It is in some ways unfortunate that the CIA is set in Berlin for this, as it draws comparisons to Homeland. However, Homeland moved on and season two finds the CIA still in Berlin for this show. I grew to like the show, as season 1 progressed and first two episodes of season 2 have been interesting and at times fun.
Berlin Station is a spy drama about a CIA analyst being re-deployed in Berlin. The show shares many aspects of "Homeland" and "The Americans" but without actually pushing on the boundaries of action and has a dry storyline. The cast is comprised of B-C list actors that do well but this series is a little too boring for me. I don't recommend this show.
This review is based on the first 2 episodes of Berlin Station.
Berlin Station is a pretty-low octance Spy Thriller somewhat reminiscent of Homeland, but without the action sequences. If anything, its more like amc's Rubicon.
It's about an agent who is sent to Berlin to try and find a mole within the CIA's Berlin Station as they try to deal with the aftermath of an Edward Snowden type leaker known as "Thomas Shaw."
The show deals with the various agents within Berlin Station and the red tape and bureaucracy they must deal with to try and actually get anything done, much like Homeland. Meanwhile, the lead character goes around pursuing leads and clues on his own and stakes people out. It's very boring, nothing exciting happens, and I can't really see it going anywhere.
If you CANT GET ENOUGH of Homeland, you'd probably like this. Otherwise, It's not worth paying for the EPIX channel.