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Wilhelm Manske ...
 Friedrich Seidel (43 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Kimberly Frederike 'Kim' Seidel (42 episodes, 2005-2007)
Alexandra Neldel ...
 Lisa (41 episodes, 2005-2007)
George Hubertus Regout ...
 Hugo Haas (41 episodes, 2005-2007)
Laura Osswald ...
 Hannah Refrath / ... (41 episodes, 2005-2007)
Lilly Anders ...
 Ariane Sommerstädt (41 episodes, 2005-2007)
Oliver Bokern ...
 Jürgen Decker (41 episodes, 2005-2007)
Volker Herold ...
 Bernd Plenske (40 episodes, 2005-2007)
Ulrike Mai ...
 Helga Plenske (40 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Sophie von Brahmberg (39 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Laura Seidel (39 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nina-Friederike Gnädig ...
 Sabrina Hofmann (38 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mathis Künzler ...
 David Seidel (37 episodes, 2005-2006)
Matthias Dietrich ...
 Timo Pietsch (37 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Max Petersen (37 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bärbel Stolz ...
 Yvonne Kuballa / ... (37 episodes, 2005-2006)
Stefanie Höner ...
 Inka Pietsch (36 episodes, 2005-2006)
Karim Köster ...
 Richard von Brahmberg (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Susanne Szell ...
 Agnes Hetzer / ... (29 episodes, 2005-2007)
Bianca Hein ...
 Mariella von Brahmberg (26 episodes, 2005-2006)
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Lisa Plenske is the protagonist of this telenovela, set in the often cold and superficial fashion business. Living in a rural suburb of Berlin, the honest and polite young woman tries to get a job in the big city and surprisingly becomes personal assistant of David Seidel, CEO of the fashion company "Kerima". As Lisa doesn't look like a supermodel, she has to bear the prejudices and nasty remarks of her colleagues in the beginning and, superfluously, falls in love with the engaged David. Nevertheless, due to her warm character and her abilities, she more and more gets involved into the personal and professional relations in the company... Written by fippi2000

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Broadcasting network SAT 1 decided to produce 200 episodes. After the show reached the best ratings in its time slot, it was prolonged for 6 months (2005). See more »

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Let down
2 October 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Like most people, I'm referring to the original Verliebt in Berlin with Lisa and not the extension. I only watched the show because of Lisa so I don't care about the extension.

The final episode, which concluded the main story thread, was a huge disappointment for me. The whole thing with Rokko vs. David seemed to be an incredible farce invented just to keep everyone watching until the last moment. Obviously it was exactly that, but it was unnecessary. The writers should have trusted more in what they had created and in what the show had going for it (e.g. Alexandra's performance), rather than inventing this silly twist that would sort itself out in the very last moment.

Lisa's behaviour at her train wreck of a wedding was simply inconsistent with her character. The best way to describe Lisa was to say she was "nice", which is why I liked her and cared about what happened to her. However on her wedding day she was everything but nice. It is one thing to leave someone standing at the altar but it is another thing entirely to marry someone else on the same day! Imagine being in Rokko's shoes on that day! He even said "I do" and then gets brusquely replaced by the competition.

Obviously the target audience was rooting for David and I was probably too old to be watching this but there are many reasons why she would have been better off with Rokko. The series was about her development from a silly ugly girl into a beautiful self assured responsible young woman but in the end she was still the same silly starry eyed girl as in the beginning. She only liked David because he was some sort of prince that young girls like to dream of but she never honestly loved him because of his personality. I mean, he treated her badly, was fickle, moody and was constantly egoistic. They never even had a date together and yet she married him! Rokko on the other hand cared for Lisa, they had the most fun together, he was patient with her and always supported her even when she was obsessed with David. These are the important things one needs in a partner for life.

I hope all the best for Alexandra. It was the best thing for her to do to leave the series.


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