One of the greatest changes that was brought in by Netflix and other streaming platforms is the wide range of foreign language shows and movies that they’ve made available on their websites. A few years ago, it was as difficult as deciphering a foreign language to watch a cult series from a non-English speaking region. Netflix has changed that and we now have an impressive lineup of foreign language shows. Like in movies and food, the French keeps their peculiar aesthetic temperament in their TV shows. With that said, here’s the list of really good French shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
11. No Second Chance (2015 – )
‘No Second Chance’ aka ‘Une Chance de Trop’ is a revenge drama about a vengeful female doctor of death who takes things to her hands when the system fails. Dr. Alice Lambert wakes up after an assault on her family only to learn that her daughter is kidnapped. With the police putting her under the scanner, Alice decides to track down her daughter, but in vain. Two years after the kidnapping, she receives a cryptic message that revives Alice’s hope. At odds with the policemen who are in charge of the investigation, she embarks on a dangerous journey to find her missing daughter. As she inches close to the kidnappers and the truth behind her daughter’s disappearance, more secrets unearth. Created by Harlan Coben and Sydney Gallonde, ‘No Second Chance’ features Alexandra Lamy, Pascal Elbé and Lionel Abelanski in the lead roles. All six episodes of season 1 of the show are available for streaming on Netflix.
10. Witnesses (2014 – )
‘Witnesses’ is a six-part miniseries set in the coastal French town of Le Tréport. The small town people are frightened when an anonymous grave-digger displays recently buried dead bodies in houses put out for sale. The curious case attracts the former chief-of-police, Paul Maisonneuve, who is recovering from a car accident. He teams up with Inspector Sandra Winckler to solve the mystery. The ex-cop has retired after the death of his wife and he has created so many enemies during his service. As the duo digs deep into the series of crimes, they find themselves at the center of a cobweb of conspiracy. Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux created this thriller which features Marie Dompnier, Jan Hammenecker and Alexandre Carrière in the lead roles. The first two seasons of ‘Witnesses’ are available on Netflix for streaming.
9. The Chalet (2018)