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This series could have been - should have been - the best police drama ever produced by French TV. Conceived (and directed at the start) by the deeply talented Olivier Marchal, ex cop and great filmmaker, Braquo was supposed to get to a new level, as far as French series are concerned. It was intended to be a hit. It's just a terrible miss. Photography is quiet good, editing is competent and music is interesting. The rest is horrible. Characters are inconsistent, they only manage to look sad all the time and to say dirty words every other sentence. They are so cartoonish, pretentious and ugly, that - after one or two episodes - you can't care a damn about what's happening to them. You eventually wish they could die so others - better ones! - could maybe replace them. Hope is all you have. Actors are ridiculous. They overplay everything, rolling eyes and trying their best to look concerned by the story. They all play the same way! Even the once excellent Jean-Hugues Anglade. Unshaved, gross, depressing. Bad. Bad. Bad. Too bad. The scenarios are plain silliness. Imagine: cops trying to take out a very dangerous cop-killer from the office of an attorney because he knows that they have tried to rob a bank to pay gangsters from central Europa who had kidnapped one of the characters... Sounds confusing? It is. Sounds unbelievable? It definitely is. Above all, this badly written, badly played, series is just boring. For the first 6 episodes, I have tried very hard to "like" Braquo, because I am a fan of Olivier Marchal's work. But, at the end of this first season, I had to get real: I had lost my time. Frenchies have a long way to go to emulate the best US series. A very very long way.
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