Any good German TV Shows?

ninja-turtle August 20, 2014, 9:17 pm
I'm looking for interesting German TV shows, and NOT soaps. I don't mean the news, and I don't mean good American TV shows that are dubbed into German. I mean high quality German TV that's entertaining and will keep me engaged.

The only thing I have been able to find is Tatort, but I'm also really tired of the CSI genre, so any good dramas/comedies is what I'm looking for.
Any good German TV Shows?
Paul-Weber August 25, 2014, 10:41 am
Hi there,

I could have a look for you but first I would like to know if are you in Germany and able to watch German TV?

Liebe Grüße

Any good German TV Shows?
Rudi--9 August 31, 2014, 6:03 pm
I have been using Google Chrome as my WEB Browser. Within this, you can add, for free, Chrome TV. There is a pull down menu listing all the languages available, and under GERMAN, there are over 50 listings, from News to shows, all sourced from various German cities.
The best part is that is is all FREE.
Any good German TV Shows?
maha266 November 3, 2014, 12:45 am
thanks Rudi for sharing this info!
Any good German TV Shows?
jason☺ February 8, 2015, 9:57 pm

Great tip - Rudy. I was able to get this working with Flip2Mac on my MacBook Pro using Chrome. Netflix is available now in Germany also and with you can access that material from anywhere in the world with your Netflix account. Seems to be enough material to enjoy but I'm not sure there is a lot of original German programming. Doesn't matter if you want to learn the language but to stay engaged, I understand what ninja-turtle is saying.

Paul, or anyone else, if you do have any suggestions for German TV, that would be great. I have access on the weekends when I am in Stuttgart and I'm sure it might be useful for some others on the site here also. I already watch the DW channel on the iPad from time to time.


Any good German TV Shows?
Brian-O16 September 3, 2018, 4:19 pm
German TV company is good as well. 
Any good German TV Shows?
sfpugh September 4, 2018, 1:19 pm
ZDF ( )has a lot of material that can be watched from outside Germany, but it is all intended for a German audience so it is hard to follow. At least I find it tough after completing Level 3.
A lot of the films have German subtitles which is very useful.

Deutsche Welle has teaching material as well as news & current affairs.
Any good German TV Shows?
balconyofwords March 12, 2019, 12:14 am

Ich habe vor kurzem "Dogs of Berlin" und "Same Sky" auf Netflix beendet. Die beide sind ganz toll, aber "Same Sky" interessierte mich mehr. Es ging um das Leben in Ost-und Westberlin in den 1970er Jahren.

Any good German TV Shows?
sfpugh March 12, 2019, 7:51 am
Also on Netflix I enjoyed "Dark" (scifi) and "Look who's back" (comedy about Hitler waking up in modern times). There are quite a few other German films and TV shows on Netflix.
Amazon Prime now has "Deutchland83" which is about a young East German soldier sent to spy on NATO in West Berlin. It has some similarities to Same Sky -East German spying in West Berlin.
Any good German TV Shows?
balconyofwords March 14, 2019, 12:42 pm
Vielen Dank fur die Empfehlung!
Any good German TV Shows?
sfpugh March 15, 2019, 4:09 pm
For 1h 43m of easy German there is this:
Nicos Weg - A1 - The Movie
It's From Deutche Welle
Any good German TV Shows?
Brian-O16 March 15, 2019, 5:57 pm
Dark is a great show., as is Look who's back. 
Any good German TV Shows?

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