10 best series of spring: Editor’s Choice

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice"Patrick Melrose"

The editorial staff of KinoSearch is talking about the best serials and films made for online services that have been released in the past three months.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a young English aristocrat who burns life, drinks and uses drugs and who is suddenly informed that his father died in New York. The journey behind the body turns into a painful test: Patrick Melrose embarks on memories of his father, whom he really hated, and more and more plunges into narcotic madness. The first series with grim addictive scenes can alienate some viewers, but still it is worth living to the second. It almost does not have drugs, but against the backdrop of idyllic French landscapes, a real drama unfolds, and it becomes clear what broke Patrick’s life.

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice"Patrick Melrose"

The editorial staff of KinoSearch is talking about the best serials and films made for online services that have been released in the past three months.

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice

"Patrick Melrose"

The editorial staff of KinoSearch is talking about the best serials and films made for online services that have been released in the past three months.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a young English aristocrat who burns life, drinks and uses drugs and who is suddenly informed that his father died in New York. The journey behind the body turns into a painful test: Patrick Melrose embarks on memories of his father, whom he really hated, and more and more plunges into narcotic madness. The first series with grim addictive scenes can alienate some viewers, but still it is worth living to the second. It almost does not have drugs, but against the backdrop of idyllic French landscapes, a real drama unfolds, and it becomes clear what broke Patrick’s life.

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice"Patrick Melrose"

The editorial staff of KinoSearch is talking about the best serials and films made for online services that have been released in the past three months.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a young English aristocrat who burns life, drinks and uses drugs and who is suddenly informed that his father died in New York. The journey behind the body turns into a painful test: Patrick Melrose embarks on memories of his father, whom he really hated, and more and more plunges into narcotic madness. The first series with grim addictive scenes can alienate some viewers, but still it is worth living to the second. It almost does not have drugs, but against the backdrop of idyllic French landscapes, a real drama unfolds, and it becomes clear what broke Patrick’s life.

A mini-series of five parts is based on the five novels of the English writer Edward St. Aubin. Each episode is based on one novel and has an appropriate title. In the novels about Patrick Melrose the writer told about his own life – a cruel father, a weak-willed mother, who closed her eyes to bullying her child, about problems with drugs and long psychotherapy. It is known that Cumberbatch highly appreciates the prose of St. Aubin and considers this role to be one of the most desired and most difficult in his career. And he performs it brilliantly, coping with all the transformations of his character – an ironic cynic and a snob, an elegant dandy, a drug addict who talks to himself, and, finally, a deeply unhappy and traumatized person.

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice"Aggressive Ratsuko"

Ratsuko is a baby red panda who works in accounting. She constantly gets scolded by her boss-pig (in the literal sense) and does not know how to establish relationships with colleagues. His work hates Rytsuko fierce hatred, and the tension spills in the evenings in the karaoke bar, where she comes with her own microphone and growls about her problems under the death metal. One day she comes up with the idea that you can leave the disgrained bookkeeping if you get married. But finding your soul mate is not easy, even if you are a charming panda loving heavy music.

Invented Ratsuko in the company Sanrio, which develops and produces a variety of kavain products. Their most famous character is Hello Kitty, and among the relatively recent successes is the lazy yolk of Gudetam. "Aggressive Ratsuko" a few out of Sanrio’s projects. Characters seem to behave like adults – Ratsuko plows at work, seeks an answer in marriage, drinks – but inside of them flares almost a teenage volcano of hatred because of the injustice of the world around. However, any viewer can find something in common with the anthropomorphic animals of the series.

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice"Partner in crime"

London detective Kip Glaspy (Carey Mulligan) is investigating the murder of a pizza deliveryman, whom an unknown person shot directly on the street. The courier turns out to be an illegal immigrant from somewhere in the Middle East, and why anyone needed to kill him is completely unclear. Glaspi waits for the child, but this does not prevent her from sleeping at night, traveling around London and severely interrogating suspects and witnesses, including another pregnant girl.

"Participant" begins as a typical police procedure, but behind this mask lies a social drama about modern Britain. In four series, we get to know the most diverse people who are involved in the investigation in one way or another: policemen, drug dealers, politicians, priests, military and, of course, illegal immigrants. The authors of the series made quite a political statement, showing what the refugees from Syria and other third world countries are going to get to Europe, and how they are accepted in this Europe. Despite their critical attitude to the UK migration policy, it is obvious that the murder of even an illegal immigrant is being investigated very carefully there. In Russia, imagine such a plot is simply impossible.

"Blank sheet"

The main character (played by co-author Werle Batens) suffers from a short-term memory disorder. She perfectly remembers her life before the accident and quickly forgets everything that happens after. And something unpleasant is happening. She is locked in a psychiatric hospital, and from time to time an investigator comes to her and asks: "Will you recognize this person in the photo?" It turns out that she was the last person to see a certain Thomas de Gist (in his name the word "ghost" is encrypted), about which the heroine can not remember anything at all.

Formally, this is a series of the last year, but in 2017 only Belgian TV viewers knew about it, where the "Clean Sheet" (in the original – Tabula Rasa) became the main hit not only of the season, but, perhaps, of a decade. No, this is not the American "Real Detective", not the German "Darkness" and not the Danish "Murder". But this is a quality atmospheric thriller, in which genre cliches are skillfully played: an old house in the forest, a figure in a hood on the edge, an incredulous detective, an overly caring husband.

Thanks to the actor’s play and the leisurely rhythm in which "today" and "three months before disappearing" alternate, it’s not so much a detective as a rebus, a game of consciousness. It is interesting not only to follow the investigation, but also to try to separate the false memories from the real ones.

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice"Trust"

The television version of the theft of John Paul Getty III – one of the fourteen grandchildren of the oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty. A film version of these events a year before the show was shot by Ridley Scott, but the film "All the Money of the World" proved to be insipid. The series "Trust", on which the director Danny Boyle worked and the writer, as well as the author of the idea, Simon Bofoy, came out in all respects more elegant: narcotic 1970s, Donald Sutherland as a soulless bag of money, young star of "Beach Rats" Harris Dickinson in role of a young life burner, which is difficult not to suspect that for the sake of his grandfathered state, he himself could organize his kidnapping.

Actually kidnapping here is only an occasion to plunge into the decorations of the corresponding epoch and create on the screen a juicy group portrait of the family, corroded by the wealth of its patriarch. Fans of disco and leftist ideas are welcome. Bonus is the resuscitation of Brendan Fraser’s career. He played here the chief of the security service, to whom the head of the Getty family instructs to understand what is happening.

"Evil genius: The real story of the most monstrous robbery of the bank in the history of America"

On August 28, 2003, a man came to the bank of the Pervilian town of Erie. On his neck looked some intricate device. "They will blow me up if you do not give me the money," the man said calmly. Cashiers gave him all the available $ 8,000 (he claimed 250,000), and the robber-hostage left the building. The police grabbed him a little later. It turned out that his name is Brian Wells, he works as a pizza delivery man, and the device on his neck is a real bomb. And in front of the police (and the audience) she explodes.

Who thought up such a robbery? Why was Wells at peace with the bank? Perhaps he was in cahoots with the intruders? The police are starting an investigation. A few weeks later, in the house near the crime scene, the body of a man is found. He was in the freezer just from the moment when Wells robbed the bank. Gradually, the story of Brian Wells leads the police to Marjorie Dil-Armstrong, a real evil genius.

Netflix has an excellent nose for documentary films, and in recent years and documentary series – "Creating a killer" is still considered one of the best. Four series of "Evil genius" for the excitement can compete with the best game series in the spring. Despite the fact that the finale is a little blurry, once again you are convinced that life delivers the most unusual stories. By the way, Wells’s story formed the basis of Ruben Fleischer’s film "To be in time in 30 minutes". But in reality everything was much more interesting.

Barry

Barry Berkman – effective, but not the most purposeful killer, working in the American outback. A former Marine, Barry calmly kills people at the behest of his uncle Fuchs, without asking any unnecessary questions. The next contract makes Barry go to Los Angeles. The head of the Chechen mafia Goran ordered a novice actor Ryan, who began to twist the woes with his wife. Barry is already ready to fulfill the order, but suddenly gets along with Ryan to the acting class, and his whole world turns upside down. With such a simple outset begins a dizzying whirlpool of murders, suspicions, romance, acting and mafia showdowns.

Depressive Barry plays a wonderful actor Bill Haider, a graduate of the program "Saturday Night Live", which finally got an interesting, multifaceted role. In addition, the series features amazing characters in the background: a faithful assistant to Goran, a sweet and obsequious Hank; an important, but long-released actor – a teacher in courses; crazy friends of friends; Police investigating a series of strange crimes; friendly boss of the Bolivian cartel. All together they form a motley canvas of mad Los Angeles, where the spectators at the company of Barry are dipped in the head.

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice"Burden"

Andy in the performance of Martin Freeman hides in a boat with his family from a zombie, until one day the need to replenish stocks does not expel them to land. Everything ends badly: Andy’s wife is dying, and he himself is infected with the virus. Now Andy has only two days to pass the one-year-old daughter Rosie to reliable hands.

The Australian thriller is based on the short film of the same name, released in 2013. But if that film took piercing, sometimes even sentimental, emotions, then the new "Burden" is much more mundane. There are no bu-effects, scenes of a zombie chase after the hero of Martin Freeman, shooting dead guys to the right and to the left. Instead of trying to frighten us with walking dead people, the creators initially set a completely different task: you are already infected – what’s next? And what will you do if you are the only chance to survive for another person?

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice"Rain"

The Danish series begins with a deadly rain, from which the main characters, Simon and Rasmus are saved. Six years of hiding in the bunker, they still get out and together with a group of survivors explore what is left of the city, in the hope of surviving. The world has changed. Someone is trying to live, forgetting about the past, someone is following this past. With each new series we learn the stories of people – so different, but by coincidence, surviving together.

The color scale of the series immediately reminds the sensational "Darkness", but in the atmosphere it is more "Walking Dead" and "28 days later", only without zombies. Creating its post-apocalyptic Copenhagen, the creators were clearly inspired by the film "Mist" and the franchise "Hunger Games." And some story stories refer to the popular video game "Last of us "and" Fallout ". Some critics remained dissatisfied with the series, saying that he was repeating the familiar stories. But if you are not yet fed up with post-apocalyptic stories, "Rain" will immediately capture your attention and will be able to keep it throughout the eight series of the first season.

10 best series of spring: Editor's Choice

"World of the Wild West"

The first season was something like "Jurassic Park", only with cyborgs instead of dinosaurs. A giant amusement park imitated the Wild West, where with cars it was possible to do everything: rape, kill and otherwise entertain. But suddenly the cyborgs realized that they were cyborgs, not people, and that everything around them was the fruit of a sick human imagination, and, of course, they rebelled.

The second season turned out to be compositionally much more complex and meaningfully turned the other way. He became less erotic, there is almost no naturalistic violence in the frame, melodramatism has practically disappeared, and the man’s unhappy love for the cyborg has remained somewhere on the periphery of the plot. Reflections on the most important religious and philosophical questions about freedom, choice, consciousness and being came to the forefront. The main motive of the season surprisingly seamlessly conveys a centuries-old theological dispute about predestination and free will. Man created a program with a certain degree of freedom. The boundaries of freedom are not clear to cyborgs, but they are not fully understood by the creators. Hence the theological problem of the approach of the end of the world. However, it is with him that the second season begins.

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