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Undercover 

Pod prikritie (original title)
Trained young policeman goes undercover in the gang of the most dangerous mafia boss in Bulgaria.
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2016   2014   2013   2012   2011  
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Series cast summary:
Ivaylo Zahariev Ivaylo Zahariev ...  Martin Hristov 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Zachary Baharov ...  Ivo Andonov / ... 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Vladimir Penev Vladimir Penev ...  Emil Popov / ... 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Marian Valev Marian Valev ...  Rosen Gatzov - Kukata / ... 60 episodes, 2011-2016
Kiril Efremov Kiril Efremov ...  Tihomir Gardev - Tiso Bliznaka / ... 55 episodes, 2011-2016
Plamen Manassiev ...  Zarev 55 episodes, 2011-2016
Yosif Shamli Yosif Shamli ...  Kirov 52 episodes, 2011-2016
Lyuben Kanev Lyuben Kanev ...  Todor Todorov 51 episodes, 2011-2016
Mihail Bilalov Mihail Bilalov ...  Petar Tudzarov - Dzaro 47 episodes, 2011-2016
Alexander Sano ...  Zdravko Kiselov - Kosuma 35 episodes, 2011-2013
Milena Nikolova Milena Nikolova ...  Adriana 35 episodes, 2011-2014
Ivo Yonchev Ivo Yonchev ...  Manolov 34 episodes, 2011-2014
Snejana Makaveeva Snejana Makaveeva ...  Zornica Popova / ... 32 episodes, 2011-2014
Lilia Marvilya Lilia Marvilya ...  Margarita Popova 29 episodes, 2011-2014
Ventsislav Yankov Ventsislav Yankov ...  Nikolay Rashev - Niki Bliznaka 30 episodes, 2011-2012
Yoanna Temelkova Yoanna Temelkova ...  Nia Tudzarova / ... 26 episodes, 2011-2016
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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

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Action | Crime | Drama

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In real life the actor Ivaylo Zahariev, who plays the main character Martin ( the undercover cop) is a member of Protestant church, which is dedicated to taking care of drug addicts. "Take care of them with the idea to give them the Christian faith and that God gives us hope. These people have a place to share their problems, obtain if they want support." Says the young actor. See more »

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Rosen Gatzev - Kukata: Excuse me... looking for dancers?
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A top world-class TV series
27 December 2012 | by udo_1999See all my reviews

Under cover (Pod prikritie) are a real top world class TV series. The only real problem for it to become hit in other countries is that it's in Bulgarian language. That's not actually something that I consider as "bad".

The plot of the movie is quite classical - there is a mafia organization and there is a cop which is undercover. What makes it really different than other "hollywood" movies is: 1. There is no "absolute" (good or bad) characters. Everybody has his own good and bad characteristics. You can see corrupted cops and corrupted judges on the side of the "good guys" and you can see good sides of people in the mafia side.

2. The connections between the different groups is at a very deep level. The series have a good plot.

3. There is always a surprise! The scenarists are definitely feeling what the audience thinks and they are taking well-balanced notes. They definitely know when one character is exhausted and they know when to take it off (killed).

As a summary - the first season is awesome. Very realistic. The second season is not worse, despite the little moving away from the realism. The third season focused more on the action (shootings, chases, etc). It's definitely for a little bit different audience taste, but again - it's not worse than others. What could make a little bad impression in the third season are the "hidden" advertisements. They are not too "hidden" at all...

It's surprising how the producers managed to keep the top level of the series for such a long time with such a low budget. That's a production which deserves to be watched!


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