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Better Than Us 

Luchshe, chem lyudi (original title)
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A family on the brink of splitting up become the owners of a cutting-edge robot being sought by a corporation, homicide investigators and terrorists.

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Alexander Kessel
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2   1  
2019  
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Series cast summary:
Paulina Andreeva ...  Arisa / ... 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Kirill Käro ...  Georgy Nikolaevich Safronov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Aleksandr Ustyugov ...  Victor Pavlovich Toropov / ... 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Olga Lomonosova ...  Alla Safronova 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Eldar Kalimulin ...  Egor Georgievich Safronov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Vitaliya Kornienko ...  Sonya Safronova 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Vera Panfilova Vera Panfilova ...  Jeanne Barseneva / ... 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Fyodor Lavrov Fyodor Lavrov ...  Gleb 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergey Sosnovskiy ...  Alexei Stepanovich Losev 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Kirill Polukhin Kirill Polukhin ...  Pavel Borishovich Varlamov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Pavel Vorozhtsov Pavel Vorozhtsov ...  Igor Mikhailovich Maslovsky 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Victor Solovyev Victor Solovyev ...  Nikolai Sergeevich Safronov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Irina Tarannik Irina Tarannik ...  Svetlana Alexeyevna Toropova 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Maksim Derichev Maksim Derichev ...  Maxim 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Aleksandr Patsevich Aleksandr Patsevich ...  Bot Recycler 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Viktoriya Korlyakova ...  Irina Plescheeva 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Vladimir Lukyanchikov ...  Zahar 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Ivan Kosichkin Ivan Kosichkin ...  Vladimir Petrenko 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Vasiliy Butkevich Vasiliy Butkevich ...  Dim Dim 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Ramaz Chiaureli Ramaz Chiaureli ...  Asylum Doctor 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergey Kolesnikov Sergey Kolesnikov ...  Anatoly Vladimirovich Svetov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Maria Yavorskaya Maria Yavorskaya ...  Social Service Bot 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Aleksandr Golubkov Aleksandr Golubkov ...  Suponev 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Dmitriy Kulichkov Dmitriy Kulichkov ...  Vadim 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Aleksandra Ursulyak ...  Marina 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Margarita Shilova Margarita Shilova ...  Elena 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergey Tyessler Sergey Tyessler ...  Maxim Kuskov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Andrey Kharybin ...  Roman Olegovich 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Denis Burgazliev ...  Lev Borisovich 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Alexei Zakharov Alexei Zakharov ...  Leonid 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Irina Byakova Irina Byakova ...  Judge 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Nina Guseva Nina Guseva ...  Galina 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Andrey Kryzhniy Andrey Kryzhniy ...  Kolyan 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergey Gubanov ...  Daniil Balash 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Oleg Morozov Oleg Morozov ...  Alexander Goronenko 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Ksenia Kubasova Ksenia Kubasova ...  Nikiforova Ekaterina 'Katya' Andreevna 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergey Pioro Sergey Pioro ...  Minister Andrey Dmitrievich Dnestrov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Alexander Grashin Alexander Grashin ...  Kirill Belyaev 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Viktor Ryabov Viktor Ryabov ...  Subordinate to the Minister 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Ivan Fominov ...  Pëter 'Stryga' Stryzhalov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Ilya Zhdanikov Ilya Zhdanikov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergey Galakhov ...  Sergei Valerievich Panin 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Darya Loginova Darya Loginova ...  Secretary Bot 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Artem Artemyev Artem Artemyev 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Natalya Potapova ...  Elena Vladimirovna 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Vadim Utenkov ...  Young Male in Cafe 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Alena Zotovam Alena Zotovam ...  Yana 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Anastasia Shemyakina ...  Bar Patron 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Mariya Klyukvina Mariya Klyukvina ...  Cook 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Alina Zasobina Alina Zasobina ...  Zinaida 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Elena Melentieva Elena Melentieva ...  Fat Cafe Client 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Mikhail Rakhlin Mikhail Rakhlin 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Pavel Usachev Pavel Usachev ...  Misha 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Kristina Alexandrova Kristina Alexandrova ...  Editor 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Ruan Yongcheng Ruan Yongcheng ...  Chinese Tech 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Evgeniy Shtyrbul Evgeniy Shtyrbul ...  Georgy's Lawyer at Cyber Crimes 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Roman Pogorelov Roman Pogorelov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergei Lobanov Sergei Lobanov ...  Mikhalych 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Aleksandr Oblasov Aleksandr Oblasov ...  Asylum Orderly 1 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Olga Dvornikova Olga Dvornikova ...  Svetlana's Colleague 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Pavel Chikov Pavel Chikov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Svetlana Garbar Svetlana Garbar ...  Costumer Designer 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Alexander Krasovsky Alexander Krasovsky ...  Head of Factory Security 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Mikhail Kondratev Mikhail Kondratev ...  OBKP on Duty 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Vall Valentin Igorevich Vall Valentin Igorevich ...  TV Director 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Karina Guryeva Karina Guryeva ...  Sensi 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Roman Vasiliev Roman Vasiliev ...  Kira 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Daniil Kalutsky Daniil Kalutsky ...  RX-420 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Oleg Mosalev Oleg Mosalev ...  Asylum Orderly 2 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Nikita Tezin Nikita Tezin ...  Alesha 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Alevtina Tukan Alevtina Tukan 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Vladimir Novitskiy Vladimir Novitskiy ...  Dim Dim's Dad 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Yana Enzhaeva Yana Enzhaeva 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Denis Krishtopov Denis Krishtopov 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Roman Ripko Roman Ripko ...  Gadget Salesman 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Tatyana Ermilova Tatyana Ermilova ...  Cronos Hostess Bot 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Juliet Goering Juliet Goering ...  Head Teacher 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Nikita Elenev Nikita Elenev ...  Noob 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Rustam Minnibaev Rustam Minnibaev ...  Oleg Schukin 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Mikhail Kremer Mikhail Kremer ...  Losik 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Natalya Kachalkina Natalya Kachalkina ...  Nurse Natalia 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Evgeny Nikulin Evgeny Nikulin 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Igor Ivanov Igor Ivanov ...  Bot-Net Bouncer 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergey Gabrielyan Sergey Gabrielyan ...  Vulture 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sergei Soloviev Sergei Soloviev 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Aleksandr Kuznetsov ...  Bars 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Arseniy Sidorov ...  Boris 'Borya' Victorovich Toropov 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Maxim Stoyanov Maxim Stoyanov ...  Yuri 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Jonathan Fahn ...  Pavel Borisovich Varlamov / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Mariya Lugovaya Mariya Lugovaya ...  Larisa 'Lara' Kuras 7 episodes, 2019
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In 2029, robots have become an ordinary part of human life - they help raise children, work as personal drivers, security guards, and lovers. For most people, "Bots" are just soulless machines that perform routine work, but they also become capable of emotions. A group of rebels, "The Liquidators," reject life with the bots - and are ready to shed human blood in their war against the machines.

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A dysfunctional family accidentally gets a killer robot.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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At the end of season 1 there exist some outtakes in the credits roll. See more »

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Bravo Netflix!
29 August 2019 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Wow, great move on Netflix to pick up this Russian series gem!

There are many factors why I really enjoyed this series. The directing by Russian TV show director Andrey Dzhunkovskiy is near perfection, and in line with top seasoned Hollywood directors. Every camera shot is well thought out and captures the scene perfectly, creating the amazing tension and drama. I'm not sure if his use of "less is more" in most of the sets was intentional or budget restricted, but it worked perfectly. Who would've thought that a simple bunch of drones flying around would be enough to set the stage for a futuristic sci-fi?! Open unfilled spaces in vacant buildings or the main lobby of a corporation with just a long counter and one sofa - all worked perfectly! I also enjoyed seeing some of the Russian landscapes.

The cinematography was exceptional and really set the tone of the entire series. The score was outstanding and perfect for this sci-fi film, especially that specific set of tones. The Russian actors (we've never heard of) were all cast and performed perfectly. Every characters look and style fit their role, especially Paulina Andreeva as Arisa.

The just under 1 hour run-time per episode was great, although the 2nd half of the series needed better pacing and much better editing.

My only complaint was the writing that had many obvious plot and technical issues, especially the 2nd half of the series. As well, the dubbing was clearly an issue, and lagged most of the time, but after the 2nd or 3rd episode, I got used to it.

Otherwise, an outstanding series that left me wanting more, of which I hope the producers will capitalize on. Mad props to the entire Russian producers and film-makers for creating this little gem, and bravo to Netflix for picking this up. A well deserved 9/10 from me!


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16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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RUR190,000,000 (estimated)
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