46 Yok Olan (2016). Well, I said I’d review TV series too, as and when I either finished them or officially abandoned them. I finished this series: 13 episodes at about an hour each.
So it’s probably going to become apparent sooner or later that I have a fondness for non American, non UK movies and TV. Partly this is because watching TV from other cultures gives me a mystery peek inside that culture and partly because it is often written or presented in very different ways. I also sometimes deliberately choose subtitled properties so that I have to make myself sit still and focus on just two things at a time (I can knit while watching subtitles, hah!)
Anyway: was this series good? I watched 13 hours of it all told so it must have had something going for it.
The storyline was not new: clever man makes a drug to help his sister, takes drug to test it, his repressed personality turns up on the scene, “hilarity” ensues.
I think what I loved most was the sheer audacity of the series at bringing new things in with a triumphant TADA! Unforeshadowed tragic love story? Tick. Beautiful but nails young policewoman? Tick. Tragic hero figure labouring to hide his underlying cowardice? Tick. People deeply in love who can’t tolerate the sight of each other? Tick. Hospital based drama? Tick. Black market organ trafficking? Tick. Sinister shadow behind it all? Tick.