Serie/ous Addiction: Sex, Gender & Berlin

Serie/ous Addiction: Sex, Gender & Berlin

sense8, photo: Netflix

It’s been such a long time since we wrote about TV shows, but now that the nights are getting longer and the temperatures lower we are starting to get into hibernation mode, cozying up in our blankets and watching movies and tv shows in the evenings ignoring the wet and cold outside.

For our newest edition of Serie/ous Addiction, we have a wonderful set of shows for you that deal with our most favorite topics in some capacity: Sex, sexuality, gender identity and Berlin! Yes, you heard right: There is a good portion of Berlin in the mix this time, you must have noticed that in terms of movie and tv productions the hype of Berlin has finally reached the world of international television. Of course, you must all have heard by now that the current season of US spy show Homeland was shot here, mostly thanks to star Claire Danes talking awkwardly about her visit at Berghain on Ellen. But this is not the only show that took place here, there is one more taking advantage of the awesomeness of this city, but it’s more of an underdog. Nonetheless, it’s one of my three favorite new TV shows, more about it after the jump.

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Ecke Weserstraße – A Berlin Hipster Soap

Ecke Weserstraße – A Berlin Hipster Soap

I’m a total TV show addict and one of my dreams has always been a drama show about life in Berlin. Not because  life here is particularily dramatic, quite the contrary, but in those 14 years that I’ve been living here, I have experienced and heard enough stories that could fill a couple of seasons.

With the new independently produced show Ecke Weserstraße my little dream might have potentially come true. Created and produced by Johannes Hertwig and  Hayung von Oepen the show tells the story of three young friends who live in the popular Reuterkiez and try to make it in Berlin. The trailer already has some lines that are pretty on point and painfully true: “Every victim here has their own blog and that’s why they everyone believes they can do it too.” Haha, are you talking about us? Well, I understand where this criticism comes from. But personally, as someone who has been blogging for 7 years and is part of an early generation of bloggers, I still congratulate everyone who starts something new, a fashion blog, a tumblr, your own little sock label. It doesn’t matter that there are already so many people out there already doing similar things. If you have the chance to try yourself out, do it and don’t let other people discourage you. I’m really curious what Ecke Weserstraße is going to express with this matter. More about it and all three episodes after the jump.

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4 Days to Halloween: American Horror Story

4 Days to Halloween: American Horror Story

Not only is the TV show American Horror Story by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck my inspiration for the brand new visuals of our Halloween event The House of Haunted Hearts, it is also my absolute favorite show since forever. Well, since The X Files at least.

If you have already seen it, you will probably agree with me. And if you haven’t, boy you need to catch up! This show is insane and completely out of control. If you are easily offended by bizarre sex scenes, racial insensitivity, political incorrectness and overall madness, than you should maybe not watch it. Otherwise it’s going to be great fun and absolutely horrifying. The show is set up as an anthology show which is quite innovative for a TV show. Every season has a completely different storyline and set of characters, only they are played by the same cast of actors with some variations and famous guests. The star of the show is the divine Hollywood diva Jessica Lange who is just amazing in all her roles in the show.

Right now we are in season 3 that is all about fabulous, yet lethal witches. The first season was about a family moving into a murder house with lots of dangerous ghosts making their life a nightmare, and the second season was about a cruel mental asylum including possessed psycho nuns, patient torture and angry deformed monsters in the backyard. It’s all very jolly and fun – in a sweaty nightmare kind of way… Enjoy the trailers after the jump. And maybe they inspire you for a good Halloween costume?

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Serie/ous Addiction: Orange is the new Black

Serie/ous Addiction: Orange is the new Black

I started to share my passion for TV shows here about a year ago but I somehow never got around to continue what I had started. But my latest addiction finally made me come back to it because it’s simply too good to not share it.

Orange is the new Black might sound a bit strange as a title, but it’s acutally the best new series that I have seen in quite a while now! It’s written by Jenji Kohan, who also created another beloved show of mine called Weeds, and it’s one of those shows that I would heartly recommend to just anyone regardless of their taste in TV shows because I consider this pretty accessable and likeable for everyone who has a brain, a heart and sense of humor. Find out more about it and watch a trailer after the jump.

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