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A random comment I made in reply to [livejournal.com profile] your_insomnia has triggered my memory of one of my greatet childhood loves - the Turkish novel and TV miniseries adaptation of the same - Çalıkuşu Esen Engen or "Королек-птичка певчая" as it was known in Russia.

A story of a strong-willed young woman who becomes a teacher in a remote rural area when the man of her dreams proves to be less than she thought him, it was a very feminist novel, in retrospect, and made me love the tough, emotionally closed-off yet compassionate heroine. And the hopeless romantic in me kept hoping she and her first love would reunite (which they did), despite her fighting her attraction almost to the death because she did not want to be made vulnerable.

Anyway, it's a huge slice of my childhood.

Someone on youtube made a shippy MV from the 1980s miniseries.



I really want a rewatch. I still remember curling up on the sofa at my grandmother's, the whole family devouring this (my grandmother was a teacher in rural Uzbekistan during WW2 and is a really really tough lady who later taught delinquents for a time so I always associated the heroine with her. Though grandpa was never a problematic suitor, as far as I am aware).
dangermousie: (Default)
A random comment I made in reply to [livejournal.com profile] your_insomnia has triggered my memory of one of my greatet childhood loves - the Turkish novel and TV miniseries adaptation of the same - Çalıkuşu Esen Engen or "Королек-птичка певчая" as it was known in Russia.

A story of a strong-willed young woman who becomes a teacher in a remote rural area when the man of her dreams proves to be less than she thought him, it was a very feminist novel, in retrospect, and made me love the tough, emotionally closed-off yet compassionate heroine. And the hopeless romantic in me kept hoping she and her first love would reunite (which they did), despite her fighting her attraction almost to the death because she did not want to be made vulnerable.

Anyway, it's a huge slice of my childhood.

Someone on youtube made a shippy MV from the 1980s miniseries.



I really want a rewatch. I still remember curling up on the sofa at my grandmother's, the whole family devouring this (my grandmother was a teacher in rural Uzbekistan during WW2 and is a really really tough lady who later taught delinquents for a time so I always associated the heroine with her. Though grandpa was never a problematic suitor, as far as I am aware).
dangermousie: (Default)
A random comment I made in reply to [livejournal.com profile] your_insomnia has triggered my memory of one of my greatet childhood loves - the Turkish novel and TV miniseries adaptation of the same - Çalıkuşu Esen Engen or "Королек-птичка певчая" as it was known in Russia.

A story of a strong-willed young woman who becomes a teacher in a remote rural area when the man of her dreams proves to be less than she thought him, it was a very feminist novel, in retrospect, and made me love the tough, emotionally closed-off yet compassionate heroine. And the hopeless romantic in me kept hoping she and her first love would reunite (which they did), despite her fighting her attraction almost to the death because she did not want to be made vulnerable.

Anyway, it's a huge slice of my childhood.

Someone on youtube made a shippy MV from the 1980s miniseries.



I really want a rewatch. I still remember curling up on the sofa at my grandmother's, the whole family devouring this (my grandmother was a teacher in rural Uzbekistan during WW2 and is a really really tough lady who later taught delinquents for a time so I always associated the heroine with her. Though grandpa was never a problematic suitor, as far as I am aware).

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