The new adaptation of Joseph Heller's anti-war satire at the start noticeably stalled. Instead of captions, viewers are greeted by editing from portraits of almost all the protagonists of the series - by that time, even cadets were on drill. The inscriptions quickly tell us that before us is Yo-Yo, Klevinger, Dunber, Little Sampson, MacWott, Major Major and so on - it is hardly possible to think of a more ineffective approach to the adaptation of prose.
Category: TV series
On April 24, the sixth season of the game “Game of Thrones” started, which means that the next few months, the audience’s attention will be focused on the most popular fantasy saga of our time. Despite universal love, in the “Game of Thrones” there are many shortcomings that we are accustomed to not notice. But for the sake of objectivity and a balance of power on the Internet, journalist Ilya Inozemtsev lists these things.
In July, Netflix released another hit - the new mini-series "Very Strange Things." The success of the television show is due to the lovingly recreated atmosphere of 80s fantasy and references to the early Spielberg, adaptations of Stephen King and other examples of the genre. What does the story of schoolchildren, a monster from a parallel dimension and a girl — the product of government experiments — consist of?
On the night of Sunday to Monday, the BBC One and Channel One will show the third, final series of the fourth season of Sherlock, the most popular British series that made Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman world-class stars. The first two episodes earned polar assessments: while some admired, others wrote on social networks that “Sherlock” is no longer the same.
Taboo Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott teamed up to make a series about old England. In the story, James Delaney returns after ten years of wandering to avenge the East India Company for his father. Although why talk about the plot, when all the details of a good historical series are evident: production of the BBC, the pantheon of British actors, and, again, Tom Hardy.
What will replace the “Game of Thrones”, why the recent Sherlock drain did not quarrel with Channel One and the BBC, who is ready to pay for content on Runet and how not to miscalculate, choosing the western series to be shown in Russia - CEO of Amedia TV and streaming service " Amediateka "Denis Gorshkov explains Life around the device of an online rental.
Text: Andrey Piskov For several years, Russian television has experienced an unprecedented rise. There are more and more high-quality TV shows and television films on the air, and film directors and screenwriters, repeating the Western model of development, are increasingly leaving for television for creative expression. April 2017 was particularly successful in this regard.
“The End of The *** ing World” (English The End of The *** ing World) - a series about a psychopathic schoolboy and his gloomy classmate produced by British Channel 4, based on the comic book by Charles Forsman of the same name. Having reached Netflix, "End *** of the World" attracted attention - in mid-January, the series boasted a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Text: Gregory the Prophets On August 31, the series “Supermen” about the royal family of the race of the same name living inside the multiverse Marvel will be released. The first two series will be shown in IMAX cinemas, and then the series will be transferred to a more familiar, television format. So Marvel begins a new stage of large-scale expansion on television: until the end of 2017, four TV series created on the basis of cult comics will be released on the screens: "Supermen", "Gifted", "Punisher" and "Runaways".
At the end of January on the HBO channel the series “Mosaic” by Stephen Soderberg was released (in Russia it is officially shown by Amediateka). Back in November, iPhone owners could download an interactive version of the series in the form of a mobile application, where the course of the investigation was set by the user himself - he was asked to choose how the plot would be told.
Last week, Netflix premiered the third, final, season of Love, created by Judd Apatow, Paul Rast, and Leslie Arfin. The author of Life around Nikita Lavretsky is sure that the rum about the whole truth of modern romance took advantage of truly unconventional ideas, and lists which ones.
On October 15, the first episode of Camping was released - the new series by Lena Dunham, her first work after the Girls ended in 2017. Camping is a remake of the 2016 British series of the same name, which was made by comedian Julia Davis, author of the TV series Handerby and Good Night. So far, the American version has released two series, but it is already clear that it most likely failed.
On September 21, Netflix released the series Maniac, a black comedy in retro-futuristic style with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. This is an adaptation of the Norwegian show of the same name, made by the screenwriter of the American version of The Bridge Patrick Somerville and the director of the first season of True Detective Carey Fukunaga.
On "BBC" ended the show of the series "Little Drummer" - a spy drama about the agent "Mossad", who falls in love with the girl he recruited. All six episodes were directed by Oldboy director Pak Chan-uk. At the request of Life around, Nikita Lavretsky tells why the espionage part of this story was a success, but the love part is not really.
On November 11, Showtime Channel completed the screening of the series "Just kidding." This is a comedy drama by screenwriter Drag Holstein with Jim Carrey in the title role of a television comedian experiencing a personal tragedy. This is largely an autobiographical role - the ex-girlfriend of Kerry Katriona White died of an overdose in 2015.
On October 26, Netflix released the first part of the first season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This is a television adaptation of the comic book of the same name, made by its own author Roberto Aguirre Sakasa. Unlike the old ABC sitcom Sabrina is a little witch, this series is made without discounts on the age of the potential audience.
On November 10, Netflix released the series Kominsky Method. In all respects - a big hit: the creator of the series - Chuck Lorry, a veteran of American television, the author of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Grace on Fire, Rosanna; starring three Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.
On November 23, Amazon posted the latest episode of the Romanov mini-series. The creator of the series and the director of all eight episodes is the show runner of the Mad Men ending in 2015, Matthew Weiner. The Romanovs are an almanac with several cross-cutting characters, that is, in each series the cast, plot and scene are different.
On January 13, HBO released the first two episodes of the third season of True Detective. The series-anthology of Nick Pizzolatto started off successfully in 2014 (the rumpled Woody Harrelson, smoking McConaughey, “time is a flat circle”, well, you remember), not very successfully continued in 2015 (despite the casting of Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Rachel Macadams), and then disappeared for three years.
On February 1, Netflix released the first season of the series "Matryoshka Lives". This is an eight-part comedy (and a bit of drama) about the girl Nadia performed by Natasha Lionny from another series of the Orange - Hit of the Season service, which goes on its birthday, dies and falls on the groundhog day. Life around columnist Nikita Lavretsky thinks it's best to prefer a 1974 French film to this series.
On February 13, Kinopoisk released the first series of Miracle Workers, the new TBS television sitcom authored by writer and creator of the series Man Looking for a Woman, Simon Rich. Steve Buscemi, in the role of a capricious God, wants to destroy the Earth that has bothered him, and clerks from the celestial office of Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan are trying to prevent him from doing this.