Love 101 (TV series)
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|Directed by||Ahmet Katıksız|
|Narrated by||Bade İşçil|
|Country of origin||Turkey|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Editor||Ahmet Can Çakırca|
|Running time||33–48 minutes|
|Production company||Ay Yapım|
|Picture format||4K (Ultra HD)|
|Original release||24 April 2020 –|
Love 101 (Turkish: Aşk 101) is a Turkish teen comedy-drama, starring Mert Yazıcıoğlu, Kubilay Aka, Alina Boz, Selahattin Paşalı, İpek Filiz Yazıcı, Pınar Deniz and Kaan Urgancıoğlu. Its first season, which consists of 8 episodes, is directed by Ahmet Katıksız and written by Meriç Acemi and Destan Sedolli. The series became available for streaming on Netflix on 24 April 2020. In June 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which is set to be released in 2021, by the name Love 102.
The story begins in today Istanbul, when a woman called Işık (Bade İşçil) arrives at an old house. There she recalls the past and friends of her youth.
Back in 1998, a group of young people (Eda, Osman, Sinan and Kerem) studying in a school of Istanbul are at risk of expulsion because of their poor behaviour. They are very different from their classmates and, therefore, very lonely. The headmaster and most of the teachers are against them, and only one called Burcu (Pınar Deniz) does her best to protect the youngsters. However, they find out that Burcu is getting relocated, and this means that all of them will be expelled after her departure. In order to prevent this, the students unite and make a plan: they will make Burcu fall in love so that she stays in Istanbul. According to law, after marriage she will be able to choose a place of work by herself. They ask for help from Işık, an excellent student and a girl with a big heart. Soon she becomes a part of their company. This union helps the students change for the better, understand themselves, realize the importance of true friendship, find love and their own way in life. At the same time, their plan helps Burcu change her outlook on life and find true love with a new unsociable teacher called Kemal (Kaan Urgancıoğlu).
- Mert Yazıcıoğlu as Sinan
- Kubilay Aka as Kerem
- Alina Boz as Eda
- Selahattin Paşalı as Osman
- İpek Filiz Yazıcı as Işık
- Pınar Deniz as Burcu
- Kaan Urgancıoğlu as Kemal
- Müfit Kayacan as Necdet
- Bade İşçil as adult Işık
- Tuba Ünsal as adult Eda
- Buğra Gülsoy as adult Sinan (season 2)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"The First Moment"||Ahmet Katıksız||Meriç Acemi||April 24, 2020|
|2||"Admiration"||Ahmet Katıksız||Meriç Acemi||April 24, 2020|
|3||"Lust"||Ahmet Katıksız||Meriç Acemi||April 24, 2020|
|4||"Longing"||Ahmet Katıksız||Meriç Acemi||April 24, 2020|
|5||"Affection"||Ahmet Katıksız||Meriç Acemi||April 24, 2020|
|6||"Fun"||Ahmet Katıksız||Meriç Acemi||April 24, 2020|
|7||"A Turn"||Ahmet Katıksız||Meriç Acemi||April 24, 2020|
|8||"A Special Moment"||Ahmet Katıksız||Meriç Acemi||April 24, 2020|
Before the series' premiere, it was claimed that the character Osman was being used for "homosexual propaganda" and "deviance". Netflix denied these claims. The critics, who watched the first 8 episodes of the series and wrote about it in their columns, stated that there is no such character in the series.
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