Berlin Station: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

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Berlin Station

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Berlin Station marks EPIX's first foray into scripted series with a respectable outing that provides reliable -- if not groundbreaking -- thrills.

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Critic Ratings: 15

92%

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User Ratings: 171

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Air date: Oct 16, 2016

CIA officer Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage) arrives in Berlin on a clandestine mission to unearth an anonymous whistleblower, alias Thomas Shaw, and reunites with his old friend Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans). As Daniel gets closer to Shaw, his quarry reacts in a murderous fashion. -- (C) EPIX

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Air date: Oct 23, 2016

As Daniel pursues Shaw, Station Chief Steven Frost (Richard Jenkins) and his associates Valerie Edwards (Michelle Forbes) and Robert Kirsch (Leland Orser) gather intelligence on a Georgian Islamic radical in order to avoid an extraordinary rendition by Langley. By episode's end, Hector surprises us all. -- (C) EPIX

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Air date: Oct 30, 2016

Langley investigators sweep Berlin Station to cast light on Shaw leaks, but Frost and Robert worry that the investigation will expose their incriminating secrets.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2016

Daniel takes on a dangerous mission, which stirs up difficult memories and causes him to reflect on the beginning of his friendship with Hector.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2016

A Chinese defector is the subject of Shaw's next leak, bringing together American and German interests.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2016

Valerie investigates Aleksandre and Ruth Iosava, and the probe reaches a critical point with a German-American sting operation. Also: Developments turn from bad to worse due to Langley's participation.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2016

Frost tries to secure Clare's release by pursuing traditional negotiation channels.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2016

The debacle of Iosava continues to plague the Station. Meanwhile, Daniel tries to track down Frost, Kirsch is enlisted to undercut Valerie, and Daniel tangles with a polygraph.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2016

Daniel faces assailants, a kidnapping and his own conscience when he discovers the Thomas Shaw origin story.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2016

Daniel connects evidence to cast light on Langley's role in the Iosava rendition. Elsewhere, Hector tries a new approach to make amends for bad behavior.

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The EPIX Original Series BERLIN STATION, a contemporary spy series consisting of 10 one-hour episodes, follows Daniel Miller, (Richard Armitage), who has just arrived at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as "Thomas Shaw." Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans) Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field officer -- agent-running, deception, danger and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital's hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin?

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Critic Reviews for Berlin Station Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

It is disappointingly light on hokum, weighed down rather by seriousness and its ambition to rival the best.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Berlin Station so far looks like a series worth riding out, with Jenkins, Armitage, Ifans and Forbes all making strong contributions to the cause.

Oct 14, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Berlin Station... has too little thrills of any kind.

Oct 12, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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This is a show that wants to be complex but winds up being convoluted instead.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

As rookie efforts go, it's more than solid.

Oct 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Making something that's just OK or even pretty good is not good enough in the oversaturated world of television today.

Oct 17, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a solid cast, but apart from the always reliable Jenkins, rarely do any of these actors do much to stand out.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 5.2/10 | Full Review…

This is absolutely worth sticking with, much more than the sum of its parts.

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Sleazier than most is CIA man Hector DeJean, played with a persuasive air of moral corruption by Rhys Ifans.

Oct 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sometime toward the end of the first episode, the show hits critical mass and turns mesmerizing and addictive.

Oct 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Filmed in Berlin and Spain's Canary Islands, Berlin Station has the right look and feel of a great spycraft series, but it lacks the drive or urgency of a show like Homeland.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Berlin office teems with manipulative, power-grabbing operatives who have their own agendas, well played by the likes of Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes and Rhys Ifans.

Oct 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Berlin Station: Season 1

  • Apr 26, 2020
    The first few episodes were slow to start & directing was mediocre but things picked up by ep. 5 both with story + direction. End of S1 leaves you wanting more. Stellar performance from Rhys Ifans,
  • Nov 07, 2019
    who the hell is reviewing this TV show...maybe they're just too afraid to admit that they aren't intelligent enough to understand the plot, and that fact pisses they off. Convoluted? Not thrilling enough? Hilarious. Berlin Station has complicated storyline, but it is not a mess that confuses the audiences. The crew deserves more than a 60% rating. The show is definitely underestimated, and if you watch it with patience, you'll realize most of the critics are talking nonsense. PS. the defected Chinese general Houjin Lin speaks strange Mandarin, and his English is way too good ( my first language is Mandarin, so that airport scene is super funny. I can assure you that he gives up speaking Chinese while shouting )
  • Jul 16, 2019
    one of the best shows on tv. please keep it going.
  • Mar 05, 2019
    Action packed yes. Fast moving sometimes. However, if agents as stupid as this worked for The west, we would all be speaking Russian.
  • Jan 27, 2019
    Great pace of action and drama. Just enough to follow effortlessly. Thoroughly enjoy.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Great Show with loads of thrills and spy action. At the moment I’m watching episode 6 and I’m really excited and looking forward how this season is going to end.
  • Dec 30, 2018
    Great plot! Never a dull moment!
  • Dec 15, 2018
    Brilliant slow burn episode 7 series 1 best So far
  • Oct 15, 2018
    Thought the show got off to a good start and kept it going while they developed the characters and storyline. Thus far I've enjoyed this one and look forward to next season.
  • Jan 05, 2018
    excel thriller , excellent thriller, excellent characters

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