Kichern in der deutschen?
November 15, 2010 1:22 PM Subscribe
For his birthday, my dad wants DVDs of German films/TV series. But they can't be grim or weird. German comedies are the safest bet. Do those exist?
posted by Beardman to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My dad is trying to get his German speaking and comprehension skills into better shape. He took a few years of it in college and my mom is a native speaker. He's been reading a bunch, but wants to start watching German films or TV shows (without the subtitles, obviously).
Since my mom is there to help, I'm free to choose films that would otherwise have dialogue that's too sophisticated for a novice at the language. However, when it comes to the plot, my parents are rather weirdness- and bleakness-averse. Their threshold for either of those qualities is quite low. Thus, they don't want anything experimental or anything that is centrally concerned with WWII or the GDR (although I think Goodbye Lenin! would be okay). Comedies would be great. Like, I'm talking about the German-language equivalent of Frasier, rather than Heart of Glass.
So: classic or contemporary German comedies? Dramas that don't center on the Holocaust or the Stasi? Any ideas? Thanks.