Frankfurt – Have you seen the crime scene? And persevered? Or switched off with a murderous rage? For crime thriller fans, “Murot and Paradise” was hell! Not a crime scene like millions of fans love and expect on Sundays.
Dancing instead of crime: Ruby Kortus (Ioana Bugarin) and Felix Murot (Ulrich Tukur)
Gaga example 1: Wiesbaden LKA Commissioner Felix Murot (Ulrich Tukur, 66) flies through space to the sound of a waltz.
Gaga example 2: Murot disarms an SS man, shoots Adolf Hitler and tries to telephone God. However, it is currently not available. God will know why…
Gaga example 3: The victims, including Murot, lose their belly button, which is replaced by a port with an umbilical cord. Through them, happiness flows into the bodies.
Strange: SS men appear at the crime scene
Felix Murot (Ulrich Tukur) in a futuristic bathtub
That was just a fantasy spectacle, peppered with top actors like Eva Mattes (68) and Martin Wuttke (61). Maybe artificial intelligence wrote the script with the three keywords: Hitler, God, gaga.
Yes, of course you can experiment with the most successful and longest crime series on German TV (since 1970). No, it doesn’t just have to go according to plan F. A murder, a few suspects and in the end a perpetrator. Not everything was better before with “Derrick”.
(from left) Dr. Dr. Kispert (Eva Mattes), Magda Waechter (Barbara Philipp) and Felix Murot (Ulrich Tukur)
But did THAT really have to be the case?
Incidentally, it doesn’t help that Hessischer Rundfunk has brought Florian Gallenberger (51), an Oscar winner for script and direction, on board. Because that goes down mercilessly even with Oscar on board…
What do those responsible say? Jörg Himstedt from Hessischer Rundfunk told BILD: “The Tatort brand thrives on diversity. We have been exploring boundaries with Ulrich Tukur for 13 years. We believe that we can definitely expect the audience to do one or two experiments.”
And further: “Because: A Murot crime scene is usually not forgotten five minutes after it ends, but continues to resonate for a long time.”
Who says which crime scene is coming?
In the summer, Jörg Schönenborn (59), ARD fiction coordinator, announced in an interview with “TV Digital” that they wanted to try something new with the crime scene. Sometimes this works better, sometimes worse. In principle, the individual ARD channels produce their crime scene episodes independently. Several times a year, a small group of television drama directors meet in the “television film coordination” group. There they talk about the topics of the upcoming episodes. If necessary, you can intervene and replan. However, sovereignty over the content of the crime scene always lies with the respective state broadcasters.