From the day on when the series started to broadcast, The Innocents (Masumlar Apartmani) has become a very popular TV drama on Turkish TV. With its way-out story and talented cast, the series has been binding millions to their screens.
The series is adapted from a best-seller Turkish novel Madalyonun İçi by a best-selling Turkish author Gülseren Budayıcıoğlu. What’s more, the series is based on a true story. So, it has been a target for great curiosity. So, we brought every single question on the story, cast, release day and the broadcast network of the series.
Then, what is the story of The Innocents (Masumlar Apartmani)? Who is the casting of the Turkish drama? Where and when to watch The Innocents (Masumlar Apartmani)? Here is everything you need to know about the popular Turkish TV drama…
The Synopsis of The Innocents
Safiye and Gülben, whose lives are full of obsessions, are two sisters. Han is a man who strives to keep his family, including his sisters and sick fathers, alive. The life of Han keeps going over the same routine. He spends his time between business and his family. However, he turns into a completely different person when he meets İnci. Falling in love with her, Han decides to pursue her own happiness for the first time in his entire life. Therefore, this situation causes the dynamics of the family to change.
Another Adaptation from the Turkish Psychiatrist-Author Gulseren Budayicioglu
The series, which is also known as House of Innocent People, is a Turkish TV drama. It is an adaptation of a popular novel named Madalyonun Ici by Gulseren Budayicioglu. She is, by the way, a 73-year-old psychiatrist. Moreover, in addition to practicing and teaching, she opened Ankara’s first private psychiatric center: Madalyon. In the meantime, another popular Turkish TV drama Kırmızı Oda (Red Room) was also adapted from the same author’s book.
The Innocents | Full Cast and Crew
So, Han (Birkan Sokullu) is looking like a young, handsome, and charismatic businessman from the outside. However, he is filled with his family’s painful memories and tragedy inside. After returning from the U.S., he devotes his life to his sisters and his dad. His sisters, on the other hand, suffer from physiological problems, as a tragic consequence of their childhood traumas and family history.
Safiye (Ezgi Mola) is the main victim of the family’s traumatic past. She suffers from extreme OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). The illness is forcing her to clean everything at least four times with soap, including her own body. Thus, it is causing bruises on her body. So, she is a total cleaning freak!
Different Balances Among the Family Members
As for another character Gulben (Merve Dizdar), she still wets her bed even as a young woman. She is dependent on Safiye, trying to help her all the time and ease her pain. The youngest, Neriman (Gizem Katmer), suffers from asthma and self-harm. She scratches her skin until making it bleed severely.
After all, Han isolates himself from any social activity or any kind of joy. Nevertheless, one day, he sees Inci (Farah Zeynep Abdullah) and immediately falls in love with her. Thus, for the first time in his life, Han sets off to seek out his happiness.
Inci (Farah Zeynep Abdullah) is a young girl who lives together with her brother and grandfather. After her mother left them years ago, Inci suffers from a reliance problem. Therefore, she tries her best not to leave anyone alone. For this reason, Inci cannot even break up with her alcoholic boyfriend Uygar (Alper Saldiran).
Take a Deeper Look at the Story of The Innocents
So, in addition to all, Safiye and Gulben use one of their apartments for hoarding. When they don’t have enough time for cleaning the sheets or clothes in a perfect way, they just put them inside a garbage bag. Then, they put them into their vacant apartment until they find enough time for cleaning.
Han sacrifices his life for the sake of his family. He does not hang out with his friends and comes directly to the house after his work. Han approaches his sisters in a gentle manner, does not judge them, and tries his best to become supportive. He is the person who becomes a window for them to the world. Hence, his sisters do not want to lose their brother and do not want him to get married.
A Pure Coincidence Brings Inci and Han Together
The lives of Inci and Han intersect out of pure coincidence. When they make a car accident, Han gets injured a little bit and Inci accompanies him to the hospital. She, thus, wants to compensate for her fault.
After a long time, Han has a rare old time together with a beautiful woman. He eventually enjoys being the one who is taken care of kindheartedly. Afterward, Inci and Han get along very well with each other. They think that they would not see each other in the future. Hence, they speak sincerely and have a conversation warmheartedly. While they are spending the night together at the hospital, they celebrate Inci’s birthday and watch a movie together.
Conflict Among Siblings
Since Han spends the night at the hospital and cannot tell his sisters that he has made a car accident, his sisters Safiye and Gulben assume that their brother is dating someone. Safiye and Gulben are afraid of losing their brother and become unhappy. However, the father Hikmet (Metin Coskun) becomes so happy for his son. His one and only wish is for Han to get out of this madhouse.
The next day, Han is discharged from the hospital. Even though Han and Inci get attracted to each other, they just could not make the next move. Han hesitates to make the next move because he thinks that he cannot bring a bride for the madhouse where he lives. Therefore, they draw apart after saying goodbyes. However, their destinies intersect again and they come across to each other.
Out of pure coincidence, Inci and her family rent one of the apartments of Han’s family without knowing the house owner. When they are about to move into their new apartment, they bump into Safiye who does not approve of the newcomers to the house. Meanwhile, Han comes to the scene and meets Inci one more time.
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This is the main story of the series and the idea which the series revolves around. The Innocents (Masumlar Apartmani) TV series story is about Inci. Furthermore, it is about her relationship with Han, who deals with his two cleaning freak sisters. So, will Inci get along well with Safiye and Gulben when she moves into her new apartment? Is Inci going to continue to love Han despite his cleaning freak sisters? As for another question, will Han manage to protect Inci from his family? Will Safiye and Gulben get healthy again and have a normal life?
Other Details of The Innocents
- Original Title: Masumlar Apartmani
- English Title: House of Innocent People
- AKA: The Innocents
- Genre: Drama, Romance, Physiological
- Episodes: 23 (As of This Tuesday)
- Broadcast Network: TRT 1 (Turkish State Television)
- When did The Innocents Broadcast: 15 September 2020
- Production Company: OGM Pictures
- Director: Cagri Vila Vostuvali
- Screen Writer: Deniz Madanoglu
- Filming Location(s): Istanbul, Turkey
Temel Apartment in Beyoğlu is the apartment used as the main space in the series. The place that is referred to as the office of Han is Antique Lace HQ / Showroom located in Büyükçekmece and completed in 2020.
Ratings of The Innocents
The real-life story The Innocents (Masumlar Apartmanı) has been on the top of the ratings from the very first day since when it was released. And this proves what we say:
Bizi 1. sıraya taşıyan izleyicilerimize teşekkür ederiz.🧿♥️#MasumlarApartmanı @trt1 pic.twitter.com/cfvn83L5PS
— Masumlar Apartmanı Dizisi (@masumlarapt) February 17, 2021