Take a trip to Babylon Berlin as Series Four ( and complete box set) – out now on DVD and digital and gets both thumbs up from me.

One of the shows I  ‘discovered’ whilst home working over the past couple of years was the German show Babylon Berlin which actually first aired at the end of 2017 but I didn’t discover it until 2020 which thankfully meant I had three seasons of the  German period drama to catch up with. I very quickly did catch up and am now very excited that Season 4 arrives on DVD and digital to watch on December 19th 2022 (Its been a while since I saw Season 3 so have recently been rewatching the show) So what is Babylon Berlin, well. And its not an easy show to summarise but Ill give it a go.  I also need to avoid any major spoilers for those who havent yet seen the show. 

The hit series is definitely a lavish fare that has seen its budgets exceed 40 million dollars and that does show on screen, It looks great Babylon Berlin has aired in more than 100 territories and if you do want to start from the beginning (as well you should) then there is a Babylon Berlin Complete Series One to Four Box Set that has been released (along side the Series Four set of course)

Babylon Berlin Series Four finds us in 1930s Berlin. The 1920s culminated in the global stock market crash, and the Great Depression and now the Nazis’ march to power is in full swing. Detective Gereon Rath’s (played by Volker Bruch) investigations lead him into the boxing milieu – and politically uncomfortably close to Hitler’s militant supporters. His ambitious colleague Charlotte Ritter (played by Liv Lisa Fries) risks her job to help her homeless sister, who roams the streets of Berlin with a group of young peers, fighting for survival, all the while continuing an ongoing fight for recognition in the male-dominated police department.
There’s a backdrop of dark forces gathering, in an attempt to bring down democracy. But at night, all seems forgotten as the city still dances on the volcano’s edge as if there’s no tomorrow…

The top notch cast includes a Benno Fürmann, Lars Eidinger, Christian Friedel, Udo Samel, Godehard Giese, Fritzi Haberlandt, Karl Markovics and many more. Some names you wont be familiar with but their performances will impress the hell out of you and will make this show a great one to start on episode 1 and hammer your way through as many episodes as you have to hand. 

So if you fancy something a little different, featuring a cast you might not be familiar with. All telling a great story. Then I definitely recommend taking a trip to Babylon Berlin,

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