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Six fairly cocky Paris police academy-graduated newbies join the metropolitan police, to be truly trained on the job by arrogant veterans who bicker among themselves. And the rookies' private lives and backgrounds keep interfering. Kévin Laporte is a closet-gay. Macho Alex Moreno comes from a slum family. Ambitious, academically gifted Lyes Beloumi is of Maghrebinian origin. Shy Nadia Poulain is a young mother in a shaky marriage. Haughty Laura Maurier has a complex family-relationship with captain Franchard. Written by
This product "sits between two stools" in that it doesn't really decide what it wants to be. Part comedy, part policier, a lot of bad romance (anybody with everybody, "nobody left behind")
I find the characters never add up anything interesting, always fulfilling the clichés they provided on the first episode. Yes, Moreno is a cool deceiver but sympa; Laura Maurier (Elodie) is your typical heroine, feisty, beautiful, and honest; Kevin is your classical "gay best friends" of all the gals. Also honest, fun, and rather offbeat. Lyes Beloumi is funny, but too politically correct to be really anything more than typecast. Viviane Meyer is sexy but wooden as an actress (her lines suck, it's not her fault I guess, but for taking this silly role :)).
Regarding "metropeel from Paris"'s comment, it's true that some of the jokes may be lost on us foreigners, but I find that the general flow of it is not that deep that someone with only a rudimentary knowledge of French and their moeurs could twig.
Overall... watch only if you've got nothing else to do!
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