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Romcoms: Nobody said it has to be original.

You would be surprised to find out that you can find creativity in the most unexpected places, even in a romantic comedy full of cliches. Some people think that watching the same storyline over and over is boring. I disagree, sometimes in the ordinary or most visited stories you can find creativity flourishing. That is why although I am not a hopeless romantic I do enjoy our Turkish romantic TV shows and you’ll see why you can too (if you aren’t enjoying them already).

To be fair, up until Kiralık Aşk, I wasn’t interested in watching TV shows based on…


Do I dare

Disturb the universe?

In a minute there is time

For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” T.S. Eliot

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No one ever plans on falling in love, they just do.

If I asked you the necessary ingredients of a great love story, you could reply with something like this article that states some essential things to create a literary romance. But what if one wanted to create a screen romance? For a TV series like Sen Çal Kapımı for instance. …


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Eda Yıldız; probably the best female romcom character I’ve seen in the past years if not the best one ever.

There are times I see Sen Çal Kapımı as a guilty pleasure. Although I kind of changed my mind about the term when I heard Fran Lebowitz the other day on Netflix’s “Pretend It’s A City” when she said, “I’m not ashamed of things that give me pleasure unless they’re hurting someone”. So yeah, I’m not ashamed SÇK has taken over my life at the moment, I really need the joy it allows me to have.

Sadly episodes 29–32 caused most of us a lot of stress instead of providing us joy. I had some time to think about this…


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*This article was first published on North America Ten blog.

As an entertainment medium the television must always adapt to the changing needs of the times and the viewers. I remember after the tumultuous coup attempt on July 15th 2016, in April 2017 not one but three TV shows were launched on television that were military themed. They had great ratings and they played an important role in reassuring the public that the army did and will always protect the country from all harm. From the history of programming, it can be surmised that Turkey loves trends and 2020 television…


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Although visually pleasing, this scene somehow has gone to waste with the lack of meaningful dialogue.

You must be familiar with the 2003 rom-com “How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days”. In this well loved movie the protagonists have opposite goals in mind. While the journalist Andie is trying to make her colleague Ben breakup with her, he on the other hand is trying to make her fall in love with him.

These two without knowing each others’ secret agenda, end up “falling in love” which is what we are expecting from a rom-com. What we are not expecting from a rom-com is what we’re getting from Sen Çal Kapımı(SÇK). With 30 episodes under its…


Be fearless, be you. Everyone else is taken.
Be fearless, be you. Everyone else is taken.

When I started working in marketing, I always thought how beautifully the marketing concepts can be integrated into personal development. I once thought this could also be a great subject for a book, but one day I walked into a bookstore only to find a shelf full of them. I have to admit I was a bit bummed to see how many had already been written. Even though I haven’t read any of those and gave up writing my own book about it, I still want to talk about it so I decided to write this blog post. …


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Whenever I attend a seminar or a training where I have to get up and talk about myself I get incredibly stressed. I get so stressed while waiting for my turn that I wish something happens and I can run away. 🙂

How well do we know ourselves really? Why do many people just blank out when you ask them “what do you want in life?” What reply can we give -other than the one we memorized- to the question, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” What response do we feel like giving at a job interview, to…

Eda Savaseri

I'm a copywriter from Istanbul. I love cats, books, chocolate and traveling. I love sharing things that I learn and apply to myself that work for me.

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