A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Political satire centers on reforming government corruption in Ukraine.
Positive Role Models
Career politicians are corrupt, and Vasiliy Petrovich Goloborodko challenges this. He also believes in education, history, and serving the common person.
The Ukrainian series features a Ukranian cast with occasional appearances and archive footage of people from other countries.
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Violence & Scariness
Arguing, yelling, and occasional pushing and shoving.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Crude references like "d--k" and "spreading my legs." There's also subtle references to "getting" women. Folks are shown in their underwear or sitting on the toilet.
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Words like "dumbass," "hell," "ass," "damn," and "bastards" are audible. Stronger Russian curses ("s--t" and "f--k") are bleeped out, and "f--k" is only partially spelled out in English subtitles. The use of these words is only frequent in some episodes.
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Products & Purchases
High-end brands like Vacheron Constantines, Hublot, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes are occasionally discussed. Mercedes-Benz are also visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking is frequently visible during meals and other events. Smoking is sometimes shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Servant of the People (2015-2019) is a Ukranian political satire (offered in Russian with English subtitles) starring comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy before he became president of Ukraine. There's some cursing (Russian versions are bleeped, but some are spelled out in English), crude sexual references, as well as drinking, smoking, and arguing. Occasionally high-end brands like Versace, Luis Vuitton, Hermes, and others are featured.
Is It Any Good?
The humorous, prophetic series (which is in Russian with English subtitles) is a smart political satire that delivers on laughs and strong social commentary. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was elected president of Ukraine in April 2019 after he founded a political party named after the TV series, offers an outstanding performance that feels genuine and honest. Meanwhile, despite being centered on Ukrainian politics, both the comedy and its messages can be universally understood. But while Servant of the People is an entertaining show, because it takes place only a few years prior to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, it may be hard to settle into, especially since it shows the city of Kiev, and its people, before the violence and destruction. If you can get past this, it's certainly a TV series worth tuning into.
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