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This is how ARD viewers reacted to the "Tatort" from Cologne

2023-12-04T10:46:06.219Z

Highlights: This is how ARD viewers reacted to the "Tatort" from Cologne. At the heart of the plot is a murdered courier driver in a Santa Claus costume whose van has been looted. "The Other's Last" is the last TV role of Dieter Schaad, who died in February 2023 at the age of 96. To date, a whopping 102 investigators have appeared on the hit show – the most of which have been recorded by the Munich duo Ivo Batic (Miroslav Nemec) and Franz Leitmayr (Udo Wachtveitl)



Status: 04.12.2023, 11:34 a.m.

By: Lukas Einkammerer

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With "The Other's Last", the new "Tatort" from Cologne was shown on ARD on Sunday. But the film didn't just garner positive feedback.

Cologne – On Sunday evening (3 December), the latest case of the Cologne "Tatort" duo Max Ballauf (Klaus J. Behrendt, 63) and Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Bär, 62) was on the agenda at Das Erste. In addition to fantastic ratings, the crime thriller also caused many exuberant audience reactions – but also received harsh criticism from other sides.

"In-depth story": ARD audience praises "Tatort" from Cologne

Although the film takes place in the run-up to Christmas, "The Other's Last" is not particularly festive. At the heart of the plot is a murdered courier driver in a Santa Claus costume whose van has been looted. What makes the latest case of Ballauf and Schenk particularly sad is that it is the last TV role of Dieter Schaad, who died in February 2023 at the age of 96.

Christmas spirit and the last appearance of an acting legend – this combination was extremely well received by many ARD viewers on Sunday evening. "Thank you for this classic 'Tatort', which convinces with its plot, the team and its actors," praises one fan on Facebook, "Good story that fits in with the times," another does the same. "Everything was just right," enthuses one viewer, and another thinks: "Deep story and exciting ending."

The "Crime Scene" Phenomenon

Since the broadcast of the first "Tatort" episode "Taxi nach Leipzig" on November 29, 1970, the weekly crime format has developed into a true TV phenomenon and brings ARD an audience of millions with every new episode. To date, a whopping 102 investigators have appeared on the hit show – the most of which have been recorded by the Munich duo Ivo Batic (Miroslav Nemec, 68) and Franz Leitmayr (Udo Wachtveitl, 64). Of the 22 constantly changing venues and teams – including Ludwigshafen, Vienna, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Zurich and Bremen – Frank Thiel (Axel Prahl, 62) and Prof. Dr. Dr. Karl-Friedrich Boerne (Jan Josef Liefers, 58) from Münster are considered the most popular, according to a survey conducted by t-online in 2022.

(Sources: daserste.de, t-online.de

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"Laziness of thought": ARD viewers complain about new Cologne "Tatort"

While the plot and cast of "The Other's Last" in particular can score points with many "Tatort" viewers, others are much less euphoric. "A bit thin," says one fan on X (formerly Twitter), "It has nothing to do with good entertainment anymore," another agrees. As one crime lover sneers, the latest Cologne case "can't hold a candle" to the investigative teams from Kiel and Münster. Meanwhile, another criticizes the "laziness of the screenwriters."

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The new "Tatort" with Dietmar Bär is about courier deliverers during the Christmas season. © WDR/Bavaria Fiction GmbH/Thomas Kost; WDR/Bavaria Fiction GmbH/Martin Valentin Menke (photomontage)

The "Tatort" still brings ARD fantastic ratings, but in recent months numerous faces have said goodbye to the crime series. It was only at the weekend that a member of the Dortmund team of investigators announced his exit from "Tatort". Sources used:Facebook.com; X (formerly Twitter); daserste.de; t-online.de

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