House Arrest (TV series)

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House Arrest
Домашен арест
GenreComedy
Sitcom
Created byTeo Chipilov
Nikolina Bocheva
Written byNeli Dimitrova
Directed byPetar Vulchanov
Nikolay Penchev
Stanislav Todorov – Rogi
Grigor Kumitski
StarringTatyana Lolova
Maya Bejanska
Fillip Avramov
Ivan Panev
Country of origin Bulgaria
Original language(s)Bulgarian
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes86
Production
Producer(s)bTV Studios
bTV Media Group
Running time25 minutes
Release
Original networkbTV
bTV Comedy (reps)
Picture format4:3 SDTV (season 1)
1080i HDTV (seasons 2-4)
Original release24 November 2011 –
6 December 2013
External links
Website

House Arrest Bulgarian Домашен арест (Domashen arest) is a Bulgarian sitcom aired on bTV and produced by bTV Studios. The series marked the dawn of a new generation of Bulgarian cinema and television. Some critics have said that it is the most successful Bulgarian sitcom. The first season aired starting November 24th 2011 as part of the "Season of Bulgarian TV series". Directors of production are Peter Valchanov and Nikolay Penchev, Stanislav Todorov - Rogi, Grigor Kumitski and writer Nelly Dimitrova. Chief operator Grigor Kumitski.

House arrest is a unique product developed based on the model of American sitcoms such asEverybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, Friends among others. One of the leading British experts in this genre - director Ben Squirt - was part of the consulting team in the beginning stage of the project.[1]

The series was filmed with HD cameras in 16:9 format, but in his first season was broadcast in 4:3, the second season changes to HD 16:9 format, along with the transition of TV to HD.

Characters[edit]

  • Mother Emi (Tatyana Lolova) - Emilia, a woman from an aristocratic family, the mother of Anastasia and Emko, mother-in-law of Kotzeto. She doesn't like her son-in-law.
  • Kotzeto (Fillip Avramov) - son-in-law of Emi, father of Lucho and Zara. Freeloader of the family.
  • Anastasia (Maya Bejanska) - daughter of Mother Emi, sister of Emko, mother of Lucho and Zara, wife of Kotzeto.
  • Emko (Ivan Panev) - son of Mother Emi, brother of Anastasia, uncle of Lucho and Zara. He is very smart, but doesn't have many friends.
  • Zara (Stefani Doycheva) - granddaughter of Mother Emi, daughter of Kotzeto and Anastasia, twin sister of Lucho
  • Lucho (Velizar Velichkov) - grandson of Mother Emi, son of Kotzeto and Anastasia, twin brother of Zara
  • Milko (Borislav Zahariev) - best friend of Kotzeto, a neighbor of Kotzeto
  • The Blond Bisserka (Magdalena Pavlova) - a friend of Emko
  • The Black Bisserka (Asya Yocheva) - a friend of Emko
  • The Capitan (Veselin Kalanovski) - Mother Emi's friend
  • Raicho (Nikolay Stanoev) - a friend of Kotzeto
  • Bat Kolio (Kitodar Todorov) - a friend of Kotzeto
  • Elenko (Valentin Goshev) - father of Kotzeto
  • István Csurka Yegeresegere (Orlin Pavlov) - Hungarian, was once betrothed to Anastasia

Guest stars[edit]

  • 100 Kila (Bulgarian Hip-Hop singer) - Zara's Boyfriend

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"New Home"November 24, 2011 (2011-11-24)
22"Amnesia"November 24, 2011 (2011-11-24)
33"The new Neighbours"December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)
44"Cream rejuvenation"December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)
55"Must betray"December 8, 2011 (2011-12-08)
66"St. Nicholas Day"December 8, 2011 (2011-12-08)
77"Let it be Kotsevicism!"December 15, 2011 (2011-12-15)
88"The zen art of knitting socks"December 15, 2011 (2011-12-15)
99"Crippled, blind and broken"December 22, 2011 (2011-12-22)
1010"The Kotze's Socked Christmas"December 22, 2011 (2011-12-22)
1111"The person - a social animal"January 5, 2012 (2012-01-05)
1212"Dancer of Kotzeto"January 5, 2012 (2012-01-05)
1313"The Borimechka"January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)
1414"Kotzevi go to a wedding"January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)
1515"15 years of marriage"January 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)
1616"Kotze vs Rambo"January 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)
1717"Kotzeto's diet"March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)
1818"To not die"March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)
1919"Sex and laughter for March 8th"March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)
2020"István Čurka 1"March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)
2121"István Čurka 2"March 15, 2012 (2012-03-15)
2222"Sex is not important"March 15, 2012 (2012-03-15)
2323"Kotze's Reality"March 22, 2012 (2012-03-22)
2424"Feeling lucky"March 22, 2012 (2012-03-22)
2525"Gang of Kotsooushan"March 29, 2012 (2012-03-29)
2626"Kotze.net"March 29, 2012 (2012-03-29)
2727"Emko's pet"April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05)
2828"1001 Nights"April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05)
2929"The Gold of life"April 12, 2012 (2012-04-12)
3030"Bitterly"April 12, 2012 (2012-04-12)

Season 2[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
311"For a 100 earthworms"September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21)
322"The lesser evil"September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21)
333"Sisi at work"September 28, 2012 (2012-09-28)
344"Kotze at school"September 28, 2012 (2012-09-28)
355"Mother Emi, the Godfather"October 5, 2012 (2012-10-05)
366"Mother Emi's car"October 5, 2012 (2012-10-05)
377"Emko's Greek"October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12)
388"Zara's Boyfriend"October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12)
399"I want a baby!"October 19, 2012 (2012-10-19)
4010"Bisserka gets married"October 19, 2012 (2012-10-19)
4111"Kotze's Graduation"October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26)
4212"The Little Things"October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26)
4313"Sisi's dog"November 2, 2012 (2012-11-02)
4414"No good deed goes unpunished"November 2, 2012 (2012-11-02)
4515"Of Fish and men"November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
4616"Lord of the bricks"November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
4717"Pride and brokenness"November 23, 2012 (2012-11-23)
4818"Time of the meatballs"November 23, 2012 (2012-11-23)
4919"Emko and guys"November 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
5020"Dance of the Marionettes"November 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
5121"My life is popfolk"December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)
5222"Tooth Fairy"December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)

Season 3[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
531"The spiritual mother of the world"January 4, 2013 (2013-01-04)
542"Lady Zaza"January 4, 2013 (2013-01-04)
553"My friend"January 11, 2013 (2013-01-11)
564"The Shame Games"January 11, 2013 (2013-01-11)
575"No signal from Zara"January 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)
586"A crack in the toilet"January 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)
597"The enemy on my sofa"January 25, 2013 (2013-01-25)
608"Night with the white feet"January 25, 2013 (2013-01-25)
619"For the love of art"February 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
6210"Silence of ducks"February 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
6311"The homelessness of Kotzeto"February 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)
6412"Kotze End The Kotzcars"February 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)
6513"Pass, counter, recourse"February 15, 2013 (2013-02-15)
6614"The great depression"February 15, 2013 (2013-02-15)
6715"Tic-tac, tic-tac"February 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)
6816"Emko's secret"February 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)
6917"Raicho's sex bomb"March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)
7018"Beer "beer""March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)
7119"I'm not bald"March 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)
7220"The Golden Age of Kotzeto"March 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)

Season 4[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
731"The Kotze's Millions"September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20)
742"Cousin Uh-Oh"September 27, 2013 (2013-09-27)
753"Elenko stays"October 4, 2013 (2013-10-04)
764"100 kila"October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11)
775"Green Kotze"October 18, 2013 (2013-10-18)
786"Secrets and lies"October 25, 2013 (2013-10-25)
797"Kotze doesn't know Sissy"November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)
808"Gay Kotze"November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)
819"Sisi's Boobs"November 15, 2013 (2013-11-15)
8210"Double date"November 22, 2013 (2013-11-22)
8311"Kotze goes on the cherry"November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29)
8412"Men who didn't listen to women"November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29)
8513"Pet Cemetery"December 6, 2013 (2013-12-06)
8614"Whatever you do, you do to yourself"December 6, 2013 (2013-12-06)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "За сериала" [About the TV Series]. btv.bg (in Bulgarian).

External links[edit]