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Hollands Hoop 

Forensic psychiatrist Fokke Augustinus makes an unexpected career change when he inherits his father's mansion in Groningen where he becomes involved with a criminal organization with a marijuana plantation on his father's land.

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Franky Ribbens
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Marcel Hensema ...  Fokke Augustinus 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Kim van Kooten ...  Machteld Augustinus-Elvink 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Martijn Lakemeier ...  Pepijn Augustinus 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Megan de Kruijf Megan de Kruijf ...  Lara Augustinus 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Amber Robin Berentsen Amber Robin Berentsen ...  Filippa Augustinus 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Peter Van den Begin ...  Dimitri Dugour 15 episodes, 2014-2017
Nikola Djuricko ...  Sasa Bakrac 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Cynthia Abma ...  Anna Bullema 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Hadewych Minis ...  Liesbeth Kooistra 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ...  Uwe Noorman 12 episodes, 2014-2017
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ...  Matthias Kooistra 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Jasper de Groot Jasper de Groot ...  Boer in de coöperatie 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Gaite Jansen ...  Talia Chanti 7 episodes, 2017
Jonas Smulders ...  Kenneth 7 episodes, 2017
Karlo Severdija Karlo Severdija ...  Dragan 7 episodes, 2014-2017
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Forensic psychiatrist Fokke Augustinus makes an unexpected career change when he inherits his father's mansion in Groningen where he becomes involved with a criminal organization with a marijuana plantation on his father's land.

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You reap what you sow

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Netherlands

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Dutch | English

Release Date:

27 September 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Hollands Hope See more »

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Groningen, Netherlands See more »

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EUR2,000,000 (estimated)
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It's a running gag that every time somebody wants to use his mobile phone it's hard to get connected. This was a fact here in Groningen about ten years ago, but nowadays even Groningen is connected 24/7. See more »

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Reap What We Have Sown
by Janne Schra & Torre Florim
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Google translate "Breaking Bad" to Dutch and what do you get?...."Breaking Bad" !!!
28 July 2016 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

......................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

Honestly. I did exactly that and "Breaking Bad" is exactly what I got! Which really goes to show you….It just DOESN'T translate! HOOP tries to put some fresh spin on the basic concept, I must admit, and, at times, the production offers up some interesting contrasts…But a fresh CONCEPT, of course, would have been infinitely better!

Prison psychiatrist Fokke Agustinus (Marcel Hensema) seems to have his hands full with some rather disturbed patients. He apparently, more often than not, is at odds with the Prison Administration as to the best way to deal with many of his volatile and unpredictable wards. Agustinus' world begins to implode on two fronts. His wife, Machteld (Kim van Kooten) has grown distant from her workaholic husband and has the hots, big time, for her Yoga instructor. Also, his long estranged father passes, leaving him a farm, which slowly begins to show indications of some rather bizarre activities going on there.

In a seismic life shift, Agustinus is asked to take a vacation from his job and reacts by throwing in the towel and quitting. He also decides the family should wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start by moving to the farm! This move sets in motion a slippery slope downward spiral chain of events that I feel too many viewers will find, in general, just a bit too predictable. From a socio-cultural vantage point, the Dutch appear to be pretty much intent on following the rules and doing the right thing. Agustinus and his family seem to lack a default setting for when they encounter the "Dark Side" world constructed and left behind by the deceased father.

7*...ENJOY!/DISFRUTELA!

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