Switch reloaded is a comedy show that was produced from 2007-2012 in a total of six seasons for the German TV station ProSieben private. She's successor from 1997-2000 produced Switch - TV parodied mercilessly.
Alfons Zischl, mayor of Hindafing, tries to give his community a new image by building a mall for organic food. Soon enough the whole village is taking part in his corrupt games, entangling Zischl in growing debt and dubious obligations.
A mysterious application called 'Wishlist' comes into the possession of a group of teenagers. It fulfills every personal desire if a special task is performed - now they have to deal with ... See full summary »
Germany had big problems with producing TV series that are worth mentioning outside of the borders, other than comedy and a few classics which are often only suitable for the German audience anyway and would not make much sense even when translated for the international market.
"Morgen hör ich auf" is about a family father owning and working in a print shop taken over from his father, which is on the brink of bankruptcy. In consequence, the father fearing the financial future of his family and not accepting external support, begins to fake bank bills and tries to wash them. This leads him progressively into unfortunate actions and crime.
This series, although not translated to English and cancelled after the first season, would be worth mentioning if translated in my opinion. It lets you remember the good old Breaking Bad type of story, but with a faster pace and a much more serious feeling. It integrates a touch of the German lifestyle and also a sense of realism other TV series lack of but which a lot of German series follow (which I would descibe as well-done, maybe a bit dull realism instead of exaggerated action).
It shows what unrevealed potential Bastian Pastewka is capable of when it comes down to drama, who is otherwise a well-known comedian in Germany which one would not expect to be so great in other genres as well.
Pretty sad it was cancelled. It was produced for a public service channel, which probably wasn't a good idea since it does not offer any service to the public other than entertainment and they probably wouldn't translate it to English even when becoming more successful. Now it's just a pretty good mini series for Germans only.
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