Any good German TV Shows?

ninja-turtle

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.

Paul-Weber

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 Paul

Rudi--9

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.

maha266

thanks Rudi for sharing this info!

jason☺

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 unblock-us.com 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.

-Jason

Brian-O16

German TV company is good as well. 

sfpugh

ZDF ( https://www.zdf.de/ )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.
https://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/s-2469

balconyofwords

Hallo,

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.

Balconyofwords

sfpugh

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.

balconyofwords

Vielen Dank fur die Empfehlung!

sfpugh

For 1h 43m of easy German there is this:
Nicos Weg - A1 - The Movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-eDoThe6qo&t=2266s
It's From Deutche Welle 
https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/s-2055

Brian-O16

Dark is a great show., as is Look who's back. 
 

MichaelP66

Ich mag Das Hotel Sacher.  

sfpugh

Thanks for the recommendation, but it would help if you posted a link or at least indicated where to find the show.

There is an old movie with this name:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031446/?ref_=nv_sr_2

there is also something on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHo7PDhIAag
 

MichaelP66

If you have Amazon Prime, Hotel Sacher is 
https://www.amazon.com/Hotel-Sacher/dp/B07GMZ6QX6
 

sfpugh

Thanks, what a shame, it's not on amazon in the UK. I can see it on Amazon.com so I guess you are in the USA.

Brian-O16

Tatort is my favorite. been running since 1970.

sfpugh

Thanks for the recommendation, it looks like a German CSI.
https://www.daserste.de/unterhaltung/krimi/tatort/index.html

sfpugh

You tube has quite a few german documentaries about ww1 and especially ww2. The commentaries tend to be quite slow and clear, so they make quite a good resource in spite of a certain amount of military vocabulary.
As an example there is one about D day: History: Invasion im Morgengrauen - Die Landung in der Normandie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjwmEmh_P70

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