6 best TV shows in May 2021

From the series released in May 2021, viewers will learn about what happened in the bloody dungeons of Soviet pioneer camps, how ancient Roman feminists solved the problems of succession to the throne, and extravagant English aristocrats were looking for husbands in the pauses between world wars. We also bring to your attention a project about a cult New York designer and a TV show about superheroes and space hijackers.

Domina (2021)

The list of the best foreign premieres in May 2021 includes a new epic series about Ancient Rome in the family saga genre. There are women in the ancient Roman villages, and we will be shown one of them – Livia Drusilla, who fearlessly cleared the way to the throne for herself and her offspring. The friend of Octavian Augustus’ life did not have children together with him, but the emperor’s wife made sure that Tiberius, her son from her first marriage, ended up being the only living heir.

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

Original title:
Domina

Genre:
Biography, history, drama

Actors:
Kasia Smutnyak, Liam Cunningham, Alex Lani …

Country:
UK, Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
12+


Food block (2021)

In the 1980 Olympic Moscow, sports battles are played out, and bloody battles of local importance are taking place in the Burevestnik camp. The ranks of natural pioneers thin out after every night – in the morning bite marks appear on children’s necks and hands, and the children themselves become different. Who dares to drink the blood of Soviet schoolchildren, except for domestic mosquitoes? The most popular domestic TV series in May 2021, based on the novel by the contemporary Russian writer Alexei Ivanov, opens unknown pages of pioneer camp chronicles, telling about exotic vampires behind gates with red stars.

Genre:
Thriller, fantasy

Actors:
Pyotr Natarov, Fedor Fedoseev, Daniil Vershinin, Nikolai Fomenko …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Holston (2021)

A biopic dedicated to the outrageous designer Holston, a symbol of American fashion in the 1970s. Biographical novelty from Netfix tells about the identity of the avant-garde fashion designer who dressed celebrities and launched his own popular ready-to-wear line. The story of the spectacular rise of an experimental artist in the glamor business and an equally high-profile fall was filmed in the format of a mini-series , in which Ewan McGregor played the main role.

Original title:
Halston

Genre:
Biography, drama

Actors:
Ewan McGregor, Bill Pullman, Rebecca Diane, Vera Farmiga …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Looking for Love (2021)

The British novelty of 2021, immediately after the premiere in May, gained a high rating – an ironic, generously sprinkled with champagne, a series based on Nancy Mitford’s novel about English high society. The story of two friends begins with the German bombing of London in World War I and ends with bombs from the same Germans, but already in World War II . The aristocratic cousins ​​need to hurry to find the perfect husbands between the grand slaughterhouses and realize their very different ideas of happiness.

Original title:
The Pursuit of Love

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Lily James, Emily Beacham, Dominic West …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Jupiter Legacy (2021)

The first generation of superheroes began to save the world back in the 1930s, and, apparently, they missed their descendants for the exploits. The new superhumans are more interested in glory than in battles for good, which is why a classic father-child conflict has unfolded among the wearers of tight latex suits. The most powerful patriarch, the owner of a whole package of superpowers , Sheldon Sampson, leads the Union community. But are young people ready to adhere to his Code? Netflix’s new action sci-fi series is based on Mark Millar’s comics.

Original title:
Jupiter’s Legacy

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Drama, Fantasy

Actors:
Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.9

Age Limits :
18+


Intergalaxy (2021)

The British science fiction series , which started in May, will present a story about female prisoners from the future who hijack a spaceship while being transported to places very remote. The places are so boring that a group of fugitives prefer to surf the intergalactic spaces and survive on their own. The main character, a space police pilot, falsely accused of treason, bravely copes with difficulties in the company of condemned girls from different planets.

Original title:
Intergalactic

Genre:
Fantasy, drama

Actors:
Savannah Stein, Samantha Schnitzler, Parminder K. Award …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 3.9

Age restrictions:
18+


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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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