An unsuccessful pool noodle representative and an ambitious corporate lawyer have nothing in common except for the desire to be at home for Christmas. But fate has other plans for them. ... See full summary »
Christoph Maria Herbst,
Sophie von Kessel
This is a show from the wonderful mind of Michael 'Bully' Herbig. A compalation of different sketches including Abahachi und Ranger or Unser Traumschiff. With actors such as Michael 'Bully' Herbig, Christian Tramitz and Rick Kavanian.
Germany had big problems with producing TV series that are worth mentioning outside of the borders, other than comedy and a few classics which are often only suitable for the German audience anyway and would not make much sense even when translated for the international market.
"Morgen hör ich auf" is about a family father owning and working in a print shop taken over from his father, which is on the brink of bankruptcy. In consequence, the father fearing the financial future of his family and not accepting external support, begins to fake bank bills and tries to wash them. This leads him progressively into unfortunate actions and crime.
This series, although not translated to English and cancelled after the first season, would be worth mentioning if translated in my opinion. It lets you remember the good old Breaking Bad type of story, but with a faster pace and a much more serious feeling. It integrates a touch of the German lifestyle and also a sense of realism other TV series lack of but which a lot of German series follow (which I would descibe as well-done, maybe a bit dull realism instead of exaggerated action).
It shows what unrevealed potential Bastian Pastewka is capable of when it comes down to drama, who is otherwise a well-known comedian in Germany which one would not expect to be so great in other genres as well.
Pretty sad it was cancelled. It was produced for a public service channel, which probably wasn't a good idea since it does not offer any service to the public other than entertainment and they probably wouldn't translate it to English even when becoming more successful. Now it's just a pretty good mini series for Germans only.
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