• 05 Sep - 11 Sep, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

A new German thriller, Biohackers, explores this world, couched in a good old fashioned revenge mystery. Mia Akerlund (Luna Wedler) sits in the train with a man named Niklas (Thomas Prenn), and as they’re about to talk, someone calls for a doctor, as a woman falls ill. As a med student, Mia is the closest thing to it. But as she’s taking care of the woman who fell ill, another woman falls unconscious. Then, one by one, everyone on that train falls to the floor, including Niklas. Two weeks earlier, we see Mia dragging a bunch of books and files into an apartment where three other grad students at Freiburg University live. As Mia unpacks her files, we see a lot of newspaper articles and other material on one of the university’s most important professors, Dr Tanja Lorenz (Jessica Schwarz). Then, we see a flashback where a young Mia is blowing out birthday candles with her twin brother. In another flashback, Mia is seeing her brother wheeled into surgery, and Dr Lorenz’s name is called. So Lorenz has something to do with Mia’s brother not being here anymore. When she goes to her first lecture in Dr Lorenz’s class, she sees one of the students asleep. She finds out that it’s Jasper (Adrian Julius Tillmann), her teaching assistant. Of course, she thinks she can get access to Lorenz via Jasper. The show could tighten up in subsequent episodes and focus on what it wants to be, or it could completely fly into pieces.

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