Girlfriends is a ZDF cult series with major girl power.
Back by popular demand! In a survey, ZDF asked their viewers about their favorite nostalgic series and surprise, it is Girlfriends. Inspired by the 80’s US comedy film, Working Girl, Girlfriends tells the story of a group of women who work at a Swedish hotel in Hamburg, including their trials and tribulations, friendships, intrigues, and love interests.
The series begins with the friendship between Marie and her best friend from childhood, Ilka. Marie is in her mid-30s, modest and good-natured, yet disappointed by her small-town life and her cheating boyfriend. So just like that, she (along with her dog) decides to start a new life in Hamburg where her friend, Ilke, lives. Ilka is attractive, confident, and worldly. She’s the head secretary for Hotel Deputy Director Ronaldo Schäfer in Hamburg. She helps Marie take the plunge into big city life and gets her a job in the secretarial pool at the hotel.
Soon, their friendship is put to the test as the two become rivals competing for professional recognition and the favor of the charming hotel boss, Ronaldo.