Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2015
Genre confusion: Crime
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.