French Up Your Summer with These TV Shows!

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French up your summer with these TV shows currently on streaming services!

Is it too hot outside? Perhaps it is raining? You don't need to worry about being bored, for we have the perfect French shows to binge-watch!


  • Maison Close, Season one and two

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Paris, 1871. A troupe of gorgeous women, the ladies of an exclusive 19th century Parisian brothel, are trapped by circumstances beyond their control. This sumptuous and dark exploration of desire and power re-imagines age-old themes--and the world's oldest profession--in revolutionary ways.

Created by Jacques Ouaniche

Watch it on Amazon / Hulu

Trailer


  • The Bureau  (le bureau des légendes)

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Based on real-life accounts of former French spies, The Bureau tells the story of a man torn between love and loyalty, in a world where a single lie can kill.

Created by Eric Rochant

In a small French Alpine village, a seemingly random collection of people return to their homes to be met with shock and confusion as they learn that they have all been dead for years.

Created by Fabrice Gobert

Watch it on iTunes / Netflix / Amazon

Trailer


  • Spiral (Engrenages)

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Spiral is about the men and women who work at the heart of the French judicial system. This Parisian cop thriller delves into the lives of the lawyers, judges, prosecutors and detectives who cross paths on cases that reveal the dregs of humanity. As reality spirals out of control for each character, the boundaries between private and professional life become blurred. Thanks to its heart-stopping suspense and constant tension, Spiral is a furiously-paced crime series.

Created by Alexandra Clert and Guy-Patrick Sainderichin

Watch it on iTunes / Netflix / Mhz Choice / Hulu

Trailer


Braquo


Created by ex-policeman Olivier Marchal, Braquo is a hard-hitting crime thriller about a squad of Parisian cops who exist between the blurred boundaries of the law. Driven by adrenaline and a thirst for justice, they become what they had previously sworn to fight.

Created by Olivier Marchal

Watch it on iTunes / Netflix / Amazon / Hulu

Trailer


  • Marseille

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After 20 years as mayor of Marseille, Robert Taro (Gérard Depardieu) enters into a war of succession with his former protégé turned rival Lucas Barres (Benoît Magimel). Both men are members of the "UPM" party, based on the centre-right UMP.

Created by Dan Franck

Watch it on Netflix

Trailer

 


  • A Very Secret Service (Au service de la France)

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In 1960, young André Merlaux eagerly accepts a cryptic summons to take a position as a trainee officer with the French Secret Services (based on the Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage). He will be watched over by the operations director Moïse, and reluctantly mentored by senior colleagues Moulinier (in charge of African affairs), Jacquard (Algeria), and Calot (Eastern Bloc). It is the height of the Cold War and the position of France as a Great Power is in crisis, as it struggles to maintain its African colonies, with the independence movement in Algeria becoming particularly troublesome.

Created by Jean-François Halin

Watch it on Netflix

Trailer


  • Occupied

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In the near future, Middle East turmoil compromises oil production. The United States achieves energy independence and withdraws from NATO. Europe is suffering an energy crisis. A catastrophic hurricane, Hurricane Maria, fueled by climate change, devastates Norway, leading to the rise of the Norwegian Green Party. Prime Minister Jesper Berg, an idealistic politician with bold plans for thorium-based nuclear energy, cuts off all fossil fuel production. The EU, in desperation, asks Russia to initiate a velvet glove invasion of Norway.

Created by Jo Nesbø, Erik Skjoldbjærg, Karianne Lund

Watch it on Netflix

Trailer


  • A French Village

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In June 1940, German military forces invade the fictional village of Villeneuve, along the French-Swiss border in the department (province) of Jura, France. The village is thrown in disarray by the occupying German military, which quickly takes control of all aspects of Villeneuve life, including the subjugation of the local government and police. During the invasion, many residents are either killed or wounded. The survivors attempt to rebuild from the carnage as they try to make sense of the German occupation and the new order that has descended upon their village.

Created by Frédéric Krivine, Philippe Triboit, Emmanuel Daucé

Watch it on Mhz Choice

Trailer for season 5


Paris

During a 24-hour period, the lives of extremely different characters from various levels of Parisian society intersect with each other. Among them: government officials, middle-class workers, a thief and a transgender singer. They are all interconnected whether they know it or not. By the end of the 24 hours the sun is rising over Paris again and each character reaches a turning point in their lives.

Written by Virginie Brac and directed by Gilles Banier

Watch it on Mhz Choice

Trailer


Zorro - The Chronicles
*For Kids !*

Zorro The Chronicles introduces a teenage Don Diego, who faces the greatest challenge of his life as he fights for justice against numerous unscrupulous – and well-armed – tyrants! It is the birth of the most famous masked hero. The Chronicles go back to basics as they focus on the original Zorro's qualities and take us through a whirlwind of entertainment. With villains plotting and Zorro's cunning tricks and jokes – not to mention spectacular fights, the adventure will be complete! But Zorro never kills: he simply ridicules his opponents to teach them a lesson, and signs his deeds with his trademark Z! Zorro will also have a clever and courageous leading lady by his side: Ines, his twin sister. With her and Bernardo, his faithful friend, Zorro returns to save us when we need him most.

Created by Pierre Sissmann and Annabelle Perrichon, directed by Olivier Lelardoux

Available soon on Hulu!

Trailer

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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