Babylon Berlin (TV series 2017- )
Note1: The best films and TV series I’ve ever watched all tend to have featured the unknowns – to me, at least. And, being German, “Babylon Berlin” offers a sea of beautifully intriguing, mesmerising new faces. And Brian Ferry.
Note2: A heterosexual man who not only likes to dance, but also can dance is a treasure to behold. And so is a girl who does what she has to do in order to survive and lives her life according to the laws of nature, not human, morality.
Note3: “Babylon Berlin” contains a flavour from pretty much every genre you can possibly think of: historical, crime, comedy, musical, drama, romance, mystery. A heady cocktail, served by a fine mixologist, you just can’t get enough of. Dare you not to binge watch.
Note1: Olga made me watch the first episode dubbed. Bless her, she thought they were all made this way, you know: Netflix-friendly. Mein Got. What torture that was. Like listening to a Japanese soft-porn sex line (I imagine). But then she found the real deal, sighs of relief all around.
Note2: So now I’m going to learn German for real. Shouldn’t be too hard, as already well versed in sprechen sie deutsch: Weltscmerz, Dummkopf, du bist Schwein, ich liebe dich, Scheisse/Scheissekopf, Schadenfreude, ich bin ein Berliner, natürlich, Hände hoch, Schatzi, and many many more.
Note3: *SPOILER ALERT* Still can’t believe they killed off Stephan Jänicke, who was the best person in that whole entire world, although – immo – way too obliging when it came to looking after his deaf as the doorknob parents.
Come to think of it, wish my parents were deaf when I was still fictionally living with them. They couldn’t stand my music, and especially objected to my favourite female band, L7. Which of course was totally racists, misogynistic and basically unfair.