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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby zjones » Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 am

I really liked Les Témoins (The Witnesses in English Netflix), a police show that I binged in a week. It's not fast-paced but it drew me in almost immediately, and in some ways it reminded me of Broadchurch. There are strong emotional undertones which made it all the better.
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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby rlnv » Tue May 29, 2018 2:57 am

Lots of good watching ideas here. I concur wiith jeffers on Les petites meurtres d’Agatha Christie. The series is excellent. I’ve watched all 3 seasons that I could get on dvd.

Recently I’ve been watching these two.

Un gars une fille - The French version by Productions 22. Good stuff. I might watch the Québécois original version later on to see how it stacks up (and if I can understand it)

Plus belle la vie - Addictive soap. Working my way through season 1.
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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby joels341 » Tue May 29, 2018 11:30 am

If you are a fan of old American shows like "Saved by the Bell", you may like this old French show called Hélène et Les Garçons".

It's supper French, a bit cheesy, but great for listening to normal conversation. Each episode is about 20 minutes.

Also, all the episodes are now available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAZ8S8Y3614

Enjoy! :lol:
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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby Mohave » Tue May 29, 2018 1:36 pm

Here's some of my favorites - some of which were listed above Most of these I watched on Netflix (US Catalog) or the MHZ Choice (US) subscription service.

1) Engrenages
2) Un Village Français
3) Kabul Kitchen - LOVE this!
4) Caïn
5) Station Horizon (Swiss - RTS; sadly only one season of this gem) Netflix US
6) Braquo
7) Mafiosa
8) Un Gars, Une Fille - purchased DVDs from Amazon France
9) Les Parents (Québec version) - purchased DVDs from Amazon Canada
10) Dix Pour Cent (Call My Agent) (my latest series - I've only watched three episodes, but it is very enjoyable)
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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby Eliza » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:01 am

We just finished Baron Noir (2 seasons, not sure if season 2 is already available in stores outside France though), which in my opinion is far better than Marseille. Starring Kad Merad and Hugo Becker (yep, the one from Au service de la France).

The language level is fairly advanced, even with C1 level you can profit a lot from this series. Plus: the script is available as a book and for Kindle.

And for all the fans of Au service de la France: The next season starts next week!
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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby rdearman » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:57 am

Eliza wrote:And for all the fans of Au service de la France: The next season starts next week!

Netflix?
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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby Eliza » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:53 pm

rdearman wrote:
Eliza wrote:And for all the fans of Au service de la France: The next season starts next week!

Netflix?


Arte! https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/069802-001-A/au-service-de-la-france-saison-2-1-12/ Tax money at work :mrgreen:

However, I'm confident it will be aired on Netflix as well, maybe with a bit of delay though.
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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby kanewai » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:49 am

I really enjoyed Dix pour cent ("Call My Agent!" on Netflix) and Le bureau des légendes ("The Bureau" on Sundance). A few others that I liked:

Les revenants ("The Returned" on Netflix) - the dead come back to life, and don't know that they're dead.

Ainsi soient-ils ("The Churchmen" on Netflix) - drama about students at a seminary. The first season was strong, though I thought it started to drift by the third.

Kaamelott - A comedy about life in King Arthur's court.

The complete series now appears to be on YouTube, with English subtitles. Cuillère!

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Re: French: your favourite TV shows

Postby Elexi » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:28 pm

Hey rdearman, thanks for directing me to Valérian et Laureline - the whole series has now been put up on YouTube in full with really good subtitles - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTbN5f ... LhkjGgXb2w. Gonna take me a while to get through these...
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Postby rdearman » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:59 pm

Elexi wrote:Hey rdearman, thanks for directing me to Valérian et Laureline - the whole series has now been put up on YouTube in full with really good subtitles - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTbN5f ... LhkjGgXb2w. Gonna take me a while to get through these...

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