The Turkish teen drama Love 101 (Aşk 101) left viewers with a cliffhanger by the end of season one and now we have Love 101 season 2 to answer all our hanging questions. Set against the backdrop of Istanbul, the series tells the story of four high school misfits and one ideal student to come together to make their favourite teacher fall in love with a worthy guy. Love 101 season 1 was filled with laughter and tragedies but, it was apparent since the first season that something happened that made the group fall apart. The answer lies in the second season for us.
The second season has Mert Yazıcıoğlu as Sinan, Kubilay Aka as Kerem, Alina Boz as Eda, Selahattin Paşalı as Osman, İpek Filiz Yazıcı as Isik, Pınar Deniz as Brucu and Kaan Urgancıoğlu as Kemal, all reprising in their previous roles. Directed by Ahmet Katiksiz, Love 101 season 2 consists of eight episodes each with a runtime of over 50 minutes.
– Love 101 Season 2 review does not contain spoilers –
Love 101 Season 2: The Last High School Days
The second season starts with visible friction between Kemal and Brucu, as they know the truth of how their falling in love was staged. Their relationship has moved from the early love birds phase to the point where every conversation ends in a fight. On the other hand, “The Worst Ones” are not expelled yet. Sinan, Eda, Kerem and Osman seem to have saved their educational future but put their dignity in the hands of the tyrant principal, Necdet. Isik, who has been unaware of this arrangement all summer, returns to the school to receive a shock.
Isik finds out how her friends have lied to her and are at the whim of the principal: If “The Worst Ones” do anything out of line, Isik will face expulsion. However, the news makes Isik angry and she drops a bucket of red paint in front of the entire school educational authorities which leads to her ultimate expulsion. Even though that frees Eda, Sinan, Kerem and Osman from the clutches of Necdet, it also puts her out of the school. The rest of the series deals with the group trying to figure out ways to get Isik back to school, with the help of a new student- Elif.
With the essence of the first season, Love 101 season 2 takes us on another adventure of love and friendships, reinstating constantly what the series stands for.
Love 101 Season 2: Raging Emotions
The show has always portrayed emotions and feelings faced by teenagers in high school perfectly without making it cringe-worthy.
Sinan’s depression, Eda’s unsupportive family, Osman’s burden on his shoulders to do better and Kerem’s emotional war with his father, all have always been depicted with accuracy and perfection. It is hard to understand the flipping emotions in the heads of young adults but Love 101 as a show tries its best to bring it out on screen.
A group that was always impulsively overflowing with emotions during their high school years have turned into adults with regression and regret. The second season, however, does not just leave us there. It takes us through till the end showing who turned up at Isik’s invitation years later and who did not.
Love 101 Season 2: Final Verdict
It would be a crime to not watch the second season as it is the closure audience needs. After the cliffhanger of season 1, the second with its set of beauty and ugliness gives the fans an ending they have been looking forward to. An important show for the youth, Love 101 is a hard miss if you haven’t watched it already.
Meanwhile, you can stream Love 101 season 2 on Netflix, now.