TV series show: ‘Beef’, ‘Drops of God’ and ‘Salade Grecque’
16 April 2023 | 3:15 pm
From "Beef", a new dark comedy being hailed by some as the best show of the year, to "Drops of God", a TV adapt of a hit Japanese manga about wine, plus the big French-language release "Salade Grecque", TV series critic Dheepthika Laurent shares her picks of the month with Eve Jackson.
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TV series show: Futuristic dating nightmares in Paris with sci-fi series 'Osmosis'.
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12 May 2019
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26 Apr 2020
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent speaks to Eve Jackson about the shows to watch in confinement, including French hit series "Le Bureau des Légendes" and Israeli spy drama "Fauda". They're also joined by the creator of "Le Bureau des Légendes", Eric Rochant.
27 May 2020
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent gives FRANCE 24's viewers a list of escapist TV dramas to watch this May. They chat about the much-awaited jazz drama "The Eddy" from the director of "Whiplash" and "La La Land", Damien Chazelle, and review HBO's indie show about female skateboarders trying to smash the patriarchy in their sport: "Betty" from director Crystal Moselle. It's a spinoff of her film "Skate Kitchen", featuring the same young actresses and avid skateboarders whom she discovered on the subway in New York.
29 Jun 2020
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!
23 Feb 2021
Yena Lee joins Olivia Salazar-Winspear to talk about Apple TV+'s latest Israeli show "Losing Alice". The eight-part mini-series centres around Alice, a once-critically-acclaimed filmmaker and her obsession with a young, sexy and extremely talented scriptwriter called Sophie. "Losing Alice" is a modern, female twist on the legend of Faust as viewers get to see just how far Alice is willing to go to achieve success.
24 Apr 2021
We take a look at the new Netflix series which retraces the steps of a true-life, cold-blooded killer in "The Serpent". Yena Lee tells us why actor Tahar Rahim is the major draw in this dramatisation of events in the 1970s that saw French murderer Charles Sobhraj jailed in Nepal. Meanwhile, it's a chilling return to Gilead for the fourth season of "The Handmaid's Tale", as we discuss the twists and turns that led to the rescue of June Osborne in the last season and Elizabeth Moss's critically acclaimed performance as the protagonist.
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He was a legend both on and off the pitch. Diego Maradona's life has now been dramatised by Amazon, a year after the footballer's death. Alison Sargent tells us why the socio-political context in Argentina provides a compelling backdrop to the highs and lows of Maradona's eventful life.
23 Jan 2022
Its dark depiction of high school life had some critics concerned that "Euphoria" delved a little too deep into some troubling themes. As the series' second season hits screens, Yena Lee tells us why the Zendaya-fronted show makes for a stylish exploration of contemporary struggles with drug use and sexuality, and how it does not shy away from complex or controversial subject matter.
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Netflix has taken the real-life story of phony New York socialite Anna Delvey, aka Anna Sorokin, and turned it into the series "Inventing Anna". Our TV critic Yena Lee tells us why the news reports are in fact much more interesting than the fictionalised show.
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