Berlin Station: Station to Station
November 2, 2017 5:35 AM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

New-CIA-spy-in-town Daniel Miller arrives in Berlin to search for "Thomas Shaw," a whistle blower who has been making life complicated for everyone.

Come for the spy show, stay for the better-than-average production and the super cast including Rhys Ifans, Michelle Forbes, Richard Jenkins, Tamlyn Tomita and Richard Armitage.
posted by From Bklyn (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I very much enjoyed the first season (bar one or two things). Absolutely savage cast. But watched it last year so my episode by episode memories have faded. Looking forward to recaps catching up to season 2!
posted by roolya_boolya at 5:45 AM on November 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

So it's my head cannon that when Not Lucas North fell off a roof in Spooks, it was actually a Cia extraction operation. Fakes his death and reapers a few years later in Berlin as Daniel Miller.

That said, i really love this show.
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 10:41 AM on November 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

But i remember the first episode confusing me on who is who and what.
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 11:06 AM on November 2, 2017

So this is worth watching? I have been waffling on taking it on.
posted by Justinian at 6:56 PM on November 2, 2017

So this is worth watching?

It's more intelligent and fun than most spy thrillers and has a strong cast. First season is mostly excellent and having watched the first two episodes of the second season it looks like they are going to some interesting places there. The visual atmosphere is also appealing.
posted by roolya_boolya at 12:18 AM on November 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

Depending how you value these things, it's totally worth your time to worth your time. Not 'great television' but definitely terrific. The story is good (certainly good enough) but what really got me hooked was the cast. The characters are interesting enough (except just maybe the, uh, main white guy) to compelling.

The production values are high and Berlin plays an interesting role. it doesn't feel slapped together. I was surprised it wasn't here - though I don't recognize the 'station' it's on so maybe it's harder to watch in the US? I watch it on Netflix over here.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:31 AM on November 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

Also, great use of "I am afraid of americans", as the title song.
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 2:34 AM on November 3, 2017

I watched this on an airplane, which was not ideal, but I'm happy to pick up again with you all.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:35 AM on November 3, 2017

wow, this series entirely escaped my notice but I am powering through the first season this holiday. Love the Berlin location. Moves very fast.
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