Dolunay (TV series)

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Dolunay (International title: Full Moon) is a Turkish drama series broadcast on Star TV. It premiered on the network from July 4 to December 31, 2017.[1][2]

Also known asFull Moon
GenreRomantic comedy
Created byDavid Cycon
Written by
  • Fikret Bekler
  • Elif Ozsut
  • Aysen Günsu Teker
  • Kerim Ceylan
  • Zeynep Arslanpay
Directed byCagri Bayrak
Country of originTurkey
Original languageTurkish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
ProducerYagmur Ünal
Production locationIstanbul
Running time120 minutes
Original networkStar TV
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJuly 4 (2017-07-04) –
December 31, 2017 (2017-12-31)

Series SynopsisEdit

Dolunay explores the theme of what makes a family a family. Is it blood and genetics, shared experiences, or simply love? Ferit Aslan is a smart and successful businessman and born leader who is disciplined in all areas of his life from work, to fitness, to health. He is particularly strict in regards to his home and those who work in it. Nazli Pinar is a young culinary student who is hired as Ferit’s private chef and must deal with his specific requirements and rules for preparing his meals. Outspoken, independent, and free-spirited, Nazli initially clashes with Ferit, but the two gradually form a friendship and flirtation. Nazli grows very close to Bulut, Ferit's young nephew. When tragedy strikes and Ferit must take responsibility for Bulut, but a custody battle ensues with Demet and Hakan. Asuman's actions cause Ferit to lose the custody and Nazli is unable to confess this to Ferit. They grow closer, but he's furious on learning the truth. However, he and Nazli agree to engage in a fabricated marital relationship to help his chances of gaining custody of Bulut. Things are complicated when Ferit's musician brother-in-law, Deniz, falls in love with Nazli and Demet tries to use this to turn Deniz against Ferit. The core set of supporting characters are a mix of family and friends who are considered family who mostly help but sometimes hinder Ferit and Nazli’s relationship as it evolves from business to friendship and eventually, love.[3]


Lead cast
  • Özge Gürel as Nazmiye "Nazlı" Pınar. A young culinary student who aspires to own her own restaurant. She is often stressed due to being responsible for her younger troublemaker sister, Asuman.
  • Can Yaman as Ferit Aslan. A wealthy, handsome businessman in the public eye. He has a deep distrust of people (women in particular) and cannot forgive them due to catching his mother cheating as a child.
Supporting cast
  • Hakan Kurtaş as Deniz Kaya. Demet and Demir's Brother, Zeynep and (by extension) Ferit's brother-in-law and close friend. Unlike Ferit, he lives a carefree and unstructured life as a musician. He falls in love with Nazli upon meeting her, and his jealousy of Ferit begins to drive a wedge between them. He is very emotional and reckless.
  • Necip Memili as Hakan Önder. Demet's husband, who has a personal vendetta against Ferit. He wishes to adopt Bulut in order to obtain shares in Pusula holding (Aslan and Kaya family's company). He is involved in illegal trafficking and later abusive toward his wife.
  • Öznur Serçeler as Fatoş Yalçın. Nazli's best friend and roommate. An aspiring but unemployed fashion designer, Fatoş pretends to be wealthy to ingratiate herself with Engin.
  • Türkü Turan as Alya. Deniz's ex-girlfriend, who is a singer. She is still in love with Deniz and tries to win him back, but is constantly saddened to see his affection for Nazli. She tries to make him see that Nazli is in love with Ferit and comforts him during his heartbreak.
  • İlayda Akdoğan as Asuman Pınar. Nazli's younger mischievous sister. She is a tourism student but often skips class to hang out with her friends. Aspiring to live like the rich, she accumulates debts and even resorts to shoplifting. Demet takes advantage of her need for money to sabotage Ferit.
  • Berk Yaygın as Tarık. Ferit's assistant and driver. He and Fatoş bond over their mutual love for food, and he eventually falls in love with her.
  • Balamir Emren as Engin. Ferit's best friend and business partner. He often the one to point out things that Ferit refuses to admit to himself, such as his feelings for Nazli.
  • Alara Bozbey as Demet Kaya Önder. Demir and Deniz's sister, Ferit's sister-in-law (by extension) and former fiancée. She is estranged from her family because she married Hakan against their wishes and has not spoken to any of them for years. She wishes to adopt Bulut because he is the only thing she has left of her brother, but her husband uses this to his monetary advantage by gaining control of the business.
  • Alihan Türkdemir as Bulut Kaya, Demir and Zeynap's son. Ferit's nephew, whom he tries to adopt. He is very fond of Nazli and often tries to set her up with his uncle.
  • Yeşim Gül Aksar as Leman Aslan. Ferit's mother who is estranged from him because she had an affair when he was a child.
  • Irmak Ünal as Zeynep Aslan Kaya.(2 episodes) Ferit's sister, married to Demir Kaya, and Bulut Kaya's Mother.
  • Mert Yavuzcan as Demir Kaya.(2 episodes) Ferit's Brother-in-law,married to Zeynep, and Bulut Kaya's Father.
  • Özlem Türay as İkbal. Ferit's assistant.
  • Ayumi Takano as Manami. Nazli's former Japanese instructor who becomes her business partner.
  • Gamze Aydogdu as Melis, Bulut's nanny at Demet's house.
  • Emre Kentmenoglu as Bekir. Hakan's henchman.
  • Minel Üstüner as Pelin, Ferit's ex-girlfriend before his engagement to Demet.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
181July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04)December 31, 2017 (2017-12-31)

International broadcastingEdit

  Georgia Imedi Media Holding Cooker - მზარეული November 18, 2019, December 2020
  North Macedonia sitel Full Moon - Полна Месечина December 28, 2019, July 2020
  Italy Canale 5 Bitter Sweet - Ingredienti d’amore June 10, 2019
  Uzbekistan Kinoteatr Tolin Oy July 1, 2019
  Bulgaria Diema Family Горчиво и Сладко June 2, 2018
  Romania Pro 2 Dulce-amărui (Bitter-sweet) 15 February-6 May 2019
  Albania Jolly HD Hëna e plotë [4] 2019
  Philippines GMA 7 A Taste of Love 2019-2020
  Serbia Prva Пун месец / Pun mesec November 29, 2021
  Malaysia TV2 Bitter Sweet January 3, 2022, August 1, 2022 (replay)


  1. ^ "Bitter Sweet (Full Moon - Dolunay)". Turkish Drama. 23 September 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "A New Star Rises on Turkish Televisions: Dolunay — "Full Moon" Turkish Romantic Comedy". Do You Know Turkey. 29 November 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "Can Yaman Filmography". December 2, 2020. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Hëna e plotë - Seriale".

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