The New Turkish Comedy Series: Gençliğim Eyvah — “My Youth”

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The new Turkish comedy has begun as of 15 June 2020. The series “Gençliğim Eyvah” (My Youth) started as a summer series amid coronavirus restrictions. However, the series promises more than a summer series could.

Young talents of Gençliğim Eyvah Turkish comedy series.
Young talents of Gençliğim Eyvah Turkish comedy series.

In one of our previous articles, we had mentioned “Gençliğim Eyvah” (My Youth) Turkish comedy. You can click “New Period on Turkish Televisions After Covid-19: Which Turkish Series Will Return to Screen?” to read the whole article. But before that, let’s move forward to this new Turkish comedy.

What is the Story of the “Gençliğim Eyvah” Series?

Arif and Zekeriya
Arif and Zekeriya

Arif (Cengiz Bozkurt) and Zekeriya (Levent Ülgen) are two rival kebab restaurant owners in the same street. The arrival of two Italian, Zola and Çavi, in the neighborhood; Arif’s and Zekeriya’s lives could go downhill.

Çavi (Erdem Kaynarca) and Zola (Burak Tozkoparan) are two Italian friends who are looking for their Turkish fathers.
Çavi (Erdem Kaynarca) and Zola (Burak Tozkoparan) are two Italian friends who are looking for their Turkish fathers.

Çavi (Erdem Kaynarca) and Zola (Burak Tozkoparan) come to the neighborhood with a photo was taken years ago. Thus, they start looking for their father.

Azra (Elif Doğan) and Ahmet (Ekin Mert Daymaz) are in love with each other, but they are from rival families.
Azra (Elif Doğan) and Ahmet (Ekin Mert Daymaz) are in love with each other, but they are from rival families.

Zekeriya and Arif become devastated by this child issue that emerged years later. Therefore, the two enemies have to cooperate. During all these events happen, Zola (Burak Tozkoparan) falls in love with Azra (Elif Doğan). Azra, by the way, is the most beautiful girl in the neighborhood. However, Azra has a secret and stormy love with Arif’s son Ahmet (Ekin Mert Daymaz).

Who are Other Main Actors and Actresses?

As we mentioned before, the series has an impressive and talented cast. Even, the comedy series is a meeting point for young talents and master actors of Turkish televisions. Let’s get to know some of main characters of the series.

Hacer Asmalı played by Günay Karacaoğlu.
Hacer Asmalı played by Günay Karacaoğlu.

Hacer Asmalı (Günay Karacaoğlu) is Arif Usta (Chef in English)’s wife. The shop and house they own are inherited from Hacer’s father, Ali Usta. Hacer is such a lady that has the whole control and power over the family. She is an authoritative and tough woman. Her husband catches Arif’s whirlwinds of all kinds. However, Zola, who appeared years later, will be a big shock to him as well. Hacer is the harshest representative of the hostility between the two families. A mother who is very fond of her children but also disciplined. She accepted Veysi as the groom. However, Azra has no chance. She can never be a bride.

Nuriye Bozoğlu (played by Ulviye Karaca) is the wife of Zekeriya.
Nuriye Bozoğlu (played by Ulviye Karaca) is the wife of Zekeriya.

Nuriye Bozoğlu (Ulviye Karaca) is Zekeriya Usta’s wife. She is the person who turned both the shop and the house. So, she is a woman with a dominant character and total control of the family. Everyone in the family is afraid of her. What’s more, her biggest disappointment is her only son, precious Veysi’s escaping and marrying Suzan. In the meanwhile, Suzan is the daughter of her enemies. With the appearance of Çavi, the world will narrow to Zekeriya. On the other hand, Nuriye’s biggest rival in life is Hacer Asmalı. Moreover, Nuriye is one of the biggest obstacles to the love of Azra and Ahmet.

Gençliğim Eyvah Arif (Cengiz Bozkurt) and Zekeriya (Levent Ülgen)
Gençliğim Eyvah Arif (Cengiz Bozkurt) and Zekeriya (Levent Ülgen)

When did The New Turkish Comedy “Gençliğim Eyvah” Begin?

Gençliğim Eyvah (My Youth) has started broadcasting on the 15th of June, 2020 with the first episode. Hence, next week, the series will be on screen with the 11th episode. The audience can watch the series every Monday at 20.00 Istanbul Time.

Where Can I Watch “Gençliğim Eyvah” Turkish Comedy?

You people can watch the series through the official channel of Gençliğim Eyvah (My Youth) ATV. On the other hand, you can also follow “Gençliğim Eyvah” (My Youth) Turkish comedy series through its social media accounts.

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