Did you ever see a TV show and thought it was whacky and quirky? If yes, chances are it has got nothing on the Canadian TV show Bullet In The Face, that I saw a few years ago. This over-the-top crazy show lasted only 6 episodes of half an hour each, but chances are you will never ever see something crazy like this again.
The creator of the show was the creator of Sledge Hammer!, but what he smoked when he created Bullet In The Face, I don’t know. One thing is for sure and that is that I love the show a lot.
The story is about criminal Gunter Vogler, who is German, but also totally insane. The Joker has got nothing on this guy. He and his lovely girlfriend Martine rob a jewelry store, when a cop comes barging in. Gunter and the cop shoot each other. Gunter wakes up in a hospital. A female police commissioner tells him he works for the cops now. The problem is that they gave Gunter the face of the police officer he shot. The police commissioner also tells Gunter that Martine shot him in the face. Not the cop. Gunter is now motivated to work for the cops and find Martine among other things. The problem is, he is still totally insane and a loose canon. What follows is 6 episodes of absurd and sometimes outright funny stuff. Gunter is rude, politically incorrect and totally crazy. Don’t expect a super serious show, but a weird out-of-the-box entertaining one. Just get used to the German accent Gunter has when he speaks English.
I had never heard of Max E. Williams, who plays Gunter Vogler, before. If they ever need a Joker in a Batman- movie again, Max E. Williams is the guy.