TV series about the poor

List of the best series about the poor, selected by visitors to our site: Elite, La Révolution, Carnival Row, Dororo, Weird City, The Chi, Les Misérables, My Brilliant Friend, GLOW, The Ancient Magus' Bride.

In the top there are new series of 2020, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Elite (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersPoor, Rich, Pupils, Teenagers, Losers
PlotLove, Supernatural
StyleNetflix, Worth watching, Fascinating

    When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.

    La Révolution (2020)
    CharactersDoctors, Kings, Rich, Poor, Killers, Vampire
    PlotUprising, Voodoo, Viruses, Politics
    StyleBased on real events, Netflix, Action, Spectacular

      1787, France. While investigating a series of mysterious murders, Joseph Guillotin - the future inventor of the world famous ‘Guillotine’ - uncovers an unknown virus: the Blue Blood. The disease quickly spreads amongst the French aristocracy, driving them to murder ordinary people and soon leads to a rebellion.

      Carnival Row (2019)
      Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
      Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
      CharactersDetectives, Poor, Witches, Monsters, Terrorists
      PlotMagic, Love, Mystery, Investigation, Love triangle
      PlaceForest, England

        In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and must find the real killer to clear his name.

        Dororo (2019)
        Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.4)
        Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
        CharactersDemons, Poor
        PlotRevenge, Adventures, Supernatural, War
        StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

          A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones with which the wronged son will use to hunt down the multitude of demons to reclaim his body one piece at a time, before confronting his father. On his journeys the young hero encounters an orphan who claims to be the greatest thief in Japan.

          Weird City (2019)
          Mark7.6 (imdb: 6)
          Genrefantastic, comedy
          StyleDystopian, Fascinating

            Set in the not-too-distant future, this comedy anthology explores the issues of everyday life in the metropolis of Weird — stories that can only be told through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.

            The Chi (2018)
            Markimdb: 7.4

              A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story following a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. The story centers on Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side.

              Les Misérables (2018)
              Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
              Genremelodrama, drama, history
              CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
              PlotDepression, Love, Uprising
              Time19th century
              StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, By books, Touching

                France, 1815. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Ruthless Inspector Javert pursues him thorough years, driven by a twisted sense of justice, while Valjean reforms himself, thrives and dedicates his life to good deeds. In 1832, while the revolution ravages the streets of Paris, Valjean and Javert cross their paths for the last time.

                My Brilliant Friend (2018)
                Mark3.8 (imdb: 8.6)
                Genremelodrama, drama, family
                CountryItaly, USA
                CharactersPoor, Childrens, Friends, Family
                StyleTouching, Spectacular

                  When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.

                  GLOW (2017)
                  Markimdb: 8
                  Genrecomedy, drama, sport
                  CharactersActors, Poor
                  PlotTreason, Survival

                    In 1980s LA, a crew of misfits reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

                    The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
                    Markimdb: 7.8
                    Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon
                    CharactersDemons, Dragons, Poor
                    PlotMagic, Love, Supernatural
                    StyleFascinating, Spectacular

                      Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money – not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife.

                      3% (2016)
                      Mark1 (imdb: 7.4)
                      Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
                      CharactersPoor, Losers, Rich, Teenagers
                      PlotUprising, Survival, Technology, Relationship, Fate, Power

                        In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

                        Poldark (2015)
                        Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.3)
                        Genremelodrama, drama, history
                        CountryUnited Kingdom
                        PlotRelationship, Love triangle

                          Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

                          Off the Map (2011)
                          Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
                          Genreaction, drama, adventure
                          CharactersSurgeons, Poor, Nurses
                          PlaceHospitals, Small towns

                            La Ciudad de las Estrellas, a tiny town in the South American jungle, is home to an understaffed, understocked medical clinic where three idealistic doctors come looking for change.

                            Treme (2010)
                            Markimdb: 8.2
                            Genredrama, short, music
                            CharactersLawyers, Poor, Musicians, Friends, Cooks
                            StyleTouching, To cry

                              Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and other New Orleanians struggle to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture.

                              Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
                              Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
                              CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                              CharactersAngels, Poor
                              PlaceEngland, Village

                                The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

                                Little Dorrit (2008)
                                Mark6.6 (imdb: 8.2)
                                Genremelodrama, drama, detective
                                CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                                CharactersPoor, Widows
                                PlotDeath, Mystery
                                StyleShort, Atmospheric, Fascinating

                                  Amy Dorrit spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her employer's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

                                  Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
                                  Mark7.4 (imdb: 8.1)
                                  CountryUnited Kingdom
                                  CharactersFriends, Losers, Poor
                                  PlaceEngland, Village, Small towns
                                  StyleTo cry

                                    Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a vanished corner of rural England and a heart-warming drama series teeming with wit, wisdom and romance.

                                    Bleak House (2005)
                                    Mark7.6 (imdb: 8.3)
                                    CountryUSA, United Kingdom
                                    CharactersLawyers, Poor
                                    PlotIntrigue, Mystery, Investigation

                                      Bleak House is a fifteen-part BBC television drama serial adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House, which was originally published in 1852–53. Produced with an all-star cast, the serial was shown on BBC One from October to December 2005, and drew much critical and popular praise. It has been reported that the total cost of the production was in the region of £8 million.

                                      Carnivàle (2003)
                                      Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.4)
                                      Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
                                      CharactersPoor, Priests
                                      PlotMagic, Supernatural, Superpowers, Mystery
                                      StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

                                        Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle between free will and destiny; the storyline mixes Christian theology with gnosticism and Masonic lore, particularly that of the Knights Templar.

                                        House Arrest (1996)
                                        Mark9.6 (imdb: 8)
                                        CharactersRich, Poor
                                        PlotPolitics, Money

                                          High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their problems. Their school friends also decide to do the same with their parents to solve their respective problems