Kammer 3



Television may be passé and as a medium it may even have failed. But the format of the TV series and the related esthetic concepts that have been generated by television seem to have a brilliant future, also in the age of digital data transfer. Be it “House of Cards” (Netflix), “Transparent” (Amazon), “Better Call Saul” (AMC) or “Fargo” (FX) – in our “post-televisual” world of the present, series that, across all genre traditions still engender much of television, set the pace of the global culture of moving images. In almost all respects such as media technology, logic of consumption, esthetics as well as social diagnostics, the results are of outstanding explosiveness and present a challenge for the discourse of dramaturgy at the theater.

EPISODE #22: Sneaky Pete on October 29 with Maike Wetzel and Bert Rebhandl

Under the title “Episode”, experts and theorists from the film magazine “Cargo”, together with alternating guests, present a TV series for discussion. Maike Wetzel talks to the film critic Bert Rebhandl about “Sneaky Pete”. At the centre of Amazon Prime production, which is set in a small town, is the the con artist Marius, played by Giovanni Ribisi. The plot revolves around confidence tricks and imposture. The con artistry in everyday American life is evident in “Sneaky Pete”. Maike Wetzel became known as a writer in 2000 with her book “Hochzeiten” (Weddings). She also writes scripts and has shot several short and documentary films. In 2018, her novel “Elly” was published.


EPISODE #1: The Wire

EPISODE #2: True Blood

EPISODE #3: Homeland

EPISODE #4: Der Alte „Sportpalast Walzer“

EPISODE #5: Braunschlag (had to be canceled unfortunately)

EPISODE #6: American Dad

EPISODE #7: Absolutely Fabulous

EPISODE #8: Breaking Bad

EPISODE #9: Parks & Recreation

EPISODE #10: Derrick

EPISODE #11: Stranger Things

EPISODE #12: The Night Of

EPISODE #13: Transparent

EPISODE #14: Twin Peaks

EPISODE #15: Westworld

EPISODE #16: House of Cards

EPISODE #17: Game of Thrones

EPISODE #18: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

EPISODE #19: Twin Peaks – The Return

EPISODE #20: Mind Hunter

EPISODE #21: Bosch