Ethos (TV series)

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TurkishBir Başkadır
  • Drama
  • thriller
Written byBerkun Oya
Directed byBerkun Oya
Country of originTurkey
Original languagesTurkish, Kurdish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
  • Ali Farkhonde
  • Nisan Ceren Göçen
Running time40–58 minutes
Production companyKrek Film
Original release
Release12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)

Ethos (Turkish: Bir Başkadır) is a 2020 Turkish drama streaming television series directed by Berkun Oya and starring Öykü Karayel, Fatih Artman, Funda Eryiğit, Defne Kayalar, and Tülin Özen.[1][2] The show was released on Netflix on 12 November 2020, consisting of one season for a total of 8 episodes. It was set and filmed in Istanbul, Turkey, and tells the story of a group of unique characters from dramatically different socio-cultural backgrounds meeting in startling circumstances.


Ethos tells the story of Meryem, a part-time cleaner from a conservative family who lives on the outskirts of Istanbul.[1] She experiences fainting spells and consults Peri, a psychiatrist whose background is dramatically different from Meryem's: she is educated, wealthy, and secular, and holds prejudicial views of openly religious people. Peri herself sees a therapist, to whom she complains about the growing conservatism in Turkish society.[2] The series presents a variety of characters, including a rich but depressed playboy, a middle-class Kurdish family, a soap opera actress, a rape survivor, an ex-soldier, an intellectual, and a hodja and his closeted gay daughter, all of whom are somehow connected through Meryem, and together showcase the diversity of Turkish society.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]


No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Episode 1"12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)
2"Episode 2"12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)
3"Episode 3"12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)
4"Episode 4"12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)
5"Episode 5"12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)
6"Episode 6"12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)
7"Episode 7"12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)
8"Episode 8"12 November 2020 (2020-11-12)


Ethos was released on 12 November 2020 on Netflix.[3]


The series has received mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences. TRT World praised it for bringing many characters and perspectives together; however, it also noted that the series "falls short sometimes".[4] Gazete Duvar also lauded the series concept and stated, "Ethos has put us all in the therapist's office and asked us to speak".[5]


  1. ^ a b "Ethos review – an excellent, truthful, artful Turkish drama". Ready Steady Cut. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Ethos has put us all in the therapist's office and asked us to speak". 20 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Netflix'in yeni dizisi "Bir Başkadır"dan ilk fragman geldi" [The first trailer from Netflix's new series "A Different One" arrived]. (in Turkish). 4 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  4. ^ Netflix's ‘Ethos’ takes Turkey by storm- TRT World
  5. ^ Ethos has put us all in the therapist’s office and asked us to speak-Gazete Duvar

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