Turkish dramas are becoming popular all over the globe. Owing to their increasing fanbase, Vogue India recently released a list of binge-worthy Turkish dramas on Netflix. Among the many thrillers, fantasies, mysteries, and narratives included in this list, the series that inspired me the most was ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ or ‘Resurrection: Ertuğrul’ and is definitely worth watching. With its recent comparison with the ‘Game of Thrones‘, it gained quick fame among viewers of all ages from around the world. The show features action, romance, and lessons on history and spirituality. First aired in 2014, the series was recently dubbed into other languages, aired on local TV channels in many countries, and made available on Netflix. Now, IMDb rates it 7.8/10. The rating is higher than most shows in the genre.
Turkish Drama ‘Resurrection: Ertuğrul’ is all about the Turkish Dynasty.
The historical drama features the clashes of the Oghuz Turkic Muslims with Crusaders, Mongols, and Byzantines in the thirteen century. It gives an insight into the life of Muslims in that era and the hardships they faced. The fictional characters in this show are inspired by Turkish history and are believed to portray brave warriors that laid the foundation of the once impenetrable Ottoman empire.
The show brings light to Muslim warriors in a new and gripping light. Probably owing to this, most of the show’s popularity comes from Middle Eastern countries.
So, the lead, Ertuğrul Ghazi (Engin Altan Düzyatan), is the son of the leader of a nomad tribe Kayi. This brave leader and his inspirational wife Halime Sultan (Esra Bilgiç) are the favorite characters of almost everyone who follows the show. Together they lead the Kayi tribe through many hardships. Osman, the founder of this enormous Ottoman empire, was also born to Ertuğrul and Halime. The characters may also serve as an unorthodox change from our typical Hollywood stars.
The series is divided into four gigantic seasons, some with up to 115 episodes of 42-44 minutes each. So, in total, there are about 448 episodes of this gripping show. The series has nominated 33 times in different award shows across the world. They have won 9 awards in various categories during the five years of its air time (until April 2018). So, whether you are a fan of history or just some good old action-packed sequels, this series is for everyone.
If you have a long enough attention span, we so totally recommend you watch Ertuğrul.