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A detective leaves the force to take over the family business as an undertaker at the same time as he is being investigated for murder. His close encounters with corpses and his earlier ... See full summary »

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Hartmut Block
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Reto Stalder ...  Fabio Testi 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Samuel Streiff ...  Reto Dörig 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Mike Müller Mike Müller ...  Luc Conrad 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Barbara Terpoorten ...  Anna-Maria Giovanoli / ... 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Suly Röthlisberger Suly Röthlisberger ...  Erika Bürgisser / ... 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Martin Ostermeier Martin Ostermeier ...  Dr. Alois Semmelweis / ... 29 episodes, 2013-2019
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A detective leaves the force to take over the family business as an undertaker at the same time as he is being investigated for murder. His close encounters with corpses and his earlier police training lead him to see things some of his ex-colleagues miss and he investigates the crimes he encounters in an unofficial capacity often to the dismay of he official police.

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Fantastic series
22 March 2016 | by annemarie-289-439014See all my reviews

Why is nobody watching this series? No reviews yet? I stumbled upon this magnificent series on Netflix by accident and I binged the whole first two seasons in a total of a few weeks. Now I have to wait for the following seasons....

The story is about Luc, a former police inspector (overweight, unhealthy life style, grumpy, like they should) who has taken over the family business funeral home, undertaker business after his retirement from the police due to some accident of sorts. He lives in the funeral home, together with the dead (corpses) he is handling and the former assistant (and lover) of his belated father. In the first episode he gets a new young assistant, a metal alto male Gothic without a drivers license and with many alternative ideas about life and the world in general. This alone stands for lots of very funny and crazy moments in the conversations. The writing here is excellent! Then there is Anne Maria, Luc's former police detective (and maybe lover you think?) who is now the city's police inspector and her officers.

The whole idea is that Luc - although not official police anymore, can't stay away from solving cases, especially about the dead people he has to pick up at crime scenes and has to work on in his funeral home.

The fact that the actors speak Swiss German is no problem for me, because I speak both German and French (the language has a little bit of both) but hey, there are subtitles in Dutch and English, so please don't let that be your downfall missing out on this little gem.

We speak of a crime series with lots of serious notes here, but the comical twists and characters make it very enjoyable to watch. Season 2 works towards a very shocking and intricate finale, so don't think it's the easiest watch you ever had.

Summary: great writing, great acting, witty as well as very serious, good solid and current murder cases, very very enjoyable to watch!


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8 January 2013 (Switzerland) See more »

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