It's January. It's cold. It's grey. It's wet. It's also the first month of the year and most of us long for a bit of rest after all the Christmas and New Year hustle and bustle. What could be better than a series marathon on the couch with delicious snacks and blankets?
If only there wasn’t the miserable question "What series are we watching today?” With all the grandiose and award-winning series we have today, the agony of choice is enormous. This often means that we end up picking the old favourite series.
To prevent that, we will give you a "small" series guide with recommendations from our Kapten crew.
SERIES TO CHEER FOR
Mareike (Operations) recommends "Game of Thrones"
One of the most hyped series of today. Rightly so!
Four royal families of the seven kingdoms fight for the iron throne. So far so good. If there wasn’t the closer than ever winter, of which nobody knows how long it will last, rumours about a mysterious power in the north, intrigues, conspiracies, forbidden love affairs and much more.
Sophia (Performance Marketing) recommends "Prison Break”
Michael Scofield's brother is incarcerated in Fox River Prison. Michael is convinced of his brother`s innocence, which is why he invents a complex plan to free his brother. This includes to be convicted and put behind bars himself...
Jenni (Customer Service) recommends "Money Heist"
The ingenious main character, called "Professor", plans the biggest robbery in history. He wants to take over the Spanish banknote printing for several days. In order to do so, he specifically trains eight people in advance, all of whom have their own difficult past.
Vanessa (HR) recommends "The Sinner”
At first it seems to be a completely normal day when Cora Tannetti murders a man she supposedly does not know. She herself has no idea why she has committed the murder. Detective Harry Ambrose tries to uncover this mysterious story and comes across unpleasant details from Cora's past…
Lisa (Customer Service) recommends "Homeland"
The bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison is convinced that a former prisoner of war has defected to al-Qaeda during his captivity and is now involved in the planning of a terrorist attack. However, she is quite alone with this conviction and begins to investigate on her own.
Sebi (Product & Tech) recommends "Breaking Bad"
Chemistry teacher Walter White learns that he has incurable cancer. This disease probably means that he can no longer feed his family. He also needs an extremely expensive treatment that is not covered by health insurance. By chance, he comes up with the idea of producing meth...
Kelly (Office Managerin) recommends "You"
What would you do for love?
Joe Goldberg justifies many questionable actions as an answer to this question. But when does love become obsession?
If you didn't have any curtains in front of your window before this series, you'll be hanging them now!
SERIES FOR THE GIRLS' EVENING
Franzi (marketing) recommends "Gossip Girl"
Overprivileged teenagers; an outsider from Brooklyn; his sister who does everything she can to belong to them; adults who behave like teenagers; and an anonymous blogger named Gossip Girl who reports on all the actions and secrets of young adults. Where does she get this information from? That's often the big question. Would your best friend publish your darkest secrets?
Britta (Operations) recommends "Sex and the City”
Columnist Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends live in New York and enjoy their single life - more or less. The views of the four power women on the role of men in their own lives couldn't be more different. According to this, there is always a lot of need to gossip and, above all, input for Carrie's column.
Eva (Brand) recommends “OC California”
Newport - Orange County, under the californian sun.
Teenager Ryan is arrested for stealing a car. Kicked out by his own parents, his public defender Sandy takes him in at his home. From now on, he lives in the pool house of the lawyer and his wife, the heiress of a real estate empire. His son Seth is happy about the company of a peer. Ryan is suddenly part of the high society and so the two young men experience the last years of high school together. Romantic feelings, dramas and secrets included.
Saskia (Finance) recommends "Touch"
The series focuses on Martin Bohm and his 11-year-old autistic son. For a long time, the father is unable to cope with his son’s illness, as he does not talk. Until he realizes that he only has his own way of communicating and that he also has a special talent.
Marian (Performance Marketing) recommends Stranger Things
Young Will Byers mysteriously disappears in the fictitious small town of Hawkins in the state of Indiana. The local authorities soon declare him dead. However, his three best friends are determined to find him and encounter a strange girl with special abilities. Can she help them find him?
Eva (Brand) recommends "Black Mirror".
In contrast to most series, each episode is self-contained. Yet, they all share a common theme: the downsides of technology. Hence the title. The "black mirror" stands for all the smartphones, televisions, etc. on whose screens we stare every day.
Julia (Influencer Marketing) recommends "13 Reasons Why"
The young adult Hannah Baker commits suicide. But before that, she records 13 tapes on which she names 13 reasons that led her to this step. At the beginning of the series, one of her classmates, Clay, receives a box of these tapes. Many of the other classmates are hold accountable in different ways for her decision to commit suicide. Thus Clay not only learns Hannah's perspective on life at high school, but also some exciting secrets of his classmates. But was he also partly to blame for Hannah's suicide?!
SERIES THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH
Leonie (Performance Marketing) recommends “New Girl”
Jess moves into a shared flat with three single men after a painful breakup. The young teacher confuses the loft with her open and sometimes unconventional manner. But the boys quickly learn to love their new roommate and together with their best friend Cece an unusual clique develops.
Carla (Customer Service) recommends "Friends"
The series focuses on six New York friends who spend most of their free time together. They are all in their mid-twenties and are often caught between unpaid bills, separations and the constant search for a job. The everyday problems of young adult life are thematized with a lot of humor.
Hannah (Performance Marketing) recommends "Modern Family”
Mother, father, child. Nowadays it is no longer the only family form. The concept of the patchwork family has long been socially accepted. But this is still conventional compared to the entanglements in the family from this series. Because if your father (the grandfather of your own children), who is in second marriage with a significantly younger woman, expects a child again and your brother with his partner, who once pursued a career as a clown, adopts a Vietnamese child, chaos is predicted in the extended family.
Janina (PR) recommends "Peaky Blinders"
The year is 1919, Great Britain, shortly after the First World War. One of the returning war heroes is Thomas Shelby, who leads the Peaky Blinders, a criminal gang, with his family. Their businesses range from black market trading to illegal betting on horse racing.
Rieke (Performance Marketing) "The last tycoon"
The series is based on the unfinished book by F.Scott Fitzgerald "The love of the last tycoon". The focus is on film producer Monroe, who wants to gain a foothold in Hollywood in the 1930s. In the process, he repeatedly clashes with his boss. In addition, the film industry is strongly influenced by the world economic crisis and the growing influence of the Nazis.
Stephan (Product & Tech) recommends "Babylon Berlin"
Berlin, late 1920s. The failure of the Weimar Republic is predictable. Inspector Gereon Rath heads from Cologne to Berlin for an investigation. The veteran from the First World War suffers from a post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his deployment in the First World War. Arriving in Berlin, he and his colleague Bruno start an investigation into a blackmail case and quickly get caught up in all sorts of entanglements of drugs, corruption and extremism.
Emil (Customer Service) recommends “Chef’s Table”
A must for every hobby chef and connoisseur of good food. Gourmet chefs from around the globe tell their stories and present their innovative concepts. This series is absolutely worth seeing simply because of its artistic shots!
Hannah (Performance Marketing) recommends "Tidying up with Marie Kondo".
The cleaning expert Marie Kondo has already made a name for herself with her book. For her, cleaning up is not a point on the todo list, but an attitude to life. In the recently published series, she now helps American families to separate themselves from their inherited burdens and thus create more space for new energy and joie de vivre.