A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.
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Klaus J. Behrendt ...  Max Ballauf / ... 86 episodes, 1990-2019
Miroslav Nemec ...  Ivo Batic / ... 81 episodes, 1988-2018
Udo Wachtveitl ...  Franz Leitmayr / ... 79 episodes, 1991-2018
...  Freddy Schenk / ... 79 episodes, 1984-2019
Ulrike Folkerts ...  Lena Odenthal / ... 70 episodes, 1989-2019
Joe Bausch ...  Dr. Joseph Roth / ... 67 episodes, 1998-2019
Andreas Hoppe ...  Mario Kopper / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2017
Peter Espeloer ...  Peter Becker / ... 53 episodes, 1981-2018
Annalena Schmidt ...  Frau Keller / ... 53 episodes, 1998-2018
Bernd Michael Lade ...  Hauptkommissar Kain / ... 46 episodes, 1992-2008
Tessa Mittelstaedt ...  Franziska Lüttgenjohann / ... 46 episodes, 1999-2018
Peter Sodann ...  Hauptkommissar Bruno Ehrlicher / ... 45 episodes, 1992-2007
Michael Fitz ...  Carlo Menzinger / ... 45 episodes, 1991-2013
Harald Krassnitzer ...  Moritz Eisner / ... 43 episodes, 1999-2018
...  Hauptkommissar Paul Stoever 41 episodes, 1984-2001
Charles Brauer ...  Hauptkommissar Peter Brockmöller / ... 40 episodes, 1981-2001
Karl-Heinz von Hassel ...  Kommissar Brinkmann / ... 40 episodes, 1971-2001
...  Till Ritter / ... 39 episodes, 1985-2014
Sabine Postel ...  Hauptkommissarin Inga Lürsen / ... 39 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Klaus Borowski / ... 35 episodes, 1994-2018
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A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.

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Between 1985 and 1989, the networks ARD from Germany and ORF from Austria co-produced thirteen episodes, which were only aired in Austria (see Tatort (1985)). See more »

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Referenced in Suite 215: Net als vroeger (1992) See more »

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Great show!
29 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Having said this is a great show, I also have to say that I've only seen episodes from the one set in Cologne (and its crossover episodes with Leipzig) and a couple of episodes from Hamburg. Mhz is the only channel that shows Tatort in my area, and they have only shown the detectives from these cities. Mhz had a long break in airing them but as of 2017 they are re-showing the Cologne episodes, and it's been great to see Freddy and Max again. I think Mhz has a pay site for viewing them on the web, and I did notice that Youtube has a lot of them (from many more regions), but the ones I've checked aren't captioned. I don't know German, so Youtube hasn't been helpful to me.

The other reviews cover the general idea of Tatort, and I can't add anymore to them except to say that the Cologne episodes are consistently good. I also liked the two I saw with Mehmet Kurtulus (Hamburg). They had quite a different feel to them, and I hope the station will show more of them; the two I saw made me want to see the others. As mentioned above, Tatort often deals with social issues, and it's interesting to see how Germany addresses them. In a less serious vein, regional cultural differences sometimes appear in the dialogue (and presumably the accents). For instance, people in Cologne seem to have some antipathy toward Westphalians, though I don't know why. Naturally, it's also fun for Americans to hear Max occasionally speak English or to see or hear popular cultural references familiar to people in the U.S. Of course, the main emphasis is solving homicides, and if you enjoy detective shows, I do recommend that you give this show a try.


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