Building Intercultural Bridges through TV Serials

Nektaria Palaiologou, Vassilis Gialamas

Abstract


A new trend in Greek TV is the screening of Turkish TV Serial, which seem to be very popular in many European countries. The effect of such Turkish Serial is so huge on the TV's audience that many times people prefer attending such soap-operas rather than other TV's very popular events, such as football games or Eurovision's competition.

In this direction, as primary motivation for us, as academics and researchers was to explore the reasons for which the Greek audience likes attending Turkish TV Serial, focusing as an example on two very popular Turkish TV Serial which were shown at Greek TV, with sample University's students: these are "Binbir Gece" (Thousand and One Nights) and "Suleiman the Magnificent". The first TV Serial was shown by Greek TV in 2010 and the second since 2012. The protagonist in both TV Serial is the same actor, a very popular person for the Greek audience and both Serial were shown by Greece's big TV network, Ant1, at prime time, 9 p.m. Following, in this paper we present the methodology of the two studies and their results, i.e. frequency tables, we implemented at the University of Western Macedonia, a regional University in Northern Greece; an analysis of the results and conclusions follow.

 

Birçok Avrupa ülkesinde popüler olan Türk TV dizileri Yunan televizyonunda yeni bir eğilimdir. Böyle Türk dizilerinin etkisi çok büyük olduğundan, TV seyircileri artık futbol maçları veya Eurovision yarışması gibi diğer çok popüler olan TV programları yerine çoğu zaman sabun köpüğü operaları seyretmeyi tercih etmektedirler. Bu doğrultuda, Yunan seyircilerin Türk dizilerini seyretme nedenini araştırmak için, üniversite öğrencileri örneği ile Yunan TV’sinde gösterilen iki popüler Türk TV dizisine odaklandık: bunlar: "Binbir Gece" ve Kanuni Sultan Süleyman’ın hayatını yansıtan “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” dizileridir. Yunan TV’sinde ilk Türk TV dizisi 2010 da ve ikincisi ise 2012’den itibaren gösterilmiştir. İki dizinin de kahramanı, Yunan seyirciler için çok popüler olan, aynı oyuncudur. İki dizi de Yunanistan’ın en büyük TV kanalı olan Ant1’de akşam saati’nde (Prime Time) 09:00 da yayınlanmıştır. Dahası, bu çalışmada iki araştırmanın metodolojisi ve sonuçları sunulmaktadır. Bunlar, Kuzey Yunanistan’da bir bölgesel Üniversite olan Batı Makedonya Üniversitesi ve uygulanan frekans tabloları ve sonuçların analizleridir.


Keywords


Intercultural Education, research, TV Serial

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