De Cock and his team investigate the murder of two prostitutes. Both have fish figures carved into their abdomen, suggesting the culprit could be a crazed serial killer. Another possible culprit is a...
The anti-social Flodder family are living in a upscale suburban neighboorhood. They don't adjust to their environment, and keep on behaving like they're living on a trailer park. And the neighboorhood doesn't like it at all.
Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh,
Stefan de Walle
Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the ... See full summary »
The mayor of Zonnedael sees a chance to get rid of the Flodder family: They send the asocial bunch for an international exchange to New York. There they get confused with a Russian ... See full summary »
Leading up to their 500th match, the late twenty-something members of a Dutch amateur soccer team have their intimate bond put to the test as they each find themselves facing increasing responsibilities off the pitch.
Jean van de Velde
Danny de Munk,
In this Dutch police detective series, Detective Jurriaan 'Jurre' de Cock is sort of the 'Columbo' of a Dutch police city's police department, as deceptively poor in appearance (cheap raincoat) but always able to outsmart the crooks, usually a murderer per episode. He does however have a competent team, especially his young, promising right-hand Detective Dick Vledder and the more modest, often separately standard-researching Detective Albert 'Appie' Keizer, while Chief Corneel Buitendam is not too helpful; another regular is forensic examiner Dr. Ennaeus den Koninghe.Written by
In the Netherlands, the series (both reruns and new episodes) is always aired by RTL4 on Friday evenings, not counting airings on Belgian channels which are also received in the Netherlands. However, when live soccer matches threatened the viewing figures for some Baantjer reruns (which are known to usually score about as high as new episode, which is relatively unique), the series was temporarily moved to Tuesday evenings. Also, since late 2005, channel RTL7 also airs reruns of episodes on Saturday evenings (these are reruns of the episodes aired the Friday before; RTL7 is known for rerunning RTL4's programs the day after). See more »
Since the 10th season the closing credits start playing over the final scene; the screen shrinks so the title bar showing the credits can become visible. See more »
Late discovery but now I've watched the episodes over and over
So...for those who trash this little gem, you certainly don't speak for the majority. Love the 2 lead characters and their relationship, very natural bantering back and forth with respect from the younger to the older. The episode about the jazz big band was cool, man - a lot due to the characterizations of jazz participants being exactly the same as in the US. And that the talent it takes to play jazz can lead its owner astray just to keep the cool coming. Plus...well, every episode I watch - bete it this one or others on MHZ I pick up so much cultural information. One of my favorite non-verbal scenes is that of de Cock walking into police headquarters where he has to make way for two roller skating patrol officers and the look on his face when doing so. Also enlightening is the the laissez-faire attitude of the Dutch towards prostitution. It services are taxed, their government is probably well financed :)
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