A Round of Applause (2024): A Turkish series on Netflix about parents and children with a different sense of humor than usual

A Round of Applause
Molly Se-kyung
Molly Se-kyung

A Round of Applause is a series written and directed by Berkun Oya starring Aslihan Gurbuz and Fatih Artman.

Today, we are introduced to “A Round of Applause,” a Turkish series that takes the form of a daily comedy about parenthood, learning, and above all, life and time. This time, it comes with a more comedic formula, less nostalgic and closer in a series that makes everyday life and the closeness to its characters its main virtues.

A series entirely based on dialogue and performances, with a very different sense of humor, almost absurd and with a touch of surrealism that gives this series a very interesting and picturesque touch, at least in terms of the situations it develops.

About the series

A series that does not tell of great catastrophes or have a big story, because it makes the ordinary its formula, which, when contrasted with absurd humor, creates a different blend that takes place between the mundane and the extravagant. The originality here lies in the script, which tries to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, always without falling into nostalgia and seeking the funny side of existence, which can often be so absurd.

“A Round of Applause” is, above all, a comedy, especially funny at times, like when the child takes his first steps in love, his growth. It is a series that takes place at various moments in life, in several far-fetched and amusing situations that will mark the course of the characters’ existence on this journey of life, which, most of the time, is best taken with a sense of humor.

Technically, it does not have a stunning aesthetic proposal, it does not seek grand shots or artistic excellence: it is more of a script comedy and, above all, a performance in which everything depends on its two lead actors, Aslihan Gurbuz and Fatih Artman, who know how to bring out the best in this script that, with its virtues, manages to achieve a diffuse and difficult goal: to narrate everyday life and the absurd.

Our Opinion

Without being spectacular in its production, it has good dialogues and extravagant and funny situations. Good performances in a series that knows how to bring out the sense of humor at all times and manages to highlight its virtues, especially in the areas of script and performance.

Where to Watch “A Round of Applause”

Netflix

The Cast

Aslihan Gurbuz
Aslihan Gurbuz
Cihat Süvarioğlu
Cihat Süvarioğlu
Fatih Artman
Fatih Artman
Settar Tanrıöğen
Settar Tanrıöğen
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