Spring is coming and therefore time for the question: What is the theme of Welt’s Sunday crime novel this season? The crime scene from Münster relies in March on influencers who are not what they say they are and jokes about diversity and wokeness. Valeurs sures so.
A momfluencer with 630,000 followers dangles dead from the ceiling, although the viewer already knows that something is wrong. And not just because 630,000 is “just twice the population of Münster,” as Thiel (Axel Prahl) notes with his local knowledge. Was it the other momfluencer who wrote to the now dead Evita in catfight mode: I’ll buy you a few extensions and you can hang yourself with them you stupid bitch? Or the neighbor with the muscular upper arms who runs an unsuccessful yoga channel – beware of envy! – and otherwise precisely meets the requirements of what the gossip woman was in the 1950s film? Boerne’s pretty intern is also greatly touched, who, as a fervent fan of Magic Mom, lets her whole mind be blown away by the feeling of sheer grief.
“Mrs. Haller is always small, Mr. Schrader is only gay after work.”
Of course, it is the evolutionarily not very advanced male gaze of Boerne (Jan Josef Liefers) and Thiel, both in a disgustingly good mood, who assesses these women – and whom one follows with the fascination that arises, let’s say: when watching a crash with lots of toy cars. The same applies to the many Hohos about the upcoming appointment of a sensitivity officer, with Boerne distinguishing between the short Silke Haller, known as Alberich, and the queer colleague Mirko Schrader: “Ms. Haller is always small, Mr. Schrader is only gay after work.” Just as striking as the stupidity of the sayings is the outstanding embarrassment of the sayings makers staged, so that in the end somehow everything comes together halfway artistically and instead of a case of complaint then it becomes a so-called laughable thriller.
Since Hubert and Staller it has been known that the actual case usually solves itself, so that you have enough time to smile, and that’s the direction it goes in that too crime scene by Regine Bielefeldt (script) and Michaela Kezele (director). Luckily, the investigators find a video in the dead Evita’s camera that puts her on the right track. Oh, and what do you call it when Boerne is at a loss? Thiel knows: born out of course.
The first, Sunday, 8:15 p.m.
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