Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Jealousy is Not Love…

        Last week we met family and neighbors in the first 15 minutes of Bölüm 1/Episode 1: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Love is Love…

As I noted previously, the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words missed in listening, greatly speeding my language learning.  I hope it does the same for you.

   This week, we meet Sadik’s boss, a jealous and unkind man: b1Omur

“…and I will drink with the lovely mother of this useless man being married by Betus!”

He seems perfectly suited for Dudu, even if he is human.  Too bad both Betus and Sadik will have to put up with this asinine boss, for a while, anyway.

One month later, Dudu continues working to separate them, in vain.  She is closely watched by the Fairy President, Perihan


She has been friends with Dudu for centuries, but cannot stand by and allow her to torment people.

Meanwhile, Poor Avni is still watching from next door, and his wife, Suzan, wants him to see a psychiatrist, but he insists that:  b1Deli

“I am not crazy.”

Next week we continue with bolum 1 / episode 1, at 35 minutes into this 1 hour long video: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Things Are NOT Always As They Seem, Avni…  ;


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Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the tie ins with interracial marriage and same sex marriage,  to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.


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5 thoughts on “Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Jealousy is Not Love…

  1. I think television has hindered inclusiveness for a long time. The shows that were on the networks through the 70’s presented the “ideal” family that was not reflective of the real world. I think it made it harder during those times to advance socially. It seemed to start to change in the 70’s with shows like MASH, All In The Family, and Three’s Company that showed people of different philosophies challenging authority, showing that being gay wasn’t the worst thing in the world (even if Jack was only pretending), and challenging race relations. It’s gotten better since then, but there are still people who long for the “good old days” when father knew best.

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    1. Very interesting points, Patti, thank you! There is always the gap, I guess, between the good that a tool could be used for, and they way that a tool is being used. It is getting better, but we need more people to keep creating more stories with those different perspectives that can help us advance, rather than hinder us.

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