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30 Day TV Challenge: Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching

I don’t so much wish more people were watching this so much as wish more people had the opportunity to.

Originally called Engrenages, this is a French Police procedural drama that most people have probably never heard of. Over here it’s shown late at night on BBC4 and doesn’t get much attention. I’m pretty sure it’s never been shown in the states. Following the cases of Police Captain Laure Berthaud of the Paris Police, this show is really great, the sort of gritty police drama we in Europe do so well. 8-12 episodes per season following a single case is just the right length to be able to fully flesh out the investigation with plenty of twists and turns without much filler. The main characters along with Captain Berthaud are the Investigating Magistrate in charge of the investigation (the French system has an investigating judge overseeing the CID), the prosecutor working with the police team and a young ambitions defence lawyer.

I can’t find any clips or trailers in English, but here’s the opening credits.

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One response

  1. karode

    Excellent choice!!
    I love LOVE LOVE this series!
    Have you seen all 3 series?

    24 May, 2011 at 10:22

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