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Streaming tips in a nutshell
A spooky hotel guest, a vanished pop culture – and a machine that promises you the ideal life: what’s worth streaming now.
A couple streaming-Tips for the next time
Abyssal: one Woman checks into a luxury hotel with sea views with her daughter. She immediately puts the necessary money on the counter in cash. She wanted “the best and the most beautiful,” she explains at the reception. But something is strange. The woman is harboring a dangerous secret that could have to do with a murder in her family. Instead of enjoying the life of luxury, mother and daughter are on the run, traveling from hotel to hotel. The accommodations are becoming more and more run-down and on top of that there are also deaths to mourn. “Who are we actually running from?” is the name of the eerie Turkish series. The seven episodes can be seen on Netflix.
Bottomless: “Yellowjackets” is a mixture of survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama. The series tells the story of a team of high school soccer players who survive a plane crash in a remote wilderness. There they are confronted with their darkest abysses, which they still wrestle with years later. The second season of the hit series with Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci is in Germany launched March 24 at Paramount+. The first season received seven Emmy nominations. It received an approval rating of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Profound: The ARDmedia library is currently coming up with a family film that is well worth seeing and takes up topics such as friendship, trust, fears and hopes. 12-year-old Sam is spending the summer holidays with his family at the North Sea. He is driven by the obsession that his parents and brother could die before him. To prepare for this, he wants to practice being alone and withdraws from everyone. But on the beach he bumps into the happy and lively Tess. She has a great desire to finally meet her father. Who has no idea he even has a daughter. “My wonderfully strange week with Tess” is a sensitive and entertaining holiday adventure based on the children’s novel of the same name by Anna Woltz. The German-Dutch co-production can be seen in the ARD media library, on kika.de and in the KiKA player until April 17th.
Worthy Opponents: Eve (Sandra Oh) is an MI5 agent bored with her desk job. So she does her own research into murder cases and discovers a pattern among numerous seemingly unrelated acts. Eve suspects a hit man, but her superiors don’t take her seriously. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a highly intelligent and eccentric killer who has been killing people around the world without feeling for years on behalf of a powerful organization. When the two cross paths, a dramatic game of cat and mouse begins. There are already four seasons of the exquisite British thriller series “Killing Eve”, the first of which will be available in the ZDF media library from March 25th.
News from the creators of “Schitt’s Creek”: The new comedy series “TheBigDoorPrize” is based on the novel of the same name by MO Walsh. It tells the story of a small town that is changed forever when a mysterious machine shows up at the general store. The device promises to reveal the true life potential of each inhabitant. Dusty Hubbard (Chris O’Dowd), a seemingly content and happy family man and high school teacher, watches as everyone around him suddenly reevaluates their decisions and goals based on the printouts from the machine. He, too, is forced to ask himself whether he really is as happy as he once thought. The series, co-authored by Emmy-winning director David West Read (“Schitt’s Creek”), premieres March 29 on Apple TV+.
Something is blooming: RTL+ has a heart for people with green fingers. In the six-part lifestyle documentary “My urban garden”, “Let’s Dance” star Sarah Mangione has been traveling through Germany’s urban oases since March. “The prospective hobby gardener gets the best tips, tricks and lots of inspiration from the people who open the doors to her green realm. She receives energetic and professional support from master gardener Flo.” Together they beautify Sarah’s gazebo into a green oasis of well-being.
Loud and weird: The Neue Deutsche Welle (NDW) is considered the most creative phase in the history of German pop music. Why did it rise like a meteor in the early 1980s, only to then soon die down again? With a gap of 40 years, the makers of that time look back in the three-part series “Neue Deutsche Welle”. Among others, Markus, Joachim Witt, Kai Havaii from Extrabreit, Friedel Geratsch from Geier Sturzflug, but also others like Peter Hein (Fehlfarben) or Robert Görl (DAF) will be there. Among others, André Herzberg and Jürgen Ehle (Pankow) and Marion Sprawe (Juckreiz) talk about the NDW in the East. Available in the ZDF media library from March 26th.