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||Ay Yapım|
|Original network||Star TV|
|Original release||14 October 2015 –|
21 June 2017
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Kemal is a young man who lives in a working-class neighbourhood in Istanbul. His father Hüseyin is a barber, and his mother Fehime a housewife. He has two siblings: an older brother Tarik, who is jealous of Kemal; and a younger sister Zeynep.
Nihan is a rich young woman. She has a twin brother Ozan and lives with her parents Vildan and Önder. Emir Kozcuoğlu 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. Nihan and Kemal first meet on a bus. A month later, Kemal saves Nihan's life, and their friendship starts and slowly turns into love.
Emir, aware of Nihan's love, executes a plan that results in Ozan killing a girl. Nihan is then forced to marry Emir to save Ozan from going to jail. The next day, Kemal proposes to Nihan, but she refuses and leaves in tears. Deeply hurt and struggling to move on, Kemal decides to begin anew and moves to Zonguldak. Four years later, there is an accident in the mine where he works. Kemal saves the life of his manager Hakki, who promotes him to be his business partner.
One year later, Kemal comes back to Istanbul to secure a business deal with Emir's company, but Kemal and Emir's mutual dislike leaves them both wary of each other. During this time, Asu Alacahan, Kemal's business partner, moves to Istanbul because of her love for Kemal. Emir grows suspicious of Nihan's and Kemal's relationship and Asu determines that Nihan was the girl who broke Kemal's heart. Emir uses Tarik's jealousy towards Kemal's success to turn him further away from Kemal. Meanwhile, Ozan is in love with Zeynep. When Zeynep and Ozan's family find out about their relationship, they forced to stop seeing each other. Ozan, however, struggles to forget Zenyep and follows her constantly. In addition, Kemal's best friend Salih is in love with Zeynep. He confesses to Zeynep, but she reveals she doesn't feel the same way about Salih anymore.
Kemal realises Nihan is unhappy in her marriage and is forced to maintain it. He tries to work out the reason behind Nihan's marriage to Emir, but in the process, Nihan and Kemal 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, believing that Nihan is unable to trust him, distances himself from her once more.
After breaking Salih and Ozan's heart, Zeynep finds herself in the arms of Emir. They sleep together in a hotel, but Emir throws her out the room and reveals this was a ploy to hurt Kemal. Zeynep, though initially traumatised, plans her revenge on Emir. She fools Ozan into believing that she loves him and becomes the daughter-in-law of Emir's household, shocking both Kemal and Nihan's families. Zeynep's father then disowns her and says he only has children from now on. Kemal regrets leaving her sister under the responsibility of his older brother. He gets into a fight with the latter and discloses to his family that he is working with Emir. Kemal offers financial support to her sister to move out of Emir's house into one of her own thinking that Zeynep truly loves Ozan, but Zeynep is unwilling to do so.
Kemal eventually discovers the truth about Nihan's compulsion to stay married to Emir. However, he grows suspicious of the situation, so he and Nihan work out whether Ozan really killed a girl or if it was all set up by Emir. Nihan and Kemal goes to search for a girl named Karen who was also present on the day of the murder. However, Karen gets caught by Emir and he fools Tariq into killing the girl. Meanwhile, Emir is being blackmailed by an unknown person who has video evidence of Ozan murdering the girl. Kemal also discovers and informs Emir that he has a brother.
After Nihan attempts suicide to get rid of Emir, Nihan and Kemal decide to run away together, and Ozan is persuaded to turn himself over to the police for his crime. Zeynep, who is still in love with Emir, reveals Nihan and Kemal's location to Emir. Emir finds them and tells Nihan to leave Kemal immediately, or a gunman will shoot Kemal dead. When Kemal returns, Nihan breaks off the relationship and leaves with Emir. Kemal returns to his life in Istanbul and decides to marry Asu.
Later, it is revealed that Asu is Emir's sibling and the blackmailer his assistant Tufan. Asu fears Emir will kill her after finding out the truth. However, Emir, who secretly witnessed Kemal's proposal to Asu, decides to team up with her to separate Kemal and Nihan forever.
At Kemal and Asu's engagement, the two exchange rings, causing Nihan to faint. Ozan, who is currently out on bail, attempts to escape with Zeynep, but he gets caught by the police and imprisoned. While in jail, Ozan is anonymously sent intimate pictures of Zeynep and Emir. He threatens Zeynep but gets sent to the hospital for food poisoning.
Sometime after Ozan's hospitalisation, Önder goes to Ozan's room, only to find that he has apparently hanged himself. Grief-stricken, Önder has a fatal heart attack. Meanwhile, Nihan finds out she is pregnant with Kemal's child, and Kemal finds out about Zeynep and Emir's affair. He walks to Emir's house to confront him, and Emir pulls a gun on Kemal. The two men get into a fight which ends with Emir being shot in the leg. Kemal instantly calls the police, confesses the deed, and walks out of the house to wait for the police to arrive. He then sees Nihan approaching him, intending to tell him about her pregnancy, but she gets stunned when she receives a call informing her that Ozan hanged himself. Kemal gets angry at Nihan for not telling him about Emir and Zeynep, and Nihan accuses Kemal of killing her brother, shocking him. Zeynep, having witnessed this, breaks down and tries to run away, but in the process, loses her baby and returns to her maternal home. Emir is then sent to the hospital fighting for his life, Kemal is imprisoned for attempted murder, and Nihan leaves Istanbul to raise her child away from everyone.
At the start of the second season, Emir is released from the hospital but uses a wheelchair due to his leg injury. Nihan is living in another country, and Kemal is released from jail. Shortly after coming out of the hospital, Emir stages a kidnapping of Deniz, Nihan's daughter. Nihan goes to Kemal for help, but he refuses to listen to her. Helpless and with no other choice, Nihan goes back to Emir. Kemal starts planning his wedding with Asu while Nihan goes back to playing happy families with Emir. Later, Kemal and Nihan work together to find Ozan's killer.
Meanwhile, Emir tries to hide that Ozan's death was a murder. Kemal learns that Asu is Emir's sibling and breaks off the relationship. In an attempt to protect Kemal from Emir, Nihan hides from Deniz that Kemal is her father. Emir and Tufan plan to eavesdrop on a phone conversation with Nihan and Kemal, with Asu taking Kemal's phone number. The next day, Emir takes Deniz to the edge of the ocean and plans to kill her, but Nihan intervenes, begging Emir not to do it and that she will not tell anything to Kemal.
After multiple attempts Kemal discovers that Deniz is in fact his own daughter. He is heartbroken and accuses Nihan of stealing his time with his daughter by keeping this from him but eventually he forgives Nihan when he finds out the difficulties Emir put her through. Kemal works to prove that Deniz is his daughter and eventually takes Nihan and Deniz away from Emir. Zeynep is pregnant with Emir's child and begs Emir to leave his old life behind and embrace a new one with her. While running after Emir Zeynep falls and suffers from a miscarriage. Emir is devastated by the death of his unborn child and blames Kemal for it. Unable to accept defeat, Emir kidnaps Deniz and refuses to give her back unless Nihan becomes his again. After much struggle Kemal manages to save Deniz from Emir. Kemal works hard to destroy Emir's entire company to take him down, he succeeds in this and then calls for the police to arrest Emir for all his crimes. Asu works with Emir to hide him and succeeds. Emir, still refusing to accept defeat, calls Kemal and Nihan and wishes to meet up one last time.
When meeting up with Emir, Kemal realises he was set up. Emir intentionally invited him to a minefield. They both step on a mine but the Anti-Bomb team is only able to deactivate Emir’s mine. Knowing Emir will forever chase Deniz and Nihan, he waits patiently and at the last second grabs Emir's arm. He tells Nihan he loves her and to read the letter he last wrote for her. After saying his goodbye to Nihan, Kemal lifts his foot and the explosion kills him and Emir. Nihan reads the letter that Kemal wrote and it tells her not to be sad but to continue living for their daughter. Four years later Nihan is a school teacher and the ending scene leaves with Nihan having dinner with family and friends imagining Kemal is with them. She finally understands that their love isn’t just any kind of love. It’s an Endless Love.
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||Co-Protagonist|
|Hazal Filiz Küçükköse||Zeynep Soydere / Zeynep Soydere Sezin / Zeynep Soydere Kozcuoğlu||Co-Protagonist|
|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 Kozcuoğlu / 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|
|Best actress||Neslihan Atagül Doğulu|
|Best Supporting Actor||Kaan Urgancıoğlu|
|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|
|Magazinci.com Internet Media (Best)||TV Performance of the Year||Burak Özçivit|
|Series of the Year||Kara Sevda|
|Best actress||Neslihan Atagül Doğulu|
|Golden Object Awards|
|Ege University 5th Media Awards||Best actress||Neslihan Atagül Doğulu||Nominated|
|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|
|Best Actor||Burak Özçivit|
|Best Soundtracks||Toygar isikli|
|Best director||Hilal Saral|
|Best Series||Kara Sevda|
|Best couple||Burak Özçivit
Neslihan Atagül Doğulu
|Best young Actress||Melisa Asli Pamuk||Winner|
|Seoul International Drama Awards||Best actress||Neslihan Atagül Doğulu||Nominated|
|Best series||Endless Love||Winner|
|2017||Bilkent TV Awards||Best actress||Neslihan Atagül Doğulu||Nominated|
|Turkish Children's Awards|
|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|
|Best Actor||Burak Özçivit|
|Best young Actress||Hazal Filiz KucukKose||Winner|
|45th International Emmy Awards||Best Telenovela||Endless Love|||
- Official website (in Turkish)