TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 12 Review

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 12 Review

Genre: Rom – Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin

Summary (source: IMDB):

Serkan finally confessed his love. Now is Eda’s turn. But after all they have been through, it will not be easy to get Eda’s confession. Serkan is waiting patiently to hear that Eda is in love. There is also the issue of hiding from their families that they are together. Eda cannot tell her aunt, who has learned about the engagement contract, that she is dating Serkan. With Eda’s insistence, Serkan also agrees not to tell anyone. Serkan and Eda will go through many adventures while keeping their relationship secret.

Let the swoonfest begin. This episode is just a TOTAL swoon fest start to finish for Eda and Serkan, and it warmed my cold heart from top to bottom. We have couch snuggles, heart eyes, lots of flirting, and sneaking around. There’s also a big reveal, which I hated and I will forever keep pretending it didn’t happen. And, most importantly, there were some honest conversations in this episode, some that were very much needed and that I’m happy we finally got to see happen. Let’s get started!

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TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 11 Review

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 11 Review

Genre: Rom – Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin

Summary (source: IMDB):

Selin says to Serkan, “If there is any hope for me to be with you, I will leave Ferit” and Eda hears it. Eda is sure that Serkan will say yes. Serkan thinks that Eda doesn’t want him. Eda decides to get away from Serkan as soon as possible and rebuild her life. She apply again for a scholarship. Meanwhile, Ayfer learns about the contracted engagement between Serkan and Eda. She is also aware that Eda is in love with Serkan. Things are not going well in the flower shop, Ayfer cannot pay her debts. She calls her mother as a last chance to get Eda away from Serkan. After a while, Eda receives a phone call that she was receiving an Italian scholarship. Eda sets off without telling Serkan. Serkan, on the other hand, is caught between his logic and his heart.

We’re finally here, guys. The game is over, and now it’s time for feelings. Our fake fiancés have been heading in this direction for the past 10 episodes and now it’s time to choose. Do they say goodbye to each other, or will they finally admit their feelings for each other? Let’s find out.

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Bookishly Ruby Sen Çal Kapımı Review

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 10 Review

Genre: Rom – Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin

Summary (source: IMDB):

Selin and Ferit’s decision to marry upset Serkan and Eda. Ferit also started to get involved in holding business. Serkan is trying to eliminate Ferit as soon as possible. When Eda makes up the lie “We decided to get married, too,” the quartet often starts to spend time together. On the side of Ayfer and Aydan, various nervous crises are experienced with the news of marriage. Serkan’s main concern is that Eda does not leave his life. But he’s sure Eda doesn’t like him. Eda thinks that Serkan is upset that Selin will get married. Meanwhile, Ferit brings a partner to the holding that will break all balances.

It’s time for the games to end, guys! That’s the theme of this episode. And since Serkan and Eda only have one week left before their contract ends, everything moves at high speed, with high intensity. This episode was surprising. I know I say this with every episode, but I truly adored this episode. There were a lot of really good scenes in this episode, and some really surprising things happened as well.

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Sen Çal Kapımı Review - Bookishly Ruby

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 9 Review

Genre: Rom – Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin

Summary (source: IMDB):

After proving her innocence, Eda disappears. Serkan wants to apologize to Eda, but it will not be easy to find her. After long efforts he finally finds her, but Eda does not want to see him, and this time Serkan puts handcuffs on her. Serkan apologizes many times for his behavior. But Eda’s expectation is much simpler. At the end of a long night alone, they both begin to see each other with very different eyes for the first time. But no matter what they do, everything will change when they realize that the contract has ended.

This show just keeps getting better and better, guys. There is so much that has happened in this one, so much progress, so many things were revealed, and I loved everything. We have gifts, we have a flirty Serkan, a pissed off Eda, and two people who just need to talk with each other. Let’s get started, because we have a lot to talk about!

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TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüms 5-8 Review

Genre: Rom – Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin

It’s been a hot minute since I last reviewed my favorite Dizi and for that I am sorry. It’s not that I stopped watching, it’s that I’ve had a few things on my mind and there was never enough time, and then after a few episodes I had to ask myself how the heck can I ever catch up. Today I decided not even to try catching up, so I’m going to review bölüms 5 through 8 all in one post. I promise this won’t go on forever though, so don’t worry if you think you’ll have to read what could be considered a novella. I’ll only highlight my favorite scenes from the episodes and general impressions of where the story is headed to. Let’s get started, shall we?
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TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 4 Review

Genre: Rom – Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
 Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin
Summary (source: IMDB):

Eda, stressed with all the bad news she received in a row, fell asleep in Serkan’s arms again. Moreover, this time they have a serious problem, Selin and Ferit want to come for a home visit. However, there is no house where they are living together. They have to make preparations, time is running out, a lot has to be done, and all that Serkan thinking of is work, work and work again. Eda’s friends are sure that Serkan is having a relationship with Selin. They caught them hand in hand and eye to eye. While trying to prepare the house, Eda tries to convince them that everything is fine. Eda, after doing everything she can to host her guests in the best way all day, receive news from an unexpected source which is the last straw of her patience. And things get out of hand.

This episode is one of my top 3 episodes in TV history. And I’ve watched a lot of TV shows. We have hilarious jealousy scenes, hilarious bets, a sexy cooking scene, and some very sweet scenes, all in one episode and guys….if you’ve ever wondered if you should watch this show, this is me telling you that yes, yes you do need to watch this show.


It’s really hard to pick my favorite scene from this episode, because the entirety of this episode was just a work of art. From the start, when Serkan is so freaked out by Eda falling asleep/fainting (he’s not sure he believes she fell asleep) that he called his doctor and put her on a video call while he was checking her, taking her vitals, describing her temperature, her breathing, everything about this episode was a romance reader’s dream episode.

The banter between Serkan and Eda in this episode was just fantastic. They take turns teasing each other, though I felt as if Serkan was new to this. He may be a shark in his business, he may be a really good poker player, but he is a newbie at teasing someone with words. He’s much better at it with non-verbal communication. Eda, however, is a pro. She goes from acting all swoony at how Serkan caught her in his arms when she fell asleep, to teasing him mercilessly when he’s acting all polite and gets out of the car after he drove her home.  

We get more of a glimpse into how much the idea of disease bothers Serkan. At this point, I’m convinced he had someone next to him die because of an illness, and no one can convince me otherwise. We’ll see as the story goes on. But Serkan is truly bothered by the idea of having sick people around him, so much so that he wants Eda to get tested for all kinds of stuff. Eda tells him there’s no need, that her aunt is just like him, and that she gets tested regularly, so Serkan is all like “Oh really? Show me then!”. So they go to her house to retrieve her latest blood tests results, and there the first hilarious scene unfolds. Because the girls tell Eda how they saw Serkan have a rather intimate lunch with his ex, Selin. This prompts Eda to fake scold Serkan, who just looks around confused and rather lost. She eventually whispers what’s up to him, so he plays along with whatever Eda is doing.

Next Serkan takes her to his place, where they have his family doctor check up on Eda once again. After declaring that she’s perfectly healthy, the good doctor suggests swimming as a way to de-stress. As someone who loves swimming, I appreciated that very, very, VERY much. Of course, Eda says no, and eventually tells him that she doesn’t know how to swim. Serkan tells her that it’s not a problem, that he’ll make sure she learns how to swim and that they’re starting soon. Eda was a tiny bit excited, just as I was very much excited, because I was certain Serkan will take on the role of swimming instructor.

The next day, disappointment hits, because surprise surprise, Serkan hired an instructor for Eda. Because of course Mr. prim and proper can’t put on a swimming suit and just relax and have fun. Instead he decides to hire someone to help, which I want to mention that he ends up regretting about 5 seconds after he introduces Eda to Arif, the instructor. This is the funniest scene in the show, and when you take into consideration that the ENTIRE episode was hilarious, that is saying something. Serkan goes from muttering, to trying anything to get Eda out of the pool, and ends up telling Seyfi to go “empty the pool”, which I believe is going to be one of those lines that just end up in the history books.

Then we get another hilarious scene, when Serkan tries to find out what Eda’s type of guy is. Now… While he’s watching Eda get comfortable in the pool, talking to the instructor, he finds out from Seyfi, the biggest EdSer shipper ever I want to add, that the previous day, during the conversation between Eda and Aydan, his mom, Eda told the older woman that “Serkan is not my type”. My theory is that Serkan wanted to ask Eda why she kissed him if he’s not her type, but he chickened out and instead asked her what she’s attracted to. It’s hilarious because he’s not used to being that vulnerable, while also not wanting to show he genuinely wants to know the answer to that. He may also be slightly offended that he’s not her type, which is even more hilarious. Not only because it shows he is slightly interested (more than slightly, because if you watch the pool scene, you’ll know the boy is a goner even though he won’t admit it yet), but also because even though he may not be her type, Eda is also feeling a bit more for him than she cares to admit.

They end up at the office, where Eda bets Serkan that he can’t stay calm for 10 minutes, which proves to be a very difficult task given that there’s a crisis going on at work. Serkan visibly tries not to scream, stomp, and yell, and Eda just watches amused. But what I loved about the entire office scene is that eventually Eda and Serkan work as a team to finish the project. Eda offers to do the drawing for the landscape part of the project, and Serkan lets her do it. He tears up her first drawing, telling her that they can find someone to draw something amazing, and that her drawing lacked soul. When she asks for a second try, he tells her that she can do it, but that if he hates it, he’ll tear it up again. And that’s what he does with her next… I think 3 drawings? What I loved was that every time he told her to do it again, she tried harder and harder, and didn’t give up, which you can tell that Serkan appreciated. Eventually Serkan shows her a few techniques, and when her final drawing is complete he praises her and tells her to put it in the folder for the project.

I know I said I wasn’t going to pick a favorite scene, but this scene is definitely my favorite. Because no matter the games they play, no matter what they may or may not feel for each other, they put all of that aside and work together as a team. Eda wants to learn from Serkan, and Serkan is willing to teach her. I think it’s such an important moment in their relationship, and I hope we’ll get more scenes like this one.

We get to see Serkan again out his element, because Eda brought him to a farmer’s market. I love how she doesn’t let him escape when he suggests it, and I love that even though he was uncomfortable, he didn’t take advantage of her turning away from him to speak with a vendor to escape. Basically he does what he’s told, just like she does what he tells her, and I am here for all of it. And then…magnificence.

Because the cooking scene happens. What I like is how sweet it starts. I think Serkan is still slightly rattled after seeing Eda have one of her episodes, so when he sees her cooking while dancing and singing, he asks her if she’s feeling okay. But not in a “are you crazy” way, but he’s genuinely interested to know that she’s okay, and that was so sweet. Then when he sees what she’s cooking he offers to cook himself, which prompts bet number two, about can make a better dish. Then the entire scene is sprinkled with innuendos and flirty looks, and “oops I’m sorry I’m invading your space, I really need the salt” moves. It’s sweet and hot and even a bit romantic. They even feed each other, guys!

After they finish cooking and after they each take a shower, Serkan receives a phone call from Engin, which prompts Serkan to pack up and go to the airport to join Engin in a business meeting. Eda, having none of that, berates him for leaving her alone with his ex, and then jumps in the pool. Remember how she told Serkan she can’t swim? Well, the boy has to play knight in shining armor and jump in the pool too, to save the damsel from drowning. Only to be hit in the face by her laughing at his desperation, because of course she knows how to swim. But it’s hilarious. Aaaand of course Selin, Ferit, and Ayfer all get to see these fools in the pool, Serkan stunned and Eda giggling.

The episode ends with Selin finding the engagement contract between Serkan and Eda, after much snooping around his house to make sure Serkan and Eda are truly living together. There’s no promo for next week’s episode out yet, so we know nothing about what’s coming. I hope he’ll tell Selin that it’s either some kind of game between him and his fiance, and what is her business snooping around his house, OR that it’s a prenup. Please, let him tell her off, because no matter what, snooping in someone else’s home is wrong.

That’s it for this awesome episode. Remember that you can watch the episode on the official YouTube channel. As always, let me know if you’re watching this show and if you enjoyed this week’s episode. Until next week, happy reading!

TV Madness: Sen Çal Kapımı Bölüm 3 Review

Genre: Rom – Com | Channel: Fox Türkiye | Director: Ender Mihlar, Yusuf Pirhasan
 Starring: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin

Summary  (source: IMDB):

Serkan Bolat and Eda Yildiz are engaged. This news of course falls into the society like a bomb; everyone is after Eda, what kind of person she is, what does she do for a living and where does she graduate. Eda is left alone in this showy, false world. The only think in Serkan’s mind is work, because he knows that Kaan Karadag is up to something sneaky..

Whoaaa!! What. An. Episode. Guys…  This episode of Sen Çal Kapımı had everything a romcom fan can possibly wish for and more. And because this is Ayşe writing, the little details that enhance the story even more made this episode one of my top 3 TV episodes I have ever seen. Let’s get started, because we have a lot to talk about.


I fully admit I was about to write my review for episodes 3 and 4 together, because they deserve to be together, but I fear this will take too long and y’all will end up hating me for making you read so much. And no one wants that. That being said, let me tell you all about episode 3.

Episode 3 starts with that sexy scene again. Yep, we get to see the zipping up the dress scene again in all its glory, and guys…. It’s just as perfect as the other 500 times I watched it. We start to see both Serkan and Eda get a little bit rattled by each other in this scene, and it’s awesome how neither of them knows how to handle it. 
There’s two EdSer scenes that I adored in this episode more than anything. The first one happens at the engagement party, when after Selin is trying to get Eda to give her some personal details for the press, Serkan finally asks Eda some questions about why she didn’t finish university. She explains how things went down, and then my sweet Seyfi brings a box with a very expensive necklace. Eda says it’s beautiful, but that she can’t wear it, and Serkan, in an attempt to get her to smile, but also to get her to wear it, performs a magic trick and makes the necklace disappear. The reason why this scene is one of my favorites is because this is the first time Serkan tries to really understand what happened with Eda. Previously he’s been all “this isn’t my problem, it’s not my fault” and “I’ll just give you the money to study”, but this is the first time he asks for the details just so that he can understand. For someone who claims not to care, he surely acts like it.

In the evening Serkan takes Eda for a dance and guys…it’s so romantic!!! They seem lost in each other’s eyes and Melo was crying and everything was perfect. The whole time they’re dancing, Selin watches them with this sad, broken expression on her face. And while I want to have some sympathy for her, I quickly remember that she’s engaged to someone else. So I’m sorry, but I can’t be bothered to care.

After the party comes another very good scene. Serkan takes Eda to his part of the property, at his house, and he opens up a little bit about why he’s living with his parents, and why he named his dog Sirius. It’s a beautiful scene, and for the first time Serkan is vulnerable in his interaction with Eda, which visibly rattles him.

And what does a rattled romance hero do? Of course he turns into an ogre the next day, because that is the only way a rattled romance hero knows how to face these pesky things called feelings. By being an ogre. Eda actually calls him out on it and doesn’t take it, which is again something Serkan has never faced before. They have a screaming match in his office, and I felt as if Serkan has never told anyone what he told Eda here. Because he fully admitted that she’s getting too close to him and that he doesn’t like it. And he’s been with Selin for 3 years. I doubt he’s ever been this honest about his feelings with Selin as he was with Eda after a few days of knowing each other.

Our dear rattled hero realizes that he fucked up, so he goes to Eda’s house to make things better. Of course he doesn’t use his words though, he instead uses the cutest male in the show, his dog, to apologize. And this is my other favorite EdSer scene. He calls Eda on the phone and invites her for a walk, telling her that “Sirius misses you, he wanted to see you”. Uh-huh, SUUUUURE, Serkan! Just Sirius missed Eda. Yup. Totally believable!

This scene in the park is my second favorite because it’s when we see that Eda too is affected by Serkan. Her act of kissing him was born out of her need to prove something to her ex, who basically told her that she was “undeserving” of Serkan’s attention, it wasn’t because she was attracted to him. But in the park, while Serkan explains why he “loves” Selin, Eda gets jealous. Visibly so, because even Serkan knows it. He has this cute “are you jealous, now??” smile on his face that is adorable, quite frankly. In the end, Eda tells Serkan that she won’t bother him anymore, and that there’s no need for them to be together when no one is around. So of course Serkan goes to take her to work the next day, because he is still grovelling! As he should.

Serkan proves to be not only a good architect, but also a very good chess player. No chess was played in this game so far, but what he does to uncover who the spy in his agency is is the perfect game of chess. He not only was the only one to figure out who the spy was, but he unmasks him and he delivers a rather powerful blow to his enemy. And his triumphant smile throughout this entire scene in his office, while his dad is there, melted my heart.

The show ends when Eda receives a series of stressful phone calls, which result in her falling asleep. Eda suffers from a form of narcolepsy, where she falls asleep when really stressed. She’s had an episode in front of Serkan before, but her aunt was there and she explained to Serkan that he didn’t need to worry, that it was something that happened. Well, this time he was alone with Eda and you can tell he’s rattled when he catches her in his arms. Like, he is super scared because he doesn’t deal well with disease. I can’t wait to find out the story behind his fear of disease.

This was a great episode, we got to see EdSer get closer to each other and they had some really good, honest conversations. I wish they would have more moments like the ones after the party, or the park. Like always, you can watch the episode on the show’s official YouTube channel. Tomorrow I’ll share my review for episode 4, which is on my top 3 TV episodes of all times. Until then, let me know if you liked episode 3.