The BEST Pervyy kanal shows of all time

Every Pervyy kanal show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every Pervyy kanal show to compile this list of best shows!

The Meeting Place Cannot be Changed
250 votes

#1 - The Meeting Place Cannot be Changed

After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to track down a gang "Chernaya Koshka" (Black Cat) which terrorizes the city. Also, they have to find out who murdered Larisa Gruzdeva. Zheglov believes it was her husband Ivan Gruzdev, but Sharapov has his doubts about it...

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In Search for Captain Grant
134 votes

#2 - In Search for Captain Grant

Lord and Lady Glenarvan find a bottle in the ocean containing a letter from Captain Grant, stating that he had survived a disaster at sea and was in need of help. A expedition is sent out to find him.

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Guest from the Future
74 votes

#3 - Guest from the Future

6-grader Kolya Gerasimov discovers a time machine in a basement of an old house in Moscow and gets transferred into the 21st century. There he is allowed to look around. Accidentally, Kolya witnesses two space pirates who arrive from Saturn and later try to steal a device called a "Mielophone" (which can read thoughts) from Alisa Seleznyova - a girl that performs experiments with this device and animals. Kolya manages to save the device from the pirates and brings it back to the 20th century. But both pirates and Alisa get there too. Alisa knows where Kolya studies but doesn't know what he looks like. Pirates saw Kolya, but don't know anything about him.

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Seventeen Moments of Spring
320 votes

#4 - Seventeen Moments of Spring

The series is based on a "true story" of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Nazi Germany during 17 days at the very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Nazi hierarchy without being discovered. However, his "colleagues", top Hitler's officers Borman, Mueller and Schellenberg are beginning to suspect him. Stirlitz is constantly walking on the edge between his two identities, sending information to Russia, while skilfully maintaining the appearance of a loyalist to the Nazi regime.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
432 votes

#5 - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is a series of five films produced by Lenfilm for the Soviet Central Television, split into eleven episodes, starring Vasily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes and Vitaly Solomin as Dr. Watson. They were directed by Igor Maslennikov and filmed in Russia (the then Soviet Union) between 1979 and 1986, and the series was one of the most successful in the history of Russian television.

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Twelve Chairs (1977)
219 votes

#6 - Twelve Chairs (1977)

Two scoundrels try to find the twelve chairs, in one of which their aunts has sewn jewelry into.

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Well, Just You Wait!
447 votes

#7 - Well, Just You Wait!

Ну, погоди!, is a Soviet/Russian animated series produced by Soyuzmultfilm. The series was created in 1969 and became a popular cartoon of the Soviet Union. Additional episodes have been produced in Russia since 2006. The original film language is Russian but very little speech is used (usually interjections or at most several sentences per episode). The series follows the comical adventures of an artistic and mischievous wolf trying to catch (and presumably eat) a hare. The series has additional characters that usually either help the hare or interfere with the wolf's plans.

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The Dark Side of the Moon
276 votes

#8 - The Dark Side of the Moon

The third year Senior Lieutenant Mikhail Soloviev hunts the maniac that kills young women. During the arrest the villain (Maniac) shoots Mikhail's mate Andrey Solovyev and hits Soloviev by a car. After the accident, he wakes up in a hospital in 1979, in the body of his father - a Soviet militiaman...

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78 votes

#9 - Trigger

Follows psychologist Artem, who practices “provocative therapy” and is convinced that the fastest and most effective cure is to brutally confront his patients with their fears. Yet his own life is in chaos after he was sentenced to prison for causing a patient’s suicide.

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The Sniffer
309 votes

#10 - The Sniffer

They call him the Sniffer. He's the proud owner of an acute sense of smell, he knows things about you even you don't and would rather keep to yourself.

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The Method
110 votes

#11 - The Method

An ambitious young law enforcement graduate is thrilled when her idol takes her on as a trainee. But his methods aren't anything like she imagined.

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119 votes

#12 - Shkola

The “9-A” class was well-habited while its mentor was Nosov Anatoliy Germanovich — strong and experienced teacher, he was awarded with “Teacher of the year” award in 2009. But he gets ill, and “9-A” looses its discipline. Teachers granddaughter, Anya Nosova, becames the most problem child in school. And the new pupil Ilya Epiphanov creates situations, when other pupils show dark sides of their characters. These events make the “9-A” class the most problem in school, and there are no teachers that want to lead the class as the form-master. “Shkola” is a tv series project by Valeriya Guy Germanika. This is a unique TV Series that tells about the life of the russian school, it is very realistic and in some way documentary, there were no such series on the russian TV before. Author explains it this way: “Shkola — it is the series about the whole world, about children, parents, teachers, maturing and loneliness. It is about the closed world, that others can't access. It is about the impossibility to speak with other people. It is a work about the school as it is now — without the embellishment, with its pros and cons. There are no embellishments in this series.”

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Better Than Us
743 votes

#13 - Better Than Us

Moscow in a not so distant future where human beings share their daily lives with robots. Georgy, a forensic who has a robot assistant, suddenly finds himself caught up in the first murder committed by a new kind of experimental humanoid.

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68 votes

#14 - Trotsky

In May 1940, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a detachment of Mexican Communists dressed as policemen attack the house of the former leader of the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky. For a quarter of an hour they shoot at the house, but by an incredible coincidence, Trotsky and his wife survive. Having lost during the eleven years of expulsion almost all close ones and relatives, Trotsky understands: his eternal enemy, Stalin, will continue to pursue him until the end of his days. He decides to leave a political testament, for the first time to tell in full and sincerely how a Jewish young man managed to become a prophet of the new world and destroy the largest empire. To write his memoirs, Trotsky invites his ideological opponent – a Canadian journalist sympathetic to Stalin — to convert him into his faith, so that he in turn can convert the whole mankind.

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