Unlike the 1981 Wolfgang Petersen film Das Boot, the Hulu sequel series only spends about a third of its time inside the German World War II submarine. "And whenever it gets out of the boat, it doesn’t really feel much like Das Boot," says Noel Murray. That's not necessarily a bad thing, he adds. "Das Boot’s land-bound storylines serve multiple functions," he says. "The movie takes place almost entire underwater with a bunch of sweaty, smelly guys; but by opening the story up significantly for television, the series is able to diversify the cast, including different nationalities and a lot more women. This also allows the TV Das Boot to include more of the elements that modern prestige drama viewers expect: namely nudity and violence (and not 'torpedoing a ship' violence but 'rape, murder, and beating a civilian’s face into a raw, bloody pulp' violence). But it’s hard to deny that the expansion often comes across as forced." ALSO: Das Boot manages to be a war story, a thriller and a love story all at once -- it's immediately thrilling and addictive.