The Durrells

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Οι The Durrells (γνωστοί και ως The Durrells in Corfu στην αμερικάνικη τηλεόραση) είναι μια κωμωδία-δράμα βρετανικής παραγωγής που βασίζεται στα τρία αυτοβιογραφικά βιβλία του Τζέραλντ Ντάρελ με θέμα τα τέσσερα χρόνια παραμονής της οικογένειας (1935-1939) στο νησί της Κέρκυρας. Η σειρά αυτή ξεκίνησε να προβάλεται στην βρετανική τηλεόραση στις 3 Απριλίου 2016. Το σενάριο της σειράς έγραψε ο Simon Nye, την σκηνοθεσία έκανε ο Steve Barron και ο Roger Goldby και την παραγωγή έκανε ο Christopher Hall. Παραγωγοί είναι οι Lee Morris και Sally Woodward Gentle. Ο Lee Durrell, διευθυντής του Τζέραλντ Ντάρελ στο Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, συμμετείχε ως σύμβουλος. Τα γυρίσματα της σειράς έγιναν στην Κέρκυρα και στα Ealing Studios στο Λονδίνο.

Πλοκή[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Η σειρά ξεκινά το 1935 όταν η Λουίζα Ντάρελ ανακοινώνει ξαφνικά ότι η ίδια και τα τέσσερα παιδιά της θα μετακομίσουν από το Bournemouth στην Κέρκυρα. Ο σύζυγός της πέθανε λίγα χρόνια νωρίτερα και η οικογένεια αντιμετωπίζει οικονομικά προβλήματα. Ακολουθεί μια ομηρική μάχη καθώς η οικογένεια προσπαθεί να προσαρμόσει την ζωή της στο νησί το οποίο, εκτός από την έλλειψη ηλεκτρισμού, αποδεικνύει ότι η Κέρκυρα είναι ένας φτηνός και επίγειος παράδεισος.

Χαρακτήρες[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Χαρακτήρας Ηθοποιός 1η σεζόν 2η σεζόν 3η σεζόν Αριθμός εμφσναίσεων Διάρκεια
Louisa Durrell Keeley Hawes Main 16 2016-σήμερα
Gerry Durrell Milo Parker Main 16 2016-σήμερα
Larry Durrell Josh O'Connor Main 16 2016-σήμερα
Margo Durrell Daisy Waterstone Main 16 2016-σήμερα
Leslie Durrell Callum Woodhouse Main 16 2016-σήμερα
Spiros Halikiopoulous Alexis Georgoulis Main 16 2016-σήμερα
Lugaretzia Anna Savva Main 16 2016-σήμερα
Theo Stephanides Yorgos Karamihos Main 16 2016-σήμερα
Florence Petrides Lucy Black Recurring 13 2016-σήμερα
Dr. Petrides Alexis Conran Recurring 6 2016-σήμερα
Sven Lundblad Ulric von der Esch Main Recurring 8 2016-σήμερα
Pavlos Nikos Orestis Chaniotakis Guest Recurring 4 2016-2017
Countess Mavrodaki Leslie Caron Recurring Guest Recurring 4 2016-σήμερα
Aunt Hermione Barbara Flynn Guest Recurring 4 2016-2018
Max Maximilian Befort Recurring 3 2016-2017
Donald Ben Hall Recurring 7 2016-2017
Captain Creech James Cosmo Recurring Guest 3 2016-σήμερα
Nancy Lizzy Watts Recurring 3 2016
Alexia Hara-Joy Ermidi Recurring 3 2016
Dennis Jeremy Swift Recurring 4 2016
Angel Jamie Ward Recurring 3 2016
Hugh Jarvis Daniel Lapaine Recurring 6 2017
Vasilia Prifona Errika Bigiou Recurring 5 2017
Zoltan Merch Husey Guest Recurring 4 2017-σήμερα
Daphne Likourgou Elli Tringou Recurring 3 2018
  1. Το όνομα του Σπύρου έχει διάφορες προφορές : με τελικό -s και χωρίς τελικό -s. Το "Spiros" είναι η αποδεκτή εκδοχή και χρησιμοποιείται στους τίτλους αρχής της σειράς και στα δελτία τύπου, ωστόσο το όνομα "Spiro" εμφανίστηκε σε ένα επεισόδιο (Σεζόν 3, Επεισόδιο 3).

Επισκόπηση σειράς[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Κύκλος Επεισόδια Πρεμιέρα Κύκλου Φινάλε Κύκλου Μέσος Όρος Τηλεθεατών
1 6 3 Απριλίου 2016 8 Μαΐου 2016 6.9 εκατομμύρια
2 6 23 Απριλίου 2017 28 Μαΐου 2017 6.2 εκατομμύρια
3 8 18 Μαρτίου 2018 6 Μαΐου 2018 TBD

Επεισόδια[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Σεζόν 1 (2016)[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

(1935)

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1 1 "Episode 1" Steve Barron Simon Nye 3 April 2016 8.81
The island of Corfu's distinct contrast with England is what enthrals Bournemouth mother Louisa Durrell to uproot her disenchanted family from a life of no prospects and venture into one with a lessened need for conformity. However, the appeal becomes ever distant to see upon their arrival. An austere life involves her attempting to withstand her three sons' and daughter's lack of regard for anything other than their own interests, with Gerry befriending an animal lover and forming an ever growing menagerie; Leslie's penchant for using firearms, until an incident compels him to give it up and search for love; Margo discovering the local community's less-than-favourable attitudes toward women; and Larry's attempts to quell his mother proving this beyond a doubt; all begins with a welcoming local man, Spiros, whose unintentional gift of a housemaid is somewhat fleetingly relieving for Louisa, until her children inevitably get in the way.
2 2 "Episode 2" Steve Barron Simon Nye 10 April 2016 7.69
As Louisa deals with a despondent Margo, suffering from unrequited love and the middling advice from her siblings, Gerry's continuing disregard for education and his animal collection gaining more than first hoped and Spiros' attempts to take her mind off her money troubles (involving disappointing results from foraging, both for food and saleable items) and disintegrating house, Larry ends up requiring some rudimentary medical care from an unexpected source.
3 3 "Episode 3" Steve Barron Simon Nye 17 April 2016 7.58
Louisa, alongside trying to avoid Sven following an argument, begins to worry over Gerry's burgeoning relationship with a convict and, attempting to investigate the cause of his imprisonment, finds the two stealing from the Countess's goldfish pond. After finding she is not cut out for working at the surgery, Margo strikes up a friendship with the Countess. Leslie laments over finding his girlfriend with her ex-boyfriend and later rues his actions after spotting the two on an alcohol-fuelled night out with Larry.
4 4 "Episode 4" Roger Goldby Simon Nye 24 April 2016 7.14
Louisa finds herself torn between two men when throwing Leslie out leads him into a life of crime after being taken in by two local thugs, and using a supposedly rejuvenated Captain Creech to make Sven jealous. Leslie soon ends up in court following a string of accusations from a local turkey farmer, culminating in the addition of an armed-robbery charge. Being caught trying on one of the Countess's dresses to impress the gardener leads Margo to worry for her job, until the Countess surprises her by giving her the dress. Meanwhile, Gerry mourns the death of one of his bats and is encouraged to set up a centre for scientific learning with the rest of his animals.
5 5 "Episode 5" Roger Goldby Simon Nye 1 May 2016 6.93
A visit from some priggish relatives seems to deem the family's immigration to Corfu more temporary than first thought, and Louisa's aunt's insistence that they must return to England is made even more demanding by the revelation of her relationship with Sven. Larry, despondent at the rejection of his novel by publishers, subdues himself into a life of labour—soon discovering his ineptness. Margo tries to balance her devotion to the Countess and her growing adoration for her gardener, and Gerry's plans to embark into the world of conservation are thrown into disarray by his attempts to feed his adopted baby owls.
6 6 "Episode 6" Roger Goldby Simon Nye 8 May 2016 6.58
The family's concerns over Sven's true intentions are brought to light when Louisa realises that Sven's romantic feelings for her are merely a ruse to hide his homosexuality. Larry finds himself stuck when Nancy insists they must move to England together, while he is hesitant to leave his family behind. Leslie suffers an injury perusing Gerry's makeshift zoo, leading Gerry to question his future caging animals. Margo attempts to relieve the Countess of her agoraphobia by inviting her to the wedding party.

Σεζόν 2 (2017)[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

(1936)

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7 1 "Episode 1" Steve Barron Simon Nye 23 April 2017 7.32
One year has passed, and Louisa is fed up with being poor; to satisfy their new contemptuous landlady Vasilia, who repossesses the family's chairs over non-payment of rent, she sets up a market stall, the failure of which at first is taken by delight by fellow Briton Hugh Jarvis, who proceeds to try and woo her after the family uses his olive-pressing services. Purveying homemade British food doesn't work at first, before Spiros' advice on how to approach the Greek boosts sales. However, news her produce has resulted in food poisoning in the local residents is not well-received, but after discovering Vasilia has contaminated their food due to perceiving Louisa as a rival in her attempts to repair a past relationship with Hugh, warns her off – and the whole situation absolves Larry of his chronic writer's block, using the situation as inspiration for his next novel. Meanwhile, Gerry becomes preoccupied with finding otters, and when his mission to get up close to one is foiled by its death in a trap, he resolves to set up an otter breeding programme, while he develops hatred towards work-inept Leslie after he inadvertently shoots dog Roger; acne prompts appearance concerns for Margo, who has gained a boyfriend in monk Pavlos, but is disheartened in learning of his vow of celibacy, and dabbles in exploring how to become a nun in response.
8 2 "Episode 2" Steve Barron Simon Nye 30 April 2017 6.61
After Gerry goes missing, Louisa feels she has become too complacent in her parenting and has let her family down, particularly Larry, who is feeling downcast at the lack of response following the publication of his novel. While she attempts to drum up support for Larry's novel by disemminating leaflets for a reading, she resolves to give Gerry a proper education by hiring Spiros as a tutor, who transpires to be more stringent in teaching as she thought. However, the book reading draws a marginal crowd, and Larry chides his mother for the failure, and her generally lacklustre parenting, both before and after he receives mail praising his novel; as a result of this and Gerry's magpies stealing pages of his next novel's manuscript, Larry makes the decision to leave home. Meanwhile, Leslie and Margo become swayed by alcohol, with Leslie dipping his toes into selling it by selling homemade liqueur using the monks' recipe, and Margo's determination to become a nun is bogged down by her too readily able to enjoy it. Gerry finds a female mate for his otter, and is concerned when they struggle to procreate.
9 3 "Episode 3" Steve Barron Simon Nye 7 May 2017 6.32
A birthday party leaves Louisa with even more concerns about her advancing age, which her family attempt to relieve her of. Margo's acne exacerbates, while Leslie develops a passion for photography. Larry becomes tempted by Vasilia, to the family's dismay, and Gerry finds that his tutor's proclivity to teach can be easily distracted from. Louisa becomes concerned over Sven's new relationship with a woman and feels worried he is keeping up the ruse of being heterosexual; this draws Hugh's attention, and his intrusion into Sven's private life isn't well received.
10 4 "Episode 4" Edward Hall Simon Nye 14 May 2017 5.96
The Durrells find themselves shut in when a torrential rainstorm hits Corfu, and not only are the family dealing with the grumpiness emerging from Larry's affliction with the mumps, but the unusual Mrs. Haddock (arriving with Aunt Hermione), who claims she is able to be in contact with the dead, and offers to conduct a seance for Louisa to engage with her deceased husband. Donald's insistence in conducting his tutoring duties proves annoying to Gerry, while Leslie's aggravation grows as his indoors reclusion continues, and Margo's also, as her acne troubles remain unsolved.
11 5 "Episode 5" Edward Hall Simon Nye 21 May 2017 5.49
A hastily, and ill-advisedly, thrown together cricket match does nothing to soothe relations between the factions of the Greek and the English ex-pats – Spiros and Hugh, to be more specific – and actually works to exacerbate them. Larry is determined to use his Britishness to repel Vasilia (whose determination for the two of them to get married is forced upon him), who at first finds his attempts charming, but her capricious nature gets the better of her and purposely kisses Hugh in full view of Louisa, prompting her to develop doubts over the future of their relationship, and him to, in a desperate effort to keep her, speak of his intentions they should move back home to England. Meanwhile, Gerry finds teasing Donald with in-efficacious methods of winning over Margo a welcome distraction from his persistent attitude they must work.
12 6 "Episode 6" Edward Hall Simon Nye 28 May 2017 5.57
Three different children are born as a fraught Leslie is on hand to help Lugaretzia's daughter give birth, Louisa aids with Florence's, and Gerry is overwhelmed with exuberance at the prospect of some otter cubs – all of which, as well as Corfu's rich culture and wildlife, helps Louisa realise she should refuse to fulfill Hugh's wish for the two of them to return to England. Hugh, however, finds himself in a more dangerous situation, as Vasilia, in a last-ditch attempt to win him back, and in a frantic displeasing at his choosing of Louisa, stabs him, and flees; Larry turns up at her doorstep for one last liaison, and she rejects him, adding more disappointment to his day as he later discovers he has missed everything exciting, an opinion soon put to rest when Donald, prior to leaving Corfu, engages in a fight with Margo's conceited new lover, Zoltan.

Σεζόν 3 (2018)[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

(1937)

A third series was confirmed to be in production by writer Simon Nye at the BFI and Radio Times Television Festival on 8 April 2017. He described the third series as having "some exotic new animals", and that production would begin in three weeks' time, upon Keeley Hawes's arrival in Corfu for filming. It will be set in 1937.

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13 1 "Episode 1" Roger Goldby Simon Nye 18 March 2018 6.72
While Larry languishes in despondence following the antipathy-inducing news of Aunt Hermione's impending arrival – and the suspected breaking of his leg – Louisa is determined to relieve Leslie of at least two of his three girlfriends, but this falls into difficulty when different members of the family prefer a different girl – and invite each to tea at the same time. Meanwhile, Gerry's adoption of flamingoes arrives with Louisa's disapproval, who believes they have too many animals to begin with, and Margo takes up soap sculpturing while looking for a hobby. Theo diversifies from animal studies into human X-rays, while Florence struggles – becoming irascible and exhausted – after the birth of her son.
14 2 "Episode 2" Roger Goldby Simon Nye 25 March 2018 5.91
Louisa's worries her previous "birds and the bees" talks with Leslie were insufficient are confirmed when she discovers he has impregnated Daphne, one of his three girlfriends. As a result, Leslie is presented with the potentiality of a wife; Daphne's father orders him by gunpoint to marry her – and loses a girlfriend he loves in Dionisia. Meanwhile, the family's exposure to a more genial – and multiple-suitored – Aunt Hermione ends curtailed, with her death eliciting baseless fears of her bedroom being haunted by her "restless soul" and that the family should slay a goat as as a sacrifice. Margo's new vocation as an assistant to Theo's radiography and X-ray endeavours and to Florence's motherhood is disturbed by her ex-boyfriend Zoltan, who is persistent in his attempts to win her back, all while organisig a memorial service for her late aunt, which incorporates a rather vociferous imitation of a Hawaiian tradition. Larry volunteers to accompany Louisa back to England for Aunt Hermione's burial, while Gerry's new hobby, staring at a wall of insects and small creatures (and waiting for one to eat another), invites intrigue – exhausting at that – from the rest of the family.
15 3 "Episode 3" Roger Goldby Simon Nye 1 April 2018 TBD
Larry and Louisa arrive in England for Aunt Hermione's funeral, with Larry easily drawn into the welcoming, ideal lifestyle of a Bohemian fan and his housemates, and becomes disconcerted when Louisa's arrival plunges her into a lifestyle she is overly enthusiastic about the ideals of – which she later finds overwhelming, following a night of inebriation-fuelled antics with a prurient housemate leading to the misplacement of a necklace of Hermione's Louisa borrowed – which is later transpired to be extremely valuable. Back in Corfu, the rest of the family establish their own order, ignoring that Louisa set out for them – and that Spiros is enforcing, strongly with regards to controlling, albeit falteringly, Margo's access to boyfriend Zoltan; she later discovers this is due to Spiros' deep-rooted hatred of Turks (which Zoltan is). Lugaretzia takes the time to slack off when she sees the state the rest of the family has left the house in, while Leslie and Gerry become dedicated to different causes – to protecting the family against a roaming gang and to educate the Greek public on how to not mistreat donkeys. Serendipity strikes when Leslie is approached to join the police force, although later placed on shaky ground when his contraption to prevent against a gang encroaching on their home leads to Zoltan being shot. Meanwhile, Gerry ends up rescuing a beaten donkey from its abusive farmer.
16 4 "Episode 4" Roger Goldby Simon Nye 8 April 2018 TBD
Two visitors are invited into the Durrell family home: Larry's friend Jeejeebuoy, whom is misconstrued at first to be a royal, and the second a destitute and dejected Captain Creech. They offer polarised opinions when it comes to Louisa's drinking, with Jeejee cautioning her on her doing so excessively, while Creech actively encourages it. This plays to Gerry's amusement after an interview at the local school – sought after Louisa is disappointed by Gerry's lack of work as an autodidact – ends in rejection due to Louisa's drunken state failing to make a good first impression. Leslie faces a dilemma when he discovers Daphne's father is spearheading a cigarette smuggling racket, while Larry's adventures aboard Creech's boat – hindered by his ineptness at being able to sail – leads him to a destination very far offshore. Guest Jeejee concerns the family with his persistent attempts at gaining enlightenment through fasting and going into a trance, which he later reduces to meditation to engage – and mollify – the family with. Theo and Gerry conclude their studies into whether diet changes affect a flamingo's pigmentation.
17 5 "Episode 5" TBA TBA 15 April 2018 TBD
The Durrells become jealous after Spiros' attention is redirected to a new Italian family – the Ferraris – whom they try to befriend, but hostilities end up flaring up between the two. Theo feels left out when Gerry falls for a local girl interested in wildlife like him, and Larry joins the local fire service.
18 6 "Episode 6" TBA TBA TBA TBD
19 7 "Episode 7" TBA TBA TBA TBD
20 8 "Episode 8" TBA TBA TBA TBD

Αποδοχή[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Μετά την προβολή του πρώτου επεισοδίου, η αποδοχή του κοινού υπήρξε θετική. Ο Gerard O'Donovan (The Telegraph) της χάρισε τέσσερα αστέρια και την αποκάλεσε "μια σειρά που είναι απελευθερωτική και διατηρεί το υψηλό της χιούμορ χωρίς να υπερβάλλει. Επιπλέον διατηρεί το αυθεντικό ύφος του αθώου εξωτισμού του πρωτοτύπου". Ο Christopher Stevens της The Daily Mail απέδωσε στην σειρά ακόμα περισσότερους επαίνους, της χάρισε πέντε αστέρια και επικεντρώθηκε στην ερμηνεία των ηθοποιών, κυρίως της Keeley Hawes ως της χήρας μητέρας Λουίζα Ντάρελ και του Milo Parker ως του νεαρού Τζέρυ.

Το πρώτο επεισόδιο παρακολούθησαν περίπου 6.4 εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι και 29% του κοινού ξεπέρασε την μια ώρα προβολής, συμπεριλαμβανομένων όσων παρακολούθησαν από το βρετανικό διαδικτυακό κανάλι ITV's +1. Η σειρά θεωρείται το καλύτερο δράμα που έχει προβληθεί από όλα τα κανάλια μέχρι σήμερα και η σειρά με την μεγαλύτερη προβολή σε μια μέρα. Θεωρώντας την ως "την καλύτερη δραματική σειρά της χρονιάς και την καλύτερη σειρά από τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2014", το ITV ξεκίνησε να προβάλει την δεύτερη σεζόν στις 15 Απριλίου 2016.

Η σειρά έχει λάβει υψηλές αξιολογήσεις από την IMDb, γύρω στο 8/10.

Μετάδοση[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Σε παγκόσμιο επίπεδο, το Seven Network απέκτησε τα δικαιώματα της σειράς για την Αυστραλία και έκανε πρεμιέρα στις 24 Αυγούστου 2016. Στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες, το PBS ξεκίνησε να μεταδίδει την σειρά, με τον τίτλο The Durrells in Corfu, στις 16 Οκτωβρίου 2016 στις 8 μμ. Οι The Durrells ξεκίνησαν να προβάλλονται στην Νέα Ζηλανδία στις 26 Οκτωβρίου 2016 στο Prime TV. Στον Καναδά, ο Καναδικός Ραδιοτηλεοπτικός Σταθμός ξεκίνησε να προβάλλει την Σεζόν 1 στις 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017. Στην Ισπανία, η ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα Filmin απέκτησε τα δικαιώματα της σειράς.

Μια τρίτη σεζόν των The Durrells ανακοινώθηκε από τον σεναριογράφο Simon Nye στο BFI και στο τηλεοπτικό φεστιβάλ Radio Times στις 8 Απριλίου 2017. Τα γυρισματα ξεκίνησαν τον Μάιο του 2017 και άρχισε να προβάλλεται από το ITV στο βόρειο ημισφαίριο την άνοιξη του 2018.Στην Ελλάδα η σειρά μεταδίδεται από την ΕΡΤ2.

Βραβεία και υποψηφιότητες[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Έτος Κατηγορία Βραβείο Υποψήφιος Αποτέλεσμα
2017 Best Actress Broadcasting Press Guild Award Keeley Hawes Νίκη
2017 Best Drama Series BAFTA TV Award The Durrells Υποψηφιότητα
2017 Best Costume Design BAFTA TV Award Charlotte Holdich Υποψηφιότητα
2017 Best Titles & Graphic Identity BAFTA TV Award Alex Maclean Υποψηφιότητα
2017 Best Writer: Drama BAFTA TV Award Simon Nye Υποψηφιότητα
2016 Best Production Design: Drama RTS Craft & Design Award Stevie Herbert Νίκη
2016 Best Graphic Design: Titles RTS Craft & Design Award Alex Maclean Υποψηφιότητα

Δείτε επίσης[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

  • Η τριλογία του Τζέραλντ Ντάρελ :
    • Η Οικογένειά μου και Άλλα Ζώα (1956)
    • Birds, Beasts, and Relatives (1969)
    • Ο Κήπος των Θεών (1978)
  • Η Οικογένειά μου και Άλλα Ζώα, μια σειρά του BBC (1987) που βασίστηκε στην τριλογία του Ντάρελ
  • Η Οικογένειά μου και Άλλα Ζώα, μια τηλεταινία του BBC (2005) που βασίστηκε στο βιβλίο του Ντάρελ (1956)

Εξωτερικοί σύνδεσμοι[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]