Babylon Berlin: Season 1 (2017)

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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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Episodes

Air date: Jan 30, 2018

In 1929, a freight train traveling from the Soviet Union is hijacked. Meanwhile, Chief Inspector Gereon Rath from Cologne pursues a mission in Berlin.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2018

While interrogating König, Rath loses control of the situation. Charlotte moonlights to make ends meet. An alter ego commits a betrayal.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2018

The freight train arrives in Berlin. Tempers explode in Charlotte's household. Aspiring inspector Jänicke makes use of a surprising skill.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2018

At the May Day protest, police action spirals out of control. A body is found in a canal. An unsuspecting Svetlana returns to her apartment.

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Kardakow realizes his first instinct was correct. A photo enlargement yields two leads. Rath and Charlotte get key intel from a colorful character.

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Rath confesses to a priest -- and later to Wolter. Charlotte charms medical student Rudi into performing a secret autopsy, which uncovers a vital clue.

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Rath's pharmacist gets shady instructions. Rath learns who's behind the train smuggling operation and why, and recalls the last time he saw his brother.

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Greta goes on a romantic outing with Fritz. Krajewski finally reveals where the film is hidden. A new patient is brought to Dr. Schmidt for treatment.

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A mass grave is found in the woods. Charlotte's sister Toni makes a troubling discovery. A meeting with Homicide leads Rath to a dreadful realization.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2018

Jänicke spots a match that leads to two suspects in the Red Fortress massacre. Blackmail and bribes fuel a Soviet-German tug-of-war over the train.

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Inspector Gereon Rath, shell-shocked from his service in World War I, uncovers a dangerous web of intrigue when he investigates an underground porn ring.

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Audience Reviews for Babylon Berlin: Season 1

  • Jun 13, 2021
    Simply awesome, seasons 1 and 2. But 3, not so much.
  • Mar 25, 2021
    A great show from start to finish. What I love most about Babylon Berlin is that is is fantastic not only from an overall perspective, with the storyline, characters, and their interactions, but also in the minute details. There are countless beautiful scenes, the score is incredible, and it all contributes to a great viewing experience.
  • Feb 27, 2021
    its fantastic, and one of the best movies I have ever seen.
  • Feb 21, 2021
    As a TV series enthusiast that has pretty much seen it all, Babylon Berlin is probably the best show I have ever watched and is absolutely the best of the best that Netflix has to offer. The acting top notch, the story completely immersive, the atmosphere and pictures dazzling, the main characters are unforgettable and have unrivaled chemistry, the plot and storyline are done to perfection without really any holes. I'd go as far as saying this is almost the perfect tv series. You'll without a doubt grow more and more attached to Charlotte and Gereon as you follow them throughout their adventures; be ready to pay this show very close attention so you don't miss crucial details: it won't disappoint. P.S: When you watch it, watch it in original German voice with subtitles rather than the English dubbing.
  • Sep 09, 2020
    This fascinating and riveting show requires your fullest attention but is absolutely worth it. Forget the dubbing and turn on the original German version with a full view of the beautifully acted, raw and heartbreaking characters. This show is so refreshingly non-American: the language, the light, the unapologetic bluntness of the daily life, the dirt and the grit make a mesmerizing viewing experience. And the night club scenes! I couldn't get over how perfect the set and the costume design are in this series. I could have watched just the wallpaper patterns and the flapper dresses and been happy. Everything was superb. If you're interested in expanding your Netflix views this will not disappoint.
  • Jun 25, 2020
    Started watching this in dubbed English and it was annoying as the voice actors simply didn't cut it. Once I set it to the original German with English subtitles it was much better. Beautiful production and intriguing--and unbelievable--plot lines but overall very enjoyable.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    Engrossing and fascinating account of the last few years of the wobbly Weimar Republic. The duplicity of the regime, the fight against communism, the superb cast, all illumine why and how the Nazis seized power without ever having the support if the German people. And the music scene - the Dust to Ashes performance is simply riveting! A must see! Binge if you can to keep track of the intricacies in the plot.
  • Jun 12, 2020
    The first episode introduces too many characters and seemingly unrelated threads. Didn't enjoy it enough to look forward to another episode so stopped watching. Might be worth persevering with one day.
  • May 03, 2020
    This is one of the best series I have seen in a very long time. Exceptional screenplay with a riveting portrayal of 1929 Wiemar Republic as all of it starts to come apart. It's a reflective account of history and the resulting effects of a nation being forced into a war debt that can never be paid with no way out. Hyperinflation, absolute poverty except the ruling class and factions moving against the young democracy for control. Corruption abounds and people trade away all morality for survival.
  • May 01, 2020
    Great lead in season to an excellent second season.

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