This was a very sensational TV series during the time it was aired. Although its IMDB score is quite low, Fatmagulun Sucu Ne gained a great success in Turkey and it reached very high rating scores.
This is an extremely tragic series and it may even be the most tragic TV series aired on Turkish televisions. The mood of the series is always very pessimist but Turkish series know very well how to combine the dark atmospheres with a fluent scenario. The best thing Turkish series do is to handle dark themed series and it is one of the elements which make Turkish productions so special.
Fatmagul is played by Beren Saat, who is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of Turkey. She played a leading role in Aski Memnu before this series and gained a great fame with it. The fame she gained raised expectations from her and she replied to those expectations with her Fatmagul role.
The story is based on a terrible incident. Fatmagul is a poor girl who lives in an Aegean village with her family. She gets raped one night by 3 rich guys(Vural, Erdogan and Selim) while they’re very drunk. Kerim is a poor but close friend of these 3 drunk rapist guys and he was also with them during the rape although he did not join the rape but still he feels very terrible about it.
The day after the rape 3 friends realize what they did and they call their lawyer uncle to ask for help. There was a clause in old Turkish Crime Law saying that if the victim of the rape marries with one of the rapists, all rapists gets acquitted. Their uncle offers Kerim to marry Fatmagul and they urge the family of Fatmagul and eventually they become husband and wife. The series is based on the after life of Kerim and Fatmagul.