TV series about the poor

TV series about the poor
List of the best series about the poor, selected by visitors to our site: Les Misérables, Poor people, The Chi, Poor Nastya, Shameless, My Brilliant Friend, Pride and Prejudice, The Thorn Birds, Unprincipled, Carnival Row.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59
CharactersThe thieves, Poor
PlotLove, Revolution, Depression, 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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:11
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleEasy, Fascinating

The story of an intelligent loser who lives in a communal apartment in St. Petersburg works as a “literary Negro” by Olga Buzova and writes an autobiography on her behalf.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersSingle mothers, Poor
PlotGrowing up

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia, USA
Duration00:43
PlotLove

Poor Nastya is a Russian telenovela originally aired from 31 October 2003 to 30 April 2004 on the STS. Based on the imperial setting of the 19th century, the series reached international success and was shown in Ukraine, China, Israel, Serbia, Georgia, Greece, Bulgaria and more than twenty countries worldwide. With the budget of $11,8million, it is the most expensive Russian television project of all time. The sequel was planned, but had not been made yet.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Teenagers, Gays, Scammers, The thieves
PlotMoney
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Fancy, Uplifting

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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Friends, Poor
PlaceSea, USA
StyleSpectacular, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration05:00
PlotLove
StylePopular

Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration08:07

The story based on a novel by Colleen McCullough focuses on three generations of the Cleary family living on a sheep station in the Australian outback.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersRich, Couriers
PlotLove, Treason, Relationship
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating

Collection of satirical sketches, telling about the decent inhabitants of the Patriarchal Ponds and their obscene stories. The series includes touching, outrageous and full of love intimate stories that are not accepted to speak out loud.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersWitches, Fairies, Monsters, Terrorists, Detectives
PlotLove, Investigation, Magic, Mystery, Love triangle
PlaceEngland, Forest
TimeFuture
StyleDark

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:08
CharactersFamily, Strong women
PlaceRussia

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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersArchitects
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:59

Jane Eyre is a 1983 British television serial adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Julian Amyes. The serial stars Zelah Clarke as the title character, and Timothy Dalton as Edward Rochester. Deene Park, located near Corby, Northamptonshire was used as the setting of Rochester's Thornfield Hall.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration06:00
PlotIntrigue
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

Scarlett is a 1994 six hour miniseries loosely based on the sequel to Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone with the Wind, written by Alexandra Ripley. The series was filmed at 53 locations in the United States and abroad, and stars Joanne Whalley as Scarlett O'Hara, Timothy Dalton as Rhett Butler, and Sean Bean as Lord Richard Fenton as well as many other notable British and American actors.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryArgentina
Duration00:42
CharactersOrphans
PlotLove, Intrigue
StyleEasy, To cry

Muñeca Brava is an award-winning Argentine telenovela, produced by Telefe in 1998 - 1999. The television series was broadcast in more than 80 countries over the world, enjoying high ratings. The show was written by Enrique Oscar Torres and directed by Hernán Abrahamnsohn, Gaita Aragona and Víctor Stella First episode was aired in Argentina on 10 October 1998 on channel Telefe The play was filmed mainly in Argentina. Some of the episodes were filmed in Italy and Spain. The programme is known for launching the international career of Natalia Oreiro.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom, West Germany
Duration03:19
CharactersFarmers

When Anne Shirley arrives at the Cuthbert’s Farm on Prince Edward Island, she is a precocious, romantic child, desperate to be loved, and highly sensitive about her red hair and homely looks. Anne moves from one mishap to another as her wild imagination and far-fetched antics combine to constantly bring trouble upon her shoulders.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryBrazil

Escrava Isaura is a 1976 Brazilian telenovela it tells the story of the struggles of Isaura, a white-skinned black slave, to find happiness during the Brazilian Empire.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, short, music
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Friends, Cooks, Musicians, Poor
PlotDeath
StyleTo cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich, Poor
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceTrains
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Dystopian

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersSingle mothers, Parents, Actors, Poor
PlotLove, Basketball
PlaceUSA
StyleLovely

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersPriests, Poor
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Magic, 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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Surgeons, Poor
PlotMedicine
PlaceVillage, Hospitals, Small towns
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration04:00
CharactersAngels, Poor
PlotDeception
PlaceVillage, England

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

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration08:30
CharactersLawyers, Orphans, Poor
PlotInvestigation, Inheritance, Mystery, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:53
CharactersActors, Poor
PlotTreason, Survival
StyleFascinating

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersWidows, Businessmen, Single mothers, Neighbors, Poor
PlotInvestigation, Money, Deception
StyleWomen in the lead roles

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30
CharactersWidows, Poor
PlotDeath, Mystery
PlaceEngland
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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPoor
PlotSoccer
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleBased on real events

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

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersPoor
PlotTechnology
TimeFuture
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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFriends, Architects
PlotLove, Life, Dates, Parties
StylePopular, Romantic, Easy, Lovely, Unexpected ending

How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led to his meeting their mother.





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