The love story between Rebecca von Lahnstein and her (ex- and soon-to-be) sister-in-law Marlene has been developping for almost 6 months now. There have been kisses, love-making, heartache and a lot of longing looks. At the moment, Marlene is getting ready to marry Tristan, Rebecca’s brother, but if you’ve read the spoilers, you know that this wedding is already doomed.
In my review of the first few months of the storyline and also a lot of my comments and tweets about it so far, I have made no secret of the fact that I’m not its biggest fan. Granted, “Marbecca” are cute. And yes, the acting is getting better and better. But it’s been dragging on for way too long, and every time Marlene says that she loves Tristan it’s just so not convincing that I’m tempted to yell at my TV scream out of sheer frustration. (Actually, I might have done that once or twice…) It also might have something to do with the fact that I don’t like watching soap operas and telenovelas in general, even though “Verbotene Liebe” is actually one of the better ones and they’re doing a very good job with the Alzheimer’s storyline.
But judging from the positive comments on this blog and also the original German version of Rosalie & Co. as well as the number of viewers on both blogs, it’s obvious that there are a lot of fans out there who disagree with me, who love the storyline and can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen next.
So maybe you can help me understand: What is it about the love story of Marlene and Rebecca that makes you watch it? Why do you love it? And is there something that you maybe don’t like and would like to be changed?
I’m looking forward to your comments.
Even though she tries, Marlene (Melanie Kogler, right)
cannot stop thinking of Rebecca (Tatjana Kästel)