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8 Days 

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Eight Days left. A 60 kilometer wide meteor is on collision course with Earth. The anticipated strike zone is right in the middle of Europe. Estimated survival rate: Zero. The United States... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Christiane Paul ...  Susanne 8 episodes, 2019
Mark Waschke ...  Uli 8 episodes, 2019
Lena Klenke Lena Klenke ...  Leonie 8 episodes, 2019
Luisa-Céline Gaffron Luisa-Céline Gaffron ...  Nora 8 episodes, 2019
Fabian Hinrichs Fabian Hinrichs ...  Herrmann 8 episodes, 2019
Nora von Waldstätten ...  Marion 8 episodes, 2019
Devid Striesow ...  Klaus 8 episodes, 2019
Murathan Muslu ...  Deniz 8 episodes, 2019
Henry Hübchen Henry Hübchen ...  Egon 8 episodes, 2019
David Schütter David Schütter ...  Robin 8 episodes, 2019
Claude Heinrich Claude Heinrich ...  Jonas 8 episodes, 2019
David Bredin ...  Elvis 8 episodes, 2019
Luc Feit Luc Feit ...  Carsten 8 episodes, 2019
Ben Hartmann Ben Hartmann ...  Matze 8 episodes, 2019
Thomas Prenn Thomas Prenn ...  Ben 8 episodes, 2019
Sebastian Achilles ...  Jens 4 episodes, 2019
Matthias Lier Matthias Lier ...  Richard 4 episodes, 2019
Veit Stübner Veit Stübner ...  Theo 3 episodes, 2019
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Eight Days left. A 60 kilometer wide meteor is on collision course with Earth. The anticipated strike zone is right in the middle of Europe. Estimated survival rate: Zero. The United States try to knock the meteor off course with nuclear weapons, but fail. All of Europe is on the run. Not the spectacular Hollywood version, but the nitty-gritty story of a real family doing whatever they have to do to survive when the world spins out of control.

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German

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1 March 2019 (Germany) See more »

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At the end of the episodes, during ending titles, a flash preview of several events in the following episode is shown. Some of these scenes, although less than second long, might reveal the important plot points to a careful viewer. See more »

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Amazing Television
4 March 2019 | by raph84See all my reviews

I loved this Series.

I read some destroying critics reviews that complained that the Storyline was played out and the show too stereotypical.I also found that most of them were based on only the first two episodes which were shown at Berlinale.

I couldn't disagree more. The plot is mostly believable and the characters are relatable.

While the main plot, as the title suggests, only covers 8 days, it is set up as an episodic film that uses flashbacks to drill deeper into the characters and their motivation as the show develops. It would be unfair to judge it after two episodes.

It is not a hero movie, you don't get to see an attempt to save the world, instead you see the different approaches some characters take in an attempt to save themselves, or make peace with the situation and their lives.

The whole question "What would you do?" constantly hangs in the air and you can't help but wonder if you would act similar in many moments.

It also shows how nobody is perfect. In a way, all the characters make or made mistakes and show bad behavior at points.Of course the impending 'end of the world' (Europe anyway) would bring out the worst in many.

That also lead to some interesting discussions with my wife, since she hated the character of my 'hero' (a person that I could relate to most, until the last episode anyway, because he did many bad things but with fundamentally good intentions).

Also it's great too see this play out in Europe and Germany in particular, because typically such stories happen in the US.

In a sense, even though it's very far away and not actually ever discussed, you even wonder about world politics as the Newsticker shows 'Russia stops giving asylum' and an apparent limited number of people manage to (be allowed to) get to the US.

The actors play their roles really well and you would believe their backgrounds and personal struggle. The scenery is spot on (even though one location is overused) and it's all very immersive and believable.

If I had any complaints, it would likely be that the surroundings get less chaotic and extreme than I would expect (would we still have gas, water and electricity one day before the end of the world? Would roads remain passable?) and some brief Scenes of Sex and Violence are a bit too hard (One scene of penetration which I thought would have to result in an 18+ Rating, perhaps going to get cut, and one scene of manslaughter played out like a slasher movie) but overall I could imagine a lot of it happening fashion that it was shown.

TLDR: It's the best Series I watched in a very long time and arguably the best German production ever.


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