Monday Musings about Erkenci Kus…

If you need something new and fun to focus on amidst all the horrible craziness lately, check out the Turkish show Erkenci Kus. I don’t speak Turkish, although it fascinates me and I wish I did, so I watch the show on Facebook by following EK Candem, a site that has all the episodes of the show with English subtitles. There are many versions on YouTube but they can be blocked depending on where you live. I do like to keep the sound up to hear the emotion in the voices and I think I’m picking up a few Turkish words!

It’s a wonderfully nutty story about life in and around an advertising agency in Istanbul and surrounding neighborhoods. The main character is Sanem Aydin, an inexperienced, naive girl from a very traditional Turkish family who takes a job at the ad agency as a “bring-take” person — I think in America we would call that position a go-fer. The oldest son of the agency founder, super sexy world famous photographer Can (Pronounced Dzhan) Divit, returns to Turkey to head the agency in his father’s absence.

The chemistry between Can and Sanem is off the charts, the acting is fabulous, the clothing and jewelry are incredible. There’s drama, comedy, romance, corporate intrigue, adventure, silliness and gorgeous scenery!

The show aired in Turkey in 2018 and 2019 and starred Can Yaman and Demet Ozdemir, both internationally known Turkish stars, although apparently he is Albanian and she is Bulgarian. I don’t know if those things matter, but people write about it, so maybe so. Either way, they are both gorgeous and fun to watch, especially together.

Before you get hooked on this series like I am, I must warn you that each episode is a little over two hours long — no commercials — and there are 51 — yes, I said 51 — episodes! I am currently on Episode 16.

Sometimes — well, maybe every night — I stay up too late watching because I literally HAVE to know what happens next! It’s pure escapism and perfect for what’s happening right now…

12 responses

  1. Sounds like the ultimate escape! Right now I’m rewatching (for the upteenth time) the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, currently on Hulu, but it’s only six episodes! 😉

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    1. I love it! Tv stinks right now, doesn’t it?

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  2. Yeah , this one also in my wishlist to watch in Turkish series..will definitely search for the site..I also recently started to watch some Turkish series but I too dont know turkish😜 .what is most difficult part means some sites wont have proper english subtitles including YouTube .in Facebook pages also few videos will be missed ..that we have to watch without subtitles .😂 and you can also try yemin and bizim hikaye..both are gud..

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    1. I watched EK twice now. Love it!! I had to find a different site with English subtitles but they are on YouTube and Facebook. It’s so good. I’m watching Bay Yanlis now, new series with Can Yaman. Very different but good, too. Usually English subtitles on YouTube by Saturday each week!

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      1. Oh that was so nice what is the common website to refer for these Turkish series some Facebook and youtube have only half videos .remaining are missed 😒

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  3. I’ve had luck with Layla Dina on Facebook for the EK episodes. Fox is actually providing English translations for Bay Yanalis on YouTube each week, making it so easy.


  4. I love Erkenci Kus! I watched it on youtube last summer! Usually current shows have people uploading them with Eng subss which are deleted a month after. I fell in love with both of the characters, that I’m watching their current shows! Doğduğun ev kaderindir (just ended) and Bay Yanalis! I watched the first 3 episode bc they had the Eng subs. Now its gone, I hope they upload it soon. Fox is providing eng subs for Sen cal Kapimi on the original channel (if u’re Hande Ercel fan :)) Glad to come across a fan who loves the same show as me!! Same I am picking up a few Turkish words!

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    1. Oh, I’m glad to meet you! My family doesn’t understand my obsession. I’m watching BY too! If you follow Bay Yanlis English subtitles group on Facebook, someone will usually post the new episode with English subtitles by Saturday. I need to look at SCK, haven’t yet but soon!

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  5. As for me, sadly my friends are into KDramas, while I obsess with The Turkish shows. Are there any other shows you love or currently watching? I’m definitely going to bookmark the Fb pages since I’m not on it. I did use to rely on Fb for one show! Thank you for sharing this info!

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    1. I started watching Dolunay but after six episodes I’m having trouble finding it with English subtitles. I may have to learn Turkish! I’m a big Cam Yaman fan!

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      1. Oh I started that show too and stoped around episode 4 bc I got busy. All the episodes ofc got deleted :/ I watched Can on Erkenci Kus first and he is 🔥with long hair!!

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      2. One of the few guys who really look great with long hair!!

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