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I'm impressed, especially for a German show
As a German myself, I know that we are far from the best, when it comes to Movies and TV-Shows. That's probably not because we don't have talented actors or directors; I rather believe that we lack good novelists. If it's largely based on a true story, like this show and many great German movies, it can turn out really well, but if the story is completely fabricated, it also feels completely fabricated to the viewer.
This show doesn't feel fabricated at all though. It feels really authentic in its portrayal of our current youth, social media, current technology, and also the soundtrack feels on spot.
There are a few things that are a bit odd, like the Police not being able to recover data from a Windows notebook (really guys, cracking the password of a windows machine is one Google request away ... that OS has next to no security measures), but it's mostly very well researched.
With writers in their 30s and directors that are almost 50, I'm really impressed at how accurate the show is.
The show also makes me feel a bit sad, because apparently I was 10 years ahead of my time. In my youth I was an outcast, but I would've fit right in if I was born 10 years later.
Last but not least, this show has some informational value about drugs and drug use. As so often, the best prevention strategy is education, not prohibition.
Over all a great show. The English synchronization isn't great (synchronizations are usually never great), but luckily I understand the original.
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