Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Paris in July 2018 - French TV-series


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For Paris in July, hosted by Tamara at Thyme for Tea, I had a plan to see a French TV-series. I have watched a few the last year and I find them interesting and good. I have seen Marseille, a political thriller and The Frozen Dead, a crimi about a serial killer. To my great joy I saw that there is a new French crimi on Netflix, La Forêt/The Forest, which I started yesterday. Started and finished the six episodes at 1.30 a.m. Yes, it was that good and exciting.

"Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman."

That is a short summary of the story. It takes place in a small village where everyone knows each other. Ten years earlier two girls disappeared in the forest and now another three girls disappear. Each of the five episodes (six in total) ends with a cliffhanger, so that is why it was so difficult to stop watching. I will not spoil the thrill by revealing anything more of the story, but little by little new things turn up. When people realise it has to be someone close by the normal friendliness of the villagers disappear, and human emotions come to the surface, and not always in a nice way. I really liked the plot and although I had slightly thought of who the real culprit could be, it was not until the very end that it was clear. The only thing I felt was a little bit "unrealistic" was the resources that this small village gendarmeri managed to get from the regional office. But a small thing in the overall, very exciting thriller.

The good thing with Netflix is that we get to see tv-series and films also from other countries, which makes for a little bit of diversity in the overall English/American dominance. Especially useful for Paris in July. 



7 comments:

  1. I have netflix! I'll have to look for this one!

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    1. I think you will enjoy it. What I don't understand though is why people would enter into the forest alone, and in the middle of the night, when they know people have disappeared or been attacked? It happens in several series I have seen lately. I would never do it, even if I knew nothing was happening! But, I guess it keeps the suspense going. Enjoy!

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    2. I always wonder why they would go in the forest alone! Or enter a house that had been broken into. Don't they watch TV??? :)

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  2. Thanks for this information. I have added this program to my Netflix List.

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  3. I have Netflix also and have been looking for something new to watch. I'm putting all three on my list!! Love Paris July, such fun!!

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    1. It is fun isn't it. You get so many new inputs and interesting angles on a lot of things. Hope you will like it.

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