Is a television worth watching

Television was always escapism. A couple of times a year this sets Dream ship from. It used to be in the Clinic under palm trees operated, today is investigated in Croatia, Barcelona and Bolzano crime novels. Series make it possible to really immerse yourself in distant countries, exciting cities and remote spots. In the best case scenario, the landscape is not just a backdrop, it also plays a role, shapes and influences its residents. Six series with which you can travel around the world as long as the contact restrictions do not allow trips on vacation.

To the sea with "The Pier"

holiday destination: the Albufera Natural Park near Valencia

Tourist Attractions: The whole series is a place of longing. The rice fields in Albufera stretch to the horizon, Verónica's hair blows in the wind when she drives along the coast on her moped or lies on a jetty in the sun with her lover Óscar. The ultimate feeling of freedom: Óscar has forgotten his swimsuit and is floating naked in the lagoon with outstretched arms and legs.

Selfie moment: On Verónica's terrace with a view of the reeds and the rice fields of Albufera.

Souvenir: The music of Travis Birds, a singer-songwriter from Madrid, who also wrote the title song.

Who likes it there ... also likes to travel to the coast of southern England Broadchurch (Netflix), on the South Island of New Zealand with Top Of The Lake (Maxdome, Amazon), it is less rough on the beach in Malibu (the old Baywatch- There are episodes at Amazon Prime). 8 episodes, Joyn

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Adventure vacation with "Queen Sono"

holiday destination: Africa, the film was shot in 37 locations, including Johannesburg, Zanzibar, the Congo and Kenya.

Tourist Attractions: At a market in Zanzibar, the heroine Queen Sono drinks from a coconut (and fights), later she rides a bike through Johannesburg. The series leads across the African continent, to a diamond mine in the Congo and the bush in Kenya.

What's the matter: Bond-style espionage action. The South African agent Queen Sono (Pearl Thusi) is the daughter of a legendary South African freedom fighter. She was murdered when Sono was a child. The first African Netflix original series shows a cliché-free modern image of Africa, unlike what one is used to on television.

Selfie moment: At sunset on the sailing boat in the port of Zanzibar.

Souvenir: practical history lesson on the consequences of colonialism, which extends to the present day.

Who likes it there ... also likes to go on a road trip through Mexico Unstoppable (Netflix) or travel with you to Abu Dhabi Mirage (ZDF Mediathek). 6 episodes, Netflix

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Ice and snow with "Arctic Circle"

Holiday destination: Ivalo in Finnish Lapland, 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle

Tourist Attractions: Lonely huts, snow-covered forests, the vastness of Lapland in general. When the residents trudge through the snow, they sink to their knees, which is why one moves around on cross-country skis. There are also wild chases on snowmobiles.

What's the matter: Not only are prostitutes murdered in the small town, the deadly "Yemen virus" is also breaking out. The local police officer Nina Kautsalo (Iina Kuustonen) receives support from the German virologist Dr. Thomas Lorenz (Maximilian Brückner).

Selfie moment: at the airport with the reindeer nibbling on the road salt.

Souvenir: At least one Finnish word (the ZDF is not allowed to show the series online for licensing reasons in the original sound). Nina calls her daughter Pupu - the rabbit.

Who likes it there ... Also likes to travel to Iceland Valhalla Murders (Netflix) or in the snowy Alps with The passport (Sky, ZDF media library). 10 episodes until April 14 in the ZDF media library

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City trip with "Followers"

Holiday destination: Tokyo

Tourist Attractions: New York is not the only city that never sleeps. Followers accompanies the young actress Natsume to brightly colored shopping centers and parties. In the pulsating capital of Japan, she delivers food by bike, and her route also leads through the famous intersection in the Shibuya district. Always in view: the skyline with the Tokyo Tower, which was built on the model of the Eiffel Tower.

What's the matter: Natsume (Elaiza Ikeda) is unsuccessful as an actress, but that changes when she happens to meet the successful fashion photographer Limi (Miki Nakatani), who in turn has personal problems. Especially worth it because of the pictures of Tokyo, the story about a society that is only about followers is unfortunately a bit thin.

Selfie moment: in front of the countless cherry trees that have been blooming in Japan since the end of March.

Souvenir: the idea of ​​"running sweets" (like running sushi, only small desserts and sweets run across the conveyor belt), which has long since established itself in Japan.

Who likes it there ... Also likes to travel to Berlin Unorthodox (Netflix) or to Timișoara in western Romania with Hackerville (until April 24th in the ARD media library, Joyn). 9 episodes, Netflix

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Cruise with "High Seas"

holiday destination: Rio de Janeiro

Tourist Attractions: As with every cruise, the journey is the goal: the crossing from Spain to Brazil. On the ship "Bárbara de Braganza" there are glamorous gala dinners, first class passengers stroll on deck or lean against the railing with a view of the waves. The tightness in the cheaper decks is also noticeable.

What's the matter: In the 1940s, passengers on a cruise ship died under mysterious circumstances. In addition to a detective, the sisters Eva (Ivana Baquero) and Carolina (Alejandra Onieva), who are traveling with their uncle, are also investigating. The Spanish series does not achieve the dynamism of role models like Death on the Nile or Murder on the Orient Express because of the loving decor, it is still worth seeing.

Selfie moment: At the breakfast table with a sea view.

Souvenir: The reminder that staring at water always makes you happy, even if the panorama is only virtual.

Who likes it there ... also likes to travel with him Dream ship to Morocco (on April 12th on ZDF, from April 11th in the media library). 16 episodes in two seasons, Netflix

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Wellness with "Forever"

holiday destination: the suburb of Riverside in California

Tourist Attractions: Not so many, Forever is slowing down to streaming. The main thing in June and Oscar is going for a walk and playing shuffleboard. June teaches herself pottery, Oscar tries - with moderate success - to solve a crossword puzzle every day ("Are you talking about misspelled states?"). You can see their everyday life in long shots, including how they philosophize for minutes about existential things (the best way to sit or the best food on the beach). Without getting bored, and that is a great art.

What's the matter: Difficult to say without spoiling badly. June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) have been happily married for twelve years, but June in particular is a bit bored. When they bring variety to their relationship, this has unforeseen consequences that go beyond "until death do them part". Completely unexcited feel-good series, comforting and with loving details.

Selfie moment: During June and Oscars, a walk on the ocean floor between schools of fish and seaweed (why they can do that is not explained here).

Souvenir: Handicraft tips from June and Oscar's neighbor Kase, who no longer wants to wear a bra and sews a huge super bra out of her old ones.

Who likes it there ... also feels with Modern love (Amazon Prime) and Love (Netflix) probably. 8 episodes, Amazon Prime

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