Analysis – The magnificent success of Star TV’s The Yalı Çapkını (Golden Boy) series, which marked the 2022-2023 season, is overshadowed by the step-by-step decrease in ratings. The most important reason for this situation was that the scenario group, which did not care much about the reactions of the audience, started to distance the story from reality.
Although the character of Pelin, played by Buçe Buse Kahraman, was brought to the fore and the audience objected to this, many people reacted to the series as a result of the screenwriters not taking a step back. With the strengthening of social media in recent years, the audience has a desire to contribute to the writing process of the story. Many screenwriters do not want to see this situation.
It was a great success for the Yalı Çapkını series to reach the ratings of 15 and become the number one production. However, the real big success is the power to maintain this first place. At this point, the screenwriters overloaded the character of Pelin and did not care much about the views of the audience.
Many viewers now share comments stating that they are bored with the series and say that they prefer to leave halfway through the episode and watch Kızılcık Şerbeti (Cranberry Sherbet). The ratings of the last 2 weeks confirm this.
The Yalı Çapkını series lost the first place in the AB group last week to its rival, and this week it fell to the second place in the ABC1 group. We see that the series, which continues in double-digit ratings only in the category of all people, cannot stop the loss of viewers here, too.
So how are the reactions on social media? For example, a viewer says; “I personally closed the show in the middle yesterday and I’m sure many people got bored and closed it. There is no other subject in the huge series, the mistress’s mother comes and threatens people. The character of Ferit doesn’t keep the one thing he says and the other, the screenwriter raped the show.”
Another series fan shared, “It will be worse if they get stubborn with the audience.”
While the story of the series is going very well, there are many people who believe that there is nonsense in the script. It is possible to understand this situation even from the comments on social media.
One viewer, who stated that he preferred to watch Kızılcık Şerbeti for 3 weeks, commented: “I quit this series and I have been watching Kızılcık Şerbeti for 3 weeks. It turned into something ridiculous. Even that bossy Kazım is walking around like a circus monkey.”
Scriptwriters should pay more attention to the comments on social media and should not fall into a position as if they are stubborn with the audience. Because now, a TV show actually means more than a TV show. Many viewers now believe that the course of the story should be guided by the audience.
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