences. So, whether like it or not, prove it or disprove, psychological fictions are the new trend on Turkish TV.
TV Dramas Adapted from Her Novels
- İstanbullu Gelin (Bride of Istanbul) – (Adapted from the work Hayata Dön, aired on Star TV between 2017-2019.)
- Doğduğun Ev Kaderindir (My Home My Destiny) – (Adapted from Camdaki Kız, it has been broadcast on TV8 since 2019.)
- Kırmızı Oda (The Red Room) – (Adapted from Madalyonun İçi, it has been on TV8 since 2020.)
- Masumlar Apartmanı (The Innocents) – (Adapted from the Çöp Apartman section of the work titled Madalyonun İçi, it has been broadcast on TRT 1 since 2020.)
- Camdaki Kız (The Girl at the Window) – (Adapted from Camdaki Kız, on Kanal D since 2021.)
Where and When Can I Watch Camdaki Kız?
Camdaki Kız (The Girl at the Window) Turkish TV drama has started broadcasting on April 8, 2021. This Thursday, the series is going to be on TV with the 3rd episode on Kanal D at 20.00.
You can watch the series whether on its official broadcaster or YouTube channel.
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