Bulgarian version of Forbidden Love

You know how much I love the fansubbed version of Verbotene Liebe, the German-language soap opera. While rewatching the episodes on YouTube, I came across a Bulgarian soap with the same title: Forbidden Love. Zabranena Lyubov is based on the same originary source as VL: Australian soap Sons and Daughters.

You should give this soap some love if you like gay-themed plots; the fraught relationship between Christian Sartori (played by Lubomir Kovachev; not the same as VL’s Christian) and Valery Kadiev (played by Ivan Yurukov) is great, and what about Martin Konstantinov (played by the awesome Niki Iliev)? Well you might ask that! See for yourself. The fansubber also has untranslated clips, if you’d like to brush up on your Bulgarian.

The subs are pretty tight—no extraneous plots. And the soap has only been airing since 2008, with a recent break. However, the fansubber hasn’t ordered her subs logically and she skips eps, so I had to do some detective work. I’m also not sure all the information is correct because the upload order and the ep numbers provided don’t always match up. I don’t have air dates. I’m unclear on whether the soap has been canceled or will continue, but in any case the Chis/Valery plot is done and complete. Comment with corrections; meanwhile, check them out.

Fansubbed season 1 (2008–2009)

1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zD9XQ9xLNY :: 17–18 :: First meeting
2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFbxBnpVh_A
?? : Unnumbered : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT5WJ-WdYto :: 35 :: Chris and Valery have an intense talk
3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0bG9rwNTSg :: 44–45
4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zHs2QeDIfE :: 48
?? : Unnumbered : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRST5ayNrEc :: 52
5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ous49Ih56I :: 64

6 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9boBb5NN8s :: 76
7 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_3B8yW58uU :: 84 :: Not sure about the order here
8 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfaVYgk21mQ :: 83
9 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGWzrDZbXL0 :: 85 :: Kiss!!
10 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPukPLSLAJA :: 86

11 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjG73lnfjB0 :: 93
12 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzOrWqmRbKg :: 99
13 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM3kkSe6_FM :: 102
14 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKvKUDrylnc :: 104
15 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMIal6v-0_Y

16 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olExkeonmB4 :: Huge cliffhanger resolves with next season

Fansubbed season 2 (begun autumn 2009)

1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhZJVx52-L0
2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hhYyqiK_Gw
3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjhkHX0k4Q0
4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOq9s6YIsDY
5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgiDw24fM14

6 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOeDoxqjpbk
7 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oze3VcMm8c :: INSANELY DRAMATIC OMG
8 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmTN9SOFW0E

Unnumbered : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v_wlh4DG9o :: Chris and Martin talk
Unnumbered : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC4dOAf9uVs :: Chris reveals what really happened

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