TV Series | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The show was originally conceived as a replacement for 'Baantjer (1995)', RTL4's popular Friday night crime series. The shows share quite some similarities: both were aired at Friday night om 8:30 PM, both featured a male detective duo in a fairly formulaic, case-of-the-week format, both were based on popular crime novels which had previously been adapted into a feature film: in Baantjer's case, 'Moord in extase (1984)', in Grijpstra & de Gier's case 'Grijpstra en de Gier (1979)' and 'De ratelrat (1987)'. However, the show ended up mostly existing concurrently with Baantjer, which lasted until 2006. Grijpstra & De Gier lasted only a year longer, ending its run in fall 2007.
The closing credits begin playing over the final scene; the screen shrinks so the title bar showing the credits can become visible.
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