20 Ukrainian series in the genre of melodrama

Ukrainian viewers almost never go to cinemas – on average, every Ukrainian buys a movie ticket less than once a year, but they like to watch and, most importantly, shoot television shows there. Our selection of TV series presents the best Ukrainian melodramas of recent years, which are watched in one breath thanks to interesting emotional stories and attractive actresses and actors.

No matter what (2021)

Olya, Lena and Zhenya are three friends who were lucky to be born into the families of prominent Soviet scientists . The fate of the girls is predetermined, because a happy and prosperous future awaits them, but fatal historical events make unexpected adjustments. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, scientific research is losing relevance and significance, and friends have to survive in harsh realities.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Actors:
Alena Kolomina, Evgenia Osipova, Inna Kolyada …

Country:
Ukraine

Age restrictions:
12+


Life and Driving Lessons (2021)

A new Ukrainian series in the genre of melodrama will tell the story of the former racing driver Anna Lyubich. The main character leaves the sport and decides to teach women how to drive. Anna is torn between her own school and family problems – in her care is an elderly father and a completely unruly brother. The personal life of an instructor is far from ideal, because behind the daily worries, love is in last place.

Actors:
Anastasia Ivanova, Alexander Konstantinov, Vadim Andreev …

Country:
Ukraine

Age restrictions:
12+


Unforgotten (2020)

A successful entrepreneur, widower Mikhail brings his young wife into the house, which is absolutely not happy with his daughter Dana. A struggle for the attention of the head of the family begins between the stepmother and stepdaughter, but then trouble knocks on the door. Mikhail is accused of financial fraud , sent to prison , and Dana and Larisa have a difficult path of reconciliation. Years later, women will face a new confrontation when their sympathies converge on one chosen one.

Actors:
Irina Tarannik, Mila Sivatskaya, Maria Markhai…

Country:
Ukraine

Age restrictions:
12+


Don’t Talk to Me About Love (2020)

The list of the best serial melodramas of Ukraine continues with a new movie about the vicissitudes of fate. Olga Belova quietly works in a notary’s office in a small town. A beautiful lawyer is engaged to a talented doctor , and the groom is crazy about the bride. Everything changes when Olya comes into conflict with a relative of a local businessman, risking losing everything that is dear to her in a tough fight without rules.

Actors:
Ekaterina Varchenko, Alexander Rudko, Andrey Isaenko …

Country:
Ukraine

Age restrictions:
12+


By Your Side (2019)

The action of the Ukrainian melodrama with an exciting plot revolves around a woman from Kiev – a neurosurgeon from a modern prestigious clinic. By chance, Anastasia becomes a witness to a contract killing . A real hunt has been declared for the doctor, and help comes from an unexpected quarter. The son of a crime boss invites Nastya to marry him so that she gains protection and immunity. In this story, two completely different worlds intertwine. Will the fictitious wife understand that behind the sullen appearance of her husband lies a kind soul?

Actors:
Dana Abyzova, Dmitry Ratomsky, Sergey Kalantay …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5

Age restrictions:
12+


By Right of Love (2019)

In the center of the plot of the Ukrainian serial melodrama is the story of two best friends who are in love with the same girl. Anna chooses Peter and marries him, but Nikolai’s relationship with his friend does not worsen. The guy makes the decision of his beloved and sincerely wishes happiness to the newlyweds. When Peter tragically dies at work, Nikolai supports Anna, who is left a widow with a child. Gradually, a feeling arises between old acquaintances, but fate presents a new test. Peter is alive, although he does not remember his past at all.

Actors:
Anastasia Ivanova, Vadim Golovko, Alexander Rudko …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Trial (2019)

The sentimental series is worth watching for fans of emotional dramas that touch to tears. Lyuba is in love with Yura, and is ready to sacrifice herself for the sake of her chosen one. A student quits her studies at the institute so that the groom has the opportunity to get an education in peace. On the day of the final exams, Yura proposes to Luba, but something unexpected happens. The guy accidentally hits the man, and the bride takes the blame. However, self-sacrifice leads to deplorable and unexpected results.

Actors:
Dana Abyzova, Anton Denisenko, Pavel Popov, Nikolai Boklan …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1

Age restrictions:
12+


Fortress (2018 – 2019)

The Ukrainian series about love will take viewers to the middle of the 19th century, when the nobles controlled the fate of their servants. The landowner’s wife Anna Lvovna decides to bring up the serf Katerina in the best traditions of high society. The ward is called Kitty, taught manners and educated, but she remains the property of the owners. The meeting with officer Alexei awakens a feeling in Katerina, but the girl is afraid to admit her low origin. It is getting more and more difficult to hide the secret, because Anna Lvovna’s son comes home on a visit, intending to achieve Kitty’s favor by any means.

Actors:
Katerina Kovalchuk, Mikhail Gavrilov, Alexei Yarovenko, Stanislav Boklan, Olga Sumskaya …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.3


Souvenir from Odessa (2018)

A series in the genre of melodrama and detective story, where such characters as Grigory Kotovsky and Mishka Yaponchik will appear before the audience. In the mid-70s of the last century, the Ukrainian south was stirred up by a daring crime. A famous violinist has been robbed of a golden amulet that brings good luck only to its rightful owner. Finding the jewelry is not difficult, because behind the bauble there is a trail of mysterious deaths – stealing the amulet opens Pandora’s box. And in Odessa there are people who held a talisman in their hands in other, pre-revolutionary times.

Actors:
Alexander Sokolovsky, Olga Vinichenko, Stanislav Boklan, Larisa Udovichenko …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1

Age restrictions:
12+


Captain (2017)

A mini-series in the genre of melodrama produced in Ukraine will delight you with picturesque sea views and sharp plot twists. Little Sasha’s parents die in a car accident, and her close relatives take custody of the orphan. Uncle Nikolai and his wife bring their niece to the village , hoping to receive a rich inheritance after Alexandra comes of age. The relatives’ plans are ruined due to the large debts of the dead, and Sasha is forced to marry an unloved guy in order to escape from unbearable conditions.

Actors:
Anna Mikhailovskaya, Alexander Ratnikov, Anna Shepeleva …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9

Age restrictions:
12+


Nothing Happens Twice (2017 – 2020)

A highly rated Ukrainian TV series will tell a gripping story of love, betrayal and crime. Newlyweds Dima and Katya arrive in a border town, where a beautiful wife falls in love with the courageous political officer Ognev, despite her marital status. A peaceful life is interrupted by a monstrous explosion, and the paths of the heroes diverge. Years later, Ognev meets Masha, like two drops of water similar to Katya, and decides not to miss his happiness anymore.

Actors:
Ekaterina Tyshkevich, Maxim Drozd, Anton Batyrev, Nadezhda Granovskaya …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3


Threads of Destiny (2016)

A popular Ukrainian mini-series in the melodrama genre is a fascinating story of sisters Olya and Katya. The girls’ mother dies in childbirth, and soon the father leaves this world. Katya is taken in by her rich grandfather, while the younger Olya becomes the victim of a kidnapping . Girls are brought up in different conditions, not communicating with each other. But one day the threads of fate are woven into a tangled ball – two sisters fall in love with one man.

Actors:
Mila Sivatskaya, Evgenia Rozanova, Denis Vasiliev …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Forget and Remember (2016)

Beauty Natasha dreams of leaving the small town forever. A girl’s wish comes true thanks to her acquaintance with the oligarch. Businessman Leonid Mazov draws attention to an attractive provincial woman – and relations begin to develop rapidly. The entrepreneur offers Natalya a hand and a heart, and after the wedding, the young wife moves to a luxurious mansion. One day, a girl finds in the house the diary of her predecessor, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Actors:
Alexander Kobzar, Anna Vasilyeva, Anton Sokolov …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3


Mistress (2016)

The heroine of a multi-part Ukrainian series about love lives in a small mining town and raises a small child herself. When the owner of the main local enterprise dies, the businessman’s widow receives the rights to all property and builds a new order. The woman pays special attention to the beautiful Natasha Suvorova, who won the hearts of the Mistress’s sons.

Actors:
Ekaterina Varchenko, Elena Stefanskaya, Sergei Radchenko, Vladimir Goryansky, Stanislav Boklan, Yuri Gorbunov …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6

Age restrictions:
12+


For love, I can do anything (2015 – 2016)

Student Masha is forced to quit her studies and take on any job to help her seriously ill father. Money is sorely lacking, so the selfless daughter decides to become a surrogate mother. A wealthy couple is ready to cover the cost of treatment if Masha carries and gives birth to a baby. The pregnant woman carefully hides her position from others, but the real test awaits the poor girl ahead.

Actors:
Kristina Kazinskaya, Kirill Dytsevich, Dmitry Pchela …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Recognize Me If You Can (2014)

An action-packed multi-part film about love, shot by Ukrainian filmmakers, will be appreciated by fans of exciting detective stories. Ilya returns to his hometown from the army to relatives and his beloved girl Alice. The couple begins preparations for the wedding, but on the eve of the celebration, the young man ends up in prison on a false charge. Behind bars, Ilya finds an influential patron, and after 8 years he is released to take revenge on the traitors for treason.

Actors:
Evgenia Loza, Ivan Stebunov, Yuri Stoyanov, Sergey Zhigunov …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5

Age restrictions:
12+


Mongrel Lyalya (2014)

The red-haired orphan girl was brought up in a gypsy camp from childhood , and now it’s time to repay the “parents” for their care. The old people want to marry Lyalya to the son of a baron in order to ensure a comfortable life for themselves. The girl refuses to link fate with the despotic Ramir, so she decides to rob a wealthy family. However, Lyalya is caught red-handed by the son of the owners of the house and offers the unlucky thief a fictitious marriage. Young people do not even suspect what the deception of loved ones will turn into.

Actors:
Alexander Popov, Ada Rogovtseva, Konstantin Danilyuk …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Late Remorse (2013)

Spouses Kostya and Mila have long moved away from each other – their marriage is based on caring for their daughters. A woman spends most of her time in the company of a generous lover, since her husband is not able to financially provide for the family. The news of her daughter’s pregnancy becomes a real blow for Mila, because the young “parents” are only 16 years old. The woman turns to the patron with a request to separate the teenagers, but the lovers are ready to fight for their future.

Actors:
Regina Myannik, Oleg Maslennikov-Voitov, Sergey Kalantay …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 4.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Female Doctor (2012 – 2020)

A classy series with elements of drama and comedy, released on screens and in the top almost 10 years ago, continues to receive rave reviews from viewers. Roman is a promising gynecologist, forced to leave his job in a respectable clinic due to an unfortunate mistake. The doctor moves to the village, where he works in a local hospital. Each patient has her own medical history and a bunch of life problems that Roman helps to cope with.

Actors:
Ilya Noskov, Alena Yakovleva, Andrey Finyagin …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Spring in December (2011)

Love always comes unexpectedly, regardless of age, social status and marital status. This happened to the married Olga after meeting the journalist Vadim. Easy sympathy develops into passion , capable of sweeping away any obstacles in the way. For the heroine of the melodrama, a short and secret romance is a breath of fresh air, but fate has its own plans for a couple in love.

Actors:
Grigory Antipenko, Ekaterina Klimova, Sergey Kalantay …

Country:
Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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