Love 101 (TV series)

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Love 101
GenreTeen drama
Comedy-drama
Written byMeriç Acemi
Destan Sedolli
Directed byAhmet Katıksız
Deniz Yorulmazer
StarringMert Yazıcıoğlu
Kubilay Aka
Alina Boz
Selahattin Paşalı
İpek Filiz Yazıcı
Pınar Deniz
Kaan Urgancıoğlu
Narrated byBade İşçil
Composer(s)Marios Takoushis
Country of originTurkey
Original language(s)Turkish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Producer(s)Kerem Çatay
Editor(s)Ahmet Can Çakırca
Running time30-50 minutes
Production company(s)Ay Yapım
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original release24 April 2020 (2020-04-24) –
present
External links
Website

Love 101 is a Turkish teen 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.[1][2]. In June 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which is set to be released on 2021 [3].

Plot[edit]

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).

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [4]
1"The First Moment"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç Acemi Destan SedolliApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
2"Admiration"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç Acemi Destan SedolliApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
3"Lust"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç Acemi Destan SedolliApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
4"Longing"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç Acemi Destan SedolliApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
5"Affection"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç Acemi Destan SedolliApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
6"Fun"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç Acemi Destan SedolliApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
7"A Turn"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç Acemi Destan SedolliApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
8"A Special Moment"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç Acemi Destan SedolliApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)

Filming[edit]

The principal photography for the first and second seasons took place at Akif Tunçel Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School in Şişli, Istanbul.[3]

Reception[edit]

Before the series' premiere, it was claimed that the character Osman was being used for "homosexual propaganda" and "deviance".[5][6][7] Netflix denied these claims.[8] 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.[9][10] A legal case was opened by the Presidential Communication Center against Love 101, after which a decision from the prosecutor's office pointed out that the series was published on a platform that is not open to the public and demands fees for membership. It was ruled that there was no room for investigation, adding that the members who joined this platform with their own will could decide against watching the series with their free will.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ürgir, Buse (11 August 2019). "Aşk 101: Tüm Detaylarıyla Netflix Yapımı Üçüncü Türk Dizisi" (in Turkish). Liste List. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Netflix, 2020 yılında üç Türk dizisi daha çekecek". Cumhuriyet (in Turkish). 26 December 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b Aşk 101 2. sezon ne zaman çıkacak, konusu ne? Aşk 101 nasıl izlenir, oyuncuları kimler?
  4. ^ "Love 101 – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "ATV Netflix'in 'Aşk 101' sapkınlığına ortak oldu!". Milli Gazete. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Diyanet-Sen'den "Aşk 101" dizisine tepki". Haberler.com. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  7. ^ "La Turquie menace d'interdire la diffusion de la série "Love 101", accusée de "propagande homosexuelle"". Courrier İnternational. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Netflix Türkiye'den Aşk 101 Dizisiyle İlgili 'Eşcinsel Karakter' İddialarına Cevap". Webtekno. 11 April 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Aşk 101'i izledim, bu dizide eşcinsel karakter yok". Dizi Doktoru. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Love 101 Season 1 finale recap: 5 questions we have for Season 2". Showsnob. 2 May 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Netflix'in 'Aşk 101' dizisi hakkındaki savcılık kararı belli oldu". Sputnik Türkiye. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.

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