Monthly Archives: May 2016

Eurovision 2016

The world is becoming increasingly globalised, and Eurovision is being screened not just in Australia, who are back competing again, but in China and the US too. I wouldn’t be surprised if they start entering. It was hosted in Sweden and … Continue reading

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Deutschland 86 and 89?

The plan at the moment for future series of Deutschland is for series two to be set in 1986 and series three to be set in 1989, the year which saw the end of the Berlin Wall. Hopefully these will … Continue reading

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Deutschland 83 – ‘Bold Guard’ and ‘Able Archer’

Episodes 7 & 8 CONTAINS SPOILERS  In the UK, these two episodes were broadcast as one 90 minute feature-length episode, so that is how I’m going to review it. As a whole, it feels very epic, with the stakes the highest, … Continue reading

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Deutschland 83 – ‘Brandy Station’

Episode 6 CONTAINS SPOILERS The episode begins with contrasting news reports of the Soviet Union shooting down a Korean passenger plane. The West German news reports focus on the devastating death of innocent lives, while the East German news reports say … Continue reading

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Deutschland 83 – ‘Cold Fire’

Episode 5 CONTAINS SPOILERS  Moritz wakes up from a night with Yvonne. He tells her he’s an East German spy, but she takes it as a joke. As he leaves, Tobias turns up. Moritz is angry with Tobias for murdering Linda. … Continue reading

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Deutschland 83 – ‘Northern Wedding’

Episode 4 CONTAINS SPOILERS A cleaning lady discovers the bug on Linda’s desk. It seems obvious a spy has put it there, and there is an investigation. Wolfgang informs Moritz he will be questioned, as they know he has been … Continue reading

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Deutschland 83 – ‘Atlantic Lion’

Episode Three CONTAINS SPOILERS  The East have the floppy disk, but Schweppenstette has no idea what it is, let alone what to do with it. Lenora tells him “Stick it into a ‘personal computer’. This is the future comrade”. But … Continue reading

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