MorkTheFiddle wrote:Un Village Français (several disks, purchased). Grim life under enemy occupation during World War 2. Could have been called 50 shades of grey in reference to the various shades and mix of courage and collaboration in both villagers and occupiers. Uneven, with the first 2 and the last season the best. First rate acting and direction, especially for the seasons mentioned. I confess to getting quite emotionally involved with some of the characters, both pro and against. I also confess to relying on the English subs.
(bolding mine) Yep, my favourite too! Excellent series. I'm surprised the French series in general, imo, have not lived up to the occasional outstanding Flemish or German series I've watched, but this one does. It's fantastic, quality, engaging, lengthy and just all round bloody well done.Equal 2ndLes hommes de l'ombre
(Spin) (SBS Australia)
High quality political thriller. Intelligent, cunning, twists and turns, PR campaigns that make the president look his best despite the scandals. Stars Bruno Wolkowitch, Grégory Fitoussi (Engrenages).Engrenages
Very decent crime series that I have never finished watching as I vowed to get back to it once my French could handle the fast paced police talk!
kanewai wrote:Les revenants ("The Returned" on Netflix) - the dead come back to life, and don't know that they're dead.
(bolding mine). Yeah, I really enjoyed this. Suspenseful, VERY intriguing.Equal 3rd - Three crime seriesLa Forêt
Really well done crime series set in Wallonia. The subject matter is a little tough, but the series is done quite well. La Trêve
(The Break) (Netflix)
Also in Wallonia. Starts slow but has some interesting turns. Worth a look, hang in there.
zjones wrote: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.
Yes, I found this to be a pretty decent series as well. Set in coastal Northern France