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What is happening: Actually, Lola Bouvier wanted to become world champion in figure skating. When she chops off a finger with a skate blade after a defeat of her competitor, she has to end her career for the time being. Lola still wants to become famous. And comes up with a new plan: Then she'll just be "the greatest roller derby player of all time".

Secret star: The wrongly far too unknown full contact sport of roller derby. It is set in scene here almost lovingly, for example when Lola caresses her first hematoma.

Not suitable for: Fans of Holiday on Ice and classic role models. In this unscented teen series, it doesn't sparkle, it cracks. Kathrin Müller-Lancé

Ten episodes on ZDF Neo.

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Para - We are King

What is happening: Four friends, tough guys, each in their own way, get by in rough Wedding. Loud, shrill and without scruples. When they find drugs at their dealer, they can't resist: Finally a little indulgence. Finally do Para. Be King for once. Even if their characters stay pretty flat, at least initially, the four protagonists are great.

Secret star: Florian Renner as dealer Calle - he rattles down the nonsense he talks at a breathtaking pace. Impressive.

Not suitable for: Everyone who is stressed out from working from home. Para - we are King is anything but a series to come down to. Carolin Gasteiger

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Six episodes, on TNT.

The snake

What is happening: Serial killer Charles Sobhraj kills hippies, steals their passports and travels through 1960s Asia as a fraudster. The embassy employee Herman Knippenberg tracks him down and follows him for years. All of this is based on real events, was written in an exciting way and staged with strong visuals.

Secret star: Bangkok and the Asia of that time, which looks particularly beautiful in retrospect, although there is a lot of cruelty to endure in the series. Anyone struggling with wanderlust may find relief here.

Not suitable for: Hippies. And other sensitive minds. David Pfeifer

Eight episodes, on Netflix.

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Pure

What is happening: Marnie (one stunner: Charly Clive) has an obsessive-compulsive disorder: She constantly thinks about sex. She flees to London in the anonymous city, treats herself, gets drunk with mouthwash, makes new friends. And experiences a lot of sad and funny moments.

Secret star: Anthony Welsh as a roommate. Nobody else can look so lovingly.

Not suitable for: Friends of the discreet allusion cinema. Pure is open, ruthless and fast-paced. Elisa Britzelmeier

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Six episodes in the ZDF media library.

The Nevers

What is happening: Too much and too little at the same time. In short: in Victorian London some women suddenly develop special skills: throwing fireballs, looking into the future, turning things into glass. For this they are persecuted by the British upper class, who fear that their order will collapse. One of the superwomen, Amalia True, gives the others shelter and literally knocks them out of the greatest dangers.

Secret star: James Norton as the lustful Lord Swan, who is the only one in the series having a bit of fun.

Not suitable for: People who look forward to a feminist revenge scenario in the face of superpowers. At least until the middle of the first season, the gifted women only suffer more than before their transformation. Kathleen Hildebrand

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Twelve episodes on Sky.

LOL: Last One Laughing

What is happening: Ten German comedians, a few of them not bad, are crammed into an eat-in kitchen with trinkets, toys and costumes and are not allowed to laugh. Anyone who does it anyway will be warned and then thrown out. "Bully" Herbig looks on as the referee from the control room and cries his eyes red with laughter. For good reasons. The whole thing, let's make a decision: the funniest thing that will have come from Germany at least this year.

Secret star: Perhaps not completely objectively, we say: Teddy Teclebrhan (there is a detailed portrait of him here).

Not suitable for: People who do not know the agony of not being allowed to laugh during class (advanced variant: wedding, absolute professional variant: funeral), even though something very funny has just happened. Jakob Biazza

Six episodes, on Amazon Prime.

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