The specially trained agent Martin has been appointed to the most dangerous mission in Bulgaria - to go undercover in the gang of the mafia boss Dzharo. On his way he has to encounter a lot... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2016   2014   2013   2012   2011  
5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Stuklen dom (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The series follows the return of a young man in Bulgaria only to see the murder of his father and the complicated relationships of his unexpected new family. The story unravels the reality of Bulgarian police, business and lifestyle.

Stars: Kalin Vrachanski, Yavor Baharov, Stefan Danailov
Stolichani v poveche (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Stars: Krystjo Lafazanov, Hristo Garbov, Ruslan Maynov
Revolution Z (TV Series 2012)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A group of troubled teens start connecting through music but end up tangled in lies, romance and school hysteria.

Stars: Julia Bocheva, Ivan Ivanov, Nikola Stoyanov
Liaisons (TV Series 2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

LIAISONS is a modern dramedy, telling the story of the affairs and relations within a family and beyond; the ongoing search for love and the various ways of getting it today. The series ... See full summary »

Stars: Mihail Bilalov, Nikolay Ishkov, Lorina Kamburova
Love.net (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Follows the parallel stories of a number of characters who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online.

Director: Ilian Djevelekov
Stars: Hristo Shopov, Zachary Baharov, Lili Lazarova
Tia i toi (2002–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A 'Sitcom' Comedy TV Series following the story of Silvie and Marto - an unmarried couple living together.

Stars: Maria Tophunts, Stefaniya Koleva, Julian Vergov
Stolen Life (TV Series 2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A doctor, who becomes a father, but swops his baby because of a heart dysfunction, and takes a different one, changing the lives of the two children and everybody closely linked to them for a lifetime.

Stars: Desislava Bakardzhieva, Stoyan Aleksiev, Dimo Alexiev
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A concert to celebrate Bulgaria joining the EU is being planned at the Embassy in London and it is the job of VARADIN, the new ambassador, to ensure the Queen attends. But with corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitar Mitovski
Stars: Ralph Brown, Alan Ford, Tomas Arana
Tilt (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

TILT is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 1980s and early '90s. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Chouchkov
Stars: Yavor Baharov, Radina Kardjilova, Ovanes Torosian
Fourth Estate (TV Series 2013)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

"The Fourth Estate" is a television series, which addresses the clash between power and media, thus showing the many faces of politics and journalism. In the twelve episodes, viewers can ... See full summary »

Stars: Atanass Atanassov, Samuel Finzi, Hristo Shopov
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Group of friends meet again, 13 years after their prom because of a problem of one of them, and face the opportunity to experience the things in life they have always put aside in life so far.

Director: Niki Iliev
Stars: Orlin Pavlov, Niki Iliev, Sanya Borisova
Sedem chasa razlika (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

"Seven hours difference" series is produced jointly by bTV and "Global Films". The plot is inspired by real cases... See full synopsis »

Stars: Vania Tzvetkova, Simeon Lyutakov, Kalin Sarmenov
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Vladimir Penev ...
 Popov / ... (60 episodes, 2011-2016)
Ivaylo Zahariev ...
 Martin Hristov (60 episodes, 2011-2016)
...
 Ivo / ... (60 episodes, 2011-2016)
Marian Valev ...
 Rosen Gatzev - Kukata / ... (59 episodes, 2011-2016)
Lyuben Kanev ...
 Todor Todorov (59 episodes, 2011-2016)
Kiril Efremov ...
 Tisho / ... (43 episodes, 2011-2016)
Mihail Bilalov ...
 Petyr Tudjarov - Djaro (33 episodes, 2011-2014)
Milena Nikolova ...
 Adriana (33 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Zdravko Kiselov - Kosuma (32 episodes, 2011-2013)
Vencislav Yankov ...
 Niki (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
Lilia Marvilya ...
 Margarita Popova (28 episodes, 2011-2014)
Edit

Storyline

The specially trained agent Martin has been appointed to the most dangerous mission in Bulgaria - to go undercover in the gang of the mafia boss Dzharo. On his way he has to encounter a lot of challenges in order to completely become part of the criminal world. His task becomes more complicated when he meets the big boss's girl Sunny. While undercover he gets a promotion in the mafia hierarchy and becomes part of the world - full of crime, violence and corruption. "Undercover" is a modern crime series which realistically depicts the reality of the underground world in Bulgaria. It is a fictional series and is not related to any real persons. However the plot contains a number of real events happening in the modern life that cover the pages of newspapers and magazines-gangster wars, drug market redistribution, forgery, gun shots in the city center, corruption schemes, bank robberies etc. Written by SIA EAD

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 April 2011 (Bulgaria)  »

Also Known As:

Undercover  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In real life actors Zachary Baharov (who plays Ivo Andonov) and Yavor Baharov (who plays Bardem in season 4) are brothers. See more »

Quotes

Rosen Gatzev - Kukata: Excuse me... looking for dancers?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A masterpiece of the crime genre
8 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There is a scene in the sixth episode of the first season where the character 'Ivo' is explaining to his boss, the seasoned mafia don 'Djaro', the step-by-step procedures of the preparation for a daring heist that is worth millions. The scene is set in a gymnasium hall with large mat in the middle used for martial arts practice. As 'Ivo' is sitting down on a chair just by the mat, 'Djaro' disapprovingly looks at his shoes which are partly resting on it. 'Ivo' duly takes his feet off the mat. Why is this significant, you may ask? Well, it doesn't contribute much to the plot, but what it is, is a nod from the director: 'I know what I'm doing'. The beauty is in the detail and in nearly every scene in Pod Prikritie, there is something which functions to make it memorable, whether it be the camera angle/positioning, the lighting, the set, or a simple gesture by one of the actors. All the while, the brilliant score provides the necessary emotional backdrop against which the characters' sentiments can be played out.

A few of the reviews here take a highly critical approach towards this series, without providing much evidence to justify it. Pod Prikritie deserves so much more than this intellectual myopia. For starters, the acting, with perhaps one single exception, is marvellous. For me personally, the jewel in the crown is Mihail Bilalov who is simply magnificent in the role of 'Djaro' - Pod Prikritie's primary antagonist. Think of him as a more menacing, less humorous version of Jack Nicholson's character 'Frank Costello' from The Departed. From his facial expressions to his body language, he is a master of his role and creates a character who is both believable as a human being and as the emblematic face of Bulgarian mafia.

Pod Prikritie's realism is undisputed, and as much as that is a compliment, it is also ironically the point of contention for most Bulgarians. They know this reality; they see it on a daily basis. So why watch it on TV as well? That said, many of the characters have gathered a cult following, while quite a few of their lines have entered the standard Bulgarian lingo.

Coming back to The Departed, Pod Prikritie has often been compared to Scorsese's Oscar-winning crime feature. In many ways it is better: less stylized and more convincing. It is hardly surprising that so many foreign distributors have expressed a genuine interest in showing it in other countries. No doubt, the universal appeal of the crime genre always helps, but Pod Prikritie is as good a representative of it as any production you can think of, be it on the silver screen or on television.


217 of 244 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?