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  1. So far, I've only watched the second part, about Kesem Sultan, and I was very impressed with the film adaptation: the costumes are great, the actors are well chosen and play well, the emotionally strong series turned out to be very lively and colorful. And the first ,actually “Magnificent Century” is still only fragments and I liked that there are a lot of deep reflections in this series (most of all I remember about flowers and religions). Well, the music, of course, is above all praise!
    A curious era, I used to know very little about the Ottoman Empire of that period, now I started to get interested)

  2. I only watched the first part,where Hurrem.And the show was very impressive. It was interesting to watch. Somewhere I laughed,somewhere I cried, and somewhere I didn't know which side I was on. In general, I advise you!


    From the point of view of the series itself: it is good, but only for the first two seasons, when the late Meral Okai, whose brainchild this product is, was alive. She was writing the script, but after her death, Shahin Yilmaz took over, and some, to put it mildly, nonsense began.
    Gorgeous costumes, gorgeous actors, gorgeous music-all this captures the imagination, causing a genuine interest in what really happened in the historical context of that era. And when you start to get interested, read, search for sources, you realize that historicism here was put on the sacrificial altar of the lady-intrigue and the pursuit of ratings, since the situation with ratings on Turkish television is very cruel. Many things, especially after the end of the second season, do not correspond to historical reality, are far-fetched or based on speculation. (For example, the fact that Hurrem Sultan killed the innocent shehzadeh Mustafa, which I have not seen any confirmation of). But the fact that from an artistic point of view, the series is beautiful, that's for sure. True, fans of American and English television will find it difficult to watch it, because the series there are GIGANTIC. Directly in large letters – on average, about two hours, and sometimes up to 2.5 can reach)
    As for the era, it is very interesting, bloody and exciting. The history of the Ottoman Empire in the course of history, what is universal, what is domestic, is not considered detailed, and there is something to dig into and learn new things. And the mores of that era tear the roof off in terms of the well-established sources of morality, because they lived then on the principle: Either you. or you.” The most typical example is the Fatih law, according to which the sultan ascending to the throne must kill all his male relatives, first of all, younger brothers, so that there are no civil strife and wars for the throne. Cruel? Yes. Did it help? Also yes.

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