Jedi Council Member
We’re actually watching it on Netflix, so not for free. I haven’t yet watched a show with such bad translation on the platform. They only have the English subtitles, so I don’t know why they couldn’t invest some money in a couple of professionals.I agree that there are obvious 'short' cuts' and 'plot discrepancies' in the series, and they seem to increase towards the end of each season. I think this is understandable knowing the huge number of episodes they've made in such a short time period. Though, it makes you wonder why they thought they'd need so many episodes in the first place. In some cases it's obvious that they've come up with an 'emergency solution' just to get some 20 more episodes at the end. Regarding the translations, I think that as most of us (I suspect) are watching this series for free, we shouldn't criticize the quality too much – in my understanding the translations are mostly done by volunteers who do it for free.
After finishing the 'Dirilis Ertugrul' series I tried to watch a couple of episodes of its sequel, 'Kurulus Osman'. I have to say that it was a bit of a disappointment. First of all, without the actor who played Ertugrul the whole thing feels empty. In retrospect, the character of Ertugrul and the magnificent actor who played him was the very thing that gave the 'line of force' in the series. His way of dealing with manipulators and traitors, his famous 'stare' and his determination. The actor who plays Osman is not bad, he's pretty good, but he lacks the focused energy of Ertugrul. Plus, and here's a semi-spoiler, the actor who plays Ertugrul at old age in the Osman series is not the same. Again, he's not bad either, but lacks the energy and 'aura' of the original actor. In all, I perceived the actors in Osman to be poorer than in the Ertugrul series. Even one of my favorite actors from Ertugrul, Selcan Hatun, seems not to be performing at the same intensity and quality as before. Maybe it has to do with the script and directing, don't know. Or, maybe it's just fatigue withing the whole crew after going on so long.