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This Happened — July 19: Paris Métro Opens

The Paris metro system opened on this day in 1900. The first line to be inaugurated on the Paris metro was Line 1, which connected Porte de Vincennes to Porte Maillot.

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What was the mode of transportation before the Paris metro was established?

Before the Paris metro was established, the primary mode of transportation within the city was horse-drawn carriages and omnibuses, followed by the introduction of electric trams.

How did the opening of the Paris metro impact the city?

The opening of the Paris metro revolutionized transportation in the French capital. It provided a more efficient and reliable means of travel, significantly reducing congestion on the streets. The metro allowed for easier movement within Paris and facilitated the growth and development of the city's suburbs.

How has the Paris metro evolved since its opening in 1900?

Over the years, new lines have been added, increasing the network's reach and accessibility. The metro has also undergone modernization and technological advancements, including the introduction of automated trains and electronic ticketing systems. Today, the Paris metro is one of the busiest and most extensive metro systems in the world, with multiple lines serving the city and its surrounding areas.

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Netflix And Chills: The German Formula Of “Dear Child” That's Driving Its Success

The German thriller has made it to the “top 10” list of the streaming platform in more than 90 countries by breaking away from conventional German tropes.

Screengrab from Netflix's Dear Child, showing two children, a boy and a girl, hugging a blonde woman.

An investigator reopens a 13-year-old missing persons case when a woman and a child escape from their abductor's captivity.

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Marie-Luise Goldmann


BERLIN — If you were looking for proof that Germany is actually capable of producing high-quality series and movies, just take a look at Netflix. Last year, the streaming giant distributed the epic anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front, which won four Academy Awards, while series like Dark and Kleo have received considerable attention abroad.

And now the latest example of the success of German content is Netflix’s new crime series Dear Child, (Liebes Kind), which started streaming on Sep. 7. Within 10 days, the six-part series had garnered some 25 million views.

The series has now reached first place among non-English-language series on Netflix. In more than 90 countries, the psychological thriller has made it to the Netflix top 10 list — even beating the hit manga series One Piece last week.

How did it manage such a feat? What did Dear Child do that other productions didn't?

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