I'm starting to see some real improvement in my ability to understand and construct logical responses in German now. Thus, I'm encouraged to watch some movies and/or shows in German (that have English captions). Any suggestions? Danks für deine Hilfe!
Listening to music while reading the lyrics, or trying to translate English songs into German. Playing video games in German. Reading German books/articles. Listening to German podcasts. Sleeping while something German plays in the background. Watching German Youtube videos, even though I hate most of them. Change your mobile, Playstation 3/4, 3DS, Facebook, whatever to German.
In general listen to a lot of German, even unconsciously. This will improve your German a lot.
I realize this, but I'm most interested in German shows at the moment. Any specific suggestions on that front?
You mean... "good" shows? Haha, something like that doesn't exist. Watch your favorite show/movie in German and you're good.
Nope, just wondering what other German learners have found and liked and could share with me.
Unfortunately this seems to be uncovered area. You can either buy books and have fun reading them or listen to German with no possibility to look up the parts which you could not understand.
I tried once to watch a film with the German audio (dubbed) and subtitles and that didn't work either - the German audio and subtitles just didn't match! They were clearly translated by different translators.