As the Crow Flies is a 2022 Turkish language drama on Netflix. The story is about an incredibly successful news anchor and an ambitious girl who wants everything that Lale has. It gives us an explanation of how Lale rose to the top and her efforts. We see a real-life example of a race to the top between two generations of people. Asli does not care what chance there is of winning, she’ll use everything in her arsenal to get what she wants. All through this while Lale has to prove her worth to stick around. Here’s a details Whats it about and if you should watch it.
What is it about?
Here’s the short idea. This is a clash between Gen X and Gen Z to decide who stands in decision-making positions in the corporate world. Gen X currently stands there and Gen Z is gunning for it. As Gen X tries to adapt to the new age of the world Gen Z, having lived with technology as they were brought up, have an undeniable advantage. Will Asli get what she wants with the new age fandango she has up her sleeve?
A Detailed story
In the first episode we see Lale being awarded the Anchor of the Year award. There’s also a show of Lale’s body with blood on it. We then have flashbacks of how that happened. The narrator does a fantastic job of getting the viewer’s attention in all the episodes.
Asli admires Lale, and so naturally, she wants what Lale has. Asli knows that the way Lale carries herself is not the easiest for everyone. When Asli first met Lale, she excitedly told her how she had been inspired and taken up journalism all just by looking at Lale. She pulled a few strings to work as an intern in the same company as Lale. The first episode sets the stage for a war between ego and blind ambition.
Asli plays the perfect cards as the little bird to take down a lion. But the real question is, can she rise to the occasion and take the helm of the lion just as successfully? The bird uses tricks to win, but will that garner her the respect she needs? Asli is the perfect example of Gen Z who want to prove themselves and the lengths they’ll go to get what they want.
Why should you stream it?
Throughout the series the Narrator uses phrases from everywhere to bring us a very motivational dialogue. You might not understand it all but it’s very entertaining and inspiring. The title refers to people on social media who comment about things without a second thought. It is a must watch. As the Crow Flies also tells us how the world of journalism works and the brutal reality. The cast looked extremely determined and that showed in the way the screenplay turned out. They did such a good job that you feel you’re peering into the characters real lives by being transported to the world there.
Where to Watch
As the Crow Flies is on Netflix right now with eight episodes out. There is no announcement of a Season 2 but Season 1 is a banger.