YMMV / Tatort

  • Awesome Music: The main theme. This is probably the reason it has gone unchanged since the time the series first aired.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Reifezeugnis (1977), a Kommissar Finke episode directed by Wolfgang Petersen set at a high school, was a breakout part for the young Nastassja Kinski. Of course what tends to be remembered most is her nude scenes.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Fashion designer Rudolph Mooshammer appeared in two Tatort episodes, once as himself and once as a man who sold titles of nobility. In real life he became the victim of a murder in 2005.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The series is Serious Business in Germany and discussing/bashing the newest episode is a popular sport almost on par with football. So prepare for a lot of this whenever a Tatort director tries something daring.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Arguably the earliest episodes (being as they predate the German crime-fiction craze Tatort helped start) are a bit tame and boring compared to the humor/shock value/whatever the newer episodes rely on to draw ratings