Verschollen (2004–2005)

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13 September 2004 | Delosario-2
Just ridiculous and embarrassing.
A very poor try of transforming the old 'Robinson' story into a German TV series... let me stress "very poor" again.

'Verschollen' is filled with exceptionally bad visual fx (blue-screening all the way since this... thing was entirely shot on a soundstage with loads of cheesy props).

Unknown actors (obviously for reason since they're ALL bad - and I mean EVERYBODY). The performances cover everything from embarrassing to exaggerated to funny (unintentional that is). And of course there is this annoying blurry videolook with over-saturated colors making this wannabe "Cast Away" clone look even a little more sleazy.

The total lack of character development reminds us of all those (surprisingly popular) cheap superficial German soap operas. The story itself is boring since you just don't care about the characters and actually don't give a sh*t if they'll be saved or not.

The impertinence of the producer comparing this TV trash to the great Cast Away almost outrages me since it shows us again this typical arrogance of German television industry which gave us crap like "Alarm für Cobra 11" or "Medicopter" or "Helicops" or "Motorrad Cops". You really start to wonder how such a bunch of obviously incompetent filmmakers get the budget and the green light to produce TV slime like "Verschollen". Apparently RTL has too much money. I'm not just ranting without a reason, because I had a bad day or hate my job (which actually is indeed the case). It really IS infuriating to watch this if you're a movie fan. It's just so pathetic. Let's hope this show goes down the drain and the producers and directors never EVER find a job in the German movie industry again!

I give it 2 of 10 stars 'cause I laughed twice about the unspeakable dull dialog.

EDIT: Now we have 2005 and look what happened! The show got canceled! What a surprise!

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