Thursday, December 6, 2018

Babylon Berlin

By the way, during the recent couple of days I've read Volker Kutscher's novel "Babylon Berlin" (German title: "Der nasse Fisch") that became the template for the TV series. A good read! But the more I got through the book, the more the TV adaptation got ridiculous. It's really unbelievable how the TV series violently deformes the original characters and stuffs the plot with dramaturgical nonsense and all kinds of clichés until it squeaks, just to get what the makers seem to think is this oh-so-naughty "Berlin in the Twenties". The novel is a bit sluggish at times, but much better than the series, seriously.

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