Where did the Mahkum series go wrong, the audience reacted, the ratings dropped so much?
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5 October 2022 19:19

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Where did the Mahkum series go wrong, the audience reacted, the ratings dropped so much?

The Mahkum (Prisoner) series broadcast on the Fox TV screen was the second best-released series of this season. First of all, we watched the magnificent rise of the Yargı (Judgement) and the descent of the Teşkilat (Organization) from the first place, unable to withstand the competition, on the Kanal D screen.

On Thursday evenings, the Mahkum series made a similar debut, which led to the decline of Kanal D’s Camdaki Kız (Girl in the Glass) series. The Mahkum series went up to the ratings of 11 for a while and had a very successful process by winning first places in all categories in a row.

However, that period has passed. Considered as one of the most successful productions of the season with 11 ratings in January, Mahkum lost half of the ratings after 3 months. The month of Ramadan has an effect on this, but it is not enough to explain all this loss of viewers.

The magnificent performance of Onur Tuna and İsmail Hacıoğlu, the fact that the story was quite interesting, the uncertainty of what could happen in the next episode, and the frequent surprises were the details that made the Mahkum series stand out.

Along with the impressive performances of Seray Kaya, Melike İpek Yalova and Hayal Köseoğlu, the magnificent rise of the Mahkum series left its mark on the season. However, the downward trend of the series in the last 2 months cannot be stopped…

The fans of the series no longer talk about how interesting and how gripping the scenario of the series is in the social media environment.

Criticism is the most talked about prisoner, and it is said that the story is not as interesting as it used to be.

You can understand from these comments that Talat Bulut’s participation in the series with the character of Sinyor has a negative effect, not a positive one.

In addition, the audience was very angry when the character of Cemre said goodbye to the series. The viewers, who could not understand the removal of Seray Kaya from the series in a period that could have been much more effective, now share messages full of criticism instead of laudatory comments.

With the 18th episode aired on Thursday, April 21, the show, which hangs below the 6s ratio, points out that the loss of viewers continues. A viewer who thinks that the show will lose even more viewers commented:

“Unfortunately, it will drop further. The script started to get ridiculous. As if it wasn’t enough, they put the ridiculous Signor character. On top of that, they removed the character of Cemre from the series. How well the case of peace and brotherhood would be handled. Expected result. The screenwriter never takes lessons, does nothing to fix it.”

As can be understood from this interpretation, the arrows are turned on the screenwriters in the series. The Mahkum series is a project that is expected to continue in the next season, and the screenwriters have to calculate how they can direct the attention of the audience to the series in the summer period.

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