Finally, my favorite show has been added to Sidereel!
This show is incredibly well done, I have been impressed by everything from the writing and plot, to the costumes, the set design, quality of acting, and historical background research. It is a show that I can rewatch over and over again and learn something that I missed the first time around. It is rare that I can rewatch a show and not be bored from knowing what will happen. It is educational and the end of every episode leaves me in suspense/anticipation of what is to happen next.
It is very interesting and rare to see a tv show set in WWII (speaking specifically about Charite at War — the second season/spinoff) set entirely in Germany, in German, and from a German perspective. It is not a show with a single viewpoint or where every character shares the same morals and viewpoints. I wish that they hadn't skipped so many years to go from the first to the second show series because I wish that there were more years, characters, and episodes to experience/watch. I love history and when a show is realistic, filled with details and factual pieces of information, and well-researched I am left speechless as I watch out of admiration for the creators and those involved in the creative process. The actors were so well cast that those who play true historical figures look very alike too. This show combines royal history, politics, science, medicine, religion, sexuality, gender roles, oppression, war, and much more.
I wish that this show was more well known in North America. This show deserves an Emmy or multiple! If the show ever comes to a final end, I hope that documentaries can continue shining light on the wonderful innovations and doctors and scientists who created them at Charite.
P.S. I learned quickly that it is not a good show to try to improve my German language skills haha! The subtitles and conversation moves quickly and the language can get complicated but I've learned some new words by pausing and writing them down/rewinding to hear again.