Berlin Station s2 ep 1

The State Department’s throwing its weight around, Daniel’s undercover with neo-nazis terrorising people, and me? I’m out, I think. As I keep saying, the acting is terrific, and new Station Chief Ashley Judd is a more than worthy addition, but this show is now more like homework than entertainment for me. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just that it’s grim – even grimmer now we have violent right-wing hatemongers in the mix – and painstakingly slow. I admire the aims of the writers and there will be people who liked this, for perfectly understandable reasons, but I wasn’t one of them. I look forward to seeing Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes and the rest of the cast in other things but I’m afraid I’m leaving Berlin Station behind.

2 thoughts on “Berlin Station s2 ep 1

  1. Traxy April 26, 2019 / 11:26 pm

    I mean … yeah. Not taken with it, although s1 perked up when wossname was kidnapped by that woman. I’ll stick with it because of Richard Armitage (need to keep the basic level of my Armitage Army membership somehow, right?) but I’m not keen. At least they’ve only made three seasons of it.

    I COULD stop watching, I suppose. I did stop watching Peaky Blinders after s1 (only watched because of Sam Neill, whose character was deeply unpleasant), but … Berlin Station set in Germany, which is a nice country to visit, and I’m trying to learn the language so it’s a good opportunity to practice listening.

    • CJ Cregg April 26, 2019 / 11:39 pm

      The setting is one of the things I really like as well, Traxy. I really did want to love the show and you know I’m always #TeamArmitage, but season 1 was a bit of a disappointment and I really can’t face the neo-nazi thing in season 2. There was a moment during the scene in the supermarket when the lady in the hijab realised things were about to kick off and pushed her daughter down – that basically finished me off. I know Daniel sort of resolved it, but it was still really unpleasant and I suddenly realised I didn’t want to spend the next however many eps feeling sick and worried every time his new pals appear on screen. You know who appearing at the end of the episode made me roll my eyes as well. What is the writers’ fascination with him?!?!

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