The BEST Das Erste shows of all time

Every Das Erste show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every Das Erste show to compile this list of best shows!

116 votes

#1 - Heimat

Views life in Germany between 1919 and 2000 through the eyes of a family from the Hunsrück area of the Rhineland. Personal and domestic life is set against glimpses of wider social and political events.

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Kir Royal
237 votes

#2 - Kir Royal

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Mord mit Aussicht
421 votes

#3 - Mord mit Aussicht

Sophie Haas, an aspiring criminal investigator from Cologne, is relegated to a very small police outpost in the Eifel mountains.

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Auf Achse
219 votes

#4 - Auf Achse

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1276 votes

#5 - Tatort

Follows the work of police officers in Germany trying to solve a murder case.

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Rivals Forever
87 votes

#6 - Rivals Forever

The life and struggle of the Dassler brothers. Founders of the brands of Adidas and Puma.

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215 votes

#7 - Weissensee

Zwei Familien in Ost-Berlin, die gegensätzlicher nicht sein könnten: die Kupfers, die als mächtiges Rad im DDR-System funktionieren und die Hausmanns, die aus dem eher kritischen Milieu stammen. Als sich Martin Kupfer in Julia Hausmann verliebt, erschüttert diese Liebe die Fundamente, auf denen die beiden Familien ihr Leben aufgebaut haben. Die erste Familienserie im deutschen Fernsehen, die in der ehemaligen DDR spielt.

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The Little Vampire
76 votes

#8 - The Little Vampire

13 part television series based on the books: "The Little Vampire" and "The Little Vampire Moves In" by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg.

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World on a Wire
207 votes

#9 - World on a Wire

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His successor Dr. Fred Stiller experiences odd phenomena. A good friend, Guenther Lause, disappears in the middle of a conversation and a week later nobody has ever heard of him. And those fits of dizzyness - Stiller cannot believe himself to be fool. There has to be an explanation for all this. Could Simulacron have something to do with it?

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Berlin, Berlin
96 votes

#10 - Berlin, Berlin

Out of school, ready to live together with friends and learn to know new friends in the big city of Berlin, where everything isn't always going according to the plan.

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Turkish for Beginners
688 votes

#11 - Turkish for Beginners

In Berlin, a single mother of a teenage daughter, begins a relationship with a widowed Turkish father and his two teenage children. Will they be able to live together in harmony?

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254 votes

#12 - Charité

The series describes the accomplishments of several famous German physicians and scientists at the prestigious Charité hospital in Berlin towards the end of the 19th century.

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Dark Woods
36 votes

#13 - Dark Woods

Within a few weeks, two murdered lovers were found in the Göhrde state forest in Lower Saxony in the summer of 1989. The popular local recreation area was quickly given the name “Totenwald” in public. When another woman later disappears, in contrast to the previous murders, the police quickly have a suspect on hand: the husband of the disappeared. His brother-in-law, a high-ranking criminal investigator, does not believe in his guilt. The investigation is said to drag on for decades and only after his retirement does he come across revealing inconsistencies in the investigation in the early 1990s. Could this reveal the entire secret of the “forest of the dead”?

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Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood
120 votes

#14 - Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood

Deceit, betrayal and murder ensue when two powerful family breweries go to war over the world-famous beer festival in early 20th-century Munich.

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Die Pfefferkörner
51 votes

#15 - Die Pfefferkörner

Following the lives of five teenage friends who fight against crime and injustice from their headquarters in a Hamburg warehouse.

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The Turncoat
43 votes

#16 - The Turncoat

1944. Walter Proska is a young Wehrmacht soldier who begins to question the purpose of the war, who the real enemy is and whether his real duty should be to his fatherland or his own conscience.

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NSU German History X
0 votes

#17 - NSU German History X

In the aftermath of the fall of the Iron Curtain a clandestine far-right German terrorist group called National Socialist Underground or NSU began operating in Germany by killing immigrants in cold blood, termed the Bosphorus Serial Murders. The victims are brutally slayed with the same gun. The police never even consider a right-wing conspiracy – despite evidence to the contrary – and focus on internal ethnic feuds. So while these decent people are dying, the German authorities are heaping scorn on them, accusing them of drug dealing and hinting at loose morals. Hovering above them are three comrades who've been arrested and let go time and time again: Beate, Böhni and Uwe.

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