Good Russian TV Shows?
Hi! I was wondering if any one knew of some good Russian TV shows/ movies. I'm trying to improve my listening skills so I thought this would help : ) thanks!
Thanks for the link, I think we're meaning something different by ratings though. I mean do they have ratings like Universal, Parental Guidance, 18+ kind of thing. Or does that site have that and I'm just looking in the wrong place?
EDIT: I think I found it. Is that what возраст is?
I am spoiled enough to have envisioned this development; I just hoped you weren't ;)
Look at the line that says "возраст" (age). I don't know what references they use to assign these but, I think, these are approximately right. Probably, not everything with 0+ is really toddler-safe; but it is precise enough for your purposes, right?
Generally, I think, most popular Soviet-era films will not include anything really indecent. However, I do not think they treated full frontal smoking and drinking as serious business back then (especially if the character is of a kind quite likely to be a smoker), so if you try to avoid this, better check with someone who watched the film before.
Sorry... I did watch it but it was more than a decade ago, so my memory might be blurry. I cannot remember anything shocking there. You are correct assuming that scenes of war might have affected the rating. Or maybe it is quite imprecise, trying to stay on the safe side. I think a 12-year-old can watch it though there is no guarantee the kid won't find it long and boring (also, it is in Russian with snippets or French).
Theron126 -- I haven't seen the whole film (or film series, depending on how you view it) of Война и Мир. However, it strikes me that the rating would be for war violence -- of the parts I've seen, there was nothing that I'd mind my kids (ages 3.5 and 5) seeing if they walked in the room. I doubt they would find such a long film entertaining (though my daughter, age 5, would love the ballroom scenes), but there's nothing objectionable from what I saw.
I watch the Zavolokins' show "Играй, гармонь!" on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkpPl0jbW7ybRT_gdueuAkg/videos