TV series pick of the month: French special forces show ‘Cœurs Noirs’
22 February 2023 | 11:39 am
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent takes us through all the TV shows you should be watching this month, from a French series on a special forces operation in Iraq called "Cœurs Noirs", or "Dark Hearts", to a new adaptation of Spanish teen murder mystery "Elité".
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TV critic Dheepthika Laurent and Eve Jackson take us through a rich month in foreign TV dramas. They chat about "El Presidente", a Chilean satire on football corruption from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Birdman", Armando Bo. They also review the first Saudi series out on Netflix – a family drama that offers a fascinating look into Saudi society – plus the acclaimed British dark comedy "I May Destroy You" from Michaela Coel, which takes on sexual trauma. Also, don't forget our top three shows not to miss this month!
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