First I need to say that "Le Cose Che Restano" literally translated in English would be "The Things that Remain". In this case love, friendship, pain. So the title on IMDb is completely well let's say wrong. So that said, what about this series made by the same team as "La Meglio Gioventu". Well if you loved it you would love this one. The same authentic feeling, spot-on actors, great drama.
The series talks about a Roman family and how a drama will tear them apart and how they, during more or less 2 years, will slowly come together again, not the same, but stronger and more numerous than before, with a great view on mankind, immigration, and the limits of the system. With ironic situations and a kind of wisdom that grows for every one of them. Masterful. We stay constantly close to this lovable but not completely functional family. All of them with their qualities and weaknesses. What is great about this series is that it takes the time to let emotions sink, with a poetic power that beats most feature films. It's more a 6 hour movie that they have cut in 4 parts, like "La Meglio".
The only negative point that I would give is the predictability of some situations but that doesn't take away the emotions of this masterpiece. And I don't use that word lightly.
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