- Schuldig landschap: over de toeristische aantrekkingskracht van Baantjer, Wallander en Inspector Morse
- Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap
- Volume | Issue number
- 37 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
[Watching the detectives. Inside the guilty landscapes of Inspector Morse, Baantjer and Wallander]
Visiting the settings of popular media products has become a growing niche within the tourist market. This paper provides a content-based explanation for the popularity of one specific example: the TV detective tour. Three popular TV series from different linguistic regions of Europe were analyzed, each of which has led to substantial tourist numbers: Inspector Morse (Oxford), Wallander (Ystad) and Baantjer (Amsterdam). The results show that the tourist attraction of the TV detective program is due in part to its topophilic character. First, ‘couleur locale’ is extremely important to the narrative setting of the detective programs; the narratives elaborate on existing tourist gazes. Second, the narrative development is characterized by a process of investigation and tracking. By taking
the tour, viewers can walk in the detective’s footsteps and relive the storylines. Finally, the
TV detective genre promises the viewer/tourist an acquaintance with the thrilling, ‘guilty’ landscapes of the TV detective.
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