I think Sura grew some backbone and I was glad for it! I agree with you all — I started watching this series a few weeks ago — had a break during the hols coz internet not available — and have been binging on a few episodes a night for a week! We were at the right age to settle down and in the right frame of mind. I know the reasons why I can't watch the drama filled shows. I am a Turkish woman who lives in California for the past 30 years and married to an American for 21 years. The Turkish culture plays a very important role of both men and women and how they respond to each other. I love all the points you have made! Actually I have communicated several times with Nermin Bezmen. Farah was also amazing and was perfect for the part of Sura. It should make the watching that much more pleasurable.
More then likely some things have changed within Turkish culture as well. From a plotting standpoint, even though it is set during war, the focus is completely on the romance aspects which is a good reminder for me as a romance author. Did not find it yet. He had promised that they would always be together. I probably loved the series because the acting was so good I came to love the actors. It just broke my heart!!! Agree with everything being said here. I did watch when Seyit was getting married to Murvet, I cried for Sura!!! Near the end, he saw that Sura had changed.
I used to love watching different kinds of shows like …spooky, detective, espionage etc. Talitug, you have reached your ultimate acting career congrats, wishing you and Ms. The customs of the Time. Thank you so much for opening your heart to my story and to my heroes which one of them is my grandpa. However, he should have gone through with marrying her once he got back and not allowed himself to be manipulated. I read on the internet after Russia and Crimea episodes, the ratings went down and kept going down because of Farah not keeping up with the performance of Tatlitug, so they brought in a famous Turkish actress to bring up the ratings for Murvet plus her mother.
Why did Seyit and Sura have to flee Russia? The public fell for the actors, not the actual characters. I would have loved for Seyit and Sura to have reached the latter kind of love, but their stubborness and strong personalities just pushes them away from each other instead of towards. He and Sura both were so stubborn. First of all I would like to express my thanks to you all for opening your hearts, liked it or not, to my family story and I want to express my gratitude not only for myself but also for my granddad Kurt Seryt and our beloved Shura. It is not something made up. Every actor in the show was of the highest quality. After all you went through you will give up on each other….
The ending could have been so much better. Even though he loved Sura. I believe he was influenced by other culture and did have an open mind. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wishes something worth watching! The acting is excellent, scenery outstanding and there are no words for the costumes. What happened to the fairy tale love story they advertised? I think that was very selfish and immature of him. First congratulations on your book and thank you for sharing your families history.
Life is like that… After the end we ask why we choose that or that. She is having hard time publishing book in English language which is so sad. I will come back and rewatch each episode, perhaps forever, as the love and hopefulness are so powerful. When Zeit strayed to the other women, I lost interest and watched the last 2 episodes, I really wanted Zeit and Suras love to last their life time. I think the author should have stopped writing when we still thought they were going to be together. These were really rough times, and he saved her, always told her how he felt, and made it clear he wanted her.
I have no words to do it justice!! Your Grandfathers honor to Murvet and your Great Grandfathers expectations is truly inspiring. However, Seyit and Sura should have ended up together. I was a mail order bride. They loved each other to death, so what happened? Is there an English version of their story? Furthermore, how does she find it ok to build a life with someone who will never be able to love her with the same passion and capacity? And because the scenes vary from imperial Russian ballrooms to tiny apartments in Istanbul, the styles change drastically. I too was very disappointed that Seyit and Sura did not end up together. I am plodding my way through the rest of the show but am a little disappointed. I feel like I can hear a difference, maybe…but would love for someone to share who knows… Was this show a huge hit in Turkey? I would have much rather that Seyit died in an epic fight with Petro, and Sura lived on to tell the story, then it ending with Seyit being with Murvet.
Seyit settled for catfish, after enjoying caviar. She complained when he left to help his people every time. Sura would have been much better as part of the Underground with Seyit. I too saw Kurt Seyit ve Sura and just loved it so much! It broke my heart, literally. I too watched the whole thing in about four to five days. Petersburg, and I think Seyit was an officer of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas.
And the actor playing Seyit, is incredible, he really needs to get very popular everywhere. Oh I am still weepy at the goodbye ship scene. White Russians night at the club … was very keen to see Sura but walked away after he had a confrontation with Petro…then out of the blue went to see Murvet the girl he married …that is my argument my dear. The story ends much like some do in life, not always a happy ending, but realistic. O by the way book is coming from Serbia. Seyit loved her, but he was a little self-absorbed and let his anger blind him.
They showed each episode as 60 minutes minus time for advertising. They make a fantastic couple. I think the ending, even though it is based on a true story, is beautifully sad and heartbreaking, like love itself and in their love story. What happened to Sura after she left on the ship? The casting was excellent and the costumes were impeccable! How many people jump out of a moving train to go be with the person they love in the middle of all that chaos? I was very hooked on the latter. He told me brutal things that occurred. Sura went back to Istanbul after war was over. She was so sweet trying to be helpful.