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  • Summary: The sequel to Deutschland 83 picked up in 1986 with Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) being sent to dangerous missions in Angola, Lydia, South Africa, Paris, and eventually (East and West) Berlin.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
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  1. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Oct 25, 2018
    Deutschland 86 is beautiful and brutal, humorous and provocative, satirical and sincere. It’s also unique and informative, but never feels like TV vegetables, as it chronicles the last days of communism (which will continue in the third series, Deutschland 89) with wit and heart. ... If you want some truly interesting, even challenging television that’s thrilling and never too dark, give this Peak TV gem a chance.
  2. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Oct 24, 2018
    There’s a lot of history and genealogy to recall in these subplots, and the three years that have passed since “83” are like three centuries in peak-TV time. “Deutschland 86” largely stands on its own, but you may need a Google tab open while watching. The show’s strength remains Lenora and Martin, who are both partners and antagonists. ... It’s good fun, but it knows that its subject is more than a game.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Oct 25, 2018
    The series is at its best when it captures the small, human moments that play out amid these flashes of chaos--stolen kisses and thwarted connections and pitched hand-to-hand battles. It’s not perfect, but if it strove for clean perfection, it wouldn’t be nearly as good.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 25, 2018
    The series’ narrative and sociological ambition is admirable, even if its ultimate goal is to be a fun and fast-paced yarn.
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  1. Oct 27, 2018
    This show is vastly superior to "the Americans" in realism, wit and real poignancy. You need to know a bit about German history and theThis show is vastly superior to "the Americans" in realism, wit and real poignancy. You need to know a bit about German history and the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin wall to fully appreciate it however. Expand
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