YMMV / Inspector Rex

  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • The series is very popular in Australia, even being the subject of a recurring parody ("Inspektor Herring") on a local sketch comedy show.
    • It's also quite popular in Russia - it gets regular reruns up to this day and inspired a semi-Foreign Remake called Mukhtar Comes Back - the dog's nickname was borrowed from an older Soviet movie, but the series overall are reminiscent of Rex.
    • Poland has its own version as well, Komisarz Alex ("Inspector Alex") and it gained a popularity among the viewers.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The 2004 episode "Finally The Monster is Dead" revolves around the murder of a respected businessman who is discovered to have been sexually abusing his daughter for years. This show is made and set in Austria. Do the math.
  • Ho Yay: Alex Brandtner and Christian Böck. They start calling each other by their first names while Höllerlin still referred to him as "the new guy" or just "Brandtner". And then, in an early episode, Alex tenderly wiped blood from Christian's face. Not to mention that they always stand very close to each other.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Moser's death, in spades. The fact it comes right after the guy has settled with a girlfriend he's happy with is bad enough already ("happy people make for boring television" indeed), but the "Please Wake Up" scene at the end manages to make it even worse. Rex does the final "Please, Wake Up" with a squeaking animal's toy it is holding in its mouth, before it gives up and sadly leans its face on Moser's dead body. And then the screen fades to white.
    • The ending of the 11th season, in the chapter "Lontano da qui" (Far from Here). Barbara tries to shoot Fabbri, but Rex jumps over him so he does not get shot. Fabbri is saved, but Rex lies severely wounded because he received the bullet (he gets better). The credits have the sad instrumental song instead of "My Name is Rex" and keep the scene.
    • Then Lorenzo Fabbri's death. He gets trapped in his own car and fails to deactivate a bomb which was put on his car by the last criminal he imprisoned. Rex returns to see all that, to see Fabbri's failure and a short farewell gesture before dying in the explosion. It ends with Rex crying and a sad music.