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Endless Love (2015 TV series)

Endless Love (Turkish: Kara Sevda, literal translation Dark Love) is a Turkish drama series produced by Ay Yapım that premiered on Star TV on October 14, 2015. The first season consists of 35 episodes and the season finale aired on June 15, 2016. The second season premiered on September 21, 2016.[1] It consists of 39 episodes and the finale aired on June 21, 2017.[1]

Endless Love
Kara Sevda Logo.png
GenreTV Series
Telenovela
Written byÖzlem Yılmaz
Burcu Görgün Toptaş
Anil Eke
Directed byHilal Saral
StarringBurak Özçivit
Neslihan Atagül
Kaan Urgancıoğlu
Orhan Güner
Neşe Baykent
Zeyno Eracar
Rüzgar Aksoy
Barış Alpaykut
Hazal Filiz Küçükköse
Burak Sergen
Zerrin Tekindor
Melisa Aslı Pamuk
Gökay Müftüoglü
Ali Burak Ceylan
Composer(s)Toygar Işıklı
Country of origin Turkey
Original language(s)Turkish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes74
Production
Producer(s)Kerem Çatay
Running time113–158 minutes
Production company(s)Ay Yapım
Release
Original networkStar TV
Original release14 October 2015 (2015-10-14) –
21 June 2017 (2017-06-21)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

Kemal (Burak Özçivit) is a young man who lives in a working-class neighborhood in Istanbul. His father Hüseyin (Orhan Güner) is a barber, and his mother Fehime is a housewife. He has two siblings, an older brother, Tarik (Rüzgar Aksoy), who is jealous of Kemal, and a younger sister called Zeynep (Hazal Filiz Küçükköse).

Nihan (Neslihan Atagül Doğulu) is a rich young woman, has a twin brother Ozan and lives with her parents Vildan and Önder. Emir Kozcuoglu (Kaan Urgancloğlu)is an arrogant businessman who holds a great love for Nihan.

Önder's business is slowly coming to an end. Vildan, unable to give up her rich life, wants Nihan to marry Emir to save the family business, but Nihan refuses as she dislikes Emir's arrogance and protectiveness of her. The first meeting between Nihan and Kemal occurs on the bus, and a month later, Kemal saves Nihan's life and from then on their friendship starts and slowly turns in to love.

Emir is aware of Nihan's love, so he executes a plan that results in Ozan killing a girl. Nihan is then left helpless to marry Emir to save Ozan from going to jail. The next day, Kemal proposes to Nihan but she refuses and leaves in tears. Kemal was deeply hurt by Nihan's refusal and struggles to move on, so to start afresh, he moves to Zonguldak.

Four years later, there was an accident in the mine where he worked. Kemal saved the life of his manager Hakki, who promoted him to be his assistant.

One year later, Kemal comes back to Istanbul to secure a business deal with Emir's company. Kemal's dislike of Emir's arrogance and dislike of Kemal's self-righteousness leaves them both wary of each other. Nihan struggles to control her feelings for Kemal with his return and is constantly in tears. During this time Asu Alachan (Melisa Aslı Pamuk) Kemal's business partner moves to Istanbul because of her love for Kemal. Emir grows suspicious of Nihan's and Kemal's relationship while Asu has already worked out Nihan was the girl that broke Kemal's heart. Emir uses Tariq's jealousy towards Kemal's success to turn him further away from Kemal. Ozan is in love with Zeynep. When Zeynep and Ozan's family find out about their relationship they are stopped from seeing each other, Ozan struggles to forget Zeynep and follows her constantly. During this time it's also revealed that Kemal's best friend Salih is in love with Zeynep, Zeynep reveals she doesn't feel the same way about Salih.

Kemal soon realizes Nihan is unhappy in her marriage and is being forced to maintain it. Kemal tries to work out the reason behind Nihan's marriage to Emir and in the process, Nihan and Kemal both unknowingly start to rekindle their old romance. Kemal is close to discovering the truth, but Nihan is fearful Ozan may go jail if Kemal finds out, so she asks him to stop the romance. Kemal is hurt that Nihan is unable to trust him, so he distances himself once again from her.

After breaking Salih and Ozan's heart Zeynep finds herself in the arms of Emir Kozcuoglu. Soon enough Zeynep and Emir sleep together in a hotel Emir then throws her out the room and reveals this was all a ploy to hurt Kemal. Zeynep is left traumatised at first but then plans her revenge against Emir. She fools Ozan into believing that she loves him and becomes the daughter in law of Emir's household, leaving both Kemal and Nihan's families shocked.

Kemal finally discovers the truth behind Nihans compulsion to stay married to Emir. Kemal however grows suspicious of the situation and along with Nihan tries to work out whether Ozan really killed a girl or if it was all set up by Emir. Throughout this time is Emir is being blackmailed by an unknown person who has video evidence of Ozan murdering that girl, Kemal also discovers and informs Emir that he has a sibling, a brother.

Nihan and Kemal decide to run away together and Ozan is persuaded to turn himself in to the police for his crime. Zeynep who is still in love with Emir reveals Nihan and Kemal's location to Emir. Emir arrives and threatens Nihan if she does not leave immediately him he will tell his shooter who has his gun aimed at Kemal to kill Kemal. When Kemal returns Nihan tells him it's over between them and leaves with Emir. Kemal returns to his life in Istanbul and decides to marry Asu.

After a series of events it's revealed that Emir's sibling is Asu and the blackmailer his assistant Tufan. Asu fears Emir will kill her after finding out the truth. Emir secretly witnesses Kemals proposal to Asu decides to team up with Asu to separate Kemal and Nihan forever rather than killing her.

At Kemal and Asus engagement Nihan faints after the rings are exchanged. Ozan who is currently out on bail gets caught by the police in a failed attempt to escape with Zeynep, Ozan gets arrested and put in jail. While in jail Ozan he is anonymously sent intimate pictures of Zeynep and Emir after threatening Zeynep he is sent to hospital having suffered food poisoning. In hospital the scene ends with Ozan being surprised as someone walks in to his hospital room. In the next scene we see Ozan having hanged himself in his room. His father Onder unable to cope with Ozans death has a heart attack and dies shortly after Ozan. Nihan at this time is with the doctor and find out she is pregnant with Kemals child. Kemal at this time finds out about Zeynep and Emirs affiar, he walks over to Emirs house and Emir pulls a gun out on Kemal. They both get into a fight and the gun goes off, Emir is shot in the leg. Kemal instantly calls the police admitting to shooting Emir and walks out of Emirs house. While stood outside Emirs house Kemals sees Nihan walking towards him. Nihan is lost in thought about how she's going to tell Kemal she's pregnant when she gets a call telling her Ozan committed suicide. Kemal angry at Nihan for not telling him about Emir and Zeynep taunts Nihan. Nihan falls to the floor and begins screaming, she runs to Kemal and accuses him of killing her brother, Kemal is left shocked and Zeynep witnessing this from behind starts crying and screaming. Zeynep tries to run away but in the process loses her baby and returns to her maternal home.

The season ends with Emir in hospital fighting for his life, Kemal going to jail for attempted murder of Emir and Nihan leaving Istanbul to raise her child away from everyone.

Season 2 starts with Emir coming out of hospital in a wheelchair as his leg is now paralysed, Nihan is living in another country and Kemal comes back from jail. Shortly after coming out of hospital Emir stages a kidnap of Deniz, Nihan's daughter. Nihan goes to Kemal for help but dismisses her plea without even listening to it, helpless Nihan has no choice but to go back to Emir. Kemal starts planning his wedding with Asu while Nihan goes back to playing happy families with Emir.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main / Supporting
Actor Role Notes
Burak Özçivit Kemal Soydere Leading - Protagonist
Neslihan Atagül Nihan Sezin / Nihan Sezin Kozcuoğlu / Nihan Sezin Soydere Leading - Protagonist
Kaan Urgancıoğlu Emir Kozcuoğlu Leading - Antagonist
Melisa Aslı Pamuk Asu Alacahan Soydere / Asu Kozcuoğlu Main
Hazal Filiz Küçükköse Zeynep Soydere / Zeynep Soydere Sezin/Zeynep Hakan supporting
Zerrin Tekindor Leyla Acemzade Kandarli Supporting
Orhan Güner Hüseyin Soydere Supporting
Zeyno Eracar Fehime Soydere Supporting
Neşe Baykent Vildan Acemzade Sezin Supporting
Barış Alpaykut Ozan Sezin Supporting
Rüzgar Aksoy Tarık Soydere Supporting
Ali Burak Ceylan Tufan Kaner Supporting
Burak Sergen Galip Kozcuoğlu Supporting
Kerem Alışık Ayhan Kandarli Supporting
Uğur Arslan Zehir (Fikret) Supporting
Erhan Alpay Hakan Supporting
Arven Beren Deniz Soydere Supporting
Recurring
Actor Role Notes
Çağla Demir Banu Akmeriç Soydere Season 1 & 2
Gökay Müftüoglü Salih Season 1
Kürşat Alnıaçık Önder Sezin Season 1
Metin Coşkun Hakkı Alacahan Season 1 & 2
Ece Mudessiroğlu Zehra Tozkan Season 2
Gizem Karaca Ekmekçi Mercan Komser Season 2

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organization Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2015 Bilkent Television Awards Best Drama Actor Burak Özçivit Winner
Ayaklı Newspaper Awards Best Actor
Ayaklı Newspaper Awards Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu
Ayaklı Newspaper Awards Best Supporting Actor Kaan Urgancıoğlu
Ayaklı Newspaper Awards Best Supporting Actress Zerrin Tekindor
2016 International Conference on Occupational Health and Safety special award Kara Sevda
Golden Object Awards Best Supporting Actress Hazal Filiz KucukKose
KKTC Magazine Gazeteciler Best Supporting Actress Hazal Filiz KucukKose
Magazinci.com Internet Media (Best) TV Performance of the Year Burak Özçivit
Magazinci.com Internet Media (Best) Series of the Year Kara Sevda
Magazinci.com Internet Media (Best) Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu
Golden Object Awards Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu
.Müzikonair Awards Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu
Ege University 5th Media Awards Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu Nominated
Ege University 5th Media Awards Best Actor Burak Özçivit
6.Ayaklı Gazete TV Stars Awards Best Drama actress Neslihan Atagül
KTÜ Media Awards Top Rated Actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu
43.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu
43.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best Actor Burak Özçivit
43.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best Soundtracks Toygar isikli
43.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best director Hilal Saral
43.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best Series Kara Sevda
43.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best couple Burak Özçivit

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Neslihan Atagül Doğulu

43.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best young Actress Melisa Asli Pamuk Winner
Seoul International Drama Awards Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu Nominated
Seoul International Drama Awards Best series Endless Love Winner
2017 Bilkent TV Awards Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu Nominated
Turkish Children's Awards Best actress Neslihan Atagül Doğulu
Magazinci.com Internet Media Magazine Oscars Awards Best Supporting Actress Zerrin Tekindor Winner
Ayaklı Newspaper Awards Best Supporting Actress Melisa Asli Pamuk
44.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best Soundtracks Toygar isikli Nominated
44.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best couple Burak Özçivit

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Neslihan Atagül Doğulu

44.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best Actor Burak Özçivit
44.Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Best young Actress Hazal Filiz KucukKose Winner
45th International Emmy Awards Best Telenovela Endless Love Winner [2]

International broadcastingEdit

Kara Sevda gained a lot of popularity internationally and it has been dubbed in multiple languages including Italian, Persian, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. It received a high rating in Turkic countries (especially Azerbaijan), Iran (especially Iranian Azerbaijan), Arab countries, Southeastern Europe, Latin America. It was aired as Okeea in Iran by the Gem TV due to the commercial purposes.

Country Network Local title Series premiere Timeslot Episodes
  Algeria Echorouk TV
CBC Benna
حب أعمى October 22, 2018 19:00
  Morocco 2M TV حب أعمى March 12, 2018 18:30
  Kosovo RTV 21 Kara Sevda April 7, 2016 20:00
  Albania Jolly HD Dashuri e pafund May 26, 2016 21:00
  Greece Mega TV Kara Sevda June 12, 2016 (season 1) 17:50
Skai TV July 15, 2018 (season 2) 17:30
  Colombia [3] Caracol Televisión Kara Sevda: Amor Eterno October 18, 2016 17:30
  Mexico Imagen Televisión Amor Eterno October 18, 2016 18:00
  Hungary Duna TV Végtelen szeurelem November 24, 2016 18:35 244
  Serbia RTV Pink Beskrajna ljubav January 9, 2017 20:00 / 21:00
  Montenegro Pink M Beskrajna ljubav January 9, 2017 20:00
  Iran GEM Series Okeea December 30, 2016 22:00 267
  Lithuania LNK Amžina meilė February 17, 2017 15:30
  United Arab Emirates OSN Yahala الحب الأعمى March 15, 2017
  Romania Kanal D Dragoste infinită March 20, 2017 20:00
  Slovakia TV Doma Nekonečná láska April 3, 2017 20:30 244
  Indonesia TV One Endless love April 15, 2017 11:00
10:00
  Chile Mega Sevda: Amor Robado April 20, 2017 17:30
  Croatia Nova TV Bit ćeš moja June 12, 2017 21:30
  Iraq Kurdmax TV ئه‌شقی شێتانه‌ July 20, 2016 20:00
  Afghanistan Tolo TV Nihan July 26, 2017 20:00
  Ukraine 1+1 Нескінченне кохання August 28, 2017 17:10
  Uzbekistan Zo'r TV Sevgi iztirobi August 30, 2017 20:00
  Bulgaria Bulsatcom
Diema Family
Черна любов September 25, 2017
November 20, 2017
21:00
  Slovenia POP TV Moja boš January 3, 2018, April 16, 2018 April 17, 2018 20.00/21.00
  Angola Zap Novelas[4] Amor Eterno January 4, 2018 20:00
  Mozambique 21:00
  North Macedonia Sitel TV Карасевда January 31, 2018 22:10
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Hayat TV
Alternativna televizija
Beskrajna ljubav February 1, 2018 16:00
20:00
  South Korea TBA Blind Love TBA TBA
  Lebanon New TV Lhob L’aama September 24, 2018
  Somalia Asal 24 TV Jacayl Indho Maleh November 03, 2018 20:00 -   Poland TVP 1 Wieczna Miłość August 24, 2018 16:05 170
  South Africa eExtra Bittersoet January 2019 19:00
  Tunisia Nessma El Hob Eli Kweni September 24, 2018 21:00
  United States Univision Amor Eterno July 8, 2019 19:00 ET/PT
18:00 CT
20:00 MT

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kara Sevda Yeni Sezon 2. Tanıtım. Ay Yapım. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016 – via YouTube. Kara Sevda yeni sezon ilk bölümüyle 21 Eylül Çarşamba günü saat 20.00'de Star'da!
  2. ^ "2017 International Emmy® Awards Nominees". Archived from the original on 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  3. ^ "Capítulo 1: Empezó la increíble historia de amor de Kemal y Nihan". caracoltv.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  4. ^ "ZAP Novelas anuncia a estreia de Amor Eterno". telenoveleiros.com (in Portuguese). December 26, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2019.

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