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Facts About Lovebird – Wren (Calikusu)

Have you watched Turkish drama Wren (Calikusu) which is also known as Lovebird? This Turkish drama was adapted by Resat Nuri Guntekin’s famous Turkish novel. The book tells the story of an orphaned girl named Feride and her adventures in Anatolia as a young school teacher.

Turkish drama Wren – Lovebird (Calikusu) was broadcasted in 2013 and starred Burak Ozcivit and Fahriye Evcen.

Wren Lovebird Calikusu Turkish tv series Poster

However, this Turkish drama was cancelled before completion due to low episode ratings. Even though Resat Nuri Guntekin’s book has the largest section about Feride’s adventures in Anatolia, in this Turkish drama we could not see Feride became a teacher and lived in Anatolia.

One of the reasons why this Turkish drama could not achieve high episode ratings come from the fact that Turkish audience had already watched another version of Wren – Lovebird (Calikusu) years ago. The former version was made in 1986 and starred Aydan Sener and Kadir Kalav.

Aydan Sener and Kadir Kalav Wren-Lovebird 1986 Calikusu

This version was totally in accordance with the original novel and Turkish actress Aydan Sener was so successful as a stubborn and naive school teacher.

Wren-Lovebird calikusu version 1986 4 screenshot

If you want to know the original story of Lovebird – Wren (Çalıkuşu), we highly recommend you to watch the Turkish drama-1986 version. It is a mini series consisting of 7 episodes and you can easily find it in youtube. We hope that there will be subtitles for this Turkish drama as well.

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3 comments

  1. Why is it that Turkish movies and tv shows always depict superiority of Islam over Christianity? Why do they denigrate Christians by depicting them as evil, weak or immoral?

  2. It would be wonderful to complete series. I tried to purchase book in English in USA with no luck. Now that Netflix has this on their site we are not able to watch the old series or know how everything ended. Please encourage this— we have been able in the USA to get series concluded by voice of those who watch. Please consider

  3. I really hope to see a second season of Lovebird as I truly enjoyed season one. Please, please, please continue with more episodes to complete the storyq

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