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Tired of struggling with irregular verbs and declension rules? Why not put your textbook aside for a while and immerse yourself in some top notch series from Germany? Good for advanced beginner students to old German language pros! All of these series are available to stream at MHz Choice.


Tatort: Cologne

DRAMA – CRIME | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Tatort: Cologne. Max Ballauf (Klaus J. Berendt) and Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Bär).

Cologne is known for its cathedral and its carnival, but Germany’s party-loving metropolis is also rife with crime. Among those whose job it is to find the city’s murderers and their motives are homicide inspectors Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk. With his chiseled features and melancholy gaze, Max Ballauf (Klaus J. Behrendt) is the ladies’ man who can get the most reserved upper-crust woman and the toughest, tight-lipped madam to willingly part with her secrets. But while his quick temper often gets him into trouble, his robust, level-headed partner Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Bär) is always there to help him out. Schenk’s stocky frame and good-natured ways belie his physical and mental agility, as well as his dogged persistence. Together, Freddy and Max are two of the most popular investigators in the 47-year history of the Tatort franchise.



Tatort: Borowski

DRAMA – CRIME | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Tatort: Borowski

Detective Klaus Borowski is a quixotic, social disaster who manages to offend everyone while solving crimes in the port city of Kiel. His infuriating mix of callousness and sensitivity serves him well on the job, but gets him in trouble with everyone in his private life. His assistant, his ex-wife, his daughter and his shrink all want to throttle him most of the time, unless he’s having one of his rare good moments – in which case, he’s delightful.



Crime Scene Cleaner

COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Bjarne Mädel stars in Crime Scene Cleaner

In this immensely popular German comedy, Bjarne Mädel stars as Heiko “Schotty” Schotte – a man whose work begins where others pass in horror. He’s a contract cleaner, sent to sanitize crime scenes after the police have finished their investigations.



The Weissensee Saga

DRAMA | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-PG

The Weissensee Saga

A sweeping, gripping family saga of conflicting loyalties, love and betrayal, set behind the Iron Curtain in 1980s East Berlin. Uwe Kockisch (Donna Leon’s Brunetti) stars as Hans Kupfer, a Stasi officer whose youngest son, Martin, falls in love with Julia, the daughter of a dissident singer. Their courtship threatens the safety of both families, and sets into motion tumultuous events which play out over the course of the subsequent decade.



Turkish for Beginners

COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Turkish for Beginners, Season 2

Teenage Lena is horrified when her anti-disciplinarian mother moves their family in with her Turkish boyfriend and his two kids. Cultures clash and hormones rage in this hilarious and critically-acclaimed German comedy!