A prime time situation comedy about the life of a multi-ethnic family, which bridges the cultural gaps and crushes stereotypes with the help of humor. The season average share for the show was 18% (18-30 demo).
Elena is Russian by birth and Orthodox Christian by faith, while her husband, Dzhabrail, is an ethnic Lezgin and Muslim. They love each other to bits, but the difference in upbringings and traditions always creates typical cultural misunderstandings. The main characters live in Moscow and run a joint business, a dentist’s clinic, which means they end up clashing not only at home, but also at work. They have two wonderful teenage children, Camilla and Alexander, whom are raised by two completely different cultures, as well as lots of relatives who represent two polar opposites of the country’s cultural spectrum. In this feisty, combustible and brilliantly funny comedy love is something that always prevails and allows the main characters to overcome all the adversities and challenges life throws their way.
The two authors of the show used their own family as a model for their characters. They claim that 90% of the situations are taken from their own lives and they even gave the main characters their own names, Elena and Dzhabrail. Although People’s Friendship is not about preaching or teaching anyone anything, this comedy shows that laughter is the key ingredient meant to challenge and overcome stereotypes by infusing a huge doze of humor into the relationships of different cultures.
- TV Series, Sitcom
- Season, episodes
- Over 9 million views on the Internet alongside the premiere run on TV
- prime time