Diriliş: Ertuğrul series is yet another addition to the number of blockbuster Turkish TV shows with 5 star rating. It has truly given the Muslim conquerors their due acknowledgement. The show was originally aired on Turkish National TV in 2014 but has gained worldwide popularity in just the last couple of years.
Ertuğrul series currently has 5 seasons. Netflix is running the first two seasons as for now, with 179 episodes to entice the audience long enough to bring in the next 3 seasons on air soon.
Diriliş: Ertuğrul, which is aired as ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ on Netflix, is a historical television series packed with adventure, drama and romance. Be ready with plenty of snacks at hand as everything it has to offer is more than enough to hold you on the couch for long, long hours!
Lessons from the “History”
The show is based on the events from the 13th century. It starts with the pre-context of the events that led to the establishment of the great Ottoman Empire. For the people who think it is an exaggeration of the events. They can always refer to authentic history books to cross-check and see if the claim is true or not.
As per the writer, he has tried his level best to keep the story as authentic and real as possible, even though there are only about 7 pages of sources on Ertugrul Gazi. Everything, from the cast, outfits and locations to even the background music and insights to the everyday life of the tribe’s people have been fitted perfectly to match the time and disposition of the show’s scenes.
“Drama” is everywhere
The show is a great way to learn more about the events that lead to the formation of the Ottoman Empire. While it may be hard for some to dive deep into the events that took place before the show’s time and era, it is quite easy to keep up with the show itself. The drama factor is powerful throughout the whole series, be it meetings between tribe members, intense battle scenes, or even a simple love scene. On ending, every episode leaves the viewer on tenterhooks, making it impossible not to binge entire seasons.
How can you have an epic without “Action”
The show is an epic, and what epic can exist without swords? The show is filled with the heroics of Ertugrul as he faces them one after another throughout his life. The first season is based on his endeavors in Anatolia. They were mainly against Crusaders. The second season revolves around the encounters with Mongols and the third season depicts war that was fought against Christian Byzantines.
“Romance”; to spice up things
Although Resurrection: Ertugrul can’t be defined solely as a “romantic” drama serial, the show is not all swordfights and heroics. While a large part of the show is about the triumphs and tribulations that Ertugrul faces during his lifetime, you can see small moments of romance all through the series.
The first of these romantic accounts is the love story of Ertugrul and his soon-to-be wife, Halime Sultan. Many more romance-based plotlines are born as the series moves forward. However, it is impossible to find any explicit love scenes or anything of the sort anywhere in the show.
Intertwined plots in Ertuğrul series
The show has so many twisted stories going on that captivate the audience very well. Each saga contributes to the main plot and adds to the storyline. Each one portrays a different aspect of the complicated human psyche. Every time a new conspiracy gets involved, it urges you to follow till the end. In due time, each one unveils, but there is always another one waiting around the corner. No wonder there is such a huge audience hooked on to binge-watching the series.
Ertuğrul series is a must-watch
All in all, Ertuğrul series is a must-watch as it has all the elements necessary for a successful show. Based on historical events, it is anything but a boring history lesson. It’s easy on the eyes, as there are no flashy lights. A soft treat for your ears, as there are no heavy beats; instead, Arabian guitars and battle drums once every while. Nonetheless, absolutely pleasant to satisfy all your senses that the only regret after watching it is that it ended.