Critic Consensus: Babylon Berlin's humor and humanity pair nicely with its hypnotic visuals, resulting in a show that dazzles within its oversaturated genre.
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It's all wonderfully gripping, and Bruch has the most pained, expressive eyes you'll see all year.
This is an exhilarating, enrapturing series about the start of a watershed. We cannot know where we are going without knowing where it all began.
Trying to keep the threads straight can be tough, but Tykwer and friends deftly sidestep clichés (you won't see a Nazi uniform until the series is practically over) and the characters carry us through.
Even though we know where history is headed, our sympathies get confused, just as they might have if we'd been living in Berlin at that historical moment.
Everyone, from the leads down, is in some way flawed, compromised, disappointing.
While politics is integral to what it is about - right down to its existence - it's so much more than just a cautionary tale. Babylon Berlin is mostly a police thriller, made with immense care - especially with regard to the period setting.
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