Turkish Drama: Yabanci Damat - Al Gharib

Yabanci Damat

Yabanci Damat is yet another popular Turkish TV series that's being broadcast on MBC+ these days.
Yabanci Damat translates into 'The Foreign Groom', or as it's been called in Arabic 'Al Gharib'.

I searched online for info on the series and decided to see the first episode because the plot that deals with the issue of intermarriages interested me and it hit me as I was just talking to my parents about intermarriages and they strongly disagree with it just like many Arabs do!

I am sure you can relate to the issue of intermarriages, which have become very popular these days and are becoming normal for some people, and in some countries.

The show starts off as Nadia, the beautiful girl that studied in a university in Ankara comes back to find that in the town of Gaziantep, where she grew up, the people have some growing up to do. The fact that she might become a working woman is an issue to them which upsets Nadia. Nadia also realizes after coming back that "born-to-be-her-groom" Samir, isn't the right guy for her, and that even after they grew up together in the town and everyone knew they were "the ones to be", she didn't like him anymore and she decides to call their engagement off.
Naturally, Nadia's dad doesn't accept that, and he insists that the only guy she's going to be marrying is Samir!

Nadia runs away to Bodrum, a port town separated from the Greek island of Kos by the Aegean sea. She meets Nikola, a Greek guy and they fall in love there.

Problems arise after that point because of the bitter history between Turkey and Greece. Their conservative families soon become rivals and grandparents on both sides start creating problems for the couple.
Nadia's former groom, and Niko's former girlfriend also try to ruin things between them.

Will Nikola and Nadia overcome all the challenges with their love?
Is there a chance of love between EVERYONE?
Will both countries have friendly relationships again because of that love story?

This love story strikes me in many ways! I am a sucker for "mushy lovey-dovey stories" with challenges along the way...

Are you watching the "Al Gharib"?

What do you think?

NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

By Hala


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  1. koko
    koko

    you know what im getting soo sick of these turkish dramas there is too much of them and what there all the same stories e.g. marriage
    we get the point i want to see more arab dramas
    CANT WAIT 4 BAB AL HARA

  1. Sarah
    Sarah

    i am watching it, its really nice.She gets married to nikola and also his grandma and her grandpa get married,samir gets married twice.its more than 110 episodes.

  1. Hala
    Hala

    Sarah:
    There are 106 episodes in the Turkish version meaning at least 150 episodes in the Arabic-translated version! That's good for me ( I am sure it is for you too), because I don't want it to ever finish! Truly touching, the actors are amazing at what they do (:

    More challenges coming for Nikola and Nadia as I couldn't help my self but to have a sneak-peak at the coming episodes in Turkish :$

    I think this one by far touched me the most out of the others I watched.

    AMAZING! <3

  1. mishmiksha
    mishmiksha

    Sarah: The post says no spoilers... and you just told us what happened. Maybe that term doesn't translate well.

    This series looks good, I started watching al hob al mustahil, and it is really very silly. I may start watching this instead. I guess I prefer serious dramas over more light-hearted ones.

  1. Mimmi
    Mimmi

    More turkish series?! God when will this end?

  1. sade
    sade

    it s a old tv series,i didnt interest to watch that tv series only 2 episodes watched but it was very popular in the greece

    To koko; if you dont like to turkish dramas nobody pushed u to watch it
    do u know how much cost each episode?
    mbc channel pay $3 or $5 thousand each

    many years turkish people watched to south american dramas we never talk like that because we know tv series very expensive to made
    mbc channels owner is suudi arabian it s in dubai they send to all tv shows to other arabic countries i dont know where u come from koko probably u have another channels in your country to watch, just use your remote control we dont push to mbc channels to get our tv shows if u blame just complain to mbc owner, just little respect please...

  1. Hanin falastin
    Hanin falastin

    i have one question...when did the serie begin with yehia (bulent inal),al hob wel harb,,i know it beging on these saturday,on mbc1,but i dont know at what a clock?can anybody tell me pleae?

  1. Hanin falastin
    Hanin falastin

    i have one question...when did the serie begin with yehia (bulent inal),al hob wel harb,,i know it beging on these saturday,but i dont know at what a clock?can anybody tell me pleae?

  1. christine
    christine

    what mbc is this coming on i have not seen this show come on yet?

  1. Hala
    Hala

    Christine:

    this is showed on MBC plus drama, and hopefully, just like "mirna and khalil", it will be showed on MBC4 or MBC1 after it is finished on MBC drama plus (:

    It's worth watching, if you loved Noor, you will love this maybe more!

  1. ritchi
    ritchi

    i love this series

  1. PaliGirl92
    PaliGirl92

    It is great! I love it!

  1. maro
    maro

    i am watching it it is really nice but i read that nadia will have cancer ,I watched it on u tube nadia removes the tumer from her head she sees a dream about yosra but it was a nightmar at the end u see the 2 families samir with his wife havinga vacation on the beach and the granpa and the grandma reunite the number of episodes are 106 in turkish so put 106if u wanna watch it on u tube but on MBC+DRAMA the number of episodes is 160 so u have to wait

  1. ramona
    ramona

    i love nehir and ozgur

  1. umm saeed
    umm saeed

    i love watching turkish series even when it is in turkish.I put 2&2 together & funny enough
    i get it right.I'll be glad & grateful if any good person explain to me how to get it in the computer as i tried youtube,yahoo &googles but so far can't get i t AL GHAREEB. Please help!

  1. amaniii
    amaniii

    i just watched the third episode
    and i wanted to catch up with the first
    and second ep. and this really helped
    me.... its coming on in a couple minutes
    i should go get ready to watch it
    haha and yea thankyouuu
    for posting this up!

  1. hawa houssein
    hawa houssein

    gentille

  1. Hala
    Hala

    watch it on:

    w w w . d 1 g . c o m
    remove spaces

    type in "al gharib" in arabic letters and u will get it in the best quality possible (:

    enjoy its amazing!

    and maro: i am pretty sure i said no spoilers but thanks?

  1. Manal
    Manal

    Hey do u guys know the commerial song for algharib!?!?! It's stuck in my heaaad! I love it!

  1. ann
    ann replied to comment from umm saeed

    i watch it on www.reKza.com go to the bottom and click on the movie second last and then scroll down and you will see it the guy and the girl i love it and there is another one on 3 arabtv.com it's called assie and demir that one is very good i'm still watching it . i think turkish movies are interesting and there's another one show with a guy and a girl on reKza.com try have fun watching .

  1. hermina
    hermina

    i love this series so much i like turkish series so much

  1. louna
    louna

    please is there any site can i watch al gharib series on it?

  1. rawya
    rawya

    wow i love to wach al greed al mbc 4

  1. rawya
    rawya replied to comment from louna

    look write you tube al ghreeb

  1. karin
    karin

    i watch it in mbc 1 and in mbc 4 i watched all programs i like it verry veryy much i like it more than noor amd nadia and nikol when they will mary real wil be so nice good cz are beautiful ... i will say agian i like this film verry much...

  1. IKRAM
    IKRAM

    I laki watch al gharib and mbc4

  1. IKRAM
    IKRAM

    I watch al ghrib and mbc4

  1. rana
    rana

    oh god i am bored with this turkish series we all want something new nt always repeatin the same story. there are some nice arabic series bt u people want turkish ones cuz d guys there are so handsome

  1. AMAL
    AMAL

    AL GRAIB TOO NICE BUT LEBNENS DRAMA IS MORE NICE THEN EVERY ONE ELSE I

  1. NORA
    NORA

    It is very beautiful series and especialy insisted Nadia family to circumcised Nikola!! lol

  1. GHINWA BOUERI
    GHINWA BOUERI

    I LOVE YOU NICHOLE SO SO MUCH KEEP YOUR GOOD JOB I LOVE YOU

  1. Miri
    Miri replied to comment from Hala

    Hi Hala, iīm watching al gharib too on rekza.com. but from episodes 40 i canīt watch it, because there is written: ooops the video is not avaible!!! Even the last episodes i canīt see. Can anybody help please???!! I like this series. Then i found al gharib tvfun.ma but in the evenings we canīt watch it without troubles. Is there any way to download all series??? If yes, where can i do it??????

  1. Miri
    Miri

    Hi Hala, iīm watching al gharib too on rekza.com. but from episodes 40 i canīt watch it, because there is written: ooops the video is not avaible!!! Even the last episodes i canīt see. Can anybody help please???!! I like this series. Then i found al gharib tvfun.ma but in the evenings we canīt watch it without troubles. Is there any way to download all series??? If yes, where can i do it??????

  1. siwar
    siwar

    c est un bon film j' adore biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnn

  1. omar
    omar

    I love this movie.

  1. meryam
    meryam

    wooow so beautiful i like this filme soooo much i hope one boy like nekole

  1. ann
    ann

    i was watching it ,but then it said video not available ,where are you guys watching it, i need to know please can anyone help me thank you

  1. rihab
    rihab

    very nice picture i love it

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