We bring to your attention a selection of short fascinating series, watching which you can pass the time and not regret it.
“Good signs”, 2019
Production: UK, USA
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
IMDb rating: 8.1
The angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowl over the centuries have become so accustomed to earthly life that the end of the world does not suit them at all. What to do? That’s right, try to prevent it.
A gripping storyline, high-quality special effects, humor and great performance by Michael Sheen and David Tennant have made the series one of the best mini-format series of 2019.
Why Women Kill, 2019
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
IMDb rating: 8.3
The three main characters – a housewife from the 60s, a socialite from the 80s and a lawyer from the late 2010s, who live in the same house, only at different times – are faced with adultery in marriage. Will they try to save the marriage, or would they prefer to take revenge on the traitor? Each of them will behave differently.
They do not hide from the audience that everything will end in murder. But the ultimate motive, the perpetrator and the victim, will come as a surprise. The gripping plot is complemented by a rich colorful picture, superbly selected scenery and costumes. One of the best female TV series, according to the beautiful half of humanity.
“Eight days”, 2019
Genre: fiction, drama
IMDb Rating: 6.7
An asteroid with a diameter of 60 kilometers is rushing towards Earth, and, according to scientists, it should fall somewhere in Europe. Forecasts are disappointing – in dozens of countries, people have no chance of survival. Warned of the catastrophe, the German authorities built bunkers, but since human greed knows no boundaries, a huge part of the allocated funds has been embezzled. And no one really believed in the seriousness of the threat. Countries located on other continents are unable to accept so many refugees. The death of a huge mass of people is inevitable.
It is important to remember that this is not a disaster film with spectacular scenes. It is rather a psychological thriller, which clearly shows the wrong side of the human soul. Knowing that you are doomed, what will you do? Will you go crazy, spend your last days enjoying life, or will you still try to come up with a way of salvation? What if you only got two plane tickets to the United States?
Which family member will you take with you?
“One night”, 2016
Genre: drama, crime
IMDb Rating: 8.5
After spending a stormy night with a stranger, in the morning a young man is horrified to find her dead body in his bed. He is accused of murder, and a little strange lawyer is taken to defend the guy.
An action-packed crime drama with a social connotation that reveals social vices. The fate of the protagonist causes an aching pity until the viewer begins to realize that everything is not so simple with him. The series has received numerous nominations for prestigious awards, and the lead actor won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Miniseries.
Genre: Action, Comedy
IMDb rating: 8.4
At the behest of his dying father, the teenager travels with his girlfriend on a motorcycle from Boston to Florida to return his father’s vintage car, which was stolen before his death.
This atmospheric dynamic series, filled with black humor, pleasantly delighted the audience with the freshness of the idea and deservedly received a high rating.
Reviewers have compared the series to the Russian film “Brother”, calling Wayne a sort of Danila Bagrov in the American way.
IMDb rating: 7.0
The protagonist Artem, a psychologist by profession, is convinced that the best way to cure a patient is shock therapy. He does not intend to listen to the many hours of complaints of patients, examining their problems for months. Artyom’s methods: harsh truth, sarcasm, provocation, acting on the object like a tub of cold water. The practice of an extraordinary psychologist was popular with patients, until one day one of them committed suicide.
The longest series on our list, nevertheless, it is so addictive that it is simply impossible to tear yourself away from watching. Despite the fact that the series was filmed in 2018, it was released on Russian screens only in February of this year.
“Tenth Kingdom”, 1999
Production: UK, Germany, USA
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Detective
IMDb rating: 8.3
Virginia, a young girl, works as a waitress and lives in an ordinary New York apartment with her father, who works as an elevator operator in the same house. The girl’s mother left them many years ago. And somewhere in one of the nine kingdoms, an evil stepmother, trying to take the royal throne, changes the bodies of the legitimate heir, Prince Wendell, and a Labrador dog. Fleeing from her pursuit, the dog, who is also a prince, accidentally enters our world through a magic mirror.
For fans of this fairy tale, it is probably difficult to imagine that it was released on screens more than twenty years ago. Fortunately, the enchanting magical atmosphere of the series has not lost its charm over the years, and after many more years, “The Tenth Kingdom” fans of the fantasy genre will be happy to watch.