You can scold the Russian film industry as much as you like (which there really is something to scold), but you just have to turn on Univer - and now you laugh at the jokes of the skinny Gosha and you really understand the poor Sasha, who is constantly sawed by Tanya. And it seems to be primitive, and it seems to be a pity for the time wasted, and it seems that there are no gorgeous special effects like in the Game of Thrones, and even Cumberbatch is not removed here. But a few minutes of contagious laughter will be abruptly tricky plots and luxurious Hollywood scenery. We have chosen 25 of the best TNT series that only Russian people can understand. You watch them - and as if rewind your own life back and forth.
1. Our Russia (2006-2011)© TNT
An original TV show in the style of mockumentary, that is, pseudo-documentary. Grotesque situations sarcastically parody many phenomena of modern society and taunt common stereotypes. There are several lines in the show.
Ravshan and Jamshut are two half-built builders from Central Asia. For whatever they undertake, everything turns out awry. Heroes became so popular that their names became common nouns.
Sergey Yuryevich Belyakov is a couch analyst, a person who talks to a TV, endlessly grumbles and criticizes everything that happens on the screen. Nevertheless, it is sometimes quite observant and speaks out on topical issues.
The line about the football club "GazMyas" ridicules the low quality of the game of Russian players on the example of a fictional team.
Milling machine operator Ivan Dulin suffers from an unhappy love for his boss, Mikhalych, deputies Mamonov and Pronin endlessly “care” for voters, and two ridiculous teenagers Slavik and Dimon constantly get into funny situations.
These and other characters became so popular that the show literally pulled into quotes.
2. Univer (2008-2011)© TNT
Sasha Sergeev was born, as they say, with a silver spoon in his mouth: his father is a famous oligarch. His future is painted and predetermined by his father. But Sasha is not some ordinary minor. He sees his future differently and intends to achieve everything himself. His father sends him to study in London, Alexander must become a financier. And Sasha likes astronomy and he wants to do science.
Having escaped from London and despising the desires of his powerful parent, Sasha enters the astronomy faculty in one of the educational institutions of Moscow. But that's not all! He is going to live with his mind and in the hostel, and in no case should he take money from the pope. So this story began, full of funny situations, adventures and interesting characters.
3. Univer. New hostel (2008-2018)© TNT
Since meeting with the heroes of the series "Univer" 10 years have passed. During this time, much has changed in their lives. Changes are coming for the old dormitory building - they will demolish it, and the heroes - Michael, Kuze and Anton - will have to move to another dormitory. And it will benefit them, because they are waiting for new acquaintances. They are put in a block for three girls, and they do not waste time in vain: Anton begins to overtake Kristina, Kuzya looks at Masha, and Michael gets Jan.
Romantic stories, various ridiculous and ridiculous situations, life ups and downs, study, domestic issues - all this makes up the daily life of our heroes. Watching them is very exciting and funny.
4. Sasha Tanya (2013- ...)© TNT
Spin-off of the series "Hostel". Sasha Sergeev, the son of an oligarch who chose an independent life, met Tanya Arkhipova in a hostel. She studied at law school and was a diligent student. After much upheaval (Tanya even managed to marry another), she and Sasha finally got married, their son Alyosha was born.
The comedy series is about this couple and their life together. After graduation, they move out of the hostel and live together in a separate apartment. Sasha is still very principled and does not want to accept the help of his oligarch father.
Meanwhile, things are not going smoothly in the young family; relations have changed with the advent of the child. Spectators are waiting for funny situations, showdowns in a young family. Meanwhile, Sasha’s father, Sylvester Sergeyevich, also decides to arrange his personal life.
5. Interns (2010-2016)© TNT
Hard and unpretentious life of the intern. Exhausting work, long shifts, constant lack of sleep and fatigue. Well, if you get a normal leader, but if not? Fresh interns will be commanded by Andrey Evgenievich Bykov, head of the therapeutic department. He is an excellent specialist, but in relation to his interns he is very rude and sarcastic. The situation is saved only by a great sense of humor of the manager. All interns are very different in nature. Among them, there is an excellent pupil, there is a major who is the son of the head physician, as well as a cunning "dvoechnik" and an activist who carefully carries out assigned tasks.
Every day they are faced with different cases, from simple to complex. A sense of humor and an internship manager help them cope with any situation.
6. Real boys (2010- ...)© TNT
Nikolai, whom friends simply call Kolyan, is an ordinary gopnik from Perm. He earns what he has to, has a suspended sentence and drives. But here Kolyan has an absolutely unique opportunity to completely change his life in the most unusual way - with the help of a reality show. From Kolya only one thing is required - to behave decently and again not to break into stupid things like stealing sewer manholes. The operator will record all the details. So Kolyan becomes an honest person - he works in a mobile phone salon. And his life is the same as that of everyone - love torment, hanging out with friends, graters with his mother and her roommate and inevitable visits to the district police officer to prove his trustworthiness.
7. Chernobyl. Exclusion Zone (2014-2017)© TNT
The action of the fantastic-mystical series with elements of an alternative story takes place in two time planes - the present and the year 1986, before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
A large amount of money was stolen from Pasha’s apartment. According to reports, the thief went to the Chernobyl zone. The thief behaves very atypically, leaving notes on his podcast - they help Pavel and his friends follow the criminal. In the zone, the guys are faced with inexplicable and frightening phenomena that do not allow explaining their origin from the point of view of formal logic. It seems that this place has its own consciousness, and it does not at all favor the aliens. Looking for their missing companion Anya, friends find themselves in 1986, on the eve of the accident. You can still stop.
8. Happy together (2006-2013)© TNT
Beeches are an ordinary, moderately disorderly family. Gene works as a seller in a store, and Dasha does not work and has never worked. Gene, in general, does not mind. If Dasha did not buy regular shoes or a dress, having squandered the remaining family budget. And if Gena is outraged, then she can easily remain without dinner. It’s more expensive;
Beeches raise two children - Sveta and Rum. The relationship between them is the same as usual between the weathers, and they are always in contra. Sometimes it seems that the only sane and sensible creature in the family is a Bernese mountain dog of the breed named Baron. Life goes on, Dasha watches TV shows, cuts Gena and nails, Roma begs money from her parents, Sveta is fond of boys, and they regularly quarrel passionately, make repairs and go to visit neighbors.
9. Fizruk (2014- ...)© TNT
In the dashing 90s, the main character of the series, Thomas, worked for the near-criminal boss. But those days are gone, and Thomas’s services are no longer required. But the fact is that the hero knows almost nothing more than to protect the owner and his interests. He needs work at all costs, and he develops an insidious plan.
The former owner has a schoolgirl daughter. Feeling the situation, Thomas finds out that the school has a vacancy of a physical education teacher - is this not a great way to rub in confidence in the girl, and then to her father. At school, the hero opens a new world. He had already forgotten what it was like to learn, and even more so - he never taught anyone himself. But everything turns out to be not so simple: the director suspects something, the girl does not want to communicate, and the newly-appeared physical teacher is stuck at school for a long time. And even begins to get involved in the process.
10. Sasha + Masha (2002-2005)© TNT
Sasha and Masha are not painted, but live together. As is customary to write in boring official documents, - roommates. Sasha is an IT specialist, he has his own small business. Masha has a very popular profession - she is a manager. And this concept, as you know, can include absolutely anything. They have everything, like ordinary couples: they quarrel over trifles, then they love each other to death. And all this is possible in one day.
In this couple, everyone recognizes himself, at least in terms of situations so accurately. And there is something for everyone to learn from them. A series is a lot of short, funny, and sometimes touching stories from the life of a couple that could happen in any country in the world. Indeed, many family problems are universal.
11. Love in the area (2008)© TNT
The heroes of the series are young people living in the province. They have much less opportunities and entertainment than the capital's youth. The main characters of the series are Vanya, the seller of the supermarket, Kolya's former paratrooper, Anya, who works in a small travel company, Karina, who works in a veterinary clinic, and Masha, Vanya’s girlfriend. Their main entertainment is an endless chatter. But, unlike many other TV shows, his characters are much more outspoken. They are not shy and do not avoid sharp or slippery topics, but these conversations and life situations are presented with humor. And although such a life may seem boring to many, observing it from the outside becomes paradoxically interesting.
12. CHOP (2015-2016)© TNT
What do day-to-day security guards do at shopping or business centers? Surely this is terribly boring work: all day you have to make sure that buyers do not steal anything or check the gaps at the entrance. Of course, in fact, everything is much more complicated. And the comedy series from the creators of Fizruk will introduce viewers to the background of this profession. The business center "Nightingale" is guarded by a private company headed by Lev Borisovich. The profession definitely left its mark on him: he sticks his nose in everything, taking care not only of the safety of employees, but also of the moral aspects within the team. A novice comes to a close-knit team, who considers the work as temporary. But there is nothing more permanent than temporary!
13. The law of the stone jungle (2015- ...)© TNT
Four young men live on the outskirts of the capital. Young and greedy, they want everything at once. But this only happens in fairy tales. In fact, you need to learn, achieve and work hard. What the guys do not want at all. But there are always people and organizations who have a little more money than they need. Why not share with the youth? And Tim, Tsypa, Gosh and the Beetle decide to engage in criminal activity. Easy money, as they say. They start with driving a stolen car. Almost immediately, problems with the police begin, but so far the guys manage to get out of the water dry. When the leader of the local criminal gang begins to take an interest in them, the guys understand that now they can work not only on the little things, but also engage in real criminal business.
14. Sweet life (2014-2016)© TNT
Sasha, a go-go dancer, goes to the capital, because she can no longer stay in her native city. Her friend Lera lives there, a quite successful yoga trainer. Her personal life, however, leaves much to be desired, although her lover is a deputy of the City Duma, but has been married for a long time. Sasha’s life intersects with the lives of several more successful young Muscovites, in the circle of whom Lera introduces her. All these people are somehow interconnected - friends, lovers, husbands and wives. All of them have succeeded in life, are wealthy and confident in the future. How will Sasha fit into this company? In the meantime, she needs to find a job to gain a foothold in Moscow.
15. NLS Agency (2000-2001)© TNT
Finding himself in a difficult and seemingly hopeless situation, Andrei, with the help of Misha’s friend, leaves her with honor, and at the same time commits a good deed. Encouraged by what happened, friends come up with a unique business idea - an agency of non-standard personal situations. With some questions, people turn to private investigators or lawyers. But sometimes with some problems there is nowhere to go, and what to do is unclear. A new service is designed for such matters. People with delicate problems who cannot be trusted with anyone else come to the agency: finding out the identity of a newly-born relative or even a bride, persecuting an obsessive guy, adultery. We can’t say that things are going smoothly: the agency will soon have problems, but employees with honor leave them.
16. Barvikha (2009-2010)© TNT
Both major children, representatives of the "golden youth" from Rublevka, and ordinary schoolchildren study at this school. The action begins with the arrival of a new student, Eugene, who immediately begins a stormy romance with the first beauty of the school, Angela. This topic becomes central to the classroom. Despite the fact that many of these schoolchildren are spoiled by money and power that their parents have, they basically have the same problems as other teenagers: love, jealousy, friendship, intrigue, gossip, difficulties with studying. But what these children have by birthright, ordinary city students have to achieve on their own. And for this you need to decide who to become and what to do in life.
17. Deffchonki (2012)© TNT
Moscow, as you know, is a city of great opportunities. Four friends come from Saratov in search of these very opportunities: Masha, Olya, Katya and Vasilisa. They settle all together to save money, and this gives rise to a lot of funny and ridiculous situations. In addition, they are actively trying to integrate into metropolitan life. Masha works as a waitress, Vasya dreams of singing and goes to auditions, Palna (Katya) works in the office, and Lelya (Olya) arranges her personal life with the oligarch. Girls are bosom and longtime friends. Sometimes they quarrel and shout at each other, but in a difficult situation they will always support.
18. Zaitsev + 1 (2011-2014)© TNT
Sasha Zaitsev could pass for an ordinary student, if not for one unusual feature - he has a split personality. Moreover, this happens suddenly and completely unpredictably - from a blow to the head or a flash of light. Two personalities of Sasha are completely different people. The real Sasha is a timid nerd, notorious and tongue-tied. But in the blink of an eye, Sasha turns into Fedor (and those around them do not see these transformations). Fedor is a liberated and somewhat arrogant creature. And if Sasha, in love with the main beauty of the course, secretly suffers, then Fedor takes and does. The funny thing is that they like different girls, which does not make life easier for Sasha.
19. Filfak (2017- ...)© TNT
Misha, Roma and Zhenya never had a relationship with girls. Misha is soft, romantic and responsive. Roman is a gamer who sees nothing but a computer. Zhenya is very fond of the opposite sex, but his appearance does not contribute at all to his success. Once at the philological faculty, the guys literally fall into a stupor, because they are the only males on the course! Misha immediately falls in love with the first beauty and even dares to take the first steps. Zhenya’s eyes literally run up, and he doesn’t know who to beat for: for students or even a teacher.And even the teachers in this institution are preoccupied with love problems: Gudkov, sarcastic and demanding, wants to return relations with a former student, who now teaches at the same university.
20. Olga (2016- ...)© TNT
Olga is 37 years old and, it seems, she never lived for herself, only for others. She broke up with both husbands and brings up two children alone. In addition, you have to take care of your alcoholic father and sister, who regularly gets into something. Even at work, Olga serves clients - she is a pedicure master. So it turns out that life passes by while Olga is not occupied with herself. Only positive and a great sense of humor allow her to cope with the situation. But here the light dawned at the end of the tunnel - a completely positive man is fond of Olga. True, he is a hearse driver, but to whom does it bother?
21. Street (2017-2018)© TNT
How terrible it is to lose everything and slide down the social ladder to where you started. This happened with the oligarch Andrei Nikolsky. From Rublevka, he landed back in the "proletarian" region, where he grew up. An ordinary apartment in an apartment building, communication with "ordinary people", an ordinary school for children - all this now makes up Nikolsky’s new life. In addition, the father of the family has to look for work. But he has long been accustomed to working for him. New life and relations with neighbors are not easy for settlers - here everyone knows each other, and the closest attention is paid to new neighbors. Especially hard is Lyuba, Andrei's wife, spoiled with all sorts of benefits. This is a real test for the family, which can both unite and destroy it to the ground.
22. Change (2015)© TNT
Asya and Dasha are childhood friends, but they have not seen each other for a number of reasons. Life brings friends in not very pleasant circumstances - there is a small accident on the road. Having met after many years of separation, friends decide to continue communication. Dasha is a housewife, she lives in a country house, her husband supports her. Life is secure, well-fed, but boring. Whether it’s Asi’s life! Everything here burns with a blue flame - she is trying to start her design business, while she has a husband and lovers. How does she manage to do everything and how does everything turn out so easily for her? Missed in a marriage, where there are constant quarrels, Dasha also decides to try to "go to the side."
23. Concerned (2015- ...)© TNT
In search of a better life and good job, Sasha Gvozdikova moved from Yekaterinburg to Moscow. At home, she was considered a good writer, worked in the editorial office of the magazine, and at the same time started a relationship with a married editor. But the prospect of writing advertising slogans in a company with a depressed colleague was not at all inspired. The life of the capital is as exciting and eventful as Sasha had expected. It remains to gain a foothold in it and live for pleasure. Sasha begins to search for work, but the first attempts are unsuccessful - authors like her in the capital are a dime a dozen. However, her friends go after her to Moscow, and the company will be much more fun.
24. The crisis of tender age (2016)© TNT
Frank tragicomedy about three friends who barely graduated from school. Shura, Julia and Anya will have to look for their place in life, decide what they want to do. Bright and emotional Shura plans to become a veterinarian, studying at a university. The real shock for her is the return of the "prodigal mother", who left her daughter in childhood. Anya is a creative person, not without reason her father is busy in the film business. But in fact, she herself cannot yet decide what she wants to do. Julia sees herself in sports and is seriously involved in basketball. Girls live a normal life, and in each of them, viewers can recognize themselves, because the characters and the situations that occur with them are very vital.
25. Adaptation (2017- ...)© TNT
A spy tragicomedy with a somewhat fantastic plot. The Russian Federation has come up with the latest technology that will allow gas production at minimal cost. Many countries are interested in technology, but everything is kept a secret. The CIA is alarmed and decides to introduce its agent into the ranks of the employees of the oil company. Ashton Ivy was duly instructed, trained and with her somewhat careless character should fit perfectly into Russian realities. He immediately had to make contact with friendly and talkative locals who could pose a serious threat to the mission. But first you need to get to work in the same company. And this is not at all a simple matter.