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. It consists of 39 episodes and the finale aired on June 21, 2017.
|Written by||Özlem Yılmaz|
Burcu Görgün Toptaş
|Directed by||Hilal Saral|
Hazal Filiz Küçükköse
Melisa Aslı Pamuk
Ali Burak Ceylan
|Country of origin||Turkey|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||74|
|Running time||113–158 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Ay Yapım|
|Original network||Star TV|
|Original release||14 October 2015 –|
21 June 2017
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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|
|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|
|Arven Beren||Deniz Soydere||Supporting|
|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
|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
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
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|||
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|
|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 ||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
|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|
|Черна любов||September 25, 2017
November 20, 2017
|Slovenia||POP TV||Moja boš||January 3, 2018, April 16, 2018 April 17, 2018||20.00/21.00|
|Angola||Zap Novelas||Amor Eterno||January 4, 2018||20:00|
|North Macedonia||Sitel TV||Карасевда||January 31, 2018||22:10|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Hayat TV
|Beskrajna ljubav||February 1, 2018||16:00
|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
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Kara Sevda yeni sezon ilk bölümüyle 21 Eylül Çarşamba günü saat 20.00'de Star'da!
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