We know that one will not be enough, so here is another.
This Austrian TV classic was around on Twitter the other day after Art Brut’s Eddie Argos first pointed it out. While America is wallowing in the torpor that is Melrose Place and can’t get a bus ticket out of Cougar Town, you begin to wonder if what we really need is a show about a dog that can play pool and assist with autopsies.
“Inspector Rex” has been on for a dozen years (more or less) in Austria, where it is extremely popular, although the pooch recently moved to Rome, where presumably, he steals spicy meatballs. In Australia, the show is said to have “A cult following.” Probably because of stuff like this:
During a scene in which Stockinger claims that Moser “doesn’t understand women at all now”, Moser tells Stockinger, “Don’t say that word. Every time you say ‘woman’ he [Rex] runs off with my laundry”. Stockinger asks him what Rex does with it, to which Moser replies, “He washes it”.
If that doesn’t convince you that this is the greatest TV show of its time — based on the opening credits alone– then this brief scene is sure to sway you — and also prove that some dogs can act better than many humans.