June 26, 2020
One of the effects of the COVID lockdown was an increase of movies my family was watching, primarily being Black Money Love, a Turkish soap opera.
Besides the ‘eye-popping’ beauties (which I won’t go into in this paper 😊), the serial is actually very interesting to watch.
Its directing and acting is on par with any Hollywood soap; alongwith scenes, production sets and story line; and the actors … 💓💓💓💓 va va voom!
Naturally, like many soaps, there were moments of being “over the top” 😊 and crying ☹ (the latter, not my cup o’ tea) … and my! LOTS OF SMOOCHING 💓!
However, besides being an action drama it shows the culture and character of modern Turkey –
- It is a conservatively run country
- A moderate society
- A MODERN society!
- Western & Eastern cultures exist together
- Conservative & Liberal outlooks live alongside each other
- High standards of living
- Educated & talented youth
Turkey is a Muslim state, with a conservative government, but a progressive & modern outlook.
No country is ideal but similar cultures can adapt best practices and standards from each other.
It is not an overnight change- it is a generational one
…but it can happen.
(The villain’s acting is SUPER! 😊 – he absolutely outdid himself!)