Deutschland 83: Deutschland 83 Reviews

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November 30, 2015
It's a wild ride, this darkly entertaining and occasionally genuinely creepy drama. It will entertain and make you think rather than blink back tears of nostalgia for the early 1980s.
October 16, 2015
While the initial comparisons to The Americans are going to be inevitable at first, once we move past the Reagan scene, Deutschland 83 takes on an identity of its own, and it's a show worth getting to know.
October 16, 2015
Action sequences blend with tightly specific period details, family drama, and political grandstanding, all coming together to ensure that any one moment is never about only one thing.
October 16, 2015
It's a slinky thriller, well scored, well paced, cast with beautiful faces.
August 31, 2015
The clunky '80s spy technology is riveting. The locations in and around Berlin add visual interest. Nay's cool, understated performance is a plus.
July 8, 2015
Sunny and slick and full of twentysomething eye candy, Deutschland 83 is as much glossy soap opera as Cold War espionage thriller.
December 6, 2018
This drama is so good that we're able to forgive the glaring and all too convenient coincidences.
December 6, 2018
Deutschland 83 is calibrated for tastes hell-bent on energetic, addictive narratives, and is sure to please contemporary bingers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2018
It may disguise itself as a product of history, but it sacrifices depth and believability at every turn, tangling itself in knots and then pretending the knots don't exist.
December 6, 2018
Stylish, engaging, and engrossing. It's not only a different kind of spy tale, but it's something a little different for Sundance TV, too, whose dramas can sometimes be overwhelmingly dark... In comparison, Deutschland 83 is fast-paced and even peppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 21, 2018
I'm now captivated by the young bumbler, and hooked.
August 21, 2018
Jonas Nay as Martin is no more than adequate in the main role, although the script has so far not given him much to do beside look, understandably, nervy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2016
As with US spy drama The Americans, one delight of Deutschland 83 is rooting for the putative bad guys.
January 3, 2016
This is a period drama that sometimes lacks drama but makes up for it with a deep sense of period.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2015
Sexy in a real world way, convulsively plotted and as irresistibly propulsive as an old-fashioned serial
July 8, 2015
It is the unlikeliest of television triumphs.
July 8, 2015
Deutschland 83, an espionage series from Germany set in that wretched decade, is fresh and enjoyable nonetheless, distinguishing itself with a young protagonist and a losers'-history perspective.
July 8, 2015
Deutschland 83 is a genuine corker, with flashes of graphic style-an angular black-and-white dress, a carefully arranged drawer of cigarettes, cash, and Nescaf.
July 8, 2015
What really makes this eight-episode series stand out is its setting, because a family divided is more impactful than strangers going at each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2015
One of Deutschland 83's many pleasures comes from seeing such a similar story played out on the opposite side of the Iron Curtain.
June 18, 2015
It doesn't rush the set-up. Now we'll see if it's typically this simple or if it can get a little knottier with more time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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