News and (Guest) Blog by Frieda

But what does it MEAN?
But what does it MEAN?

Let's talk about getting your very own interactive soap!

News on Kasia's new job and a very sweet and heartfelt guest blog by JI's co-founder, Jemmafan extraordinaire and expert screengrabber Frieda! Enjoy!



First things first:


It has been officially announced today,over twitter and an article (find the article here) that Kasia Borek (Emma) will be taking on the role of Olivia Kosmar on "Hand aufs Herz"'s arch nemesis show "Anna und die Liebe" also on Sat1.


Now, as we've been a bit spoiled, a lot of Team JI have had about a week to come to terms with the news, and I can only recommend to you, to let them sink in before forming an opinion.


Now, to the info some eager beavers (thanks guys!) have gleaned from the sat1 peeps (@sat1) over twitter and this article:


1."Anna und die Liebe" will not be ungeoblocked due to legal issues


2.Kasia Borek will not be playing Emma Mülller on an internship or whatever, but a character called Olivia Kosmar (Naaaataaaliaaa!!)


3.She's already filming.


4.She will appear on screens beginning on the 21st of October 2011


5.Anna und die Liebe is as boring as my collection of oversized tennis socks and deals with fashion


5a.Despair not, cause "Petra Bodenbach" will join the Production Team of "Anna und die Liebe"


6.@sat1 is hoping that you love them again, at least a little.


7.Now, in totally fake JI news, Sat1 will be selling a "Make Your Own Soap" kit featuring an avid worldwide Lesbian fan base, a reluctant press secretary, a pair of dedicated actresses, a team  of enthusiastic and socially responsible producers and writers, and a show to fall in love with, featuring a group of singing and dancing teenagers, and a cardboard set of fashion models,steal your baby storylines and "Lesbians gone wrong" complete with puzzle pieces and a pair of scissors.

Spin the ratings wheel for more fun! 

Package includes a small bag of torn up loyalties and a bottle of heartblood.


8.In good news: You have six weeks to decide how you feel about this:-)


Now, I have the great joy and pleasure to finally introduce to you a blog that is not quite a guest blog, since it is done by JI's very own Frieda.


Honestly, I have no idea whatsoever on how to preclude this blog, or how to introduce her, since we are friends.


I thought I'd just spill some beans about her instead:


1.Without Frieda this page would be a chaotic mess.Really.


2.Co-founder, means,that we managed to get every domain that somehow included jemmatranslations in it shot in two days' time, before we managed this.


3. Frieda used to order Pizza for dinner, cause she was so busy working on the site, she had neither the time to shop for groceries nor cook


4.Screenshotter extraordinaire, you don't know it,maybe, but you're really, really grateful for her!!


5.Call a few months back"Have you seen 125 yet?No? Watch it, and then call me back." repeat that call, a few times and insert number of your choice.


6.She has her final exams in a few weeks, so wish her all the luck in the world! 


7.Up for a lot of craziness and random road trips!


8.Hopeless Jemmaholic.


9.We went to a show in Cologne a few weeks back and afterwards went to the train station to look for the trains to London.


10.Frieda has suggested to me to make lists with numbers, cause I keep confusing people with my blo..I mean emails.


I am glad, that she has finally opted to do her own blog, although I wish it had been for a happier occasion.




Spilt second expert screengrab
Spilt second expert screengrab

It’s 1:25am and I am supposed to be asleep for at least  2 hours.

It’s Sunday. It’s two days after Hand aufs Herz' last Episode.

I never did this blog thingy, but in some way I need to share all my expressions and feelings and sadness.

I’ve been a fan of musicals my whole life, I even joined my school’s S.T.AG back in the 90s.

When amidola called me several months ago, to tell me about this new soap opera in German tv, in which they will be singing and dancing, I was on board the very first moment. (Let me tell you, she didn’t mention Jemma at first).

At some point it hit me. Emma. Jenny. Well. They would fit (by now we know: they do!)

I guess I don’t have to mention my pleasure to see Lucy Scherer in a tv role. The one I only knew from stages, singing and dancing her lungs off.

I was invested immediately. Yes, I was!

I traveled through the whole country twice: First to attend the Flashmob in March and second to be a part of the Fanday in May.

When Sat.1 put all these Jemma clips online, Amidola and I created this website. Our goal was to let you (the internationals) enjoy Jemma as we do.


There was never a storyline like this in German or any other tv. It’s beautifully written and the writer took so much care of these two girls. I love the moments, when Emma is still not sure (or didn’t even realize) about her feelings for Jenny. It’s so sweet and heartbreaking to see Jenny’s attempts and have been pushed away by this (obviously not!) straight girl.

Thanks to this website, I spend a lot – a lot – of time with Jemma. At one point it became a part of my life, which I embraced and loved and is now gone.

Since Friday I am constantly listening to “You’ve got the love”, in the car, doing the dishes, I even tried to listen to it while vacuuming (but maybe this is just because I really HATE to vacuum, but still).

I am walking down the street melancholically, because I am realizing: It’s over!

Some friends try to tell me: “Be thankful it even happened in the first place” or “Now you’ll get the chance to see Lucy on stage again”

They don’t know, what you know: Jemma was different. Jemma was our friend. Jemma was love. Jemma was falling in love again. Jemma was unique.

I’m gonna miss them!

Please stay Jemma!


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Kommentare: 16
  • #1

    frananifan (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 01:25)

    You are correct. They just don't know! I am still aimless and unfocused. And I would also have looked for trains to London.

  • #2

    I don't think... (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 07:14)

    That anyone who hasn't gone on this same journey will ever fully be able to understand what it's loss feels like. Part of me is so very grateful that it *did* happen, while another part of me is just so ANGRY at the idiocy of Hahe's cancellation.... I came to the show for Jemma, and I stayed for everyone... for all the other characters and their story-lines.... for the online community that I suddenly found myself a part of.... for THIS website that I was constantly amazed by week after week... and for these two wonderful actresses that struck something within me that no one had before.

    I'm sad that it's over, but I'll NEVER be sorry that I found it! If someone had told me a year ago that this little show from Germany would change my life... I would have scoffed at them and moved on, because can a TV show change a persons life?? Tsk... it did... and you all were *such* a large part of 'DANKE!' for everything you have done....and everything you continue to do. We'll all 'Stay Jemma' together...


  • #3

    Diana (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 07:16)

    Thanks Sat 1! Not only for canning the best show on your station but now for casting Kasia in a crap show and geoblocking her new episodes! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Fine it means we will need to down load it now instead of having to sit through your endless ads which by the way you were able to schedule due to the large number of hits on your webpage from your international and local viewers!


  • #4

    Metric07 (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 08:47)

    First and foremost that is a awesome split second screen grab. Expert indeed :p

    So not only has this show cast Kasia, they're also fortunate enough to somehow have gotten Petra as well PLUS they are going to geoblock the episodes. Aaaand they'll be on the nemesis show? I misjudged just how evil you can be Sat1, well played. I don't have much else to say right now. Need time to digest this all lol

    Regardless congrats to Kasia and Petra! Wish them all the best.

  • #5

    Kendahl897 (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 12:34)

    I wish Kasia luck. Her talent got her the job, the fans are a plus. I guess I don't have the Sat 1 hate that others have. They unblocked HAH so that we could watch it, they created a Jemma section on their site just for us and they NEVER censored how Petra wrote the storyline (Remember CBS, remember Otalia?) Sure, they got hits on their site and it helped them, but I can assure you an American network would have never even bothered. I guess I'm just happy to have had the beauty that was Jemma for the time I had it.

  • #6

    Kirsty (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 13:13)

    @Kendahl897 Oh, I have been happily ranting about evil Sat1 when you go and remind me what they did for us and Jemma- thank you for being a little voice of reason.

    Soooo I can only quietly sit here and hope they change their minds about geoblocking the episodes. And hope they give Kasia decent storylines to work with and Petra free rein to do her awesome work.

    Oh and Thank you Frieda for your awesome work too, brilliant screengrabs :)

  • #7

    Kendahl897 (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 13:40)

    Well, whether they geoblock or not, I'm sure there are industrious people out there that will see to it that Kasia episodes are avaliable for viewing. (wink) LOL

  • #8

    Carol2010 (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 15:31)

    Thank you Freida, for your hard work co-founding this site has helped fans worldwide have a place to come to and share in our adoration of our Jemma. Without all of our generous German friends, there would have been no Jemma for me.

    I am happy for that Kasia will be working again so soon, she is a talented actress but there is a lot of undiscovered talent out there, a lot of competition, so I am relieved that her career is progressing. She took a risk with the role of Emma, portraying her so openly, I worried that she might have a hard time finding a new role. I am looking forward to seeing her as Olivia, hoping she'll be able to sing... and dance... and smile that fantastic smile on my computer screen again!

  • #9

    San (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 20:04)

    It's so nice to know that I'm not alone. I've been periodically zoning out for the past few days. I need a FN 360 hug or two. While there is a deep, palpable void in my life right now, I feel that it is still so much richer after Jemma. I also miss HaHe in general. It was a really fun show to watch. Each character had his/her quirks. Oh, what will become of Frau Jager and Frau Krawcyk? (That would be a fun spin off, Sat1!) Will Caro make it in the music business? *sigh* Hug Me!

  • #10

    Wired (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 20:35)

    @San throwing a (((360))) hug your way! Also some magic shoes...

    I miss HaHe too. I miss the singing a lot actually and Jenny's bullet earings and Emma's smile! My afternoons have been decidedly boring lately with no crazy drug dealing, mega school making, kidnapping hijinks happening. I think I"m even going through chocofresh commercial withdrawal!

  • #11

    atlonglastlove (Mittwoch, 07 September 2011 21:48)

    both of you. so MUCH you gave to so many with so much effort that you JUST DIDN'T HAVE. i am personally and profoundly grateful to ALL of you at JI and to everyone responsible for Jenny and Emma's story. the joy, the laughter, the tears, the pounding hearts, the inspiration... all of it. it all moved me tremendously and i'll not only will i never forget this story, i don't think i'll ever be far from it. one reason why is clear to me. once Jenny and Emma recognized and realized and committed to their love for one another, NOTHING would ever separate them. it didn't matter what the world threw at them, they would, invariably and eventually ALWAYS be okay. be in love. never take one another for granted. never forget how lucky they were to have found the other. that's powerful and humbling and wonderful stuff.

    real life moves on and both of these exceptional performers/these writers have much more to add to already enviable resumes. i'll be along for the ride wherever life takes them, and so grateful that our world is not just 'connected' but filled with people hoping to make that connection count.

    xoxoxoxo last

  • #12

    frananifan (Donnerstag, 08 September 2011 02:40)

    Jenny's...bullet earings....WHAAAAAAAAAA!!!

  • #13

    San (Donnerstag, 08 September 2011 03:09)

    Thanks, @Wired, that felt good! Right back at ya (((360)))! Maybe I can make it through some more goodbye Jemma blogs now.

    I lost focus again at work and started drawing up a database for an interactive Jemma image gallery. imagine you can sort by episode, leggings, bullet earing, magic shoes... This is what happens when an information geek gets obsessed - a database

  • #14

    Eyelesstrees (Donnerstag, 08 September 2011 23:19)

    Frieda, thank you for all your hard work and good luck in your finals!!

  • #15

    strangefish (Freitag, 09 September 2011 13:35)

    Firstly thanks so much for all the hard work you have put in. it means so much to us, the internationals to be able to understand this awesome story. I am one of many people who get completely absorbed in a drama and its utterly frustrating when you have to trall through websites looking for clips or translations. I know that SAT1 is getting the abuse as they cancelled the show but i was so so pleased they set up a section on their website just for Jemma. I mean how cool and unheard off is that.Just find that amazing. I will totally getting the dvd's so i will be looking forward to your translation work. Thank you again. This story has touched my soul and there it will ever stay.

    Good luck in your finals and thanks again.

  • #16

    Stone (Samstag, 17 September 2011 17:42)

    Thanks for the wonderful written and true words and for all your Jemma-Work...
    Of course, also a Big Thank you to Ami.
    You did an amazing job!