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Deutschland 83

Amazing! If you love spy stories with undercover agents this series is for you. Set in Germany in 1983 (hence the title), the series follows Martin, a twenty-something East German soldier who is recruited to go undercover in West Germany as he is the only one young enough to fit the undercover role available. The high stakes involved, both for Martin and the world (avoiding nuclear war), make this a riveting drama but it is the young lead that makes this show a must-watch. The actor that plays Martin is top-notch, playing all the complexities and nuances of his character in a way that reels you in. While he carries the show, the supporting cast round out the world and you see the pros and cons of both sides of Germany during this time. Don’t let the German language and subtitles deter you, this is one of the best shows out there.
Jessica (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
Excellent German series about a young East German who is placed within the West German military as a mole at the height of the Cold War in 1983. I especially enjoyed it as I lived in (West) Germany in 1983! ;)
Mike (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)