The Optimists (2017): S01E01


Introduction

The Optimists (Optimisty, Оптимисты) is a Russian spy drama series that brings a 1960’s “Mad Men” aesthetic to the Nikita Khrushchev-era, set during peak Cold War.

Outline

The Information and Analytical Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, created by Ruta Karlovna Blomane, is assigned a new chief. Grigory Biryukov previously worked at the International Department of the Central Committee of the CPSU, and his arrival raises questions among the young employees.

The Optimists Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Optimists here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 April 2017.
  • Running Time: 73 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-13.
  • Country: Russia.
  • Language: English (subtitles) and Russian.

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