If you are in search of a Turkish TV series, either because you find yourself enchanted by the Turkish cinematic style or because you want to see something different from the classic Western audiovisual genre, Ezel, known in English as eternity, is a romantic drama telenovela that kept all Turks glued to the screen during its broadcast.
The soap opera Ezel offers a different story, and this starts from showing a different perspective of society, to the fact that the story itself is something uncommon in the world of TV series.
Ezel Turkish TV Series Plot
The story of the Turkish series Ezel focused on Ömer Uçar who is a young man who 1997 returns from military service and is betrayed by his fiancée Eyşan and his friends Ali and Cengiz, who accuse him of theft and murder for which he is sentenced to life imprisonment.
While in prison he is frequently tortured to confess where the money is. One day a guard who was in charge of him disfigures his face, so Ömer takes the opportunity to kill him, start a fire, fake his death and flee.
However, Ömar did not have in mind to leave everything as it was, since 12 years later he returns and recreates himself under the name of Ezel, a talented and successful poker player. However, Ömar’s goal was not exactly to make money but to plan his revenge against those who murdered them.
But he will soon discover something that stands between him and his revenge: That his love for Eyşan is still alive.
Ezel series seasons and episodes
The entire story of the series unfolds and resolves in 71 episodes of 90 minutes each. The episodes aired for two seasons on September 28, 2009, and June 20, 2011.
The seasons and episodes are distributed as follows:
- Season 1: 33 episodes
- Season 2: 38 episodes
- Kenan İmirzalıoğlu as Ezel Bayraktar/Ömer Uçar.
- Cansu Dere as Eyşan Tezcan.
- Tuncel Kurtiz as Ramiz Karaeski.
- Yiğit Özşener as Cengiz Atay.
- Barış Falay as Ali “Pinzas” Kırgız.
- Haluk Bilginer as Kenan Birkan
- Bade İşçil as Şebnem Sertuna
Ezel, an adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo.
Ezel is not an original story, but rather is overtly inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ popular novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. Which is a classic not only of the adventure genre but also of literature.
Of course, it should be mentioned that an adaptation and a source of inspiration are not the same things, so Ezel is not attached to the original story of the novel.
Where to watch online this series in English
Ezel is undoubtedly one of the biggest hits of the Turkish audiovisual business, being broadcast in more than 70 countries. The official broadcasting channel of the Turkish series Ezel is Show TV and ATV. 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.