Berlin Station: Season 1 Reviews

December 7, 2018
It's a solid cast, but apart from the always reliable Jenkins, rarely do any of these actors do much to stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.2/10
December 7, 2018
This is a show that wants to be complex but winds up being convoluted instead.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
October 30, 2018
This is absolutely worth sticking with, much more than the sum of its parts.
October 26, 2018
Sleazier than most is CIA man Hector DeJean, played with a persuasive air of moral corruption by Rhys Ifans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2018
It is disappointingly light on hokum, weighed down rather by seriousness and its ambition to rival the best.
October 28, 2016
Sometime toward the end of the first episode, the show hits critical mass and turns mesmerizing and addictive.
October 28, 2016
As rookie efforts go, it's more than solid.
October 27, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 17, 2016
Making something that's just OK or even pretty good is not good enough in the oversaturated world of television today.
October 17, 2016
Berlin Station... is a tense, terse thriller - good-looking but never fussy, balancing character and plot in satisfying proportions, a new suit cut to classic lines.
October 14, 2016
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.
October 14, 2016
It remains to be seen how well this cards-on-the-table approach serves the story in the long run, but the tension of a mystery and its satisfying resolution isn't always the order of the day.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 14, 2016
Berlin Station so far looks like a series worth riding out, with Jenkins, Armitage, Ifans and Forbes all making strong contributions to the cause.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 12, 2016
Berlin Station... has too little thrills of any kind.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 7, 2016
The secret at the heart of the series is that Hector, a man who's done many questionable and indefensible things, provides this murky world with the remnants of a moral compass.