"Mennen Tullen" is a creation of a Finnish comedy group called Studio Julmahuvi and it may be the best miniseries ever made for Finnish television. Despite its authors being mainly comedians is "Mennen Tullen" more a crime mystery with several surprises, campy humour, and plot twists. The series has a very high production standards and it therefore has a very finished outlook.
Most characters of the show were originally seen in Studio Julmahuvi's previous television shows but one does not need to be familiar with the those, although it may be worth it to watch those too. The main character is a former television detective Mats, whose former buddy Rauski has been killed under little known circumstances. The story starts in a point when the aged Mats learns that he has to once more take a case and solve the mystery because his life may be in danger. Among the fun parts of the story there are little flashbacks where Rauski and Mats are having their adventures in the discos of 1970's.
I wish there was more shows like this. As "Mennen Tullen" resulted as a successful show that ended up as a cult series it shows that there should be some more encouragement given for similar future productions. The show also became the culmination of Studio Julmahuvi and remains as their best work (so far I hope).
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