France is known for its beautiful language along with its landscape and food of course. Though the language is considered to be a slightly difficult the amazing literature work in French is admired throughout the country mainly for the romance and drama. The fantastic work of the literature is even seen in the plots of its TV series.
Beautifully written and executed it leaves the audience in awe and amazement. The historical stories of the kingdom are equally nail biting and interesting. The various French TV series draws people all over to the world leaving them wanting more. Here are a few of the best French TV series that everyone must watch.
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Cast: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Amira Casar, Evan Williams, Noémie Schmidt, Anna Brewster, Sarah Winter
The period drama set in the 1660s gives us a tiny little peek into the royal affairs of the Spanish kingdom. When the nobilities decide to rebel against the monarchy the king must take some action to subdue the rebellion which is a major threat to his throne and power. He innovates and expands his new palace of Versailles leading to the nobles getting displaced from their original place. Will his solution last and the king is free from the threats or is this just a cause to another major problem and severe danger?
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel, Géraldine Pailhas, Nadia Fares, Stéphane Caillard.
Politics comes along with the drama, revenge, corruption, deals, violence and a lot more than we actually think. Robert and Lucas once friends and now rivals are at each other’s throat ready for a kill any time. Though they work for the same party revenge, corruption and seduction become a part of their life in thirst for power and wealth. With their opposition climbing on their back a tragedy hits the city’s soccer team leaving everyone wonder what is actually happening. Those who have an eye for thrillers and mystery this is a definite watch.
3. Spiral (Engrenages)
Cast: Caroline Proust, Philippe Duclos, Audrey Fleurot, Thierry Godard, Fred Bianconi, Grégory Fitoussi
It is police, detective and legal drama of French that captures the worst nightmares of the society. With each new season, it brings out the dark side of the world where someone is stabbed, raped or murdered. With the run and chase and between the accused and the police a lot of mystery unfolds during the investigations bringing out a lot of popular names connected to the crimes. Will the legal system be able to deliver justice to the victim or will the accused escape from the wrath of the judicial system? It is a must watch series to learn about several aspects of the society and reality of life.
4. The Returned (Les Revenants)
Cast: Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Clotilde Hesme, Céline Sallette, Samir Guesmi, Grégory Gadebois, Guillaume Gouix, Jérôme Kircher
For all the horror fans out there The Retuned is a fantastic series to watch. After several years of their death in an accident, many of them reappear to the living world and join their family shocking them as they believed they were dead. The horror and drama blends in when many people start disappearing and a lot of “suicides” occur causing the police to suspect the retuned ones. The returned ones each start their own life filled with drama and suspense. In middle of all this the water level in the dam keeps dropping without any reason leaving the engineer scratching their heads. Why these dead people back and what is their aim now? For a nail biting and Goosebumps experience you must watch The Returned especially recommended at night.
5. Un Village Francais (A French Village)
Cast: Robin Renucci, Marie Kremer, Francis Renaud, Nicolas Gob
A world war inspired series A French Village is a delightful watch teaching many ethical and moral values to be followed in life. When a fiction French village is brought under the control of the German the residents are imposed with the German rule changing their lives overnight. While most of them die, the survivors face hard days living under the rule of the Germans fearing for their lives each second. The plot revolves through many characters and their life hurdles during the capture. With each season a year of imprisonment of the residents in their own village is shown. Will they fight back the Germans and gain their freedom or accept their fate continue under the German orders? Do watch the series to know more.
Cast: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Joseph Malerba, Karole Rocher, Nicolas Duvauchelle
A true friend is the one who is the one who is ready to take a bullet for you. When four police men all friends hear about the suicide about their fellow colleague because he was accused of a crime he never committed they are enraged and decide by themselves to investigate their matter on their own to clear the name of their friend and give justice to his soul. In this quest of earning justice, they break a lot of rules of the police law attracting problems to them and creating one hell of an enemy. Will this stop them from their mission nor will they sacrifice everything so that the soul of their friend rests in peace? Have a watch and find yourself getting addicted to it.
7. The Bureau
Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Sara Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Léa Drucker, Zineb Triki
The life on undercover agents is never easy making sure their personal and professional matter do not mix up. The Bureau is an excellent series for a spy-thriller. When CIA officer Malotru is sent to Paris on a mission it becomes extremely hard for him to stay undercover for his mission and maintain the already broken relationship between his daughter and ex-wife. Things go topsy turvy when his love interest also an undercover agent comes to Paris for the mission. How will he able to manage his personal life and accomplish the dangerous mission at the same time? Do watch the series for all the action and stunts along with a drop of romance.
Cast: Marie Dompnier, Jan Hammenecker, Alexandre Carrière, Florence Bolufer, Thierry Lhermitte, Laurent Lucas, Catherine Mouchet, Audrey Fleurot Judith Henry
Sandra and Justin are two police detectives always in the trail for any crime. With their determination, will power and of course intelligence they solve a ton of crimes revealing all the dark truths behind it. Each season brings out a different crime (very much in connection to the real world) and the way the detectives handle it. More than just action, thriller, mystery, suspense and twists it also inspirational for many. It is a must watch series in your lifetime and do not give it a miss.
French TV series have always been endearing with a different kind of narrative and plot that is unique to the people. Though most of the plots contain war sagas or romantic tales each one is a must watch as they are satisfying in a different way compared to other series. I hope you liked this article enough to check out at least one of the series that caught your attention and give it a try.
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