TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Ukrainian(українська мова)

The Ukrainian language (українська мова, ukrainska mova, IPA: [ʊkrɐˈjinʲsʲkɐ ˈmɔʋɐ]) is an East Slavic language of the Indo-European language family spoken primarily in Ukraine. It is the native language of a majority of Ukrainians. Written Ukrainian uses the Ukrainian alphabet, a variant of the Cyrillic script. The standard language is studied by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Potebnia Institute of Linguistics. Comparisons are often made between Ukrainian and Russian, another East Slavic language, yet there is more mutual intelligibility with Belarusian, and a closer lexical distance to West Slavic Polish and South Slavic Bulgarian. Ukrainian is a descendant of Old East Slavic, a language spoken in the medieval state of Kievan Rus'. In the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the language developed into Ruthenian, where it became an official language, before a process of Polonization began in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. By the 18th century, Ruthenian diverged into regional variants, and the modern Ukrainian language developed in the territory of present-day Ukraine. Russification saw the Ukrainian language banned as a subject from schools and as a language of instruction in the Russian Empire, and continued in various ways in the Soviet... ()

Ukrainian is spoken in Ukraine and 26 TV shows/series (between 1995 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Ukraine (25). Popular genres for Ukrainian TV shows/series are Drama (12), Animation (4) and Comedy (4). World Inside Out (2010-), Heads and Tails (2011-), Servant of the People (2015-2019), Lesya + Roma (2005) and Snowdrop (2015) are among the best known & most successful Ukrainian TV shows/series.

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World Inside Out(2010-)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Documentary
4.5/5 (with 3 votes)

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Directed by Dmytro Komarov

Heads and Tails(2011-)

45min per episode | Reality-TV
4.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Ukrainian travel TV show. In each episode, the show visits another location in the world for one weekend. One of the hosts (determined by a coin toss) receives a credit card with unlimited credit (in practice, this has been limited to US$30,000 per day), called the Golden Card, while the other has to spend the weekend with US$100 including all expenses. Starting with the second season, the show has hidden a bottle with $100 in each visited location for travelers to find.

Directed by Yevhen Synelnykov - With Alan Badoev

Servant of the People(2015-2019)

| 25min per episode | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 32 votes)

Modest and humble teacher Vasily is caught on camera raging over the miserable situation in his country. When a pupil posts the video on Youtube, it becomes a viral sensation. Everybody loves Vasily’s outrage and people start gathering money for a presidential campaign. Which he wins! Servant of the People follows Vasily’s new life as president; he has no interest in changing his life, he wants to stay the same, live in his flat with his parents, borrow money from his friends at the end of the month and take his bike to work; it’s just that now his work is as the most powerful man in the country.

Lesya + Roma(2005)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Two lovers live in the same apartment. The series shows a typical relationship between a couple and their household problems. Ukrainian version of french canadian comedy series "Un gars, une fille" (1999-2003).


| 45min per episode | Drama, Mystery
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The story revolves around the hatred between two step sisters, Nadya & Irina, who are in love with the same man, Igor. Blinded by jealousy and hatred towards Nadya, Irina frames her in a murder and separates her from Igor. However, Nadya returns to expose Irina and win back her love and respect.


45min per episode | Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

When successful businesswoman Katya's daughter tries to commit suicide, she becomes an economics teacher in order to be closer to her daughter and understand what the kids are up to at school. At the same time, Alex, a new English teacher, former lawyer, son of the principal, and newly engaged, also comes to the school. As sparks begin between Katya and Alex, the skeletons of the past still haunt them and won't let our heroes go.

Early Swallows(2019-2020)

40min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 6 votes)

The series revolves around the lives of Ukrainian teenagers in a secondary school class. The teenagers struggle with bullying, including the Blue Whale Challenge, lack of parental support, suicidal behavior, LGBT identity crises-a subject that is rarely portrayed on Ukrainian television-alcoholic parents, and speech disabilities. In one of the show's main plot lines, the main characters are stalked on the Internet by an anonymous person who pretends to be their friend.

With Darya Trehubova, Olesia Zhurakivska, Polina Nosykhina, Maksym Samchyk, Oleksandr Rudynskyi, Taisiia-Oksana Shchuruk, ...

To Catch the Kaidash(2020)

50min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Modern retelling of a classical Ukrainian family drama. Generations clash as the rural Kaidash family tries to make room for their sons, their sons' love interests and all the predicaments that ensue.

With Iryna Mak, Viktor Zhdanov, Taras Tsymbaliuk, Antonina Khyzhniak, Hryhorii Baklanov, Daryna Fedyna, ...

There Will Be People(2020)

46min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

The series is built in the form of saga and depicts the turbulent periods of the beginning of the 20th century through the eyes of ordinary people: the First World War, the revolution, the emergence of Soviet regime. Each of the characters faced the changes in their own way through their concept of truth. However, all of them shared fundamental desire to live, love and find their own place in the new era.

Eskimo Girl(2012)

5min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family

We follow an adorable Eskimo Girl in her fun adventures set in the beautiful Arctic. Every day Eskimo Girl goes fishing to the Little Bay with her friends Egghead, Loogan and pet Deer. They find a mysterious floating object in the water and look for new ways to use it. They try to figure out how it’s really using for. As they explore, experiment and use their creativity and imagination, they often get into funny misadventures!


3h 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Yevrobachennia Natsionalnyi Vidbir (often shortened to Vidbir) has served as Ukraine's national selection for Eurovision since 2016.

Hide and Seek(2019)

50min per episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

In an ordinary looking apartment, a father and daughter play a game of hide-and-seek. While searching for his daughter, she is nowhere to be found... Later, a video is posted which shows the girl holding a sign with a mysterious set of numbers. But what do they mean? She’s the first of several children who disappear without a trace in a small industrial town. Young detectives Varta Naumova and Maksim Shumov take on the complex case and… their own demons. Varta is a distant person and extremely protective of her personal space, while Maksim comes across as an easy-going sociable guy. Both have experienced trauma in their lives, and this case touches them on a deeper level. They become personally vested in finding the children and apprehending the kidnapper as they face their respective pasts.

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Patron the Dog(2023-)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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Ostriv lyubovi(1995)

1h 10min per episode | Drama

The series consists of ten films based on love and erotic works of Ukrainian literature from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. The films explore love as a multidimensional phenomenon. This is a kind of retrospective slice of the history of society, culture, and art. There are changes in the attitude towards a woman, mother, lover.

In her car(2024)

25min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

In February 2022, at the turn of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, therapist Lydia is trying to divorce her husband. Instead of following her daughter’s advice and fleeing the country, Lydia starts helping strangers, becoming a source of transport.


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Sex, Insta & ZNO(2020)

22min per episode | Drama, Comedy
1.5/5 (with 3 votes)

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Directed by Antonio Lukich - With Hannusya Yarmolenko, Andrii Maksimov


50min per episode | Drama

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I Am Hope(2023)

45min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The first war drama series the Ukrainian TV channel 2+2 which was filmed during a full-scale war in Ukraine. The lead characters are the emergency paramedics, who were rescuing people of their city under continuous shelling and bombing


1.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A sketch comedy with a recurring serious segment (usually of horror genre) which evolves around people from the local TV station in the city of Donetsk trying to came of with something to show on a late-night TV schedule after it was prolonged.

Myshko and Dzvinka(2016-2018)

A little girl from the Moon travels to the Earth, where she meets a naughty boy named Myshko, they become friends and engage themselves in a exciting game that teaches them to tell good from evil.

Directed by Liudmyla Tkachykova

Collapse: How Ukrainians Destroyed the Evil Empire(2021)

5h 36min per episode | Documentary

This 7 episode documentary is about the collapse of the USSR and the part Ukrainians took in it.


SV-show is a television entertainment program, first broadcast on the channel "1 + 1" (Ukraine), as well as on the channels "RTR", "TV-6", "STS" and "Muz-TV" (Russia). Aired from November 4, 1997 to May 4, 2002.


The investigators from a new police department work on the most complicated cases using special software called "Fillin". Intrigues and unexpected twists make the cops face new challenges every day. In the cases they undertake more and more often are appearing the names of high-ranking police officials. The head of the department, Valentyn Smishko, can't close it down that simple, so he starts overwhelming the investigators with the cases he's sure they'll never solve and will eventually have to abandon their experiment. Thus the old system united to oppose "Fillin".

Insiders Project(2016)

26min per episode | Documentary

Cold War bomb shelters, secret vaults and underground railway tunnels, abandoned factories and the highest rooftops become the objects of infiltration. Our team takes you along on their urban adventure to uncover the secrets of the hard to access locations. Urban exploration is a hobby that comes with inherent dangers and extreme situations may present themselves at any turn. Unstable structures, unsafe floors, chemical hazards, stray voltage - there’s a lot to overcome to make it to the bottom of that abandoned tunnel or to scale that building! Yet once you get in on the secret workings of the city and get to know the obscure spaces that are normally neglected, it makes it all worth it. It’s time to stop being oblivious to the urban wonders around us. Open a door, cross a fence, or sneak into a hole with our team and you have left the normal world, you are exploring. This is your city, but not as you know it!

Mykyta the Fox(2024-)

15min per episode | Animation

Mykyta the Fox is the first Ukrainian animated series made in the country since it declared independence. The series is based on the eponymous satirical fairy tale in verse by Ivan Franko. The budget of the series amounted to UAH 10 million. A theatrical pre-release was held at Kinopalats in Kiev on 15 June 2007. The series premiered on TV in 2009 on Pershyi Natsionalnyi after it had been already released on DVD in 2008.