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The words of the television golden age has been repeated so often in recent years that it has already come true everywhere: television series is now produced much more than the viewer can see even having all the free time in the world. This shaft of content, contrary to fears, yet does not result in a loss of quality - indeed, in 2016 produced a lot of series, which expanded the scope of familiar formats and showed that television features - dramatic, stylistic, thematic - much wider than has been assumed until recently.
The soap opera from one of the most active (and most interesting) directors of the American independent film Joe Svanberg. In fact it is a collection of eight mini-films, united by place of action (Chicago) and by theme (the vicissitudes of love under the yoke of the present).Familiar to Svanberg sight at the universal, common to all people on the planet problems have not gone away and on the small screen. The "Easy" looks a collection of well-aimed, live vignettes about the main thing: love and sex, money, and self-realization.
HBO miniseries catches the viewer on the hook by promise to investigate the crime puzzle of the mysterious murder of a white woman, on a charge of which the police arrest son of a Pakistani taxi driver. In fact, "The Night Of," quickly turns into something more than just a convoluted detective - the grand drama of the transformation of a quiet young man in a hardened, the injured man, which becomes the backdrop for Ghastlier New York prison Rikers Island.
The creator of "American horror stories," Ryan Murphy took the genre of the judicial drama - and fits in ten series chronicling the same trial of A. Jay Simpson, about which tells the documentary "O.J .: Made in America. " But if the ESPN's five series project takes depth and context, the "American Crime Story" is already an exemplary entertainment series full of benefit performances of actors and subversive, almost kitschy drama. Simpson court Murphy version becomes the key to understanding the celebrity culture of the 1990s.
Having moved from the Internet to HBO, a web series about the eccentric, neurotic, funny and pathetic customers of New York drug dealer did not lose their main advantage - an inventive approach to the format and structure (series do not last more than 12 minutes), sharp, realistic humor and most importantly, an impressive reserve of humanity.
It would seem that the ending of the story so well known to all, that should cause a yawn - "Narco" tells the story of the hunt of US intelligence on Pablo Escobar, ending the killing of drug lord. The paradox is that in the second round of the Netflix series revealed the story of his hero's fall lifted to the level of Greek tragedy.
Forget Don Draper, Heisenberg, and the like - the most compelling anti-hero in the modern television lives in absurdist mirror of Hollywood. Once was the star of sitcoms and did not acquire peace of mind, sinking deeper into the abyss of dependencies and vanity. Yes, this character - a cartoon horse.
Most of the tv soaps with each new season in varying degrees, deflates and becomes uninteresting. "The Americans", by contrast, only become deeper and multi-layered. Drama about the Russian spies who pretending simple inhabitants of Washington. It began with a rather vulgar, excessive detective stamps - but turned into a comprehensive, simultaneously cruel and sensual painting about how private history, the fate of the individual is inseparable from great story.
Left without a support in the form of new novels by George Martin, "Game of Thrones," only gained a new breath: show's world continues to grind into dust all the new heroes, battle scenes scope and level of performances already surpasses any Hollywood's production. The plot is rapidly accelerated in the direction of the epic finale . The only reason for frustration is that this ending is too close - but as they say, we were warned.
Jill Soloway series of prosperous Jewish family in Los Angeles, whose head suddenly decided to change his sex, remains one of the most inventive projects in modern television. And not only with respect to plot ("Transparent" - that anything but not the glory of transsexuality agitation), but to direction's poetry, maturity of style which are not inferior to the best examples of the festival films.
One of two television masterpieces of the year devoted to the trial of the former star of american football O. Jay Simpson, could easily end up in our ranking of the best films th 2016. At least, at the festival "Sundance" all 5 series Ezra Edelman's documentary epic showing Simpson as a typical brainchild of the notorious American Dream, shown entirely - and this is so voraciously, in one gulp, "Made in America" is easier to swallow.
It seems to the fifth season of Lena Dunham's film, all viewers turned away excluding faithful fans - but for nought. Released in the spring a dozen new series brought "Girls" to a new level: it is not a picture about dreams and delusions coterie Williamsburg residents, but a full-fledged comedy public humiliation, figurants in which, has never been so easy to get to know themselves.