- Aug 27, 2011
This show is really good. It has issues, like the dubbing and the fact that none of the actors are recognizable, but it is worth putting the time in.
I really liked it. But I never watch foreign series (and I watch a LOT) dubbed. You have to hear the actors inflection and intonation to really understand or empathize with a character imo. Don't mind subs in the least.This show is really good. It has issues, like the dubbing and the fact that none of the actors are recognizable, but it is worth putting the time in.
This. And It's a great period piece alone, leaving aside other aspects of the work.I realize my review above is a little thin. This show is a period piece cop show set in Weimar Germany. The plot is pretty standard modern cop show fare, with an anti-hero lead stumbling into a complex, wide ranging conspiracy. Interesting, but not ground breaking.
The direction and acting, on the other hand, are amazing. The show is visually fascinating, and the characters tell you more in a handful of looks than most network shows tell you in 10 minutes of monologues. I wanted to rewatch the club scene in Episode 2 as soon as it was over. There are interesting characters in interesting situations forced to make tough choices. That makes for a good show.
I think you are right on the acting, at least for this show. The actress who plays Charlotte is perfect for that role. Of the top 10 characters, the only actor that feels a bit off is the one that plays Greta. She isn't terrible, but you can see that she is acting, unlike the rest of them, where you just get lost in the story.This. And It's a great period piece alone, leaving aside other aspects of the work.
I find foreign film/TV to generally have better acting than typical Hollywood stuff. They aren't usually interested in beauty, as much as talent. The actors faces are often unique, interesting, and highly expressive in a way that doesn't happen quite as much here in the States.