Michael Reid Recommends for Watching…

Michael Reid lives in Murrurundi and although the area has COVID restrictions in place, they are luckily not in lockdown. The winter nights are, however, very cold, so what’s keeping Michael warm and inspired is binge watching some chic Soviet drama.

Michael shares “I don’t think that I have ever watched a Russian television show before, but I greatly enjoyed, The Optimists Season 1 on SBS. Set in the early 1960’s Soviet Union, this is the Cold War from a Russian perspective. There are ‘No Good Guys’ or ‘Bad’, but just people who are wanting to live a life and improve their Marxist-Leninist lot…”

Michael recommends watching the series for “The set direction is fantastic! Mid-century Russian op-shop chic. You realise just how little materially, even the Soviet elite had, and you can clearly see Soviet bureaucracy used as a blunt weapon of control and destruction.”

Watch The Optimists here.

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