Seven Seconds

Seven Seconds

The events of the drama are developed in the United States, in Jersey city. On the streets is increasing tension, begin protests of black residents and clashes with the police, which are mostly white. The starting point of the tragic event was an accident, in which a white police officer killed a teenage African-American.

Seasons: 1
IMDb icon 7.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
Geneva Voleta
14 April 2018 | 11:57

When the famous Netflix took to adapt "Major" by Yuri Bykov under American realities and format mini-series, then the spectacle had to be at least intriguing. Especially if the project is the producer of the Wine Cabreros Court, which has worked adaptation of the TV series "Murder". Alas, the "Major" on the American way far from the Russian source of inspiration, although of course it is a great opportunity to see how different the Russian and American mentalities and that they have in common. The thing that the Foundation of a good enough criminal-court drama buried somewhere next to hit by a car black youths.

The main disadvantage or, on the contrary, positive quality of the "Seven seconds" is that the story here is constantly changing its tone. The writers instead to finish the episodes predictable storylines, riveting the attention of a non-standard method. The main plot has intrigue, but not in a regular series. In the end, "Seven seconds" manages to be a police detective, dark romance, almost a family tragedy on the importance of family and friends, a Thriller about the combat corruption and, finally, in the last two episodes of awkward drama in the format of "Hour of the court". The latter deserves special consideration, since all the judicial side there are on some lectures, and trying to bet in the legal stages to the characters often falls through. In other words, most of the "Seven seconds" is a carbon copy of other stories of crime. But it as other series often pay attention to only one subject, because of what it turns out to adequately reveal, "Seven seconds" is trying to absorb too much.

The second problem of the "Seven seconds" is pronounced actuality, and such that to understand it is not work. Judging by the information from the press, Netflix is going to turn "Seven seconds" in its counterpart "American history of crimes," i.e., the anthology where each season is a complete story. But "Story of crime" as, however, and other "related" projects, talked about the situations in which are completely different characters. Almost all characters "Seconds" stuff is made of some very similar schemes scheduled one theme — the color of their skin. Attempting to drag the series into the depths of disaster "suffering blacks" not there is a scenario in favor. From himself the series becomes similar to those almost black Comedy, for any reason, shouting "this is because I'm black?". For some reason very much relates to the issue of racial and related prejudice, and not the problems of nepotism, the imperfections of law enforcement and judicial systems and etc.

That starts very familiar (even to those who "Major" is not watched) story, gradually evolyutsioniruet in the most appealing crime drama. And, on my opinion, it never with "Major", which showed some problems of law enforcement, with "Murder". If the main question of "Murder" was coming from season season "Seven seconds" was originally identificeret criminal, and focuses on the interpersonal tragedy. Only the disclosure of the characters, such as I think all this is not enough, so that time trial, you can see all the shortcomings of the "Seven seconds" by comparison, for example, with the first season of "American crime story". Indeed, the series is strong acting and developed ideas, but plot often changes shape, which answer a rhetorical question, "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" wait not necessary.

5 from 10

Daloris Dannon
28 February 2018 | 05:38

The episode "Seven seconds" is based on the dark story of the film by Yury Bykov's "the Major" and largely repeats its detail — winter, a policeman knocks the boy, call a colleague and went — all who saw "Major", you know what happens next. But there are nuances — the boy is African American, and if the Russian film the focus was placed on the difference the interaction between power structures (power) and ordinary people (a society), in the American series, and added another one, several, racial, layer, continuing the common dilemma of "justice for all".

Clear domestic audience Russian launch manifests itself in the series unexpected — everything happens very slowly, the characters bear significant pauses, meaningful long each friend look and also pointedly silent. A great cops — the cast may represent employees not only the interior Ministry of the Russian Federation. Very good image created by actor Michael Mosley, informed him not seen, but man can. The main character, although African American, the Prosecutor, drinks a lot, and drunk — singing karaoke. When trying to evacuate the car waving his identity and promises to punish. In General, Russian this series more than enough that is amazing. But the most pleasant in this whole story, of course, not so the question is, how perfectly formed the script Yuri Bykov on American soil, and that's an absolute success Yuri Bykov that's it I sincerely glad.

Melesa Hardden
31 December 2018 | 10:28

The policeman hurries to hospital my pregnant wife and accidentally knocks the teen on the bike. In front of him hard moral choices: report occurred to be punished by the law or the escape the scene. This series of complex moral choice and its consequences. About that trying to hide the problem we can obtain dozens of new.

American TV series "Seven seconds" is a remake of the Russian film "the Major" directed by Yuri Bykov. And I must say a good remake. First of all, it is worth noting the performance of the actors, their good selection and quality execution of roles, giving the series a very lifelike, realistic. With the time the characters begin to empathize. Though certainly not cost without your favorite Netflix racial topics and themes of non-traditional sex orientation. Also worth noting is successfully chosen place for the history of the United States. This Jersey city — city a predominantly black population, drugs and high levels of crime. And certainly great views new York the other side of the Hudson river.

There are, of course, and disadvantages, which without them. First of all, it slow pace of the series. From the film is long at two hours, took a ten-hour remake. Therefore the heroes look at each other, are boring dialogues, their daily lives and solve one long and the same problem several times. In consequence of that, some viewers of the series will seem boring.

But watching it definitely worth it! So well Russian story went on the American reality!

8 from 10

What is the genre of Seven Seconds?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama.
Who starred in Seven Seconds?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Clare-Hope Ashitey, Nadia Alexander, Raúl Castillo, Russell Hornsby, Regina King.
What is Seven Seconds IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.7.
When was Seven Seconds released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2018-02-23.