- Die for Our Ship: Poor, poor Bade could not escape the wrath of rabid Eyşan/Ezel shippers, who were already peeved by the couple's reduced screentime in season two. It didn't matter that Eyşan's intentions were more malicious in the second season, or that Bade developed a rapport with Ezel, becoming his trusted confidant: she was getting in the way of the one true pairing, and had death wished upon her as a result.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Despite being a Smug Snake and Dirty Coward, Cengiz of all characters gets this from some female fans, who (rather disturbingly) express admiration for his "love" and "devotion" to Eyşan. Never mind that he rapes and fatally stabs her in the penultimate episode.
- First Installment Wins: While both seasons are generally well-received, the first is more memorable for a tighter, more intimate focus and hewing relatively closer to its literary inspiration.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Although he emerges as the Greater-Scope Villain during the first season, Kenan Birkan doesn't appear in the flesh until the second.
- Moe: Bahar, whose endearing sweetness earned the adoration of many viewers.
- Retroactive Recognition: Young Mert is played by Burak Dakak, who would later receive larger roles such as Şehzade Mehmed in Magnificent Century: Kösem, among others.
YMMV / Ezel