Trials and tribulations of family Popadic, a typical family of five with their everyday problems.




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Series cast summary:
Marko Nikolic ...  Dragisa 'Giga' Popadic 82 episodes, 1987-1991
Svetlana Bojkovic Svetlana Bojkovic ...  Emilija 'Ema' Popadic 79 episodes, 1987-1991
Dragan Bjelogrlic ...  Slobodan 'Boba' Popadic 78 episodes, 1987-1991
Boris Komnenic Boris Komnenic ...  Aleksandar 'Sasa' Popadic 73 episodes, 1987-1991
Lidija Vukicevic Lidija Vukicevic ...  Violeta 'Viki' Popadic 73 episodes, 1987-1991
Jelica Sretenovic Jelica Sretenovic ...  Koviljka Koka Stankovic 62 episodes, 1987-1991
Josif Tatic Josif Tatic ...  Bozidar Soldatovic 'Jataganac' 52 episodes, 1987-1991
Ivan Bekjarev ...  Stevan Kurcubic 50 episodes, 1987-1991
Aljosa Vuckovic Aljosa Vuckovic ...  Dr. Ivo Luksic 49 episodes, 1987-1991
Vojislav 'Voja' Brajovic ...  Dusan Markovic 'Terminator' 37 episodes, 1987-1988
Vlasta Velisavljevic Vlasta Velisavljevic ...  Mg Vlastimir Djordjevic 36 episodes, 1987-1991
Gorica Popovic Gorica Popovic ...  Dara Zavisic / ... 33 episodes, 1987-1991
Olivera Markovic Olivera Markovic ...  Buba Radovic-Djordjevic 33 episodes, 1987-1991


Trials and tribulations of family Popadic, a typical family of five with their everyday problems.

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6 January 1987 (Yugoslavia) See more »

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9 March 2010 | by andrejvasiljevicSee all my reviews

"Bolji Zivot" or "Better Life" is probably the coping stone of Sinisa Pavic's screenplay writing career. It also became a symbol for Serbian TV humorist series style which unfortunately has survived up to present days and continues to push on in many, often deformed, alterations.

Quality is poor, acting is nothing special, direction unimaginative to the least, but for some reason people like to watch "Bolji Zivot" on and on, no matter how many times Serbian state television reruns it to fill up the blanks in programming. Still, with all it's flaws, "Bolji Zivot" has got some story, and at times it can be bright-witted and even original. Yet another representation of an average Serbian family with it's ups and downs in everyday life challenges. The reason for it's popularity probably lies in the actuality of the context, placed in the late 80s Yugoslavia, and the prediction of turbulent times which would follow eventually. It is also a good time machine for those nostalgic for life in communist Yugoslavia, and their numbers are growing by the years.

Did I like it? Can't say that I have, even so, I didn't mind watching it and I still don't. Compared to Pavic's creations that followed, "Bolji Zivot" really looks fresh and smart.

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