For some American viewers, Turkish soap operas are so catchy that they have put Hollywood movies aside. Kristen Korie, a middle-aged woman from Florida, said it has been more than a decade since she switched to Turkish series from Hollywood movies. 'I left Hollywood around 2007 and started watching international entertainment TV on Netflix. So I watched a few Turkish series on Netflix and I got hooked,' she said during a Skype interview with Anadolu Agency. Impressed by both the storylines of the series and the performances of the actors and actresses, Korie said they captivate the audience in a way Hollywood does not. 'The main thing is that they connect with people and it's real. They reflect real people and how they feel.'