Wren – Lovebird (Calikusu)

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Details
Original Title: Calikusu
English Title: Wren
Also Known As: Love, Lovebird
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 30
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

Synopsis

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 this 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?

Cast
Fahriye Evcen as Feride
Burak Ozcivit as Kamran
Mehmet Ozgur as Seyfettin
Elif Iskender  as Besime
Ebru Helvacioglu as Necmiye
Deniz Celiloglu as Selim
Begum Kutuk Yasaroglu as Neriman
Hande Soral as Azelya

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Grandi
March 24, 2022 10:20 pm

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.

Jayr
July 29, 2019 10:43 pm

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

Warda
June 1, 2019 9:08 pm

Netflix has just cancelled this show today. Does anyone know where I can find it, buy it or download it?

Jay Brody
November 18, 2018 6:33 am

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.

aaa
July 11, 2018 7:39 am

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.

Dorothy
July 10, 2018 1:55 am

I loved this series but was so dissapointed with the ending!

Fila
June 17, 2018 12:51 am

This was a beautiful love story without an ending. One was left hanging looking for season 2. I know that some of the comments say that one could watch another version on YouTube however I want to see season 2 of what I already started to watch and spent quite a bit of time watching. Netflix should not have accepted to show something incomplete.

Cecilia
May 21, 2018 4:54 pm

Hello FI, It would appear that the story line was cut (low ratings) as the book had her going to Anatolia to teach and she adopted this child. You hear when Kamran is speaking through the door of the lodge, the child asks him if his little girl, Munise, is also adopted. I am glad I read all 73 comments and found my answers, as I was like WHAT???? However, there is no doubt in my mind that she joins him at the station. Having watched this 10 consecutive times (yes 10), his face says it all. and, I guess the book has them joined together, too.
Have a lovely day.

Cecilia
May 21, 2018 4:45 pm

CAN YOU BUY THIS SERIES ON DVD?? ONE THAT YOU COULD PLAY ON UNITED STATES EQUIPMENT???

AND I LOVED READING ALL OF THESE COMMENTS, THOUGH THEY HAVE A FEW YEARS ON THEM. THEY WERE BASICALLY WELL WRITTEN, INFORMATIVE AND NOT SILLY. THANK YOU, IT IS GOD TO KNOW THERE ARE NORMAL PEOPLE OUT THERE 🙂

Fl
March 12, 2018 9:11 pm

I didnt understand the end, her with the child but they have never been together. Can someone explain lol