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Monday, April 29, 2019

The Trial of Ural Bey

Kürsat Alniaçik as Ural Bey
We've been watching Season 3 of Diriliş: Ertuğrul (English: "Resurrection: Ertugrul") on Netflix. We're up around episode 30 or so and Ural Bey, the scheming, low down, lying dog is finally going to get his comeuppance. Or is he? His father dies just about as he is about to lose his head and due to -something-, the execution is postponed. Of course it is. If Ural dies now we will lose our favorite villain (boo! hiss!).

The trial is pretty decent for the 13th century in a Muslim country. We have a judge, evidence is presented and people on both sides of the dispute are allowed to have their say. From what we see in the trial, there is not enough to convict anybody, at least according to current crime show standards, but Ural is convicted anyway, which is a relief because we, who have been privy to all his clandestine meetings and nefarious scheming, know he is as guilty as sin.

The whole show, trial and all, reminds me of nothing so much as the clown show going on in in the U.S. Congress, i.e. the persecution of Trump by the Democrats.

The difference is we know Ural is guilty, because our hero, Ertuğrul, is on the side of truth, beauty and justice. That's why I watch Netflix instead of the news: the stories are one sided, clear as a bell and the truth is obvious.


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