The BEST ZDF Shows

The top 14 shows on ZDF


#1 - heute-show

As a German adaption of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Oliver Welke and his team report on political topics as well as international news giving them their own satirical, comedic twist.

star 9.80
464 votes
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Maya the Bee (2013)

#2 - Maya the Bee (2013)

star 9.70
235 votes
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Terra X

#3 - Terra X

Terra X is a serial in a documentary film format of the German TV station ZDF. The topics are mainly from the ancient, contemporaneous and scientific field of history and archaeology. The viewer can see and feel passing by the entire history of earth and mankind. The pretended camera angle stays always in the same position and in the end it offers a sight into the future.

star 9.67
229 votes
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Die Anstalt

#4 - Die Anstalt

star 9.63
59 votes
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Frag den Lesch

#5 - Frag den Lesch

star 9.29
211 votes
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Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot

#6 - Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot

star 9.00
221 votes
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Mia and Me

#7 - Mia and Me

Mia is an awkward 12-year-old who recently arrived at a new boarding school, where she is given a book and bracelet that are more than they appear to be on the surface. The items have the power to transport Mia to a magical storybook world, Centopia, where she becomes a flying elf who has the ability to talk to unicorns. In Centopia, Mia is given the task of saving the land's unicorns from an evil queen. Helping her in that mission are her new friends, elven warriors Mo -- the son of elven King Raynor -- and Yuko, who has been chosen as a protector of the unicorns.

star 8.74
233 votes
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#8 - Wilsberg

star 8.71
35 votes
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Generation War

#9 - Generation War

Generation War: Our Mothers, Our Fathers. The story of five German friends in the years from 1941 to 1945. Their friendship was meant to last their whole lives, but the war changed everything.

star 8.54
612 votes
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#10 - Derrick

"Harry, fahr den Wagen vor." One of the most popular murder mystery series of Germany from the 70s to the 90s. With Horst Tappert as Oberinspektor Stephan Derrick and Fritz Wepper as his assistant, Inspektor Harry Klein.

star 8.29
340 votes
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Spring Tide

#11 - Spring Tide

A homeless former detective and an aspiring police officer join forces to solve a cold case in which a pregnant woman was buried alive on a beach on North Koster Island.

star 8.11
228 votes
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Morgen hör ich auf

#12 - Morgen hör ich auf

Auf den ersten Blick wirken die Lehmanns wie eine ganz normale Familie: Vater Jochen (Bastian Pastewka) besitzt eine Druckerei im beschaulichen Bad Nauheim, die er von seinem Schwiegervater geerbt hat, seine Frau Julia jobbt in der Boutique ihrer besten Freundin. Sie haben drei Kinder - zwei Pubertierende und ein Nesthäkchen. Doch wer näher hinguckt, erkennt: Hinter der Fassade bröckelt es gewaltig, die Lehmanns sind komplett pleite, die Druckerei hat schon lange keine Aufträge mehr. Jochen trifft daraufhin die Entscheidung, Geld zu drucken, um seine Schulden begleichen zu können – und stürzt seine Familie damit ins totale Chaos. "Morgen hör ich auf" dokumentiert Familienleben in der Abwärtsspirale.

star 7.88
251 votes
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#13 - Druck

In this version of the acclaimed norwegian show Skam, Druck, a group of german teenagers live the ups and downs of life, enjoying every second and learning that life is worth living.

star 7.47
90 votes
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Maya the Bee

#14 - Maya the Bee

Bonsels' original book contains fewer than 200 pages. The storyline is centered on the relation of Maya and her many adventures. Maya is a bee born in a bee hive during internal unrest: the hive is dividing itself into two new colonies. Maya is raised by her teacher, Mrs. Cassandra. Despite Mrs. Cassandra's warnings, Maya wants to explore the wide world and commits the unforgivable crime of leaving the hive. During her adventures, Maya, now in exile, befriends other insects and braves dangers with them. In the climax of the book, Maya is taken prisoner by hornets, the bees' sworn enemies. Prisoner of the hornets, Maya learns of a hornet plan to attack her native hive. Maya is faced with the decision to either return to hive and suffer her due punishment, saving the hive, or leaving the plan unannounced, saving herself but destroying the hive. As may be expected, Maya, after severe pondering, makes the decision to return. In the hive, she announces the coming attack and is, totally unexpectedly, pardoned. The forewarned bees triumph over the hornet attack force. Maya, now a heroine of the hive, becomes a teacher, like Mrs. Cassandra and shares her experiences and wisdom with the future generation.

star 7.35
502 votes
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