Fate’s gift

The series follows the story of modern-day women whose lives become intricately interlaced. Marina Rakitina (Irina Lachina), a bright personality and a famous television reporter, leaves her husband, a popular actor, Oleg Klyuchevsky (Aleksandr Lazarev). In a couple of weeks an accident occurs; Oleg falls off a set decoration during a play and slips into a coma. Media accuses Marina of the accident turning her life into hell. In the hospital, she meets a neurological surgeon, Sasha (Sergei Gorobchenko), and falls in love with him. Katya Shmeleva (Maria Poroshina), a single woman lacking necessary life skills, works as a fine art expert at a poverty-stricken museum. On her father’s funeral day she picks up a beaten and bleeding hobo Grisha (Nikolai Dobrynin) at a junkyard. Grisha is somehow connected with what has happened to Oleg Klyuchevsky. After that accident Grisha who used to be a nondrinker went on his first drinking spree. Katya realizes that she is the only person who is able to help Grisha to get back to normal life. Katya’s boss and friend, Yulya Kondrashova, (Yekaterina Rednikova), is a strong woman with her fantasies and illusions long forgotten after her first boyfriend, Sergei Sinitsyn (Konstantin Yushkevich), married her men-crazy neighbor woman. Yulya is quite satisfied with her current relationship with a handsome young stripper. After fifteen years, Sergei and Yulya meet again. Each heroine will have to make every effort so that all the trials could someday turn into a gift of fate. Cast: Maria Poroshina (“Day Watch/ Dnevnoi dozor”, “Vsegda govori ‘vsegda’/ Always Say ‘Always’”, “Brigada/ Law of the Lawless”), Nikolay Dobrynin (“Atlantida/ Atlantis”, “Shalnoi angel/ Stray Angel”), Yekaterina Rednikova (“Tot, kto gasit svet/ The Sovereign”, “Leningrad”), Irina Lachina (“Tyazhyoly pesok/ Heavy Sand”, “Lady Bomzh/ Hobo Lady”), Aleksandr Lazarev Jr. (“Zastava Zhilina/ Zhilin’s Outpost”, “The Admiral”, “The Idiot”), Sergei Gorobchenko (“Pervyi posle Boga/ The First After God”, “Bratya Karamazovi/ The Karamazov Brothers”, “Boomer/ Bimmer”), Konstantin Yushkevich (“Ryzhaya/ Ginger”, “Gromovy/ The Gromovs”) Episodes: 20

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