Unfortunately I dont care that Biohackers is getting a second season on Netflix

Unfortunately I don’t care that “Biohackers” is getting a second season on Netflix

What is going to happen in the announced sequel to the Netflix series “Biohackers” is Wumpe to me – I’m out of the “Thriller” series. Because the first season was remarkably dreary despite its promising topic and strong cast.

Opinion with SPOILERS on the 1st season

Opinion with SPOILERS on the 1st season

I heard there are supposed to be excellent German Netflix series. For example, “Dark” or “How To Sell Drugs Online”. I didn’t see either of them. Unfortunately, I watched “Biohackers” instead.

My girlfriend is studying medicine, which is why I came up with the obvious idea that Biohackers is a good series to watch together. Another argument: The first-class cast, led by Luna Wedler (from “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”) and Jessica Schwarz. Wedler plays a medical student named Mia who gets involved in dangerous, illegal machinations among genetic biologists. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

The everyday life of medical students depicted in the series has little to do with reality, I was told, and the university city of Freiburg, depicted as a hipster house, is actually much more boring. I don’t mind – but how boring the series itself is.

Powder shot after the first episode

I’m usually very happy if a series doesn’t last 13 episodes, each with an hour running time, because experience has shown that Netflix then has some completely superfluous scenes per episode. “Biohackers”, on the other hand, is lean, with six episodes of 40 minutes each. But “Biohackers” is still too long because the powder is basically already gone after the first episode.

Almost every “surprise” in the series is hinted at in the first episode (if you want to deal with “Biohackers” a little more quickly, just watch the trailer, which reveals almost everything). “It can’t all work out exactly as you promise it in the first episode,” I thought. It turned out: Yes, it can.

Tanja Lorenz (Jessica Schwarz) and her lackey Jasper (Adrian Julius Tillmann) are behind the virus outbreak on the train with which the first episode begins – and it confirms what Mia has also believed since the first episode: The professor is for him Responsible for the death of Mia’s brother, whom she made sick so that she could test her gene therapy. It’s remarkable how predictable the series is (I actually didn’t expect the twist at the very end, but by then I had long since lost interest) 9movies.

Predictability wouldn’t be a problem if “Biohackers” weren’t designed specifically as a thriller series: It should be exciting, but in between, almost nothing comes to a head. The most exciting moment is when Mia prints out a patient file in Tanja Lorenz’s house under time pressure.

Good vs. Angry

The question of how far researchers are allowed to go in the development of new therapies is extremely interesting, but in “Biohackers” it is broken down to a simple good-evil scheme: Here the dear, responsible Mia who has lost her brother, while the cartoon-like evil one Tanja Lorenz, whose obvious arrogance has to be underlined by instructing her assistant in a scene to publish the examination results of her students with real names, so that the pressure of competition increases.

Maybe “Biohackers” will get better in the second season (with Jasper there is a character in the ensemble who actually shows something like conflict when it comes to moral conflict). I hope so and wish everyone involved, especially the strong cast. At the moment there is no reason for me to look forward to the next season. Probably I should finally catch up on “Dark” instead.