Love 101 (TV series)

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Love 101
TurkishAşk 101
Written by
  • Meriç Acemi
  • Destan Sedolli
Directed by
  • Ahmet Katıksız
  • Deniz Yorulmazer
  • Gönenç Uyanık
  • Umut Aral
Narrated byBade İşçil
ComposerMarios Takoushis
Country of originTurkey
Original languageTurkish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
ProducerKerem Çatay
EditorAhmet Can Çakırca
Running time33–48 minutes
Production companyAy Yapım
Original release
Release24 April 2020 (2020-04-24) –
30 September 2021 (2021-09-30)

Love 101 (Turkish: Aşk 101) is a Turkish teen comedy-drama, starring Mert Yazıcıoğlu, Kubilay Aka, Alina Boz, Selahattin Paşalı, İpek Filiz Yazıcı, Pınar Deniz, Kaan Urgancıoğlu and Ece Yüksel (2nd season). Its first season, which consists of 8 episodes, is directed by Ahmet Katıksız and Deniz Yorulmazer, written by Meriç Acemi and Destan Sedolli. The series started streaming on Netflix on 24 April 2020.[1][2]

The second and final season premiered on 30 September 2021.[3] It's directed by Umut Aral and Gönenç Uyanık and consists of 8 episodes.[4]



The story begins in today's Istanbul when a woman called Işık (Bade İşçil) arrives at an old house. There she recalls the past and friends of her youth.

Back in 1998, a group of young people (Eda, Osman, Sinan, and Kerem) studying in a school of Istanbul are at risk of expulsion because of their poor behavior. They are very different from their classmates, therefore, very lonely. The headmaster and most of the teachers are against them, only one teacher by the name of Burcu (Pınar Deniz) does her best to protect the teenagers. However, they find out that Burcu will be relocated, which means that all of them would be expelled after her relocation. In order to prevent this, the students unite and make a plan. The students discover that according to the law, she can choose the place of work by herself if she is married. They decide that they will try to make Burcu fall in love with the new sports teacher, Kemal (Kaan Urgancıoğlu), so that she can stay in Istanbul. Soon enough they discover that Burcu is already in a "happy" relationship and that it won't be easy to make her stay. They ask for help from Işık (İpek Filiz Yazıcı), an excellent student and a girl with a big heart. Soon she becomes a part of their group. This union helps the students change for the better, understand themselves, realize the importance of true friendship, find love and their own way in life. Eda (Alina Boz) aspires to be a graphic designer, even though her family wants her to make money and move up in society. Osman (Selahattin Paşalı) is a young entrepreneur, trying to hustle his way out of poverty by always finding gigs. Sinan (Mert Yazıcıoğlu) struggles to keep his life together, always sipping from his hip flask as he continues living with his senile grandfather since he was 14 after his family's divorce. Kerem (Kubilay Aka), a basketball player who gets kicked out of the school team also endeavors the struggles of being the son of a very famous person in Turkey.








SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
18April 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
28September 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)

Season 1 (2020)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"The First Moment"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç AcemiApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
22"Admiration"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç AcemiApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
33"Lust"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç AcemiApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
44"Longing"Ahmet KatıksızMeriç AcemiApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
55"Affection"Deniz YorulmazerMeriç AcemiApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
66"Fun"Deniz YorulmazerMeriç AcemiApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
77"A Turn"Deniz YorulmazerMeriç AcemiApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
88"A Special Moment"Deniz YorulmazerMeriç AcemiApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)

Season 2 (2021)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [5]
91"Episode 1"Gönenç UyanıkMeriç AcemiSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
102"Episode 2"Gönenç UyanıkMeriç AcemiSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
113"Episode 3"Gönenç UyanıkMeriç AcemiSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
124"Episode 4"Gönenç UyanıkMeriç AcemiSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
135"Episode 5"Umut AralMeriç AcemiSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
146"Episode 6"Umut AralMeriç AcemiSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
157"Episode 7"Umut AralMeriç AcemiSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)
168"Episode 8"Umut AralMeriç AcemiSeptember 30, 2021 (2021-09-30)



The principal photography for the first and second seasons took place at Akif Tunçel Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School in Şişli, Istanbul.[6]



Before the series' premiere, it was claimed that the character Osman was being used for "homosexual propaganda" and "deviance".[7][8][9] Netflix denied these claims.[10] The critics, who watched the first 8 episodes of the series and wrote about it in their columns, stated that there is no such character in the series.[11][12]


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  3. ^ Netflix (6 July 2021). Love 101 | Season 2 Date Announcement | Netflix. YouTube. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
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  5. ^ "Love 101 – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
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  10. ^ "Netflix Türkiye'den Aşk 101 Dizisiyle İlgili 'Eşcinsel Karakter' İddialarına Cevap". Webtekno. 11 April 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
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