TV series about the poor

TV series about the poor
List of the best series about the poor, selected by visitors to our site: SMILF, Shameless, My Brilliant Friend, GLOW, Treme, The Chi, Snowpiercer, Off the Map, Carnival Row, On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Genre
Country
SMILF (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

A raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

Shameless (2011)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.

My Brilliant Friend (2018)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:02

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
CountryUSA
Duration02:53

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

Treme (2010)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreshort, music
CountryUSA

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.

The Chi (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

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.

Snowpiercer (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe as class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.

Off the Map (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

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.

Carnival Row (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

In the early 1990s, a recently widowed, impoverished Orlando water park employee schemes and cons her way up the ranks of the multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme which ruined her financially in the first place.

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Weird City (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

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.

Bleak House (2005)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration08:30

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.

The Ancient Magus' Bride (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:16

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.

Les Misérables (2018)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59

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.

Dororo (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:00

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.

3% (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryBrazil
Duration02:14

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.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration04:00

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

Little Dorrit (2008)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30

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.

Carnivàle (2003)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

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.

Elite (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration02:33

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.

Poldark (2015)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44

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.

The English Game (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom

Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.

Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:52

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.

La Révolution (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance

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.

House Arrest (1996)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

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

The Plague (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:34

Plague decimates late 16th century Seville, a crowded city where many have arrived to embark for the New World to seek their fortune.

The 100 (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:00

Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the repressive regime picks 100 expendable juvenile delinquents to send down to Earth to see if the planet is still habitable.

The Irregulars (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

In Victorian London, a gang of troubled street teens are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it'll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save not only London but the entire world.

Vikings (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration00:45

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA

The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.




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