The Romanoffs premieres

The series is about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian Romanov family, famously murdered by Bolsheviks in 1918 as they seized power a century ago. This bizarre connective tissue binds these stories, which are set around the world.

In the pilot, elderly Anushka languishes in a palatial Paris apartment filled with Russian artifacts, while her nephew and his nasty girlfriend wait for her to die and leave it to him.

The second episodes involves a cruise for Romanoff descendants.

The show isn’t a period piece; it’s a narrative experiment in the form of a madcap anthology series.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.