The Club (Turkish TV series)

The Club (Turkish: Kulüp) is a 2021 Turkish period drama streaming television series directed by Seren Yüce and Zeynep Günay Tan and starring Gökçe Bahadır, Barış Arduç, Salih Bademci, Fırat Tanış, Metin Akdülger and Asude Kalebek.[1] The show was released on Netflix on 5 November 2021, with season one consisting of 10 episodes, divided into two parts of 6 and 4 episodes respectively.[2] Part 2 premiered on 6 January 2022.[3]

The Club
Kulup cover.jpg
TurkishKulüp
GenrePeriod drama
Written byNecati Şahin
Rana Denizer
Directed bySeren Yüce
Zeynep Günay Tan
StarringGökçe Bahadır
Barış Arduç
Salih Bademci
Fırat Tanış
Metin Akdülger
Asude Kalebek
Theme music composerEnder Akay
ComposersEnder Akay
Cem Ergunoğlu
Gökhan Mert Koral
Country of originTurkey
Original languagesTurkish
Ladino
Greek
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes10
Production
ProducerSaner Ayar
Running time50 minutes
Production companyO3 Medya
DistributorNetflix
Release
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original release5 November 2021 (2021-11-05) –
present

PremiseEdit

Matilda, an ex-convict, works in one of the most prominent nightclubs of Istanbul in 1955. Trying to establish a good relationship with her daughter, Matilda struggles to keep her daughter Raşel away from Pera's troublemaker, Fıstık İsmet. Matilda also tries to stand against her boss Orhan, nightclub manager Çelebi and artist Selim.[4][5]

EpisodesEdit

Series overview
SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
Part 16September 10, 2020 (2020-09-10)
Part 24January 8, 2021 (2021-01-08)
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [6]
Part 1
11"Episode 1"Zeynep Günay TanNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
22"Episode 2"Zeynep Günay TanNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
33"Episode 3"Zeynep Günay TanNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
44"Episode 4"Zeynep Günay TanNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
55"Episode 5"Seren YüceNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
66"Episode 6"Seren YüceNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
Part 2
71"Episode 7"Seren YüceNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer6 January 2022 (2022-01-06)
82"Episode 8"Seren YüceNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer6 January 2022 (2022-01-06)
93"Episode 9"Zeynep Günay TanNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer6 January 2022 (2022-01-06)
104"Episode 10"Zeynep Günay TanNecati Şahin & Rana Denizer6 January 2022 (2022-01-06)

Cast and charactersEdit

ProductionEdit

The name of the series was first announced to be Kod Adı: Kulüp by Netflix in October 2020, along with the lead cast Gökçe Bahadır, Barış Arduç, and Salih Bademci.[8] In the same month it was reported that Fırat Tanış will also be cast for the show.[9] In March 2021 journalist Birsen Altuntaş tweeted Ruhi Sarı, Suzan Kardeş and Hazım Körmükçü will be starring as supporting characters in the series.[10] The series was produced by Saner Ayar, Ayşe Durmaz and the Turkish media company O3 Medya for Netflix and directed by Seren Yüce and Zeynep Günay Tan. A team composed of Ayşin Akbulut, Serkan Yörük, Bengü Üçüncü, Rana Denizer and Necati Şahin (lead writer) was the writing team for the series.[9]

ReceptionEdit

The reception of the Turkish Jewish community to the series was generally positive. The depiction of the Jewish rituals, Ladino language and political topics such as Varlık Vergisi was especially praised by the community members.[11][12][13] Also the depiction of taboo topics such as Crypto Greeks, anti-Greek sentiment in Turkey, and Istanbul pogrom in 1955 (in part 2) was praised by the Greek Orthodox community members.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gökçe Bahadır başrollü Netflix dizisi 'Kulüp'ten ilk fragman". Cumhuriyet. 12 October 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Kulüp dizisi konusu nedir? Netflix Kulüp oyuncuları kimler? Kulüp nerede çekildi?". Habertürk. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  3. ^ Kotiya, Shruti. "'The Club' Part 2 review: The Glam and Glitz of the 1950s return with the Istanbul Club in Netflix series". www.sportskeeda.com.
  4. ^ "Kulüp dizisi konusu ve oyuncu kadrosu! Kulüp dizisi ilk sezon yayımlandı mı?". Milliyet. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  5. ^ Pheiffer, Evan (2021-11-24). "'The Club': Netflix's Sephardic Heroine Braves Turkey's Troubled Past". Newlines Magazine. Retrieved 2021-11-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Shows A-Z – The Club on Netflix". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "Kulüp dizisi oyuncuları kimler, konusu ne? Netflix Kulüp dizisi oyuncu kadrosu". CNN Türk (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  8. ^ Beyazperde. "Netflix, Türkiye'deki Yeni Projelerini Tanıttı". Beyazperde (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  9. ^ a b "Netflix'in Türk yapımı 'Kod Adı Kulüp' dizisinin kadrosuna Fırat Tanış dahil oldu". www.cumhuriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  10. ^ Mynet. "Barış Arduç ve Gökçe Bahadır'lı Netflix dizisi Kulüp'ün kadrosuna 3 sürpriz isim". Mynet Magazin (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  11. ^ "Türkiye Yahudileri, Kulüp dizisini nasıl buldu?". BBC News Türkçe (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  12. ^ "Netflix 'The Club' connects mainstream Turkey to Jewish heritage". Al Jazeera. 19 November 2021. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Murder, intrigue and showbiz in Istanbul: 'The Club' fascinates viewers". TRT World. Retrieved 2022-01-15.
  14. ^ "Turkish Netflix series turns cameras on pogroms, hidden Greeks". Al-monitor. Retrieved 2022-01-12.

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