Lorenzo’s Favorite German Language TV Shows on Netflix

Posted on April 21, 2020

Professor Subtitles is back with more binges for you! Lorenzo gave you binge-worthy lists of his fave Nordic and Spanish language shows on Netflix and now he’s here with your next chunk of couch-surfing, language-building options. He tore through every one of these.

 

Babylon Berlin

Based on the best-selling novels by Volker Kutscher, BABYLON BERLIN is the first German TV series where viewers can emotionally experience the story of the political developments leading from the Weimar Republic to the spread of National Socialism. Through the eyes of Gereon Rath, the young police inspector from Cologne, we get a glimpse behind the scenes of the “Roaring Twenties,” which not only brought the Great Depression, but where “dancing on the volcano” became the stuff of legend.

 

 

 

Dark

A family saga with a supernatural twist set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

 

 

 

Dogs of Berlin

“Dogs of Berlin” tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will – and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them with their own human weaknesses and criminal activities – and into a final decision on which side of the law they’re actually on.

 

 

 

Skylines

In Frankfurt, a young and gifted hip-hop producer gets the chance of a lifetime when he signs with Skyline Records. But the worlds of music, organized crime and high finance collide when the label owner’s gangster brother returns from exile to claim his share.

 

 

 

Freud

In 1886 Vienna, the revolutionary theories of young Sigmund Freud (Robert Finster) face heavy opposition – and gain the interest of famous psychic medium Fleur Salomé (Ella Rumpf) and Alfred Kiss (Georg Friedrich), war veteran and police officer. With them at his side, Freud soon finds himself in the midst of a murderous conspiracy that kept Austria in suspense.

 

 

 

Criminal: Germany

Criminal is a police procedural with a unique premise: it takes place exclusively within the confines of a police interview suite. This stripped down, cat-and-mouse drama will focus on the intense mental conflict between the police officer and the suspect in question.

 

 

 

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

How do you win back your girlfriend from the school drug dealer? For Moritz, the answer is clear: sell better drugs. Together with his best friend Lenny, he launches, out of his teenage bedroom, what turns into an unexpectedly successful online drug market. Soon, as accidental drug dealers, they’re faced with standard drug empire problems: meeting demand, quality control, and, most importantly: not getting caught. Inspired by true events, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) is a modern story about lost love, the highs and lows of friendship, and the hurdles of growing up.

 

 

 

NSU: German History X

After German reunification, the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground begins a killing spree while cops fight an uphill battle to catch them.

 

 

Charité

Staff at Berlin’s Charité hospital witness history being made, including vaccine breakthroughs in the 1880s and eugenic practices during World War II.

 

 

Holiday Secrets

Three Christmases. Three Women. Three Generations. The grandmother Vivi, the daughter Sonja, the granddaughter Lara. It is a story about three very different women who face challenges in love and life and struggle with choices about freedom and sacrifice over the span of almost a hundred years. And it is a story about the spirit, the invisible essence, that lives on over time within these women. Is there something that gets passed on over generations within them? Can you ever really be free from what happened before you?

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Netflix – Video Credit: YouTube.com]

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