Babylon Berlin (TV series 2017- )

Ein ernster Mann.

Ein ernster Mann.

Olga’s Notes:

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.

 

Hände Hoch!

Hände Hoch!

Helena’s Notes:

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. 

 

Soriskina, reflected.

Soriskina, reflected.