Anna und die Liebe (Anna and the Love) is a German Soap Opera; running since autumn 2008, it is one of the more popular soap operas in Germany and features many corny acting characters.Originally, it focused on the character Anna Polauke — a shy and lonely woman — who began a job in the advertising agency "Broda & Broda", where she met her first love, Jonas Broda. As time went on, the focus was given to one of Anna's cousins, Mia Maschke who began work in the same company as a cleaning woman.Later, people died, "Broda & broda" went bankrupt and Jonas was killed in a Russian mob operation, which led to the cast getting jobs at Lanford Luxury, a fashion firm.Anna returned in season three to find a new love. She found one and won his heart with the help of Nina, a criminal she met in jail. Nina took the role as main character in September 2011.The show is notable for having many montages (such as one while calculating debts) as well as eccentric, Large Ham characters.
Adult Fear: Richard Darcys breakdown after his disappearance. He slowly looses grip on reality and thinks his adult daughter Annet is still a nine year old girl that has got her birthday in a few days and wants to have a pony t-shirt. He also mistakes a random bum for a golf pal and everything culminates when heīs got a heartattack in his sons office.
Ascended Meme: One of the few fan vids of this show was "Anna und die Drogen" (Anna and the drugs), a crappy fandub of the show where Anna took drugs. A few months later the show had Anna starting to take drugs to make her less shy and more productive in her job.
Brother-Sister Incest: David Darcy has got a crush on his sister Annett. But it turns out David got adopted.
Brutal Honesty: Carla to Kai, right before his first huge bit of bastardry.
Bus Crash: Fannis imposter and her boyfriend were killed on the serbian border, trying to flee with the painting that was one of Annas and Toms wedding gifts.
Butt Monkey: Kai. He is insulted by every woman he talks to and never gets laid and acts like he owns Lanford.
The Casanova: Mr. David Darcy, Luca Benzoni and Jonas Broda. Kai likes to think of himself as this.
Catch Phrase: The word Heldenhaft! (Heroically!) is uttered suspiciously often.
Caught with Your Pants Down: Maik Majewski once went out to the countryside to inhale some Indian smoke to free his spirit. After he fell asleep some people stole everything he had with him.
Celebrity Paradox: Ole Tillmann plays talkshow host Michael Jung who doesn't exist in our universe and the german comedian Zack is a marriage registrar. Averted with several people who play themselves (including Oliver Pocher, Karl Lagerfeld and The Black Pony).
Steve Welder. After he fled from prison for him being responsible for Jonasī death he got crazy and started stalking Carla and Mr. Darcy to get some money for his taking all the flak.
Carla: "Letīs just all calm down."
Kai does this on purpose whenever he tries to intimidate people. Most noteable: He drank a glass of milk with ridicolous gratification and requested soft sugar for it shortly before he threatened Nina to report her to the police for pushing Luca down some stairs (unwillingly). When she went away he complimented the restaurant manager for the quality of the single glass of milk.
Clip Show: During Christmas/Sylvester of 2010 They recapped the first season of Anna in five episodes.
When Gerrit died he talked to Anna and Jonas who were in some kind of near death coma in a deep-freeze warehouse.
Subverted with Jonas Broda when he was a ghost. He could only talk to living people when they would have a near death experience and even then, when they start to live again they canīt remember any of it.
Demoted to Extra: Natasha Broda, Jonas mother, seems to be around only because they donīt want to finish off the complete Broda family. She is still in the intro, even though she is probably the least important charachter to any of the current stories.
Did You Just Have Sex?: Kai once thought this was the case with Luca, but he simply didn't do his bed after cuddling with Nina.
Double Standard: Kai stalks several people and is evil because of it, but noone wants to mention that Jojo Maschke did the exact same thing with Lily.
Dynamic Entry: Lucas first scene: He got flown in by a red chopper whith Korn soundtrack in the background.
Drop-In Character: Brunos personal assistant Virgin basically lived in the same apartement as Jojo, Maik, Paule and Paloma after he used their place as a decoy to make his father think he wouldnīt be gay. It got lampshaded recently and he got some duties even though he doesnīt live there.
Finagle's Law - Kai. He tries raping women - it never works out, gets his groin grabbed (not the good kind). He tries to rescue his friend from a savage woman, he gets fired. He tries to get Nina out of town: she comes back and works in the same company again.
First Guy Wins: You can see who gets together with the female lead through this and the opening.
Kai has one in the elevator, after Luca (his best and only friend) accused him of molesting Nina.
Nina had one when Kosmar told her that Luca would report her to the police if she doesnīt leave Berlin.
Enrique when being left by Mia and Anna respectively takes a break from the show for several weeks. When Anna left him a second time he was so pissed off to anger a bold punker with sunglasses but was pissed off enough to bring him to leave him alone.
Hit Me, Dammit!: Enrique to Tom, when he was left by Anna a second time and returned to Lanford.
Humiliation Conga: Kais last few plans are utter disasters. He installs spy cams in the cloth storage hoping to catch Nina and Luca again and instead his sister bangs a model. He tries to get on better terms with Bruno and he is demoted to decorate the christmas tree.
Left Hanging: Jonas when he became a ghost met Heinrich, someone who died several decades ago and was forced to live on earth as a ghost, only observing, never being able to interfere. Heinrich's plan was to get to heaven with Jonas but he was never seen again after a random scene and when Jonas left on screen it apparently was without him.
Like a God to Me: Tom Lanford's face was this to Kai once when Luca reminded Lanford that he owned the place.
Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Kai thought Luca would do this with Nina in the storing room for textiles, so he installed a camera to get them both on tape, so he could kick them both out and ascend as manager of Lanford. Of course Kais sister had to do it with Maik in there.
Man Hug: Kai and Luca, after Luca arrived by helicopter where Kai was waiting with a limo for him.
My Sister Is Off-Limits!: So averted with Kai. His sister Olivia is engaged with his friend Luca and Kai seems to approve of this but weirdly has nothing against Luca cheating on her with other women at the same time.
One-Hour Work Week: Enrique Vegaz had only two assignments in season three: The first one he pushed on his assistent Paloma and the second one he had outscoruced to a friend of his from another advertising agency.
Alexander got Julian. He was introduced a bit later to the show so that Alex can have at least one friend. Lampshaded with Julians surname Freund, which is german for friend. After Alxander married Mia and left the show Julian got teleported to Los Angeles through a fake magic-box and was never heard from again.
The Plan: Kai seems to want Lucas place as manager.
Anna had to race after every single one of her love interests.
Parodied with Alexander Zeiss who raced after Mia with a tractor when she was out to fly a two-seater plane to her marriage in Spain. He got her anyway.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Carla gave one to Kai Kosmar where she described him as a boy wanting to play the villain game without even having a real degree as a lawyer. He promptly proved how heroic he can be.
The Reveal: Comes hand in hand with some of the Cliffhangers.
Wolverine Publicity: Anna & Die Liebe has Anna as the main character only in season 1 and 3. In 2 and 4 she got replaced by Mia Maschke and Nina Hinze respectively because her actore Jeanette Biederman tries to have a musical career.