Mrazivá tajemství (The Dark Secret) is a Czech web series that premiered between 2016 and 2018 on internet television[1][2]

Mrazivá tajemství
GenreAnimated, Comedy, Horror
Directed byRadovan Surý, Pavel Jindra
StarringPavel Rímský, Zdeněk Julina, Luděk Randár, Jana Tomečková, Pavel Jindra, Pavel Trávníček, Lukáš Pavlásek, Karel Oliva, Radim Uzel, Robert Rosenberg, Jiří X. Doležal, Roman Vaněk, Pavel Leicman
Country of originCzech Republic
Original languageCzech
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes20
Running time5 minutes
Original release
Release20 October 2016 (20 October 2016) –
12 April 2018 (12 April 2018)

Plot edit

The series focuses on individual fairy tales or stories and reveals their Dark Secret. The show "reveals the truth" about various fairy tale characters who are considered heroes or brave people in the fairy tales themselves, but according to the show revealing their dark sides, they can become psychopaths. Each part first began with a brief introduction to the plot of the fairy tale, which was, however, sometimes amended or supplemented. During the program, the fairy tale and especially the characters and circumstances were gradually analyzed. At the end, there was always a brief summary of the work and the fairy tale.[3][4]

Broadcast edit

Season 1 edit

The show first aired on 20 October 2016 when the first Snow White episode was released. First of all, four more parts of the series were released, broadcast every other week on Thursdays, which dealt with Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Masha and the Three Bears and Pinocchio. The episodes had an average length of about 6 minutes, and the viewer could view them all on the mobile app immediately, whereas they could not see them on the Internet. The first season finally came to an end on November 17, 2016, with the last episode airing on the Internet.

Season 2 edit

The first episode of the second season was broadcast on 9 November 2017 and discussed the creation of the world. The average length of the episodes was reduced to 4–5 minutes, more episodes were broadcast and not all were immediately available on the mobile app. The pieces did not only deal with fairy tales, but also with various biblical stories. A total of 8 episodes were broadcast in the second season, the last episode of the second season dealing with aliens was broadcast on Sunday 31 December 2017.

Season 3 edit

The third season of the series began to be broadcast on March 1, 2018, and was about Grandfather Czech. This series had a total of 7 episodes. Unlike the two previous series, the series stopped focusing on fairy tales and instead was interested in problems in history, the Bible or even in the ordinary world. The program was also shown on the TV station Due to the greater controversy of the show, its viewership decreased significantly, which was approximately 433 thousand viewers per episode for the first series, approximately 401 thousand viewers per episode for the second series, and decreased to approximately 135 thousand viewers per episode for the third series

References edit

  1. ^ "Mrazivá tajemství (2016)". Czech and Slovak Film Database (in Czech). Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  2. ^ "Kontroverzní animák Mrazivá tajemství odhaluje další pohádkové zločince". (in Czech). Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  3. ^ " uvede sérii Mrazivá tajemství v aplikaci". (in Czech). Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  4. ^ Svoboda, Richard (22 September 2016). " letos vsází na Čtvrtníčka i experimenty. Svůj náskok využívá internetová televize naplno". Aktuálně.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 25 June 2023.

External links edit