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Eight Reasons Make Me a Passionate Fan of the Turkish Series Çukur

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What's Çukur ?

Çukur (or the pit) is a Turkish drama. Its title refers to a district located in the capital Istanbul. This district is run by a family, namely koçoval whose reputation makes all outsiders poised to put their grip on it. The result is an endless conflict between the district and its enemies.

Despite my non-tendency to watch Turkish drama due to its excess exaggeration. I acknowledge: this series grabbed my attention and makes me digest an episode after another to the end.

Aside from the burst of excitement, I feel while watching this series. What makes it worth watching that it includes many artistic elements that make it a blend of entertainment and interest.

In this article, I analyze the ten reasons that contributed to the series success in turkey. And made the hero, Aras Bulut, win the butterfly reward as the best actor in 2018 for the third time.

The Koçovali Family


The Value of The Series

Family is everything. This sentence is echoed throughout the series, whether said by the father Idris or the uncle Mujahid. All the series revolves around it. The family isn't just confined to the little family, yet indicates the whole residential district. The tale begins as Idris described: I lost my family, then I went to this district and established a new one.

Family is a haven for a human. From which he gets his power and protection. The more I watch this series, the more I believe in the concept of the family. It becomes a synonym of unity, strength, and solidarity. that family sentence resonates with all the series and sticks to my mind even when not watching it.

ÇUKUR A Collective Image For The First Season


A recipe of drama, action, and comedy

Rare when you see all those categories blended in a single series. Rarer are to be well-fitted in a way that doesn’t spoil the series- or makes it look like a patchwork.

The three types collide into this series as a symphony consisting of different instruments. Each of them participates In producing this art of work. This series can induce all kinds of emotions, moving smoothly from comedy to drama in a blink.

ArasBulutIynemli/ YamaçKoçovali In The Series


The collective performance:

One of the best things I love about this series is the team performance. By nature, I prefer collective work to absolute individualism. Çukur is characterized by collective performance. We can see a group of well-woven characters cooperating in making up the whole story.

Sometimes, the hero hides behind the curtain and lets another crew member take the precedence of the scene. We can notice especially in the first and the second season when vartoluo surpassed Yamaç Koçovalı and got a lot of popularity which still existed till now.

The harmony of the work

As a viewer, I feel fascinated by the harmony between the cast members. That very spontaneity springs from the solid friendship among the actors. I believe what happens behind the camera sneaks in front of the camera- even if you try to conceal it.

While watching this series, I'm always grabbed by this feeling. There is a strong bond ties all of the parts of this work by invisible gravity. Sometimes I can feel that gravity when the series becomes an addiction and feel like I belong to this family.

A Meticulous Eye to details

What lends reality to the characters is those little details linked to each character. Those details go beyond the style of talking or the outfit. It’s embedded in each character: Yamaç's guitar, egg with tomato - the best meal for vartoulo- Not to mention Aliço’s chocolate.

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Those details make the character actual and more earthy. One of the best points in any series is to add some features to each character, regardless of the position it takes or the role it plays.

Those details also affect the course of the series what makes its scenes connected, a passing scene can lead to a sudden result, and spontaneous conversation could hold the key to reveal a mysterious puzzle.

The soundtracks and songs

That is one of the highlighted advantages of the series. Music and soundtracks, not just fascinating but also a mirror that reflects the character’s properties. Each character has its particular soundtrack.

The music is diverse. Classical music is intertwined with modern ones in the series, making it a kind of meal satisfying all people.

Çukur Jenerik Müziği Music Of The Series' Introduction

• And street art is words of wisdom

Street art resembles pages of a book, a record for all the events and memories of the series. Its paintings or short sentences evoke immense impact.

Each episode involves around five sentences contemplating life and love. Sometimes, it alludes to mainstreaming issues such as feminism, and sometimes it celebrates universal occasions as Christmas Day.

ÇUKUR. Murals


• The unexpected end

No one can expect what happens next. Everything is changeable and temporary. Characters appear and disappear. Friends and foes' relations have never lasted long.
You can never predict what will happen at the end of an episode. What about the end of the series?
There is always a constant question: who will win: Çukur or the enemies, oh and the enemies never end.


Introduction About The Writer

My name is Marwa, I'm from Egypt. I'm passionate about films, and books, also I'm a volunteer at the global voices platform which gave me the opportunity for creating news as well as translating it,


Jamaldin on June 03, 2020:

Nice step sister i except to see incredible work from you in the future

M Riqqi Liwaul Hamdi on June 02, 2020:

the translation is good, maybe i consider adverb of frequency like the word "rare" etc. and the difference between the word " between" and "among"

keep up your spirit

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