Series “The Boy’s Word. Blood on the Asphalt” Zhory Kryzhovnikova became object of criticism, primarily for the romanticization of youth banditry. Viewers have also expressed dissatisfaction with the inconsistency of details of the time depicted in the series. Users have discovered a number of errors related to music, items, and historical inaccuracies.
Photo: Kinopoisk by poster of the series “A Boy’s Word. Blood on the Asphalt”
One of the comments was the contradiction in the musical preferences of the characters. In the series, gang members listen to “Tender May,” which raises doubts among viewers who believe that the Gopniks of that time preferred other musical genres, News.ru reports.
Another object of criticism was the episode with the theft of the head teacher’s hat, which caused discontent among viewers. They believe that the scene where Marat rips off his teacher’s hat, looks absurd and unrealistic, even for a gopnik.
There is also a misrepresentation of the characters’ cinematic preferences in the context of time. For example, the boys watch the old Soviet film “Pirates of the 20th Century”, despite the fact that other foreign films were already in fashion at the end of the 1980s.
In addition, the moment with the computer at the police station caused controversy, as viewers doubted the availability of such equipment in law enforcement agencies at that time.
In general, the series causes resentment among viewers due to the discrepancy between historical accuracy and realism in detail, which weakens the overall appreciation of the work.