Critic Consensus: An engrossing drama with a fun '80s soundtrack, Deutschland 83 chronicles an intense spy story that brings viewers uncomfortably close to the Iron Curtain.
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German-language spy drama set in the 1980s has a 24-year-old East German native go undercover in West Germany, where he enlists in their army to glean secrets concerning NATO military strategy. Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth and Sonja Gerhardt star.
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As with US spy drama The Americans, one delight of Deutschland 83 is rooting for the putative bad guys.
This is a period drama that sometimes lacks drama but makes up for it with a deep sense of period.
It's a wild ride, this darkly entertaining and occasionally genuinely creepy drama. It will entertain and make you think rather than blink back tears of nostalgia for the early 1980s.
While the initial comparisons to The Americans are going to be inevitable at first, once we move past the Reagan scene, Deutschland 83 takes on an identity of its own, and it's a show worth getting to know.
Action sequences blend with tightly specific period details, family drama, and political grandstanding, all coming together to ensure that any one moment is never about only one thing.
Audience Reviews for Deutschland 83: Season 1
It's not everyday that you see a spy thriller coming from Germany. Deutschland 83 is a clever drama about a young man being forced to act as KGB spy for East Germany in the 1983. Lots of drama ensured.
I wish it was more realistic however, but overall very engaging.
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