Best new Russian TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)



Russia has an impressive art house industry, but not as much is known of their national television. Here is what we know about Russian tv series.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Russian TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Dmitri Ivanov & Oleg Malovichko Russian Federation's best creators?

Cinephiles know that Russia is a force to be reckoned with: Russian directors since long have been responsable for astonishing contributions to the world of cinema. In the world of television, there are some gems to be discoverd too. Below, our pick of the best Russian TV series.


Russian Federation country statistics

Russian Federation2017
Country popularity
83%
Country ranking#11
Familiar facesMark Bogatyrev, Elena Podkaminskaya, Irina Rakhmanova
Trending showsKak ya stal russkim, Metod
Amount of country shows per year from 2010 to 2017

15 Russian TV series scheduled for release this year.

For some reason the amount of shows reported to websites like IMDB's has gone down significantly. Not sure what is going on there.

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

Zona (15-1-2017 )

Very little is known about this Russian project with appears to be some kind of post-apocalyptic sci-fi show, but the photo's and art work are stunning. We can't wait to find out more.

Photo of Zona
CreatorAlex Andreev
Themesmystery, science fiction,
CountryBulgaria Russian Federation

Best Russian TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017

Best Russian TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Vanga (Since 18-9-2013 , Season: 1)
  2. A documentary series about the Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hoRbwvBs3E

    CreatorSergei Borchukov
    StarringNatalia Nikolaeva, Irina Rakhmanova & Elena Yakovleva
    Themesspirituality, women, biographical, drama,
    Keywordsaccurate, addicting, awe-inspiring, clever, dazzling, fascinating,
    CountryRussian Federation
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Kukhnya (Since 22-10-2012 , Season: 5 - STS)
  4. A comedy series about the kitchen in the restaurant 'Claude Monet' in Moscow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_HMF3Zis7o

    CreatorDmitriy Dyachenko
    StarringMark Bogatyrev, Elena Podkaminskaya & Elena Chernyavskaya
    Similar tv showsOdnoy levoy
    Themesambitions, working-class struggle, comedy,
    Keywordsabsurd, funny,
    CountryRussian Federation
    Rating
    85%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Fizruk (Since 7-4-2014 , Season: 3)
  6. A security director is fired and gets a job as a high school sports teacher. He is willing to do everything to get his old job back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB8jToNjkDc

    CreatorSergey Sentsov & Fyodor Stukov
    StarringDmitriy Nagiev, Dasha Rusakova & Anastasiya Panina
    Similar tv showsOdnoy levoy
    Themesambitions, love, pride, comedy,
    Keywordsadorable, fun,
    CountryRussian Federation
    Rating
    75%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Interny (Since 29-4-2010 , Season: 4)
  8. A comedy series about vour interns working in a hospital.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB8jToNjkDc

    Creator
    StarringDaya Smirnova, Oksana Sidorenko & Natalya Dvoretskaya
    Similar tv showsFizruk
    Themescompetition, education, friendship, comedy,
    Keywordsabsurd, funny,
    CountryRussian Federation
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Recent 2016 shows

Good Russian TV series that did not make the decade list

Kak ya stal russkim (Since 2-11-2015 , Season: 1 - Telekanal STS)

The series take place in contemporary Moscow. An American journalist is sent to Russia by his employer on a long-term assignment.


CreatorVasiliy Kutsenko & Sangadzhi Tarbaev
StarringMateusz Damiecki, Svetlana Ivanova & Vitaliy Khaev
Similar tv showsKukhnya
Themesbetrayal, character, espionage, comedy,
Keywordsabsurd, amusing, clever,
CountryRussian Federation
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Metod (Since 1-10-2015 , Season: 1 - Channel One Russia)

A detective leads a dubbel life as a vigilante, hunting down criminals who've slipped to the cracks.


CreatorDmitri Ivanov & Oleg Malovichko
StarringPaulina Andreeva, Konstantin Khabenskiy & Aleksandr Kondratenko
Similar tv showsNyukhach
Themescareer, darkness, good versus evil, crime, drama, thriller,
Keywordsaction-packed, dramatic, dynamic, thrilling,
CountryRussian Federation
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix