3 Shows You Should Watch If You Loved Diriliş: Ertuğrul

These shows will keep you hooked just like the Turkish drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul.

3 Shows You Should Watch If You Loved Diriliş: Ertuğrul
3 Shows You Should Watch If You Loved Diriliş: Ertuğrul

Ever since Prime Minister Imran Khan recommended Pakistanis to watch the Turkish drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul, the show has been in the news.

Whether it was because of the comments Pakistani fans wrote on the Instagram handles of the cast or because of the industry debate that followed, the show has been making headlines.  

Some local celebrities were of the view that the state should be pushing local content than airing Turkish dramas on a state channel. Dirilis: Ertugrul was dubbed in Urdu and is currently being aired on PTV.

However, other celebrities believe that a healthy competition will only encourage local entertainment houses to do better and airing of Turkish dramas pose no threat to the local industry.

Irrespective of what the right way is to go about airing foreign content, one thing is for sure that the Turkish drama is a hit.

And if you are almost nearing the end of the show and are worried about what to watch next, here is a list of shows that will keep you hooked just like Dirilis: Ertugrul:

Rise of Empires: Ottoman

This Netflix docu-series is captivating and shows the transition of the Ottoman state to an empire just like Dirilis: Ertugrul. It was released this year and only has one season with six episodes.

Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (The Magnificent Century: Kosem)

A sequel to the Turkish period drama of the same name, Kosem is yet another historical fictional series that traces back to the Islamic history and recounts the life of Kosem Sultan.

The show has two seasons and is available online.

Yunus Emre: Aşkin Yolculuğu

This one was recommended yet again by PM Imran Khan, according to the member of Senate Faisal Javed Khan.

The show is a Turkish biographical historical series that recounts the life of an Islamic poet and mystic.