Lisa extends her stay in Timisoara, now determined to save Cipi from himself. Adam, chastised by his own boss, Vali, for enabling Lisa's shenanigans, wants her on the first flight back home. But Lisa...
Relu is a family man. He has two children, a wife, and a double life. Seen through the eyes of his family, Relu Oncescu appears to be an ordinary taxi driver. No one suspects that Relu ... See full summary »
Hawaii is a story on the struggle of inheriting $3 million in communist-era Romania when owning $1 could mean losing your freedom and touches on the theme of how money could buy if not happiness, at least the freedom to choose unhappiness.
The main hero of the story is a journalist Petr Vlcek (Matej Hádek) who deals with the scandal around major state-controlled enterprise. During his investigation, the journalist finds a ... See full summary »
Located in the middle of the 19th century, during the colonial era of Dutch India, the series "Grisse" follows a group of unusual characters who launch a rebellion against a brutal governor and finally have a chance to decide their fate.
When a hacking attack on a major German bank is traced to Romania, BKA cyber-crime expert Lisa Metz (Anna Schumacher) is dispatched from Frankfurt to Timisoara, the city of her birth, to work with local investigators. Arriving in the country her parents fled when she was a child, Lisa finds it at the same time both distantly familiar and utterly alien. For the first time in her life she must also confront her family's shadowy past. The culture clash is felt most keenly with local Timisoara PD officer Adam Sandor (Andi Vasluianu), her assigned partner for the investigation, who has a very different mindset which Lisa finds deeply frustrating - and the feeling is mutual. But as the two cops get embroiled in the high-stakes investigation, they grow close on the back of the need to save an unlikely target: the savvy but vulnerable 14-year-old gamer Cipi (newcomer Voicu Dumitras).
Best Romanian series I've seen in a long time, possibly ever.
My only beef with it is some weird car rides in the city (going for long rides from one place only to end up in pretty much the same place as before when you're supposedly in a hurry - but I get that it's a work of FICTION, don't you worry about that) and some weird lines here and there. But it's really good! And it gets better and better as it progresses. The plot is unexpectedly believable.
I've seen people give this a low rating and complain that it's not based in Ramnicu Valcea (supposedly the REAL Hackerville), which is pretty funny to me since I live in Timisoara and saw a neighbour on the news getting arrested for hacking into the Pentagon server a while back but whatever. Just because it's not the REAL Hackerville doesn't mean it isn't good. It's a title. And it's just the first season. Feels like it could go Valcea at any moment.
Halfway through the season it starts to feel undercooked tho. And the ending is weird. Alright peace.
23 of 33 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this