If you are looking for a good Turkish TV series to watch, there is no doubt that you should start by watching “1001 Nights”, known in its original language as “Binbir Gece“, being this soap opera one of the most emblematic of the Turkish film industry.
A gripping and captivating TV drama that will keep you glued to the screen for its entire duration.
1001 Nights is the kind of series that lives up to the book, those series that remain until later because of how well elaborated they are.
Plot of the Turkish drama “1001 Nights”
As its name suggests, 1001 Nights is based on the environmental book of the same name.
The story centers on Scheherazade Eviyaoglu, a talented architect whose husband has died and whose son is suffering from leukemia and needs surgery.
As Scheherazade does not have enough money to pay for the bone marrow transplant her son needs, she goes to her father-in-law, but he refuses to help her. So she decides to talk to her boss named Onur.
Onur is a man who does not trust women because he was cheated on a long time ago, and because the sad memory lingers in his mind that his father abandoned him to go with another woman. Onur is also a lover of reading and of the book “The Thousand and One Nights”.
Onur agrees to lend him the money on one condition: to spend one night together, a night that both would later call “the black night”.
This is how the story begins to unfold, giving rise to a series of love and interpersonal relationships, which will show you from a different angle a facet of the culture and society of Turkey.
Seasons and episodes
The entire story of the series unfolds in 90 episodes of approximately 90 minutes each, with each episode distributed in 3 seasons aired from April 3, 2006 to May 12, 2009.
The seasons and episodes are distributed as follows:
- Season 1: 29 episodes
- Season 2: 37 episodes
- Season 3: 24 episodes
- Bergüzar Korel as Sherazade Evliyaoğlu.
- Halit Ergenç as Onur Aksal
- Tardu Flordun as Kerem Inceoğlu
- Ceida Düvenci as Bennu Ataman
- Tomris Incer as Nadide Evliyaoğlu
- Duygu Çetinkaya as Sezen Özsener
Where to watch online this drama in English
The official broadcasting channel of the series 1001 Nights (Binbir Gece) is Kanal D. In addition, you can watch the series and all the full episodes in English on Netflix or various online platforms such as the one shown below.