Remember when I blogged the other day that I was almost finished with the Russian TV series Admiral? Well, after watching two episodes last night, I am now finished with it.
The ending was as devastating as I expected and I’m not ashamed to say I may have shed some tears. To say I loved this series would be an understatement. I really enjoyed it and even though I didn’t understand one hundred percent of the Russian, I’m glad I watched it. (It’s hard to understand a foreign language during battle scenes, when everyone is shouting and things are exploding.)
The question now is: what next? I need a new Russian series to watch. Anyone have any suggestions? The only caveat is it must be originally in Russian—I don’t want anything dubbed into Russian. I’m considering the following:
- Смерш [Smersh] – about spies in World War II. The title comes from a famous Soviet acronym meaning “death to spies.”
- Конь белый [Kon beliy] – this means “White Horse” and this series is also about the end of Imperial Russia and the Civil War. It was filmed in 1993 though, so it’s a bit older than what I just watched.
- Гибель империи [Gibel imperii] – literally, this means “death of the empire.” Pretty self-explanatory, I guess.
At this moment, I’m leaning towards the first one I listed because a person can only handle so much Russian Civil War at once, right? But if you have any suggestions, I would be glad to hear them.
Oh, and just to let you know: I am eagerly anticipating Родина [Rodina], which comes out in 2015. Rodina means homeland and it is a Russian show based on the Israeli show that gave birth to the American series Homeland. Except it will be so much more amazing than the American version because the main character is a former GRU sniper. If you don’t fully recognize the amazingness right there—well, I’ll have to write an entire blog post to explain. 🙂