Kästner und der kleine Dienstag


TV drama/ biography Erich Kästner
Year: 2016
Year in film: 1931, later
Country: Germany, Austria
Who in pigtails: Trude ~13 ?
Who in pigtails 2: others ~7-19
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low+
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some few girls in pigtails including this girl with blonde looped ones, I think 13 yo Charlotte Lorenzen. Also some few others at school and elsewhere including blonde buns (young girl), short dark and regular pigtails. And the sister of the older Hans, set around 8 years later in the 2nd half of the movie. But rather few scenes.

Also on my sailor suit blog (boy, rating 3) and soon on my bedroom blog, rating ~4.

Quite interesting movie, fresh and handsome kids, but only in the first half.

Could be better. I don’t like much looped pigtails.

Rating 3-4 only.

Update of Anne of Green Gables (2016) coming next (aired on Christmas).


The Worst Witch (2017)


Family series
–Year: 2017-
–Year in film: 2010s ?
–Country: UK, Germany
–Who in pigtails: Mildred ~12
–Who in pigtails 2: other girls
–Available on DVD: yes
–I own: no
–Pigtail occurence: medium+ ?
–Rating: 6/10 ?
–Rating: ******
–Comment: Bella Ramsey as Mildred (pic 1) in dark long pigtails, also in protruding pigtails and Tamara Smart in buns. I think also some more girls (and maybe women)? Pics from s1e8. Currently running on Kika (but I don’t watch this).

Quite interesting but I only have checked it briefly.

There are similar series like Weirdsister College (rating 5)


I also have to check the earlier movies and series (1986, 1998 series).

Rating 5-6 for now for this. I don’t like much Mildred here. Also girls in blue and black bib overalls (soon on my other blog, rating ~5 ?)


Chiquititas Brasil (1997)


Family series, 5 seasons
Year: 1997-2001
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Brasil
Who in pigtails: girls ~8-12 ?
Who in pigtails 2: women
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Some girls, teen girls and women in pigtails, mainly short ones. Pic 1 showing a blonde girl (Maria ?) in blue checkered bibs. Video #608 in 1999. Pic 2 is from s2e6, pic 3 from ep 335, pic 3 from “A chegada de Pata”.

Also on my bib overalls blog, several entries rating 6, also showing a teen girl. Also unbraided pigtails, ponytails, buns and else. The young girl is very often shown.

Not to be confused with the 1995 Argentinian series, rating 6, nor the 2013 series. When the image quality is good, then it’s most likely a different series.



Update: Tiere bis unters Dach


Little sister Lilie (Lotte Hanné) with long blonde hair wore all kinds of pigtails and other hairstyles. There are also some more girls, including red hair, short pigtails and buns.

I think first in a bit protruding pigtails with rubber rings. Pic 1 from ep 14 (season 2, s2e1). A bit later she wore a hat and regular pigtails. Also in ep 16 (pic 2).

In pic 3 she wore what I call “modern” style pigtails, which is partly plaited onto the head, so the pigtails are hanging free only at the lower part near the shoulders.

Redhaired Celina also in ep 16 next to I think other girls riding.

Looped pigtails (season 1) are shown in the main entry next to some other girls in later seaons. Lilie is very young in seasons 1+2 and I don’t like her here. Paulina is much better (currently rating 7).


Coming next: Die Klimaretter – Wer spart, gewinnt!



Die Kinder vom Alstertal


German series with kids on a farm. 52 episodes in 4 seasons
Year: 1998-2004
Year in film: 2002 (pic)
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Lisa ~16
Who in pigtails 2: others ?
Available on DVD: no, partly on VHS
I own: no, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least Katharina Wäschebach here in ep 31 (s3e5, 2002) in longer pigtails fixed with strings. I haven’t seen this before. I think she rarely wore pigtails and has shorter hair in the earlier seasons. But I also have seen a pic of her in real, braided pigtails and maybe also a (shoulder) braid. Also a black girl with buns (ep 36, see my overalls blog) and younger Asian girl Kiki in black, unbraided pigtails.

Maybe some more girls (or women) (supporting actresses) like at school. At least some with ponytails (like Vanessa)

Quite interesting. Also on my bib overalls blog, f/m rating 5 and my bedroom blog (boys, rating 10).

For pigtails rating 5-6 for now. Needs to be rechecked.

Lecker Schmecker Wollny


Reality TV. cooking. Large family
Year: 2016-
Year in film: 2017
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Loredana ~12
Who in pigtails 2: Sarah-Jane ~17
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: low *
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: 12 or 13 yo Loredana in long pigtails (pic 1+2) and older sister (3rd youngest daughter) Sarah-Jane in even longer pigtails in yesterday’s episode 5 (s2e1). Sarah-Jane also playing with the tip of the pigtails, tossing one back. Pigtails of both mainly on the front. Seems to be a modern way of plaiting and almost looking like the girls at Cologne carnival. Pigtails are woven and on the rear of the heads instead of the sides.

This is a spin-off and the girls are rarely shown in pigtails, also in the main series “Die Wollnys”, maybe more often and more girls in earlier episodes. They usually have a bun or a shoulder braid. Also the granddaughter toddler “Mucki” at least in unbraided pigtails.

Also on my bib overalls blog rating 5 and my bedroom blog rating 3.

Unusual food and funny series and family. But obviously all or most plots are written for them and so it’s not the real life.

I like long pigtails, but Loredana is shy of often looking unhappy and Sarah-Jane is too chubby.

Rating 6-7 for the pigtails.

Soleil (1997)


Drama starring Sophia Loren
Year: 1997
Year in film: 1940, 1945
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Who in pigtails: girls ~10-16
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: There are mainly 3 sisters in pigtails shown. One young girl (Salomé Stévenin as Annie ?) in rather short pigtails (also worn as bun(s) and as a crown at the end), one older teen sister in long and dark pigtails and one older teen in blonde pigtails (also being pulled at one by Sophia Loren). One younger blond girl ~10 yo in Morocco (supporting actress).

Interesting movie and I have seen it completely online and almost bought it, as some boys and scenes are similar to my still missing unknown Italian movie.

Rating 6-7. The plot is a bit weak. There are many similar and better movies. The older girls are less frequently shown.




Soap, 1590+ ep in 31+ seasons, still running
Year: 1985-
Year in film: 1980s,90,00s,10s,
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: girls ~7-17
Who in pigtails 2: women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Some, also younger girls and women in different pigtails, braids, buns and the like.

I don’t watch the recent episodes, just the older episodes being broadcasted weekdays at noon. There’s one young girl, I think at pic 1, often sporting pigtails around episodes 790. Pic from ep 834 (2001). Pic 2 showing a blonde girl in ep 1593 with a thick shoulder braid.

Pic is showing a young lady in ep 824 (2001) with 2 thin braids on one side. I don’t know their names.

Also unpictured in pigtails: a blonde young woman (Ulrike Scheel as Ute, plays in ep 684-983 working at a hairdresser), a darkhaired girl (Selma Baldursson as Meike), around 10 yo, a blonde girl, around 7 yo in 1998 episode “Karpfen blau”. Most of the earlier episodes are not online.

I have to make updates later.

Nice, but huge series, also on my bib overalls blog, (f,m, girls, women) rating up to 7.

For pigtails rating 5-6 for now only.

Darkhaired girl in ep 827 (rating 4)


Laddie (1940)


Drama starring Tim Holt
Year: 1940
Year in film: 1870s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: “Little Sister” ~7
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least 7 or 8 yo Joan Carroll in dark long pigtails. Sometimes, one braid is on the back and behind the ear, the other on the front. Ranch setting. Also she and women in buns.

The movie is the 2nd remake. 70 minutes, 1913 novel by Gene Stratton-Porter based on her childhood.

I like long pigtails. And have to check the other movies 1926 and 1935. Porter even played that character in the 1926 movie. Virginia Weidler in the other movie. Very similar girls and pigtails.

Rating 7-8 for now.




Kids series. 220 ep
Year: 2000-2005
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Anica ~13 (s1)
Who in pigtails 2: other girls, teens
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: medium ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Judith Hellebronth as Anica (pics 1+3) in buns and even 4 pigtails (ep 16), one other teen girl in thick, long blonde pigtails (ep 2 ?). Probably some more.

I don’t like much this series and preferred Schloss Einstein. Fabrixx mainly had teens, many street kids, no bib overalls, too many girls and few handsome boys (except Kevin). Setting mainly in and around the youth club instead of a boarding school.

I don’t remember all girls or all episodes. Many early episodes have been deleted.

Rating 6 for now.


Update, also another girl (Esther ?) and a woman in a braid.