Berlin Station

Berlin Station

Season One

DVD - 2017 | Widescreen edition
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trevrich
Jun 15, 2019

Not really believable, too American, foul language overdone, characters didn't draw you in and no credibility,or conscience.

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jimg2000
Sep 05, 2018

Intense action spy series which is nearly as good as "Homeland S5" which was also about the spooks operating out of CIA's Berlin Station. Besides dealing with local Islamic radicals. they must neutralize someone, like a Julian Assange or Edward Snowden, who had been leaking station secrets to news media. Homeland has Carrie and Quinn whereas Berlin Station has Hector and Daniel. Both sets of characters try to hold onto their sanity while executing orders from Langley.

Best quotes:
I accept the fact that I choose to work for an imperfect institution, like a big boy.
-An imperfect institution. You want sprinkles on that vanilla cone, big boy? You're a goddamn taxpayer. You're complicit.

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johncruse
Aug 15, 2018

LOUSEY. THE CHARACTERS SEEM TO LACK THE INTELLIGENCE TO COMMUICATE WITHOUT THE FREQUENT USE OF THE F-BOMB. NOT MUCH REALISM.

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maipenrai
Aug 14, 2018

I am usually not a fan of the spy genre, but I thought I would try this series because Richard Jenkins is one of my favorite actors. It held my attention, but I found the ending episodes to be disappointing. Mild recommendation. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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babbette51
Jul 17, 2018

Beautifully shot in Germany in and around the city of Berlin. It is refreshing to see a TV show that does not feature Canada posing as the location.
This spy tale starts off by playing a last scene first, then going back and tell the story. Not my favorite way to start a show.
There are a lot of twists and turns in the plot and there is no "black and white" as far as bad guys and good guys. That is interesting & refreshing for the viewer.
Almost every character is a shade of gray as far as their misdeeds and past sins.
A very binge-worthy show that keeps you on your toes.
It is exciting without overdoing the violence.
Lots of LeCarre type of office political drama as people compete for promotions or just try to survive the turmoil.

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ba_library
Jun 24, 2018

I was going to stop watching after episode 3, but wanted to finish off the first disc. After episode 4, I had to watch all of discs 2 and 3 in one sitting! So, don’t give up too early. The show has British actors; Richard Armitage and Rhys Ifans playing American CIA agents based at the Berlin, Germany station. There is someone in Berlin leaking information to the German press about CIA operations. The Berlin station needs to look in-house for the leak, but they also must continue to work on intelligence issues contending with Arab terrorism, Romanian sex traffic, agents interacting with the Israeli Mossad intelligence agents as well as German intelligence agents and folks visiting from Langely (U.S. CIA headquarters.) So, the story gets a bit complex and of course everyone seems to be sleeping with other agents—business or pleasure? The series has been on for three seasons, so get yourself initiated with season one and get prepared to get sucked in! David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans" is appropriately the show's theme song.

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KingSalmon
Jun 10, 2018

Excellent !

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f64wwg
Dec 22, 2017

Im a huge spy-thriller consumer, and sorry to say - Berlin Station is half-baked series with no surprises, an unmemorable lead - & unfortunately I barely slogged thru 2 episodes.
The writer, director, actors, just cant manage to create any tension/mystery that would compel one to keep watching the next episode!
The only bright light - actor Rhys Ifans - should create a series around him.
Try French Spy series " Le Bureau" - it is Fantastic.....


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