Who said that the series French were null and void ? We all know the cliché of the “ah, it’s French, it must not be super“, but if there is a a series that can make you change your mind, it is Mental. Worn by teens (as in Skam, including the filming of the season 5 and 6 is completed), the show discusses the psychological disorders of youth in a manner that is fair, delicate and sincere. It follows the character of Marvin (Constantine Vidal) interned at the clinic pédopsychiatrique of Primroses, following a decision of justice. A decision that he does not accept. He then decides to get revenge on the patients and the caregivers, but it will quickly become friends with Simon (Louis Peres), Melody (Alicia Hava) and Estelle (Lauréna Thellier). Is will then form a group of friends welded and endearing… one hopes to find in a season 2 in Mind. Available on Francetv slash.
The trailer for Mental
Phoebe Waller Bridge has never been so conspicuous as in Fleabag. After a season 1 which was a little gone unnoticed, the season 2 of the comedy has received a shower of awards, including several Emmy Awards last September. Fleabag , which is composed of two seasons of 6 episodes each is centered on a young woman completely clueless to the attitude is self-destructive. Special feature of the series : its heroine, played by Phoebe Waller Bridge address regularly to the observer and to the camera. As funny as overwhelming, Fleabag is one of the best comedies of recent years. Available on Amazon Prime Video.
The trailer of Fleabag
HBO sign up for a new series to the Game of Thrones, also qualitative, since she was nominated for Emmy Awards, 2019, but without the side fantastic. Here there are no dragons or walkers in white. It is a war of the family that takes place in our time. All are fighting for the “throne”, not in iron, but rather in gold : the one on which is seated the patriarch Logan Roy. As he gets older and retires, little by little, his company, his children want to know who will inherit his fortune and, above all, which will be chosen to lead one of the largest media conglomerates on the planet, that the father was able to build. An Estate which does not as expected and will tear the family. In more of a thrilling storyline and full of black humour, the series also relies on a cast of 3 stars including Brian Cox (The Sixth Sense, Braveheart), Alan Ruck (Spin City), Matthew MacFadyen (Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley) and Kieran Culkin, the younger brother of Macaulay Culkin (Maman, I missed the plane). Available on OCS.
The trailer of Succession
While some children dream of becoming a cowboy, princess or superhero when they grow up, Payton Hobart, he was president of the United States. Embodied by the actor Ben Platt, accustomed to scenes of Broadway, the hero is atypical is still a simple high school student when viewers meet him. And already, he pursues his ambition to be elected one day be leader of the USA by first attempting to be admitted to the prestigious university of Harvard. To achieve this goal, he is ready for anything. A wonderful description of the power, strategies and games of the dupes, all in a mid-teen and already very adult due to the great Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee, Scream Queens…). The more ? The tone completely shifted the scenario and scenes to the downright silly, which break the very classic of the subject. Not to mention the casting of first choice, which surrounds Ben Platt : Gwyneth Paltrow as a mother totally crossed out, Jessica Lange grandmother even more mad but mostly deliciously wicked, or even Zoey Deutch in small bird sensitive as it fell from the nest and yet not so fragile as that. Available on Netflix.
The trailer of The Politician
It is never too late to discover a good French series ! Season 3 of Irresponsible, which marks the end of the series, is available in replay on OCS and this is the perfect opportunity to see, or finish this comedy. The pitch ? It follows Julian, a thirty-year-old clueless that, after financial worries came back to live with his mother in the paris suburbs. But his life is going to be upset when he finds his first love and discovers that she had a child from him, 15 years previously. Funny and current, but also touching, Irresponsible is a must-see!!! Available on OCS.
The trailer for the Irresponsible
Daybreak is the good surprise of this year. Even though there are already plenty of series about zombies or the end of the world, the show worn by Colin Ford (Under the Dome) arrives to stand by his side WTF and humorous and by the way tour. But otherwise what is Daybreak ? After an apocalypse that has turned the adults in Ghoulies (zombies), Josh, a teen of 17 years, leaves in search of his girlfriend, Sam. On his way, he will team up with Angelica (Alycvia Alyn Lind), Wesley (Austin Crute) and Eli (Gregory Kasyan) and to meet other groups of survivors. And while season 2 was being written, Netflix has decided to cancel the series, what a shame ! Available on Netflix.
The trailer for Daybreak
You didn’t love Cara Delevingne in the film Suicide Squad ? It is not serious, you will once again enjoy thanks to his first role of this fantasy series. The top English sharing the poster with the awesome Orlando Bloom. Together, they form a sort of Romeo and Juliet in wonderland : she is a fairy and a cop. The problem is that their love is impossible and so, like the heroes created by Shakespeare, creatures, fairy-like, and since human beings are in war and not having the right mix. In denouncing this society to be intolerant, not so distant from ours, Carnival Row wishes to convey a message of tolerance and open-mindedness. In addition to the love story, the imaginary world, and this message box, the show plunges us into an investigation of murders panting the ultimate outcome of which could well spark the secrets of the past. Available on Amazon Prime Video.
The trailer for Carnival Row
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
If you are in need of joy and glitter in your life, go ahead and discover The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Multi-awarded (and nominated for Golden Globes 2020), the series worn by Rachel Brosnahan is perfect for you to relax. It follows the story of Midge Maisel, the mother of a family who lives in New York city in the 50’s. When she learns that her husband has cheated, it ends on the scene of a bar, and connects the jokes. A new business opened its arms to him : that of a comedian. Not easy in a time where almost no woman has the right to perform on stage. Three seasons of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel are already available and season 4 has already been commissioned. Available on Amazon Prime Video.
The trailer of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Years and Years
Different atmosphere, more dark and creepy with Years and Years. Even if it does not give you the smile, it is a series inmanquables of 2019. It follows the journey of Lyons, a british family over the years. The show created by Russell T. Davies provides a portrait of chilling but believable future of our company, while a family drama poignant. It appears shocked and stunned watching the six episodes. Available on myCanal.