James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.
Learning that cannabis will be legalized, Joseph, a failed entrepreneur, decides to transform, with the help of his family and friends, the kosher butcher shop of his father and open the first marijuana coffeeshop in France.
This excellent series slightly looks like Breaking Bad (2008), in a teens version, with the nerd #1 Moritz Zimmermann instead of Jesse Pinkman and the nerd #2 Lenny Sander instead of Walter White, Jr. but without Walter White aka Heisenberg who is probably hidden somewhere... online. Walter White had initiated a methamphetamine trafficking in order to offer a fortune after his imminent death to his family, and Moritz does the same to lure his forever love back. That makes sense, doesn't it? The script is certainly far-fetched, but this observation is clearly secondary: the actors play excellently and the six episodes follow one after the other, with a dynamic rhythm. Finally, the humor is German typed: definitely not hilarious but subtle and formidably effective.
As a postscript, I'm French and I watched this German series with English subtitles. Why? Well, I'm not fluent enough in German and Netflix behaved like a loathsome skinflint by limiting the subtitles to English. Honestly? That was weird!
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