Desperate Housewives (Umutsuz Ev Kadınları)

Cover of Turkish serie Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives is a Turkish adaptation of the famous American series of the same name (Desperate Housewives), which was created by Marc Cherry and aired from 2004 to 2012. The series has had different versions in recent years, including an Ecuadorian, Argentinean and, of course, a Turkish one.

This time we will talk about the Turkish version of the telenovela Desperate Housewives, known in its original language as “Umutsuz Ev Kadınları”. Stay to read everything you should know about this TV series.

WATCH ALL FULL EPISODES: If you want to see all the complete episodes in English, we explain it at the end of the article.

Plot of the Turskish TV series Desperate Housewives

The plot of the Turkish soap opera Desperate Housewives (Umutsuz Ev Kadınları) kicks off by showing us Handan, a woman living in Rose Dead who one morning without warning commits suicide. This will dismay everyone around her, prompting her close friends to try to uncover the mystery behind the suicide.

On the other side of the story is Nermin, a meticulous and order-obsessed wife who is devastated by her husband’s unexpected request for divorce. On the other side, the former beauty queen and now housewife, Zeliş, is somewhat bewildered by the interest shown by Levent, the young university student in the neighborhood.

On the other hand, there is Yasemin, whose husband left her for a “girl”. This woman will meet Sinan, who has just moved into the street.

In this way, the story of the soap opera unfolds, showing us the vicissitudes of the different characters and the different families that make up the neighborhood.

It is worth mentioning that, to give the story a more disturbing aura, it is narrated by a voice-over, which, during 136 episodes, is the voice of Handa, the most important character of the series and whose suicide is decisive in much of the telenovela.

Seasons and episodes

The series has 3 seasons, with a total of 154 episodes. Up to chapter 54, each episode has a duration of 90-100 minutes. From episode 55 to 80, the episodes have a duration of 45-60 minutes. And from episode 81 to 154, the episodes have a length between 60 and 70 minutes.

The telenovela Desperate Housewives (Umutsuz Ev Kadınları) aired from October 2, 2011 to June 19, 2014.

The seasons and episodes are distributed as follows:

  • Season 1: 37 episodes
  • Season 2: 43 episodes
  • Season 3: 74 episodes


The soap was directed by Özlem Bayşu and Barış Erçetin. As for the top cast, it was organized as follows:

  • Songül Öden as Yasemin Kalyoncu
  • Bennu Yıldırımlar as Nermin Seçkinoğlu
  • Ceyda Düvenci as Elif Uzun
  • Özge Özder as Emel Bingöl
  • Evrim Solmaz as Zeliş Taşdelen
  • Tülay Günal as Suzan
  • Seval Gökçe as Macide

Where to watch online this series in English

The official broadcasting channel of this drama is Kanal D and FOX. In addition, you can watch the series and all the full episodes in English on various online platforms such as the one shown below. Of course, the quality of the series may be far from the best, after all, it is always better to opt for original products.

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