Columbo was the role of his life–the trench coat his trademark Columbo is not dead of course. Columbo lives forever in his films. Peter Falk, the brilliant actor with the real glass eye is dead. He embodied the schussligen Inspector in numerous episodes for television. Columbo is a master of “understatement” and the klasssische underdog. He snared his ‘victims’ of the American upper class, arrogant arrogant members of high society, the Columbo often enough feel let that he is only a civil servant of the Los Angeles Police Department is small and that they have the best relations with his superiors.
They are socially and mentally Columbo to be superior and believe that they have committed the perfect crime with which she will get through. As the audience in the most episodes knows who the killer is, the tension in the way is like Columbo solves the case with cunning and logic: “There still a trifle would be…” In Columbo ain’t no understanding for his ‘victims’-he understands much as Maigret Offenders from the lower classes the perpetrators from the upper class and their motives. But not the fact he endorses therefore. Therefore ends each episode so that the offender more and less willingly goes with with the policemen in uniform. Hans-Peter Oswald