Ethos (2020– )


Ethos (TV Series 2020– )
Bir Baskadir (original title)

A group of unique characters from dramatically different socio-cultural backgrounds meeting in startling circumstances in the vibrant and colorful city of Istanbul, - some by chance and some by force of will.
IMDb   8.5 /10
TheMovieDb    8.0 /10
FilmAffinity   7.2 /10
Creator Berkun Oya
Release Date2020-11-12
GenreDrama, Thriller
Content RatingTV-MA (TV-MA)
AwardsTop rated TV #217 | 5 nominations
CompanyKrek Film
LanguageTurkish, Arabic, Kurdish
Meryemas Meryem
Yasinas Yasin
Funda Eryigit
Funda Eryigit
Ruhiyeas Ruhiye
Ali Sadi Hocaas Ali Sadi Hoca
Gülbinas Gülbin
Hayrunnisaas Hayrunnisa
Ismailas Ismail
Yasinas Yasin
Hilmias Hilmi
Sinanas Sinan
Melisaas Melisa
Cemre Zisan Sagbir
Cemre Zisan Sagbir
Esmaas Esma
Burcuas Burcu
Gülanas Gülan
Aziz Çapkurt
Aziz Çapkurt
Ramazanas Ramazan
Incinur Sevimli
Incinur Sevimli
Womanas Woman
Özge Özel
Özge Özel
Cananas Canan

Ethos (TV series)

Ethos (Turkish: Bir Başkadır) is a 2020 Turkish drama streaming television series directed by Berkun Oya and starring Öykü Karayel, Fatih Artman, Funda Eryiğit, Defne Kayalar, and Tülin Özen. The show was released on Netflix on 12 November 2020, consisting of one season for a total of 8 episodes. It was set and filmed in Istanbul, Turkey, and tells the story of a group of unique characters from dramatically different socio-cultural backgrounds meeting in startling circumstances.


Ethos tells the story of Meryem, a part-time cleaner from a conservative family who lives on the outskirts of Istanbul. She experiences fainting spells and consults Peri, a psychiatrist whose background is dramatically different from Meryem's: she is educated, wealthy, and secular, and holds prejudicial views of openly religious people. Peri herself sees a therapist, to whom she complains about the growing conservatism in Turkish society. The series presents a variety of characters, including a rich but depressed playboy, a middle-class Kurdish family, a soap opera actress, a rape survivor, an ex-soldier, and a hodja and his closeted gay daughter, all of whom are somehow connected through Meryem, and together showcase the diversity of Turkish society.


  • Öykü Karayel as Meryem
  • Fatih Artman as Yasin
  • Funda Eryiğit as Ruhiye
  • Defne Kayalar as Peri
  • Settar Tanrıöğen as Ali Sadi (Hoca)
  • Tülin Özen as Gülbin
  • Gökhan Yıkılkan as Hilmi
  • Alican Yücesoy as Sinan
  • Bige Önal as Hayrünnisa
  • Derya Karadaş as Gülan
  • Öner Erkan as Rezan
  • Nesrin Cavadzade as Melisa
  • Nazmi Kırık as Civan
  • Gülçin Kültür Şahin as Mesude
  • Özge Özel as Canan
  • Esme Madra as Burcu
  • Aziz Çapkurt as Ramazan
  • Cemre Zişan Sağbır as Esma
  • Göktuğ Yıldırım as İsmail
  • Nur Sürer as Feray
  • Taner Birsel as Orhan
  • Nihal Koldaş as Sinan's mother
  • Sinan Tuzcu as soap opera actor


No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Episode 1"12 November 2020
2"Episode 2"12 November 2020
3"Episode 3"12 November 2020
4"Episode 4"12 November 2020
5"Episode 5"12 November 2020
6"Episode 6"12 November 2020
7"Episode 7"12 November 2020
8"Episode 8"12 November 2020


Ethos was released on 12 November 2020 on Netflix.


The series has received mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences. TRT World praised it for bringing many characters and perspectives together; however, it also noted that the series "falls short sometimes". Gazete Duvar also lauded the series concept and stated, "Ethos has put us all in the therapist's office and asked us to speak".