It is possible to distinguish Turkish TV series into some main groups such as comedy, drama, soap opera, or romantic comedy (romance). In any case, any genre among those we named has an international fan base.
Turkish romantic comedy series generally tell the love story between a poor girl and a rich man (or the opposite). And misunderstandings and coincidences accompany the potential love between the protagonists. Then, one way or another, they reunite and there we have a happy ending.
This all sounds a bit cliche, yet this genre has millions of fans worldwide. Therefore, we would like to share the best and the most popular ones. Thus, we will have refreshed our information on this particular genre on Turkish television.
21- İyi Günde Kötü Günde (Happily Ever After)
New beginnings, dizzying love, and dreams of marriage. What will happen when wedding planner Leyla (Elçin Sangu) organizes the wedding of a couple Sarp (Ozan Dolunay) and Melisa (Yasemin Kay Allen)? And in the meanwhile, the bridegroom is the man who abandoned her on their own wedding day.
İyi Günde Kötü Günde (Happily Ever After) should be in your watch-list!
20- Gençliğim Eyvah (My Youth)
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 neighbourhood; Arif’s and Zekeriya’s lives could go downhill.
The Turkish romantic comedy drew attention with its talented cast that brought young talents and masters together. The funny story of the series and the impressive acting will make you love it.
19- Tövbeler Olsun
The show depicts the “big change” of a jewelry maker from “stinginess” to “generosity.” Thanks to this change, an interesting chain of events takes place, which makes some people think and laugh more.
18- Tutunamayanlar (The Disconnected)
The story of Tutunamayanlar revolves around Tarık (Doğu Demirkol), who has never worked and has no intention to work during his life. However, one day he falls in love with İrem (Ece Çeşmioğlu), who comes from a very wealthy family. Nevertheless, she loses everything because of his father’s wrong attempts. İrem now has no place to go and so, she arrives at the neighborhood to where Tarık invited. Later on, she starts to work in the book cafe in the neighbourhood. The dream of İrem is to be successful, start her own business, and return to her old brighten days one day.
17- Benim Tatlı Yalanım (My Sweet Lie)
The name of the series was My Mother Waiting at first. However, the name of the series was updated as Benim Tatlı Yalanım – My Sweet Lie. The main character Furkan Palalı (acted as Nejat Yılmaz) is a man whom his own wife abandoned.
On the other hand, Nejat (Furkan Palalı) must take care of her 6-year-old daughter. He is engaged in a fun life struggle with Lavinya Ünlüer (acted as Kayra Yılmaz). Nejat is not only a father to his daughter Kayra but also a father to her. Besides, he is the owner of a famous eyewear company. Nejat, by the way, is in love with Aslı Bekiroğlu (acted as Suna Doğan) which makes their lives more enjoyable.
16- Küçük Ağa (Little Master or Little Lord)
Küçük Ağa (Little Master or Little Lord) s a family&comedy TV series. The series started in 2014 and broadcasted for two seasons for 50 episodes and finished in 2015. Küçük Ağa (Little Master) was a very interesting and funny Turkish drama.
Little Master Mehmet Can Acar (Emir Berke Zincirdi) is a child who suffers from the divorce of his parents. Mehmet Can’s grandfather (played by Zeki Alasya) is a landlord (Ağa in Turkish) and according to tradition, Mehmet Can’s Father and also Mehmet Can are heirs of the landlord. Mehmet Can’s grandfather loves him very much and when he visits the landlord’s house, everybody calls him Küçük Ağa (Little Master).
15- Gönül İşleri (Love Affairs)
It is the “love affairs“, just as the name implies. So, the main subject is the story of three sisters’ trials with hearts and love. Both with their own hearts and others whom they love. But furthermore, the trial with other’s hearts that they do not even know.
So, the three sisters stand alone with their father after their mother’s left them alone. At the same time, they also get along with themselves and this forces them to struggle with life by themselves. This also means the start of their nested story with love and life itself. We must remind you that Can Yaman began raising his fame on TV with this series.
14- İnadına Aşk (Love Out-of-Spite)
Defne (Açelya Toaloğlu) is the leading female character of the series. She takes place in the series as a young and clever new graduate. Defne is a computer engineer and is very excited about the new and the first job that she is about to start. On her first day at the company, Defne meets the owner of the company, Yalın (Can Yaman), by accident. And the way they met each other was unexpected and a funny coincidence. While she thought that the man she met is a casual security guy, but on the contrary, she actually met the owner of the firm. Nevertheless, it will take some time for her to learn his actual position.
13- Dolunay (Full Moon)
Ferit Aslan (played by Can Yaman) is a very successful businessman. He is, on the other hand, extremely organized. He wants the same manner of organization in both his private and professional life. As for Nazlı (played by Özge Gürel), she is studying gastronomy and she needs to find a job immediately as Nazlı is responsible for covering the expenses of the home she shares with her friend and sister. She has a stubborn and adamant personality, therefore she has a tough time keeping a job. As expected, the completely opposite duo meet each other in this series. Dolunay (Full Moon) will rock your world!
12- Hangimiz Sevmedik (Which of Us Did Not Love)?
The story begins on 12 September 1980, when the military coup took political power in Turkey. Apart from this political turmoil, two young lovers in that time promise each other to meet under the plane tree. So, these lovers are Münir (Altan Erkekli) and Adile (Gül Onat). Anyway, the flashback and the nostalgia come to an end with the coup. The Turkish romantic comedy is another TV series that polished Can Yaman’s popularity.
11- Leyla ile Mecnun (Leyla and Mecnun)
Turkish television comedy series set in Istanbul, Leyla and Mecnun is a surreal and absurd comedy that revolves around the fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun.
10- Aşk Laftan Anlamaz
Hayat (Hande Erçel) is a town girl living in Istanbul with her two friends and is in search of a job. Her father warns her that she must either find a job or return to her hometown. Desperate for a job, she ends up at the Sarte textile company, where she’s hired, but only because she’s mistaken for Suna Pektaş, the girl to whom the position was promised. Little does Hayat know that the head of Sarte is Murat (Burak Deniz), a man whom she despises. As time passes, things start to change and she finds herself in an unexpected situation, falling for Murat.
9- Her Yerde Sen (Everywhere I Go)
First of all, Demir Erendil (played by Furkan Andıç) and Selin Sever (played by Aybüke Pusat) are the leading roles in the series. All the story of the series turns around this couple. So, both Demir and Selin claim in the same house. Moreover, they are both stubborn. However, as a trick of fact, they are forced to live together. As if this is not enough, the company will become inevitable when someone comes to the company Demir works for and the other as manager.
8- Çatı Katı Aşk (Attic Love)
It is the story of Ates, Aysen, Demir, and Yasemin, whose characters are opposite to each other and come from different social classes and cultures, to resist their love at the expense of their families. You will love this love story in Turkish romantic comedy.
7- Bay Yanlış (Mr. Wrong)
Özgür (Can Yaman) is a very wealthy restaurant owner and living a sloppy but happy-go-lucky life. Furthermore, he does not believe in love. Ezgi (Özge Gürel), on the other hand, is now tired of wrong relationships and is determined to have a proper relationship. Her one and only wish is to get married. Seeing that Ezgi is not successful in the relationship matters, Özgür begins to mentor her about relationships. So, he gives her tactics to get the man she likes. Özgür and Ezgi also turn out to be neighbours. In this respect, it is most likely for the audience to witness a potential love between the duo in the following episodes of Mr. Wrong.
6- Aşk Yeniden (Love Again)
Zeynep (played by Özge Özpirinçci) flees to America, leaving behind his family. Then, she returns to Turkey in the hands of frustrations. On the other hand, Fatih (played by Buğra Gülsoy) returns to the country. The story of these two people comes across somehow.
5- Kiralık Aşk (Love for Rent)
When Defne‘s (Elçin Sangu) brother gets into debt and is held captive, Defne is forced to accept an offer in exchange for the money. She has to make Ömer (Barış Arduç), a wealthy shoe designer who owns a company, fall in love with and marry her.
4- Sen Çal Kapımı (You Knock on My Door)
The beautiful Turkish actress Hande Erçel takes the stage in the series as Eda Yıldız. The young Eda hooks on all her dreams in life to her education. Serkan Bolat (played by Kerem Bursin), on the other hand, caused Eda to stay as a high-school graduate by cutting her abroad education scholarship. So, one day Eda coincides with Serkan and surprised with his offer! Serkan offers Eda to give her scholarship back on the condition that she imitates as his fiance for a two-month period.
3- No: 309
Sometimes life changes by accidents, sometimes by mistakes, sometimes by coincidences. Room No: 309 is based on a misdate and leads two young people to a beautiful love story.
The story of Lale and Onur begins with a misdate. Lale (played by Demet Özdemir) is a heartbroken young girl, who is left by his fiance. Her mother was sad about Lale’s situation and so, she wanted to arrange a date with a young doctor named Onur (played by Furkan Palalı). Thus, a potential love affair begins between these two lovely people what we all need to do is to enjoy this funny Turkish romantic comedy.
2- Afili Aşk (Stellar Love)
The story of the series revolves around a handsome and womanizer Kerem (played by Çağlar Ertuğrul), who is the son of the Yigiter Family. He has one of the oldest textile businesses in Istanbul. With his creative mind, he made his family company the leader of the sector with a start-up. As they were about to get out of date. Kerem Yiğiter accomplishes it but he is still not a proper man in the eyes of his father. Because Kerem lives his life to the fullest by wining, dining, travelling and hanging out with as many girls as he can.
Ayşe Özkayalı (played by Burcu Özberk), on the other hand, works at Kerem’s factory. She is a smart, beautiful, and bighearted girl. She leads a boring, joyless life under the control of her two brothers. One of them is despotic while the other one is idle. Thus, her only hope is to marry her boyfriend Berk and leave this difficult life behind. However, her brothers want her to marry the rich boy of the neighbourhood Sabri. So, Ayşe tells Berk that they have to marry at once. After learning about it, Berk disappears.
1- Erkenci Kuş (Daydreamer)
One of the most internationally successful Turkish series ever, Erkenci Kuş (Daydreamer, aka Early Bird) made Demet Özdemir and Can Yaman internationally reputable. This Turkish romantic comedy still has a huge fan base from all around the world.
The story of Erkenci Kuş (Daydreamer) is about Sanem Aydın (played by Demet Özdemir) working in her father’s small store and she opens the store in the early morning due to her father’s illness. Every morning she opens the store and works until her father’s arrival then she starts dreaming about her life and working on the book she’s trying to write. The ordinary life of Sanem changed when she met with Can Divit (played by Can Yaman) a handsome businessman who runs an advertisement agency.
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Not all romantic comedy series are rubbish. Some of them are even better than many Hollywood movies. In general, the references to romcom are not expected to be any works of art and yet … the directors of the new wave manage to integrate some truly artistic scenes: an example is “HER YERDE SEN” (You Are Everywhere) and the exceptional director Ender Mihlar.
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Seriously Daydreamer / Early Bird is the best romantic series I have ever watched from around the world, and believe me I have watched countless English, Turkish, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Pakistani and Indian dramas. “Can Divit” is unforgettable role played by gorgeous Can Yaman.