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#1 SARGE

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:33 AM

The series "Babylon Berlin" on Netflix is another outstanding series on Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic.  

 

This discussion has been broken away from the discussion of the two television series on the DDR.

 

Posted Yesterday, 12:56 PM

Salvage Sailor, on 13 Dec 2018 - 12:12 PM, said:snapback.png

Interesting series, another one to add to my future viewing list.

 

As an aside, has anyone been watching Babylon Berlin set during the period of the Weimar Republic?  Another excellent German series with 2 seasons produced and a third now in post.

 

Yes, I watched it and thought it was excellent.  They really got the period Berlin Police uniforms and equipment right.  The time of the Weimar Republic was chaotic and this series certainly illustrates the anything goes attitude.  If you thought that the "Roaring Twenties" was wild viewing this series about the "anything goes" attitude in Berlin will change your mind about what "wild" is.  

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#2 SARGE

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:34 AM

Posted Yesterday, 09:54 PM

SARGE, on 13 Dec 2018 - 12:56 PM, said:snapback.png

 

Yes, I watched it and thought it was excellent.  They really got the period Berlin Police uniforms and equipment right.  The time of the Weimar Republic was chaotic and this series certainly illustrates the anything goes attitude.  If you thought that the "Roaring Twenties" was wild viewing this series about the "anything goes" attitude in Berlin will change your mind about what "wild" is.  

 

I started it, and really need to get back to it.  I am sure it was fully researched for authenticity.  What I found shocking was the treatment and disregard of shell shocked veterans as "weaklings".

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:39 AM

It was quite gritty. Is season 2 out yet?

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:45 AM

I have not seen a notice for a second season.  I would like to see another one just to see how they treat the Political Police in the plot and his promotion along with the new Policewoman who clawed herself to the top.



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:01 AM

Soviets, Whites, Trotskyites, Spies, Weimar army, Versailles politics, shell shocked veterans, Police paramilitaries, SA brownshirts.....Gold, vice and graft

 

The seasons differ in Europe and the US.  There were (2) seasons of (8) episodes released in Germany, but in the US it's lumped together as 'season 1' of (16) episodes.

 

Season 3 (Season 2 in the US on Netflix)  is in production now, no release date set yet.

 

Trailers:  https://www.netflix.com/title/80136321


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#6 SARGE

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 06:48 AM

Season 3 of Babylon Berlin is now out on Netflix.  I watched the first episode last night and it was excellent.  A continuation of the gritty police story with the same characters and yet another murder to be solved.

 

Highly recommended.



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 04:59 PM

Awesome!, I'm starting right o now, I love the first two seasons, or one big season whatever. it's great. Thanks for the heads up

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 06:08 PM

Love the officer's 1907 Dreyse pistol. I have one.

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 07:35 AM

Love the officer's 1907 Dreyse pistol. I have one.

 

Yep,

 

This example is a 1907 Dreyse that was carried over from the Imperial German Polizei (property marked on the side of the frame) to the time of the Weimar Republic (property marked on the slide and grip strap). 

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