The first episode of the Yalı Çapkını (Rogue man on the mansion) series, which Afra Saraçoğlu fans are eagerly waiting for, was broadcast on Friday evening. The show was expected to debut very well, but that didn’t happen. Below-average ratings were achieved. Apart from Afra Saraçoğlu, it was remarkable that Çetin Tekindor returned to TV series after 4 years and Mert Ramazan Demir was chosen as the leading actor.
After the ratings of the first episode of the Yalı Çapkını series, the results did not please Star TV at all. The channel management announced that it will broadcast the episodes of the series again on different days and times. This shows that the channel management will try to increase the interest by broadcasting the first episode again.
The Yalı Çapkını series competed in Friday competition with two important TV series named Kasaba Doktoru (Town Doctor) and İyilik (Goodness). However, these two series have an advantage as they are productions that attracted the attention of the audience from last season. As the Yalı Çapkını got low ratings from the first episode, an effective exit planned by Star TV did not take place.
The return of Afra Saraçoğlu to the screens, 2 years after the TV series Öğretmen (Teacher), which was broadcast on Fox TV in 2020, excited her fans. However, many viewers made significant criticisms of the story of the series. In particular, very harsh comments were shared about the use of the female body as a marketing tool, and criticisms of the series flew in the air on social media.
Many viewers on social media think that the story is full of elements that will negatively affect the social perception of women. One viewer commented: “A rich and spoiled boy and a girl whose dreams have been taken away. Years change, but the absurd themes of the dramas do not change.”
According to another TV series fan, there is a message in the series to humiliate the woman, which is very frustrating. The common idea in the social media messages of the viewers was as follows:
“Again, women are humiliated, oppressed, simplified, subjected to violence, treated as property… What do you want from these women? It’s always the same story, always the same things.”
The criticism of the story, which reveals the reality of forced marriage by female viewers, was harsh, but the fact that these events are still happening does not change.
The second episode of the Yalı Çapkını series will be broadcast on Friday, September 30, and both the ratings and the audience’s reaction will be watched closely.
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