Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2015

Genre confusion: Crime

The Crime genre is rather easy to define. Crime series evolve around the actions of either criminal masterminds or the detectives solving a case.. A Crime series will often revolve around the criminal himself, chronicling his rise and fall. Some Crime films will have a storyline that follows the criminal's victim, yet others follow the person in pursuit of the criminal. Most of the series on TV are about the team trying to stop the criminal.

A typical example that comes to my mind is Special Affairs Team TEN. It's like the most obvious and pure version of crime. Team TEN is trying to solve murder cases in every episode - no romance, just some basic black humor - and there are still the F-cases in the background.

Other series that come to my mind are Two Weeks and Line Walker, but also The Virus must be included - it's just not the police trying to stop a criminal but another special team.
Two Weeks and Line Walker also use a lot of other elements though - those do have elements of crime but pair it up with action and mystery as well as some comedy, melodrama and/or romance.

When it comes to crime, the viewer should be interested in who's the criminal - it has to be a story that captures ones attention and makes us almost addicted because we want to know who's the mastermind and what is actually going on. A crime series that keeps viewers excited will be a good series.

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