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Old 13 March 2018, 11:48
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Thumbs up Babalyon Berlin on Netflix

German TV Crime Drama show. Good plot (1929 politics/military stuff) lots of T&A. It has subtitltes for those who do not speak German. Well wothh your time watching it.
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Old 13 March 2018, 12:05
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German TV Crime Drama show. Good plot (1929 politics/military stuff) lots of T&A. It has subtitltes for those who do not speak German. Well wothh your time watching it.
Very well done period piece. A lot of attention to detail in the clothing, furnishings etc. that make it worth while. Good plot as well if subtitles don't bother you. I am about 8 episodes into it and am finding it very entertaining. Set in the decadent twenties in Berlin with a good deal of political turmoil between nationalists, and commies of varied sorts.
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Old 13 March 2018, 14:55
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Nice. Thanks for the heads up.
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Interesting premise, a detective/crime show set in that period when Hitler and Nazi party were rising to power. It sounds a little bit like Robert Harris's Fatherland, only set in the years prior to WWII, not in the decades following it.

It sounds good, I'm sure it probably features some historical figures of the time, at least in passing.
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Old 18 March 2018, 20:50
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I just finished the series. Evidently the most expensive TV series ever produced in Germany to the tune of 40 million. I would highly recommend this look at the troubles endured in the Weimar Republic in 1929. Historically it's very accurate. Hitler is only mentioned once in passing but there is some Nazi stuff in the last episode. The only drawback is the subtitles, but I moved past that pretty easily.
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Just finished this last week. I was highly entertained and enjoyed the characters immensely. I was able to pick out some of the conversation from two years of German in high school.
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1st episode done watching. Hooked.
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Just finished episode 11. Probably the best made TV series drama have seen!
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I started it last week, currently on episode 4 and enjoying!
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Finished watching the series. Want more!
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Found this to be a good read about Berlin, and the decadence, between the time period of 1918 to 1933.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weimar_culture
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The "Lake" scene in Episode 15 was very disturbing to watch. Damn.

This show is very good, but defiantly has its dark and gruesome moments.
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Going to try to watch the rest of episode 15 tonight. That lake scene was so disturbing had to stop watching (and could not finish my dinner which was eating while viewing - a real rarity for me). The scene actually gave me a nightmare last night. Been long time since a movie/TV show did that to me! For some reason even Bone Tomahawk was not as bad. Guess cause maybe I responded once to something similiar when was a firefighter.
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Well finished the season. Some twists and turns and questions answered in last episode. Apparently writing is in process for a second season.

Found this link to be a really good read, about the history and facts and fiction behind the show. Well worth reading.


http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/201...on-berlin.html
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Well finished the season. Some twists and turns and questions answered in last episode. Apparently writing is in process for a second season.

Found this link to be a really good read, about the history and facts and fiction behind the show. Well worth reading.


http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/201...on-berlin.html
That was an interesting read about the real history behind the show. The author sidetracks into some interesting insights about the art and music of the era as well.
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Apparently writing is in process for a second season.
Never mind....
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The wife and I just finished binge watching all 16 episodes. We loved it! Great ending reveals/twists.

Now comes the wait for season 3......
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