TV Tip: Reiff für die Insel

By Petra Schürmann

I recently discovered a fun German TV series on ARD Mediathek.de “Reiff für die Insel” which makes the perfect summer show when trying to survive sweltering heat waves in California.

Playing on the German saying “reif für die Insel sein” (reif with one f!) which means you feel absolutely exhausted and are just longing to escape to some isolated island, this TV series follows Katharina Reiff, a lawyer on the island of Föhr in the Baltic Sea, on her various, often adventurous cases.

Besides fun and witty dialogues, it is a nice display of the culture, lifestyle and mentality of people from Northern Germany.  Check it out >>