Reliving History with the ‘Deutschland’ Series

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Why aren’t more people watching and raving about the “Deutschland” series?

The German-language television series, which debuted in 2015 with “Deutschland 83,” was the most-watched foreign-language drama ever in Britain, despite being a flop at home. It follows the descent of East Germany through the eyes of Martin Rauch, an East German agent sent to spy on the West. Although the characters are fictional, the news segments that guide the story are taken from real footage.

I greedily binge-watched Deutschland 83 and Deutschland 86 during COVID times. They feature intriguing historical drama, cool 80s music, and some fantastic outfits, particularly on Maria Schrader the extremely watchable quasi-villain of the show.

Deutschland 89 was just released in Germany and it is set for release in the U.S. at the end of October. I’m posting the German trailer of Deutschland 89 here because the U.S. trailer is a bit thin.

Given that the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it’s probably safe to think that this will be the final season of the series. But who knows? Maybe the series will return with Deutschland 92, showing the successes and setbacks of reunification?

Anyhow, if you haven’t seen Deutschland 83 or Deutschland 86, the time to watch them is now.

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