Here’s your ultimate test if you’re German: Have you ever heard of Edgar Wallace? Every German will answer with a resounding yes.

Most people know him as the writer of the original “King Kong” script. Germans know him as the writer of terrible B-movies that littered TV for decades. Set in London, with a lot of fog and trenchcoats, the stories were as bad as warm British beer. But, they attracted the best German actors and we continued to watch them.

Don’t ask me why.