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  1. On April 30th, 2019, GZSZ is going to have another 90-minutes primetime episode. This year, the special will focus on the Gerner clan (Katrin & Jo vs. Laura) and Emily's stalker Karla. The primetime episode is followed by the premiere of the new primetime soap "Nachtschwestern" (Night Nurses) and a "GZSZ – Behind the Scenes" special. "Nachtschwestern" stars former soap actors Ines Quermann (née Kurenbach, ex-UU), Mimi Fiedler (ex-UU), Sila Sahin (ex-GZSZ), Oliver Franck (ex-GZSZ) and Nassim Avat (ex-AWZ). GZSZ also updated its opening two weeks ago. This was the first update since fall 2017. Eric Stehfest (Chris Lehmann), Lea Marlen Woitack (Sophie Lindh), Luise von Finckh (Jule Vogt) and Linda Marlen Runge (Anni Brehme) were removed. Valentina Pahde (Sunny Richter), Daniel Fehlow (Leon Moreno), Iris Mareike Steen (Lilly Seefeld) and Chryssanthi Kavazi (Laura Weber) reveived new footage. Thomas Drechsel's (Max "Tuner" Krüger) scene is a recycled shot from 2017. The previous opening showed him together with Linda Marlen Runge (Anni Brehme). This is the first opening to feature Olivia Marei (Toni Ahrens), Maximilian Braun (Luis Ahrens), Gamze Senol (Shirin Akinci) and Timur Ülker (Nihat Güney). Contract stars Gisa Zach (Yvonne Bode), who debuted in January, and Nils Schulz (Robert Klee), who debuts this week, were not added. Here are the 3 versions: Version 1: Valentine Pahde (Sunny Richter) – Ulrike Frank (Katrin Flemming) – Wolfgang Bahro (Jo Gerner) – Berlin Alexanderplatz – Jörn Schlönvoigt (Dr. Philip Höfer) & Felix von Jascheroff (John Bachmann) – Thaddäus Meilinger (Felix Lehmann) – Brandenburg Gate – Olivia Marei (Toni Ahrens) & Maximilian Braun (Luis Ahrens) – Maria Wedig (Nina Ahrens) – Berlin Subway – GZSZ Version 2: Anne Menden (Emily Wiedmann) – Clemens Löhr (Alexander Cöster) – Eva Mona Rodekirchen (Maren Seefeld) – Berlin Alexanderplatz – Felix van Deventer (Jonas Seefeld) & Niklas Osterloh (Paul Wiedmann) – Valentina Pahde (Sunny Richter) – Brandenburg Gate – Daniel Fehlow (Leon Moreno) – Gamze Senol (Shirin Akinci) – Berlin Subway – GZSZ Version 3: Wolfgang Bahro (Jo Gerner) – Ulrike Frank (Katrin Flemming) – Berlin Alexanderplatz – Valentine Pahde (Sunny Richter), Gamze Senol (Shirin Akinci) & Iris Mareike Steen (Lilly Seefeld) – Thomas Drechsel (Max "Tuner" Krüger) – Brandenburg Gate – Timur Ülker (Nihat Güney) – Iris Mareike Steen (Lilly Seefeld) – Chryssanthi Kavazi (Laura Weber) – Berlin Subway – GZSZ AWZ last updated its opening in January 2019. Tanja Szewczenko (Diana Sommer), Christian Feist (Damian Steinkamp) and Heike Warmuth (Carmen Bauer) were removed. This is the first opening to feature Tijan Njie (Moritz Brunner), Christopher Kohn (Dr. Finn Albrecht) and Madeleine Krakor (Steffi König). Bela Klentze (Ronny Bergmann) was eventually re-added to the opening, as was returning cast member Francisco Medina (Maximilian von Altenburg). In addition, the order was slightly changed. Contract star Birte Glang (as a recast Lena Öztürk), who debuted only three weeks later, was not added. These are the two current versions: Version 1: Tatjana Clasing (Simone Steinkamp) – Sam Eisenstein (Marian Öztürk) – Silvan-Pierre Leirich (Richard Steinkamp) –Cheyenne Pahde (Marie Schmidt) – Igor Dolgatschew (Deniz Öztürk) – Tijan Njie (Moritz Brunner) – Kaja Schmidt-Tychsen (Jenny Steinkamp-Öztürk) – Francisco Medina (Maximilian von Altenburg) – Jörg Rohde (Ben Steinkamp) – Maike Johanna Reuter (Pauline Reusch) – Alles was zählt Version 2: Julia Augustin (Vanessa Steinkamp-Lukowski) – Lars Korten (Christoph Lukowski) – Ania Niedieck (Isabelle Pachlhuber) – Christopher Kohn (Dr. Finn Albrecht) – Tatjana Clasing (Simone Steinkamp) – Silvan-Pierre Leirich (Richard Steinkamp) – Madeleine Krakor (Steffi König) – André Dietz (Ingo Zadek) – Bela Klentze (Ronny Bergmann) – Franziska Benz (Michelle Bauer) – Alles was zählt
  2. This year's field is now complete. Current betting odds for the winner: Netherlands Russia Sweden Switzerland Cyprus Italy Iceland Greece Norway Portugal Let's see how this will change until May... Armenia 2019: Srbuk / "Walking Out" Language: English Belarus 2019: ZENA / "Like It" Language: English Greece 2019: Katerine Duska / "Better Love" Language: English Israel 2019: Kobi Marimi / "Coming Home" Language: English Ireland 2019: Sarah McTernan / "22" Language: English Malta 2019: Michela / "Chameleon" Language: English Russia 2019: Sergey Lazarev / "Scream" Language: English Sergey Lazarev previously represented Russia in 2016 with the song "You Are the Only One" which finished in 2nd place. Sweden 2019: John Lundvik / "Too Late for Love" Language: English
  3. Austria 2019: PAENDA / "Limits" Language: English Azerbaijan 2019: Chingiz / "Truth" Language: English The Netherlands 2019: Duncan Laurance / "Arcade" Language: English North Macedonia 2019: Tamara Todevska / "Proud" Language: English Tamara Todevska previously represented North Macedonia (the country formerly known as FYROM) in 2008 as part of the trio Tamara, Vrčak and Adrian. Back then, their song "Let Me Love You" failed to qualify for the Grand Final. Poland 2019: Tulia / "Fire of Love (Pali się)" Language: English & Polish San Marino 2019: Serhat / "Say Na Na Na" Language: English Serhat previously represented San Marino in 2016. Back then, his song "I Didn't Know" failed to qualify for the Grand Final. Switzerland 2019: Luca Hänni / "She Got Me" Language: English
  4. Cyprus 2019: Tamta / "Replay" Language: English Georgia 2019: Oto Nemsadze / "Sul tsin iare" Language: Georgian Serbia 2019: Nevena Božovič / "Kruna" Language: Serbian & English Nevena previously represented Serbia in 2013 as part of the trio Moje 3. Back then, their song "Ljubav je svuda" failed to qualify for the Grand Final.
  5. Finland 2019: Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman / "Look Away" Language: English Darude is best known for his international hit "Sandstorm" (1999). Iceland 2019: Hatari / "Hatrið mun sigra" Language: Icelandic I sooo want this to win the contest... it's fantastic. Moldova 2019: Anna Odobescu / "Stay" Language: English Norway 2019: KEiiNO / "Spirit in the Sky" Language: English Portugal 2019: Conan Osíris / "Telemóveis" Language: Portuguese
  6. Unfortunately, they shut down that website when TVnow was relaunched. 😶 TVnow is still uploading classic episodes of GZSZ and UU. Currently, GZSZ is up until episode #290 (July 1993), and UU is up until episode #220 (October 1995). In addition, premium users have access to every episode since May 2007. For AWZ, the whole series is available for streaming. Cancelled soaps that are available for streaming: Verbotene Liebe (1995-2015): https://www.youtube.com/user/verboteneliebe1994/playlists has uploaded most episodes Alles oder Nichts (2018-2019): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8l-jbLsudDXOC6kkBxm0gw/videos has the whole series Marienhof (1992-2011): https://www.youtube.com/user/masterof1990/videos has some full episodes, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEg8dmaYzd0X7hu4KNHcuNA/videos has a lot of episodes Mallorca – Suche nach dem Paradies (1999-2000): https://www.youtube.com/user/suchenachdemparadies/videos has the whole series Alle zusammen – jeder für sich (1996-1997): https://www.youtube.com/user/allezusammen1996/videos has the whole series Ahornallee (2007): The whole series is available on TVnow Some Comings and Goings: In an unexpected turns of events, Daniel Fehlow (Leon Moreno) has been written out of GZSZ. The actor first joined in April 1996, departed in May 1999, and then returned in April 2001. Thus, he's the show's second longest-running cast member. Episodes had to be edited to conceal Fehlow's sudden exit. At the same time, Fehlow's wife Jessica Ginkel, who starred as Caroline Neustädter on GZSZ from 2006 to 2009, also announced her exit from the successful primetime series "Der Lehrer" (The Teacher). Reasons are unknown, and it's unclear whether Fehlow returns to GZSZ in the near future. Also on GZSZ, Nils Schulz has been cast in the new contract role Robert Klee. Robert is a successful architect and is probably becoming Nina's (Maria Wedig) new love interest. Apparently, he's also the father of Brenda, a character that recurred on the show last summer. Brenda was a classmate of Nina's son Luis (Maximilian Braun). She blackmailed Luis with a video showing him masturbating. Her heavy bullying almost pushed Luis into suicide. Maike Johanna Reuter (Pauline Reusch) is departing AWZ in April 2019. The actress joined the contract cast in October 2017. Pauline is the latest member of AWZ's "Failed Leading Lady" club. In turn, Ron Holzschuh has joined AWZ in the role of Nicolas Nadolny, a new enemy of the Steinkamp family. Holzschuh previously played the devilish Bernd von Beyenbach for several years on "Verbotene Liebe", and he also had a recurring role on UU in 2014. AWZ has a cross-over with the show "Vermisst" (Missing). In AWZ's storyline, Moritz (Tijan Njie) is searching for his long-lost father. Sandra Eckhardt, host of "Vermisst", will appear on AWZ as herself and reunites Moritz and his father.
  7. Ukraine is officially out of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. This was supposed to be their entry: Belgium 2019: Eliot / "Wake Up" Language: English
  8. Apparently, Maruv won the Ukrainian National Final last night, but she won't be allowed to represent the country because she has given concerts in Russia 😡 I don't get why the EBU doesn't ban Ukraine and Russia from the contest... every year there's some new drama involving these two countries. Denmark 2019: Leonora / "Love Is Forever" Language: English, French, Danish & German Germany 2019: S!sters / "Sister" Language: English Hungary 2019: Joci Papai / "Az ém apám" Language: Hungarian Joci Papai previously represented Hungary in 2017 with the song "Origo" which finished in 8th place. Lithuania 2019: Jurij Veklenko / "Run with the Lions" Language: English Romania 2019: Ester Peony / "On a Sunday" Language: English
  9. So far, I only like the Spanish and the Italian entry. More boredom... NQ fodder for the semi finals. Croatia 2019: Roko / "The Dream" Language: English Estonia 2019: Victor Crone / "Storm" Language: English Latvia 2019: Carousel / "That Night" Language: English Montenegro 2019: D-Moll / "Heaven" Language: English Slovenia 2019: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl / "Sebi" Language: Slovene
  10. Australia 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke / "Zero Gravity" Language: English Italy 2019: Mahmood / "Soldi" Language: Italian & Arabic United Kingdom 2019: Michael Rice / "Bigger Than Us" Language: English
  11. France 2019: Bilal Hassani / "Roi" Language: French & English Czech Republic 2019: Lake Malawi / "Friend of a Friend" Language: English
  12. In honor of TVnow uploading GZSZ and UU from the very beginning – the whole first year of GZSZ is up already, and the first 70 episodes of UU as well – I've deviced to translate a summary of the first 100 episodes of GZSZ, covering May to October 1992. I will do the same for the first 100 episodes of UU as well. As GZSZ was adapted from the Australian soap "The Restless Years", the first year of the soap (and its Dutch adaption "Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden") had the same storylines and characters as the original, with only minor tweaks. Both GZSZ and GTST went their own ways after episode 230. Only a few months before graduation, a group of friends drops out of high school because they are curious about the "real life" and want to be independent. Peter Becker (1st actor: Matthias Hinze, 2nd actor: Sali Landricina) is regularly beaten up by his father Erwin (Werner Kanitz) and thus wants to move out from home. His mother Gerda (Christiane Reiff) is not a big help because she's too afraid to stand up to Erwin. When a fight escalates, Peter hits his father back for the very first time. A short time later, Peter learns that Erwin and Gerda only adopted him. He doesn't want to return home and finds shelter at his best friend Heiko Richter's (Andreas Elsholz) home. Peter wants to find a job, but that's easier said than done. A while later, he gets the chance to become the manager of the "Parkcafé". Heiko's parents Clemens (Frank-Thomas Mende) and Vera Richter (Angela Neumann) own a spacious home in the suburbs, where Heiko grows up in a well-protected environment. While Clemens works as an art director at Oswald Löpelmann's (Bernhard Heinrich Herzog) advertising agency, Vera takes care of the house and the garden. The domestic idyll breaks to bits when Clemens and Vera tell Heiko that they're getting divorced because Clemens has started an affair with his secretary Claudia Wedemaier (1st actress: Andrea Höhne). Vera consoles herself with Clemens's choleric colleague A.R. Daniel (Hans Christiani). Together, they drown their sorrows in alcohol. Only when Claudia becomes involved with Oswald and wants to marry him does Clemens realize that he's made a big mistake. While Oswald soon sends Claudia to Paris, Clemens returns to Vera. A while later, they're excpecting a second child. Also, they're heading to Wilkenstein where they are supposed to manage a new subsidiary of Oswald's agency. Patrick Graf (Alexander Kiersch), son of business mogul Richard Graf (1st actor: Lutz Moik), also drops out of school. None of the friends particularly like him because he's obnoxious and bigheaded. Patrick believes that having a rich dad will open up any door for him, but then he learns that Richard doesn't want to support him at all. Patrick starts working as an intern at Oswald's agency where he has to work under Clemens and Daniel. Both men can't stand him while Oswald takes a liking to him. Before Oswald follows Claudia to Paris, he hands over all duties to Clemens and appoints Patrick as his right-hand man. Daniel feels overlooked and resigns from the agency. Heiko's girlfriend Tina Ullrich (1st acress: Sandra Keller) wants to become a successful singer or model. Her parents died when she was a little girl, and she lives with her much older brother, the doctor Frank Ullrich (Johannes Baasner), who has his own doctor's office. Frank is against Tina's future plan, but she has a mind of her own and soon meets the wrong people. Patrick promises her to make her famous. After breaking up with Heiko, Tina becomes engaged to Patrick, but then she learns that she's pregnant with Heiko's child. She wants to have an abortion but Heiko wants to fight for the child's life and even turns to the media to bring the story into the news. Tina is involved in a car accident and loses the child. When Heiko receives the news, he is heartbroken and leaves to town. He strands at the farm of the Hahnich family and lives there for a while. Heiko almost dies when he is eletrocuted. At the hospital, he is reunited with his parents Clemens and Vera and returns home soon after. Elisabeth Meinhart (Lisa Riecken), who was the teacher of Heiko and the others, is terminally ill and has to quit her job. When she tries to kill herself in the 1st episode, she is rescued by Peter. That they are mother and son is a secret that only comes to light years later! After a very complicated surgery, Elisabeth's condition improves significantly. In the meantime, Daniel establishes the "Domi-Ziel", a shelter for homeless and troubled youths. Both Elisabeth and Peter become staff members. Tina's best friend Elke Opitz (Claudia Weiske) has different problems: She drops out of school because she's having an affair with her teacher Michael Döring (Michael Spitzl). Elke and Michael soon become engaged. Elke has to say goodbye to her parents because they are moving to Rostock. She moves in with her neighbor Elisabeth. While looking for a job, Elke meets Julia Backhoff (Marie-Christine Herriger), a former friend who has left school some time earlier. Julia has supposedly found a good job and is making a lot of money. But it's fool's gold: Julia's working as an escort for the shady Lilo Gottschick (Suzanne Ziellenbach). Lilo was once also one of Elisabeth's students and still hates her. Lilo also wants to hire Elke and Elke agrees. However, she is shocked when she learns that Julia sleeps with her clients. Thus, she quits the job at Lilo's agency. Elke doesn't suspect that Lilo has an affair with Michael. One day, Michael rapes Elke who is still a virgin. A few days later, Michael is murdered and Elke is the main suspect. It takes a while until the true culprit is found: It is Michael's ex-wife Annette Döring (Claudia Arnold-Brauner). Shortly after, Elke learns that her mother was killed in a car accident. Her father wants her to move away with him, but Elke decides to stay in town. She moves in with her friends Marina Geppert (Natascha Pfeiffer) and Martin Sommer (Oliver Polster) and starts working as a receptionist at Frank's doctor's office. Frank falls in love with Elke but she is still traumatized and rejects him. In the meantime, Julia falls in love with Peter whom she doesn't tell about her job as a prostitute. When he learns the truth, he wants to leave town with her to forget the past, but misunderstandings between the couple lead to a sudden break-up. Julia leaves for Cyprus, but returns a while later and starts working at the "Classic Hotel". She soon gets Heiko a job as a night porter. Julia and Heiko start spending time together which angers Peter. Tina and Frank are visited by a woman who introduces herself as their presumed dead aunt Helga (1st actress: Nora Bendig). She soon becomes an essential part of the Ullrich household and embarks on a relationship with Daniel, but then she is haunted by her past: Her dangerous ex-husband Erik West (Michael Griem) has fled from an asylum and is somewhere out there to get her. Marina, who at first works as a waitress at the "Parkcafé", hopes to meet the man of her dreams. She is, however, ill-fated. Because of her naivety, Marina is caught in the clutches of the fortuneteller Frau Simone (Brigitte Mira). Soon she spends her whole money for sessions with Frau Simone and only trusts the words of the old woman. Frau Simone tells Marina that Elisabeth is a bad influence and that she will die on the next 13th. Furthermore, there's the young married couple Bertram (Dirk Borchardt) and Denise Köhler (Viktoria Voigt), who are friends with Peter and Tina. They don't have enough money for them and their little son to survive. When Denise tells her husband that's pregnant again, Bertram asks her to get an abortion. As she doesn't have the money for a legit doctor, Denise goes to a quack doctor. Afterwards, she has medical problems. However, all ends well for the Köhlers: Bertram finds a well-paid job and he and Denise are last seen moving to a new and spacious apartment. Original Cast: Matthias Hinze † – Peter Becker #1 (contract: 1992) Frank-Thomas Mende – Clemens Richter (contract: 1992-2010, guest: 2011) Angela Neumann – Vera Richter (contract: 1992-1997) Andreas Elsholz – Heiko Richter (contract: 1992-1996) Sandra Keller – Tina Ullrich, later Zimmermann #1 (contract: 1992-1996) Claudia Weiske – Elke Opitz, later Opitz-Graf † (contract: 1992-1997, guest: 1999, killed off-screen: 2012) Alexander Kiersch – Patrick Graf, Sr. † (contract: 1992-1996) Natascha Pfeiffer – Marina Geppert, later Richter (contract: 1992-1993) Marie-Christine Herriger – Julia Backhoff (contract: 1992-1993) Johannes Baasner – Dr. Frank Ullrich (contract: 1992-1993) Lisa Riecken – Elisabeth Meinhart, later Daniel, later Buhr, later Richter (contract: 1992-2010, guest: 2011) Hans Christiani – A.R. Daniel (contract: 1992-2009) Suzanne Ziellenbach – Lilo Gottschick (contract: 1992-1993) Later additions: Sali Landricina – Peter Becker #2 (contract: 1992-1995, recurring: 1995-1996) Notes: Peter Becker was recast a third time with Patrick Harzig when the character was re-introduced as a contract role in 1999. Harzig lasted in the role until 2002. Tina Ullrich-Zimmermann was recast briefly in 2000 with Ulrike Frank when the character was brought back to launch GZSZ's primetime spin-off "Großstadtträume". The show failed big time and was canceled after 7 episodes. All the others were recurring characters and none of them lasted beyond the first year. Two characters were recast when they were re-introduced as recurring characters in later years: Richard Graf (briefly in 1996) and Claudia Wedemaier-Löpelmann (for several months in 1993-1994).
  13. Will one of them get the trophy this year? First two entries for the 2019 Contest: Albania 2019: Jonida Maliqi / "Ktheju Tokës" Language: Albanian Spain 2019: Miki / "La Venda" Language: Spanish
  14. Same here. I only started liking Meredith in season 9, but ironically, that was also the season I quit watching. Some male examples: Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under Bill Compton on True Blood Jon Snow on Game of Thrones
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