The first time she goes to Lena’s apartment, she sees it.
It’s subtle, and partially hidden, but it’s there. A small framed photograph sticking out from behind a stack of books. A smiling, slightly younger version of Lena, her wavy black locks free flowing gracefully down, kneeling by the bed of a small boy no older than 5, tubes and monitors surrounding him as he weakly smiles at the camera.
Kara’s heart drops, wondering who this boy is, and if he’s still alive. She wonders who he is in relation to Lena. She wonders why Lena’s never mentioned it.
Hello! I’ve been meaning to make this post for weeks, and I apologize that I’m coming in after the finale. If you don’t already know, Deutschland 83 is a German series that airs on the American network, the Sundance Channel. It is America’s first full German language series, which is kind of a big deal. It may be done premiering, but now you can go binge watch all 8 episodes online. And here’s why you should:
It is in German! It’s America’s first German language series, which is really exciting. This historical drama is, in itself, a piece of history.
It’s a modern spy thriller. No, not modern as in the setting, but in the plot and themes. It’s not Bond or Borne; it’s realistic, gritty, humorous, disturbing, uplifting, and heartbreaking. The show is set in East/West Germany in 1983,and follows easterner Martin Rauch as he goes undercover in the West German army as a spy. He does so in order to score his mom a place on the kidney donation list, not an easy spot to grab in East Germany. He also wants to help build a better future for he and his girlfriend.
It’s a historical drama, set during the Cold War. There’s not a more interesting setting than Germany during this tumultuous time, and Deutschland 83 perfectly captures the atmosphere of both sides. There’s no clear bad guy or hero; the show reveals the good and bad sides of both East and West Germany and that people who lived there.
The cinematography is beautiful. It’s captivating. It’s all kinds of fancy words. The framing and lighting for so many of the shots is so gorgeous that you won’t want to look away. They help show the emotion of the show, and there’s so much symbolism in them.
Bad-ass female characters. I’m talking fleshed-out, fully-developed, emotional, loving but take-no-shit ladies. Mothers, girlfriends, sisters, wives and daughters. And when I say they are as well-developed as the male characters, I mean it. They might be even more compelling. Female spies, independent women, women who cry, women who cheat, women who are afraid to die, and women who aren’t. And the ratio of essential female characters to essential male characters is about 1:1.
Gay characters!! This got me excited. And yes, they are main characters with their own character arcs that don’t revolve around them being gay. Except for one tiny thing. If you know anything about being a gay man in the 1980s, then you should be prepared for some crying.
There are POC characters. Not a lot, there could be more. Only one is recurring and important. But I guess this is Germany, and it is the 1980s. But geez, if this German series set in the 1980s doesn’t have better representation than a lot of American shows set in the present. And I hope it’s a start for more POC characters in German television.
The fucking soundtrack. I can’t even begin to say it. All your favorite 80s music, and 80s music that will soon be your favorite, played against a colorful Cold War drama. It’s just really good, okay?
It’s a series about a cute East German spy set during the 1980s, how could you not love that? And for a German tale, there’s not that much death. I mean, characters die, but not too many and nobody you’ll really come to love.
It’s only 8 episodes. There’s a few episodes on the Sundance website, and the rest on plenty of websites. Just google that shit, bro. If anyone has any direct links they’d like to provide, that’s cool too.
It’s super-duper important to show support and love for foreign series, so please help let Sundance and other networks know we want more foreign shows. Because America, you kind of suck in that department.
So that Hunger TV video of Colin Morgan has ensured that I’ll have years of inspiration when it comes to drawing the man - there are so many gorgeous shots to choose from! It’s seriously overwhelming, ahh… Well this is a rough painting I did to loosen up from the lineart I’ve been doing. Yes, I do fanart to take a break from other fanart…>_>; Hope you enjoy the scruff! ^_^
And there he lies. On a sofa in a house so similar to Bobby’s. His coat loosely draped over his shoulders. That coat, that last bit of “Old!Cas”, of “Re-angeled!Cas”, what’s much more in focus though is the collar. The plaid underneath the brown. The humanity underndeath the angel persona. I don’t think we have seen so much plaid of the collar ever before. And it fits perfectly with us seeing it more and more - along with Cas sleeping underneath a plaid blanket in 10x01 - the weaker, the more human he gets. This is pure headcanon, but wouldn’t it be great if Cas’ storyline ended with him wearing a plaid shirt? It would be so hugely symbolic to where his alliances lie and who and what he wants to be…
Tagging ladyofthesilent because I think she’ll love the Sleepy!Almost Human!Cas. :)
I bet you that there are so many close ups and different angles Misha took of Jensen because it just came so naturally while he was directing since he’s so used to doing it himself in person. Laying in bed and just inching closer until he’s close enough to see his freckles, or gazing from a far and wondering how it’s possible Jensen can look so good from every angle; basically, there are so many gorgeous shots of Jensen because Misha is smitten as fuck
Ffuuuck rogue one was so good i cannot comprehend this, I was sobbing so hard at the end and when LEIA TURNED AROUD I WAS LIKE!!!! BitcH!! IM CRYING SO BEAUTIFUL,
The cinematography was so gorgeous and so many of the shots gave me goose bumps
I didn’t think I would like Jyn??? LoVED HER SO MUCH MY WIFE,
THE LACK OF THE OPENING CRAWL CAUGHT ME SO OFF GUARD BUT IM ACTUALLY GLAD THEY DID IT?? Like how are you going to write opening crawl for a film based on an opening crawl
THINK I SAW POES MUM AS WELL? FLYING ONE OF THE Y-WINGS??? WOW
LOVE CASSIAN SO MUCH LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM HOOOO, HES so beautiful AND wonderful
LOVED BODHI SM TOO HE WAS SO PRETTY AN WONDERFUL AND I LOVE HIM I MISS HIM
CHIRRUT WAS BAD AF 11/10 I am one with the force the force is with me
KRENNIC WAS GREAT ALSO A WONDERFUL VILLIAN WHO WASNT ALL EDGY LIKE HE JUST WANTED PALPATINE TO KNOW HE WAS DOIN THE MOST AND DARTH VADERS LIKE “BITCH!!” And CHOKES HIM AND GOES “DONT CHOKE ON YOUR PRIDE, dIRECTOR” AND I WAS DYIN
K-2SO— MY BOI.. SHIT… FUCK RIGHT OFF BB-8, K2 iS SO GREAT I LOVE HIM THE MOST HES SO HILARIOUS AND I LOVE HIM WANNA HUG HIM SO MUCH “WHY DOES SHE GRT A BLASTER” LMAO “jyn: im not worried that they’ll shoot you I’m worried they’ll miss and shoot me” “I WOULDNT ACTUALLY MIND THAT” *THROUGHS HER SHIT ON THE GROUND*
GALENS DEATH FUCKKKKK RUINED MY EYELINER I WANTED HIM TO SEE JYN SUCCEED
I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CHARACTERS ALL SO QUICKLY SINCE THEYRE SO LIKEABLE AND RELATABLE AND THEN THEY START SLOWLY START KILLING MY LOVES OFF AND FUCK THE LAST SCENE!!! THE SUNSET AS THEY WATCHED THE ONCOMING WAVE ON THE BEACH TOGETHER AND THE EXPLOSION IN THE DISTANCE FUCK I WAS A RUIN
tbh this beats every recent Star Wars movie/comic/series whatever it’s SO BEAUTIFUL and realistic, doesn’t focus on the skywalkers and has a wonderful diverse cast and it still brings some SO much joy to see latinx actors in big films
Please go see it if you spoiled it for yourself reading this and see it again like I’m going to IF you’ve seen it as well