Berlin Station

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Berlin Station is a contemporary spy drama about Daniel Miller, a CIA agent who must adapt to life as a field officer in Berlin.
Starring
Rhys IfansRichard Armitage
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Station to Station
    October 15, 2016
    54min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    CIA officer Daniel Miller arrives in Berlin on a clandestine mission to unearth an anonymous whistleblower, alias Thomas Shaw, and reunites with his old friend Hector DeJean.
  2. 2. Lights Don't Run on Loyalty
    October 22, 2016
    54min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As Daniel pursues Shaw, Station Chief Steven Frost and his associates Valerie Edwards and Robert Kirsch gather intelligence on a Georgian Islamic radical in order to avoid an extraordinary rendition by Langley.
  3. 3. Riverrun Dry
    October 29, 2016
    55min
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    English
    Frost and Robert worry that their incriminating secrets will be unearthed when Langley investigators sweep Berlin Station to ferret out fodder for future Shaw leaks.
  4. 4. By Way of Deception
    November 5, 2016
    57min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Daniel embarks on a dangerous operation that brings up difficult memories of his first posting in Chechnya and the beginning of his friendship with Hector.
  5. 5. Unter Druck
    November 12, 2016
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    American and German interests align when the Station learns the subject of Shaw’s next leak: Chinese defector HOUJIN LIN.
  6. 6. Just Decisions
    November 19, 2016
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    Valerie’s investigation into Aleksandre and Ruth Iosava comes to a head in a German/American sting Operation involving Clare Itani, CIA Officer and Hector’s lover. Langley’s participation moves things from bad to worse.
  7. 7. Proof of Life
    November 26, 2016
    49min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    In the wake of the botched Iosava Op and Clare Itani’s kidnapping, Frost pursues traditional negotiation channels to secure Clare’s release.
  8. 8. False Negative
    December 3, 2016
    51min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Fallout from the Iosava debacle continues to wreak havoc on the Station. Daniel attempts to track down Frost and Kirsch is asked to undercut Valerie as payback; Daniel finds himself in the hottest of a polygraph.
  9. 9. Thomas Shaw
    December 10, 2016
    59min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Having confirmed Hector's identity as Shaw, Daniel still faces various obstacles in turning him over to the Germans: assailants, a kidnapping, and his own conscience as he learns the Thomas Shaw origin story.
  10. 10. Berlin Station
    December 17, 2016
    53min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Daniel leads the Berlin Station crew in piecing together evidence that will illuminate Langley’s role in the Iosava rendition. Meanwhile, Hector takes a new approach to atoning for bad behavior.

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Directors
Bronwen Hughes
Producers
Michael R. RoskamEric RothMichael Scheel
Season year
2016
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Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentnuditysmokingviolence
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Chuck RoastReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Different Sort of Show
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I bought Season 1 and Season 2 because my cable subscriber does not offer Epix without taking an arm and a leg for a 100 more channels I won't watch, but I digress. Berlin Station was a different sort of intrigue for me. It had an edginess that I like but I wasn't keen on the "one of our own" is the bad guy which is just smacks of PC Hollywood, especially when this is filmed in Germany and with the current refugee issue Europe is are dealing with so much else could have been written. Some of the characters - Miller, Kirsh, and Edwards - were believable. DeJean not so much. Someone that far off the rails would have had some serious red flags and probably would have been shipped home. His character is much better in Season 2 but there are issues there which is for another review. All-in-all I liked the show and it's worth of binge watching, if you can get past the PC writing.
28 people found this helpful
Michael F.Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant, intense, intelligent series.
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Brilliant, intense, intelligent series.
This is a spy story and when it comes to spy stories the noted novelist Olen Steinhauer is as good as it gets. Steinhauer wrote and produced this scintillating thriller. Like his books the characters here are carefully drawn, smart, disillusioned and searching.

Wonderfully acted and filmed, this is top flight stuff. Very highly recommended.
42 people found this helpful
Colonel DReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Who is "Thomas Shaw"? Intrigue abounds in the CIA thriller
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“Berlin Station” is an engrossing drama depicting the present-day story of the goings on at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany. Young field agent turned analyst (after a rough assignment) Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage) suddenly comes back to the field after years on the bench and is posted to Berlin. He has a former colleague there, Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans) with whom he shares a complicated history.

Miller’s unspoken mission is to discover the identity of a leaker who under the nom de guerre ‘Thomas Shaw’ has been releasing damaging information about CIA op’s to the German press. There is no end to the intrigue, plotting, and scheming going on in “Berlin Station”; every principle character has some kind of baggage or hidden agenda and no one is truly what they seem on the surface. Who does Daniel trust? The audience is kept guessing right along with him and the tension ratchets up with each episode. Smoke and mirrors, lies and deceit are all SOP at Berlin Station which makes for a compelling series worth watching. My only negative is that I hated the theme song “I’m Afraid of Americans” and had to fast forward through it each episode. No matter, I’m ready for Season 2 to come out on DVD.
11 people found this helpful
Svart KattReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gripping, straightforward modern-day espionage
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This is an excellent, straightforward spy series with topics straight from today's headlines. I love this genre, but often find spy series and movies to be bogged down with overly-convoluted plots and stories or characters that simply defy any sense of realism. Berlin Station's main plot is pretty straightforward, while maintaining suspense throughout the ten episodes, and the subplots fit in nicely with the main story. The actors are all outstanding and well suited to their roles, and the location shots in Berlin ground the show in the real world. This is one of the few TV shows I've watched where I was literally at the edge of my seat during multiple episodes. I loved Berlin Station and am hopeful for more beyond the first season.
17 people found this helpful
CrescentanReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good Thriller, big plot holes
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Berlin Station posits a mole in the CIA's Berlin Station who is feeding leaks to the media. The CIA sends in an operative under cover to expose the mole and, through a tumultuous ten episodes, the mole is unmasked.

The series was filmed in Berlin, and the location shots are great. A real Valentine to a gritty, interesting city. The actors, too, are all quite good and the dialogue was often very good as well.

Unfortunately, there are some bizarre continuity problems which were blindingly obvious. For instance, the mole gets access early on to the undercover agent's cell phone and can use it to hear everything that's going on within range of the phone - except when it can't. Or, a terrorist has taken a CIA agent hostage with the help of two thugs, one of whom is killed and the other of whom just isn't there when they burst in on the terrorist and the hostage.

Nonetheless, definitely worth a watch and will probably watch series 2 when the opportunity arises.
5 people found this helpful
Neal BrenardReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
What's their game?
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For all this early 21st century format spy series lacks in plot it makes up in the Berlin backdrop. It's more a video game than an actual espionage story. Lots of fun to watch. Make up your own story as it goes along. At the end they provide a provocative voice-over that explains everything and offers a moral, for all of us that made it that far.

That far through sluggish, ambling episodes and generally a lot of over-the-top acting and gratuitous heterosexual sex scenes that do nothing to advance a plot. And without a plot, what's the point of an espionage drama?

My name is Thomas Shaw. I stand for something. If I had better writers, you'd know what.

Just took a look at first episode of season two and it looks like they're headed into more mindf**k territory. That might be good.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a great series. I began watching because of the name
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What a great series. I began watching because of the name ... I love traveling to Berlin. It is fun to see the all the city locations and the characters experiencing those locales. The story line focuses on spies, double spies, and triple spies within the US CIA branch in Berlin. Great filming, believable characters, fantastic location shooting, and excellent plot. I am sure some it may be on the 'real truth' side which makes it even better. I recommend this highly.
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J. Worley/CaliforniaReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
MUCH BETTER THAN I EXPECTED
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While the first episode was a bit disjointed, the series becomes exponentially more intense with each episode. It starts at the climax and works back. Richard Armitage gives a much more nuanced performance compared to his role in MI-5. The supporting cast is superb. Each character starts in a position of power and confidence. As a mole rocks the CIA and Berlin Station with exposes, the cast tries to protect themselves and their own dirty secrets. The writer makes it clear you are only
as good as your connections, and a secret can't remain so in a lethal environment. Ultimately, the cast is led toward treason
and criminality, while trying to escape the mole's web. Ultimately, the story becomes a quest for moral redemption. Berlin is seedy and decadent, perfect for this storyline. Sexuality and four-letter words abound, so be warned. The violence is not Hollywood stylish, but gritty and quick. A minor masterpiece.
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