Every Turkish Drama Ever *aka* Cliches

Hey girl hey. And boy.

I’m sure you all know about my Turkish drama addiction (it’s pretty bad) but most of you haven’t watched any (what are you doing?). So for today’s post, I decided to give you an overview on all the different cliche scenes you find in every Turkish drama. And for those of you who decide to start one, this will be a guide for what to expect.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย I’ve been watching Turkish dramas since I was like 5 but NEVER AGAIN. ๐Ÿ˜‚ย It’s a horrible addiction and it’s SO time consuming and then the director does something stupid like kill your favourite character or separates your favourite ship from each other like UGH! I’m serious. ๐Ÿ˜‚ย I’m just going to finish Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why and we’re done with tv shows forever (just watch me start a new one in 2 days). Who said that?ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย Just before we start, this is a collab with the amazing CityOfQuiet who’s doing Every Desi Drama Ever – it’s so funny so make sure to check it out.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Anyways, let’s get started.



  • ย “Love At First Sight”

I’m not even kidding when I tell you this happens in every. single. Turkish. drama. It’s always the same scenario too. Whoops, dropped my books and now my crush is going to help me in slow motion. Whoops, accidentally bumped into Zac Efron at a Paris cafe. Whoops, fell over a guy while falling from the balcony. To top that, everything’s in slow motion with the cheesiest music ever so you’re just there waiting for about 5 hours.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย I’m not even exaggerating.

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  • Coincidencesย 

Kind of relating back to the last one, the two main characters have to fall into the most unlikely coincidences ever.

“The guy I saw the other day turned out to be the man who received my real daughter when they switched at birth.”

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“The attractive guy I tripped over the other day turned out to be the same guy I rejected back in University.”

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‘The guy who caused me to get fired the other day turns out to be the boss of my new job AND my host family’s son.”

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You guys, these are actual examples of recent tv shows I’ve seen!๐Ÿ˜‚ย I see how the director is trying to seal fateย and all that but I mean, these are way too unrealistic.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ย Oh well, they’re interesting to watch.


  • Slow Motion

Oh my – where do I even begin with these? Literally every second, the director decides, hey let’s slow this part down. Like come on, a random person would just be walking down the street and bam slow motion. The worst situation with these is when someone wants to shoot someone else and they literally just stand there with the gun for six hours saying their last words. And all this time, the victim doesn’t move an inch like bruh this is your chance.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย To top everything off, somethingย ALWAYS has to happen to prevent the person from shooting like we’ve been waiting this whole time for nothing to happen. Wow, it looks like I’m promoting violence.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย It doesn’t stop there. Slow motion happens whenever someone walks away, walks in, looks into each other’s eyes, LIGHTLY touches hands with another person (not even exaggerating), and ugh the whole show is in slow motion.

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  • The Hospital Scene

The hospital scene is usually the one to either deliver bad news or bring people together. It’s usually the classic this person is mad at this person but this person gets in an accident and they forgive them and realize how much they love them and so on.

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  • Man Saves The Woman

Ughhhh I literally HATE this one. It’s always the guy protecting the girl. It’s always the guy who goes into the fire and carries the girl out. It’s always the guy that saves the princess from the kidnapper. I’m going to admit that yes, men are stronger that women physically, but we’re not THAT delicate. It’s super cliche and ugh turkish dramas should start adding strong women roles in their shows.

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  • Wedding ALWAYS gets ruined

The wedding always has to last minute be ruined. It’s like oh happily every afte- syke, never mind. The wedding always gets ruined by an angry ex with a gun. There always has to be other people that love each of the main characters and will do anything to separate them. It’s insane.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Figuring Out A Lie

Lovers in Turkish dramas are super sensitive to lies. It can be the smallest lie and they get triggered and decide to break up with their significant other. And then they hit you up with a, “if you told me this earlier, there would’ve been a chance of me forgiving you but now…*WALKS AWAY DRAMATICALLY*” Like girl, who are you lying to? If he told you the lie earlier, you still wouldn’t forgive him. It’s like telling your siblings, “well I was GOING to drive you to this arcade but you misbehaved today so too late”. We all know you just didn’t want to drive them to the arcade so you used it as an excuse.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย This is kind of not related but last year, our drama teacher kept making us fricking LIE down whenever the boys were being loud. Like perv much? But he also kept saying “well we WERE going to do some skits today but too bad you were loud”. Like UGH it’s literally drama class and we all knew the teacher just didn’t feel like teaching and took the easy way out. But anyways, back to dramas, lies cause the main problems especially when they hear it from someone else.

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  • Dropping Cellphone

This is a CLASSIC! Whenever characters receive bad news, they drop their cellphone in slow motion and sometimes faint afterwards. The worst part is, we have no idea what the news are until later which SUCKS. All we hearย is a “NE?! (what) and bam cliffhanger. But we find out soon after so it’s not too bad.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Throwing Phone In The Ocean

This is really specific but it gets on my nerves when people throw valuable things in the ocean. They hear bad news and oh let’s throw my Iphone X in the water now. Like ugh give it to meee. And whenever depressed girls are heartbroken, they throw their rings in the sea like BRUH you can sell thattt. Logic where you at? Plus, the couple always makes up later on so it’s like “uhh yeah I was mad at you so I threw the ring in the ocean”. What a waste guys.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Why Rose, why??ย ๐Ÿ˜‚


  • Opposites Attract

Almost all main characters HATE each other at first. They’re also opposite too. One is snobby, other is open-minded. One is rich and one is poor. And then later on they fall for each other and the snobby one becomes open-minded etc. And of course both their parents disagree. It’s ridiculous. Turkish dramas are basically the same storyline but different characters and I always end up addicted. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Crying Against The Door

This is one of the cringiest of them all. The guy knocks on the door. The girl is on the other side of the door CRYING. Then they both sit on opposite sides of the door so depressed without each other. The worst thing is the girls always say “don’t ever come back, I’ve moved on” when clearly they’re checking their windows every single day and thinking about the guy every night. I don’t know if they’re trying to play hard to get or what. Just be honest oml. And it’s not that the guy cheated on her or did anything wrong. They just love each other but don’t want to be together?? It kind of reminds me of that “get out” scene with Hannah and Clay. She told him to go but expected him to stay and comfort her?? What the frick, Hannah? Clay had no clue what to do and not all guys understand mixed signals. Tape 11 kind of got me mad because she’s blaming him because he didn’t stay and now he feels horrible. Zach’s tape also pissed me off but we’ll leave that for another post.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Anddd that’s all for today.

What cliches do you find in your tv shows?

Have you ever watched Turkish dramas?

I’ll see you all in my next post.

Bayyyย ๐Ÿ’ž

43 thoughts on “Every Turkish Drama Ever *aka* Cliches

  1. QueenTeen says:

    Okay, how you so addicted to all this? Lol, jk, but seriously, these things REALLY piss me off. Like, really? Throw your laptop into the swimming pool because you’re being cyber bullied? Common sense bruhhh!! But I kinda like it when the dude saves the girl๐Ÿ˜…. Obvs, I want more feminine heroes, but I guess I just like hoping that one day I’ll get saved by a handsome prince ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • Bayance says:

      Ikrrrr idkkk. It’s either the cliffhangers or the good looking guys (jkkkk..totally) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Truee but I think that’ll be better for the person who is cyber bullied because now they’re not so tempted to see it. But bruh some turkish dramas are like “he didn’t text me back?? *throws phone*” like ughhhh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Haha wowww it’s just too cheesy for me ๐Ÿ˜‚ Finee that’s understandable.

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      • QueenTeen says:

        Defo the hoy guys๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Ik ik, I couldn’t think of a better example. How about…someone threw their laptop into a swimming pool cos their ex got it for them and it brings back bad memories. Like, hello? Girl in need of an expensive laptop right hereee.

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  2. Natalie Therese says:

    It’s so true!! The wedding ALWAYS gets ruined, like, why?? Can’t one thing happen without heaps of drama?? In the Flash, I waited two seasons for Barry and Iris to get married, AND THEN THEY GOT MARRIED ON THE ARROW!! I missed the whole freaking thing, and then I finally do watch it, and find out they got married in half destroyed clothing with a nuke about to go off. Whyyyyy? If I broke up with a guy, I’d totally sell the ring and make sure he’d find it. Mwahaha. Oooooh, maybe I should go to the beach in Turkey with a scuba tank and catch all the valuables that get thrown in ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Yessss, the slow-motion!! I’m cool with it in the Flash because, hey, he’s a speedster, but in other shows it’s just ReAlLy AnNoYiNg. Like ooooh, wow, there’s a squirrel, let’s slow everything down. And I’m just like “THIS IS NOT A NATURE DOCUMENTARY!!!” Neat posy, girl! {Natalie}

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    • Bayance says:

      IKRRR exactlyyy! I just watched the Barry and Iris clip and there’s a bunch. One where the gunned army comes in and one where Oliver and Felicity get married too. Idk the order haha. Exactlyyyy!! Like at least get some money off of it and go to Paris with my new husband oml xD Hahaaa wow. YES exactly!! Ughhh ikr like it legit comes for no reason and takes up a quarter of the show. Great commy!!

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  3. cityofquiet2 says:

    REMEMBER WHEN I WAS ON MY PERIOD WHEN MR DRAMA TEACHER WAS LYING DOWN AND LUGAINZ WAS LIKE YOU LOOKED LIKE YOU WERE GIVING BIRTH?! XD Also I didn’t have my glasses on and kept reading ‘bam’ as ‘barn’. TURKISH DRAMAS ARE SOOO SIMILAR TO PAKI DRAMAS! I’m making an every pakistani drama ever blog xD

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  4. Chips says:

    This isn’t just Turkish movies, I swear this is every movie I ever watched since I was born ;)Typing this on my laptop makes me so sad, this comment needs emojis. WHYYYYYYY. Lol, I’m so random.

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  5. Puggirl says:

    I was watching this Turkish show and the lead woman role was going to get re-married, right? So during her wedding, her ex-husband (who, by the way, was supposed to be in jail) KILLED HER NEW HUSBAND, WHO IS A GREAT MAN AND TOTALLY DESERVED THE GIRL. The woman was so miserable, and let me tell you, the murder scene, like the ex-husband was literally standing behind a bush and was holding a gun, then BAM, the good husband is shot and he DIES, and his eyes are still open. So, 3 seasons later, it turns out the good husband is alive, and is being tortures by this gang that supports the bad husband. NOT even kidding. Dramatic, I know, but you should watch Indian movies, they’re just insanely melodramatic.

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    • Bayance says:

      OMG THAT’S SO SADDDDD!!! Omlll 3 seasons later?? Tortured?? Noooo! Bruh when I was watching this Turkish show Maryam, this guy was killed and survived THREE times. Like ugh he always recovers. And he’s the villian in the story so it’s like when you think they’re going to live happily ever after, bam! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Ohh like Bollywood? I’ll try it some time.


  6. datgirldeeja says:

    lol the thing about coincidences and love to hate are so true! but i have to admit, some turkish dramas are really good! like fareeha (in the beginning0, kosum sultan, and even Murat and Hayat started off on a fun note. I liked ayesha gul too, before it got so completely ridiculous! but i feel like the main mistake that their making is elongating the dramas wayyyyy too much!

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    • Bayance says:

      Glad you agree!! YES THEY ARE! Omg I watched Fareeha but the second season never came out ๐Ÿ˜ญ Aah I love Kosem and Huyam but those were a bit exaggerated ๐Ÿ˜‚ IKR Turkish dramas are SO long ! Like there are a few with good endings that make me feel fine that I spent that much time but some trail off and get dumb and I’m like ughh why did I waste so much time?! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  7. dizzydizi says:

    Great post! One other point is “eavesdroppin”. There will be certainly a villain (a woman) who gleans information from listening behind/beside the door, under the balcony, from the window, and the list goes on….

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    • Bayance says:

      Thank you! OMG YES! Like these people pop out of nowhere and just deliver all the news xD I especially like it when someone eavesdrops on someone cheating on the other and sets up this whole thing for that person to catch them. And I’m just there like he just got EXPOSEDDD! Maybe I’m just too dramatic haha. ๐Ÿ˜‚


  8. TheRealFatema says:

    Omg I LOOOVE Turkish dramas too and I literally agree with EVERY cliche you mentioned. I mean the Love At First Sight one. That could not be more true. Seriously, the slow motion and cheesy music has me just sitting there staring at the screen wondering what the big deal is.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  9. TheRealFatema says:

    And the guys save the girls one, urrgghhh I haaattee thatt. Gurll you gotta know I’m a huge feminist and here they’re literally just portraying the girl as some sensitive little birdie while the boys are these big heroes, whereas an reality, girls have much much stronger characters than boys. I mean, don’t you think girls have more health-related problems they have to endure while boys have nothing at all
    ๐Ÿ”ธOkay, okay, no one wants me ranting here I know.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ And I know guys go through a lot too but urrggh I seriously hate that guy-save-the-girl thing.๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • Bayance says:

      HAHAHAH I get what you mean. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Girls DO have to go through a lot though. Like can everyone just live together and save each other without the guy looking like some John Cena and the girl a piece of glass. ๐Ÿ˜‚ But hey, I don’t mind people doing the work for me. Like oh you’re going to drive me here and pay for that? Nooo problem. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ But seriously, the gender roles in turkish dramas though.

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