Original Title: Calikusu
English Title: Wren
Also Known As: Love, Lovebird
Genre: Romance, Drama
Broadcast Network: Kanal D
Broadcast Period: September 24, 2013 – May 17, 2014
Production Company: TIMS
Director: Cagan Irmak, Dogan Umit Karaca
Screen Writer: Sevgi Yilmaz
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey
The story takes place in the early twentieth century.
Feride (Fahriye Evcen) is an orphaned girl who lost both her parents when she was a little child. She starts to attend a boarding French school in Istanbul and stays with her aunt’s family during the summer holidays. Feride reflects her pain belligerently. For this reason, she is given the nickname “wren” during her time at school for being mischievous and vivacious unlike other girls.
Although Feride has grown up without the love of her parents, she does not feel that she is lonely at all. She has many friends at school and at the same time, she has a chance to stay with her aunt’s family. Her aunt has two children, a charming young man Kamran (Burak Ozcivit) and a young girl Necmiye (Ebru Helvacioglu). Necmiye is jealous of Feride and could not stand to see her parents show affinity towards her cousin. On the other hand, Kamran is a young doctor who is very successful, hardworking, calm and cool. It seems that Feride and Kamran could not get along with each other because they often argue without any reason. However, in reality, they are in love but are not aware of that fact.
Feride always shadows her love through harsh treatment towards Kamran. For instance, when she learns that Kamran is in a relationship with a young woman, she tries to hurt him. However, as the story develops, both Feride and Kamran realize their love. They get engaged but Feride leaves Kamran the night before their wedding, upon discovering that he has been unfaithful to her. After that, Feride leaves everything behind and escapes from Istanbul. As a young school teacher, Feride tries to start over a new life but never forgets her first love.
In Lovebird (Calikusu) tv series story, you will explore the difficult life of a young school teacher, Feride. Will Feride live the rest of her life peacefully? Will Feride eventually forgive her only love, Kamran?
Lovebird (Calikusu) Tv Series Cast
- Fahriye Evcen as Feride
- Burak Ozcivit as Kamran
- Begum Kutuk Yasaroglu as Neriman
- Deniz Celiloglu as Selim
- Mehmet Ozgur as Seyfettin
- Elif Iskender as Besime
- Hande Soral as Azelya
- Hilmi Cem Intepe as Yusuf
- Ebru Helvacioglu as Necmiye
- Pinar Caglar Gencturk as Munevver
- Gunes Hayat as Gulmisal Kalfa
- Hulya Gulsen Irmak as Dilber Kalfa
- Alptekin Serdengecti as Levent
- Elif Sumbul as Nuriye
- Su Kutlu as Misel
- Ege Kokenli as Mari
- Hande Ercel as Zahide
- Sukru Ozyildiz as Murat
- Esra Kilic as Felike
- Bengu Ergin as Mujgan
Official Site: Broadcast Network
Youtube Channel: @calikusudizi
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I have been searching for a DVD version for the US and have not found anywhere. Full episodes are on YouTube. The book this was based on continues the story, however it has not been translated into English. Netflix ran the full series, nothing more was filmed.
Simply crushed to find it taken from my netflix list!!!!
I want the series in DVD , can I get a response to this question. I only requestt…. English subtitles and color
Put it back on Netflix! My escape is gone, bring it back love the actors
Netflix has just cancelled this show today. Does anyone know where I can find it, buy it or download it?
Just noticed this also. Why would they cancel it?? Grrr
I know! They told me the license has expired.
I’ve already requested them to bring it back, maybe if you also request, they’ll do something. 🙂
how do you request them to bring it back? I will also request it
I would like to watch more series with Deniz Bolisik. Or, it could be better to watch a second part of Broken wings with the same actors in the main characters. I think many people loved Nefise. She is lovely. It wasn’t fair that the writer made her die. It wasn’t wise because that series was a worldwise success! The series just ended here in Bolivia.
Isn’t that possible?
I’m fresh off watching the ending, and I wish to leave my thoughts on this series. Absolutely *perfect* as it could be. I read all the little criticisms in this forum. But they have no effect on me.
You know when a song plays that’s so beautiful & perfect…but the world is either too busy or stuck up to appreciate it? Well, that’s how I feel.
I was excited *every* episode. There are other series that have highs and lows. But this was a great opera. The highs and lows were emotional…not related to the quality or pacing of the series. That’s why I feel it was perfect.
Now, some people here are confused or anxious about the ending. I won’t give away any spoilers. But I feel that’s a personal choice you’re making. You all know what expression was on Kamran’s face. And we know there’s only one reason, in the circumstances, he would have that expression.
Calikusu (Lovebird) is a beautiful movie that touches the core of one’s spirit. The characters have a tendency to jump to conclusions and this complicates the story. Feride (Fahriye Evcen) may be naive as a young girl but her studies included the Life Sciences which she appeared to have mastered so that her teacher had her lecture the class at the 38:38 mark of final Episode 30:
“Just as no great sailors come from a dull sea, humans also need storms to grow-up.”
38:48 “Harsh winds and strong waves for sure wear out the ship but clean the deck.
The storm sweeps away the dirt and dust.
My favorite paragraph. I know it by heart, my sister.
39:15 The relation between humans and fate…”
The Sufi poetry continuously reminds of tolerance and patience. Faride’s decision to escape the wedding suggests unclarity in her thinking and therefor more evolution to complete her understanding.
Ferede’s love for Kamran and the family enlivened her being but at the same time was the source of her struggle to determine her own life. However, life is not complete without family which she already had. Once, she had acheived her independence through her career as a teacher, there is no doubt, she would re-unite with Kamran and the family. Kamran was not going to marry anyone else.
I loved this series but was so dissapointed with the ending!