TV tips on Saturday
8:15 p.m., The First, Once You Die, You Can’t Believe, Comedy
Widow Clara (Julia Koschitz) and widower Ulf (Heino Ferch) have an unusual thing in common: both mourn the loss of their spouses, but they cannot have them declared dead. Although there is no official doubt about the alleged suicide of Ulf’s wife Anke (Sabine Waibel) or the deadly glacier crash of Clara’s husband Enno (Roman Knižka), the official (Patrick Güldenberg), who adheres to the provisions of the law, insists on a corpse for the certification – and that does not exist in either case.
8:15 p.m., Sat.1, Bumblebee, action
War is raging on the Autobots’ planet, so Optimus Prime sends the Transformer B-127 to Earth to open a new base. Once there, he meets soldiers and an enemy Decepticon and, disguised as a VW Beetle, has to hide in a junkyard. There he is found by high school student Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), who soon discovers that there is more to her Bumblebee than just an ordinary car.
8:15 p.m., ZDF, A strong team: Thanksgiving, thriller
The “strong team” stands in front of the corpse of ex-commissioner Albert Kramm in an arbor of an allotment colony. He was beaten to death and no one seems to be concerned about his death. The corpse puzzles the investigators. The inhabitants of the colony are behaving strangely and are hindering the investigation. Otto (Florian Martens) shortens his vacation to go undercover as an allotment gardener.
8:15 p.m., VOX, The Sex Pact, comedy
Three childhood friends, Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon), make a pact: they want to lose their virginity on prom night. But who has a big problem with that? The overprotective trio of Julie’s hip single mom, Lisa (Leslie Mann), Kayla’s father, Mitchell (John Cena), who vacillates between anger and tears, and Sam’s divorced, often nasty father, Hunter (Ike Barinholtz). Will the three chaotic thwart their offspring’s plan?
9:45 p.m., ZDF, The Quartet: The Murder House, crime thriller
Two dead people in an old building in Leipzig pose many mysteries for “The Quartet”. Quarrels, lies, secrecy – every resident of the block of flats is suddenly a suspect. Antje Engel is found dead in the basement, while her neighbor Hannes Glöckl dies of poisoning at almost the same time. Can it be coincidence or does the death of one have something to do with the death of the other? Bernd Siebert (Martin Brambach), Antje Engel’s partner, quickly becomes the main suspect. The two argued constantly.