US viewers have been enjoying this show since January on Starz there. A lot of my friends from North America have been raving about it and I'm glad I've finally got an opportunity to see it on our shores! Amazing acting performances from J.K. Simmons and the whole cast, gorgeous cinematography and production quality, and a relentlessly engaging plot all combine to make this a masterpiece worthy of the Starz Original moniker. May there be many future seasons to come!
Brilliantly written and acted. Awesome the way they twist, and entwine the two sides of the same world with a dose of Cold War nostalgia. Acting is Shakespearian in depth and subtly. This is how you yearn for a good series to keep you hooked but is as rare as long, hot summers in wet Britain. Thank you! When will Season 2 arrive?
The story begins slow, but the intrigue builds over time (both in-narrative intrigue, and viewer-intrigue to the story). The first two episodes made me unsure whether I would be interested, but after that I was gripped. This show is definitely worth a watch.
A contemporary spy thriller set in a Berlin divided not by east and west but between parallel universes engaged in a new cold war. JK Simmons is excellent in a dual role as a mild mannered bureaucrat and his spy "counterpart" from "the other side".