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New German Crime Series: Dark Woods Posted by on Feb 16, 2022

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Guten Tag! A new German crime drama came to our televisions recently in the UK, which is always an exciting event! In today’s post I’d like to talk about the series and the true story it’s based on. The series is called Dark Woods (‘Das Geheimnis des Totenwaldes’ in the original German) and it’s just…

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German Week On The Great British Bake Off! Posted by on Nov 10, 2021

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You might be familiar with the TV show The Great British Bake Off (The Great British Baking Show in the US, I believe!), where a group of people compete to be crowned the nation’s best amateur baker (Baker: der Bäcker/die Bäckerin). Each week they have three baking challenges, with one person being crowned Star Baker…

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German TV Series: Deutschland 86 Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

Guten Tag! If you’re not aware already, there is a new, German series on TV in the US, Australia and the UK. It is called Deutschland 86. This is the sequel to the 2015 series, Deutschland 83. The first series followed the story of a young man from the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik aka. East…

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The Curiosity of the Word “Der Schnickschnack” Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

You know when you rent a car, you can get all kinds of Versicherungen (insurances) – do you really need them? Or is it just all Schnickschnack? Schnick-what? What is this word? Let’s find out! Click here for previous entries in the series on curious words in German Where does it come from? Der Schnickschnack can easily be translated to…

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New German Series: Deutschland 83 Posted by on Jan 8, 2016

Guten Tag, liebe Leser! I hope 2016 is treating you well so far! At the end of last year I saw posters and billboards all over the place advertising a new drama series here in the UK called Deutschland 83. I was intrigued, but as I have never in all my years here seen a…

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Wetten, dass…? The forgotten Game Show of German TV Posted by on Sep 8, 2015

Top, die Wette gilt! With this sentence Thomas Gottschalk would start the various Wetten (bets) in the TV show Wetten, dass…? (Wanna bet?). It ran for 34 years in the German-speaking world, from 1981 to 2014, and was known as “größte Fernsehshow Europas” (largest TV show of Europe). Thomas Gottschalk, of course, was not the only host of the show…

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German Comedy Show: Switch Reloaded (Listen, watch, read, and understand) Posted by on Sep 26, 2012

Switch Reloaded is one of my favorite Comedy Shows on German Television. I find the show so funny because they exclusively caricature television programs and celebrities, primarily German TV programs and celebs but also American ones. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a version with subtitles, therefore, I you can find the German dialogs and their English…

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