Even the title sounds like a very boring TV shmozette, and is over four episodes: “Our Dream of Canada”. The plot of the first episode is quickly told: retired engineer Richard (Michael Giesdeck) owns a lodge in Vancouver Bay in Canada, which he lives with his scratching granddaughter Karen (Sonja Gerhardt). His wife has died and her daughter did not survive a car accident.
When he finds out about his severe cancer, he finds Karen’s father Adrian (Robert Siliger) and brings his old friend Iris (Katteja Wetzenbok) to the lodge for his birthday party. Iris, whom her husband betrayed and robbed her restaurant, cooks for her and for birthday guests. Richard dies shortly afterwards. Richard’s willful opening is like a blast: he kills each of his granddaughters Karen, Adrian, and Iris out of a third lodge.
Inheritance doesn’t make you happy
So much for prehistory, the sequel begins immediately after. Iris, Karen, and Adrian can’t really do much with the legacy: Karen will be traveling to Australia with her boyfriend Josh too much. Iris, who moved in style in a luxurious Lincoln Town Car for this purpose, again received an offer to take over his old restaurant. And Adrian may actually be accustomed to the role of innocent: “I’m a pilot. Should I spend the whole day circling the lodge?”
Then, for all things, comes a mixed family from Germany. While Gesa (Marlene Morres) and Jasper (Siegfried Teroporten) are very much in love, the children Lina (Anna-Lina Kleinke) and Matt’s (Nico Thunning) do not get along. It is the enthusiastic Karen who befriends Matt and teaches him how to vocalize himself. But when Matt’s father Sven (Sonke Mohring) shows up at the scene, the situation unfolds.
Particularly successful: the indicated dialog
Does that sound like really engaging entertainment? This much is. And yet the two episodes surprise her with her refreshing and lively narrative style. The plot is not simple, but a lot of time is left to connect with the characters and their relationships again. The characters describe themselves as extremely multidimensional, with actors committed to their work. And especially the dialogue by screenwriter Michael Gantenberg with his precise set of punchlines make the event an entertaining delight.
Director Michael Wenning and cameraman Michael Gantenberg brought together the Katha Sutra and ensured that the beautiful area on the Canadian West Coast appeared as often as in the picture. So much is offered visually and acoustically. And frankly, we are already looking forward to other parts of the TV saga on Friday evenings.