So, I'm about 5 years old (in 2005), and I get a strange-looking Video CD (I don't know how I got it). On it, there is a dim yellow picture of a woman (I think). Well, I decided to watch it and see what's all about. All I can remember is the following plot: the story begins with some boy whose mother died in a car accident (when the actual accident occurs, there is a black dog present in the scene, clearly hinting at something ominous). Well, the mother is dead, and that's all I can remember about her and the boy. The next scene is located in a castle, where a black-clothed queen is sitting on a big black throne. I don't remember any events that would solidify my presumptions, but I feel like she is portrayed as evil and somehow connected to the black dog and the boy's mother's death. And the CD ends right there, convincing me of the fact that what I've witnessed is a series, not a film.
The series itself had one special touch that I can remember: there were no vibrant colours in it, no, rather yellow-greyish filter all throughout. It also seemed that the main focus was on the tangled fates of both the boy and the black queen. It's really hard for me to tell, because I'm quite sure the CD contained the first episode of the series!
I don't remember the language of the series. It could be English but Polish or Czech are also plausible candidates. I saw it in Slovenia. The series is live-action.
This one is really obscure, and I'll be surprised if anyone figures it out. However, don't let yourself be discouraged. All suggestions and guesses are warmly welcome. Thank you in advance.