Dear Reader: I’ve ended reviewing the Netflix series Hakan: Muhafız, The Protector.
I am now beginning to review my favorite family show of all time: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother)!!
Since there are not many Hakan episodes, and there will be many Sihirli Annem episodes to review, I’m linking the Sihirli Annem reviews below the Hakan reviews: just click here…
(Sihirli Annem, btw, is also not a Fairy Tale, but does feature Fairies! 🙂 …)
I mention in each review, or I try to, my own experiences living in the city ‘Stanbul, with 25 million people, half of whom arrived yesterday from the Anadolu with their dreams in a truck, and built a house overnight.*
The word Muhafız literally means Protector, but I wish that Netflix had found another way to keep Hakan in the title of the show. I loved this show the instant I saw it, even though my experiences of this historic city were not good, personally, when I worked there. I learned a lot from living there, and am also learning a lot from this show, some of which helps to put my experiences as an American ex-pat working in Istanbul into a new perspective. I hope that you find meaning, as I have, in these episodes inspired by the novel, Karakalem ve Bir Delikanlinin Tuhaf Hikayesi, by N. İpek Gökdel (everywhere else, her first name, Nilüfer, is spelled out in the show credits, but always abbreviated in book credits, if you search for the books…).
And remember: “Bu bir masal degil.” -“This is not a fairy tale.”
*(yes, seriously: look up Gecekondu…)
Posting on Turkish Tuesdays…
Ch. 1: Part 1, ep. 1, Febuary 8th, 12022 HE (Holocene/Human Era),
Ch. 2: Part 1, ep. 2,
Ch. 3: Part 1, ep. 3,
Ch. 8: Empathy… ,
Sorry, with no Reader interest in this series, I just couldn’t bear season 3 .
Sihirli Annem reviews (starting with two introductory posts explaining the show): Explaining main chars: New Turkish Tuesdays Show: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother) , then explaining more of the supporting chars: ,
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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS
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