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Cécile Bois ...
 Candice Renoir (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
Raphaël Lenglet ...
 Antoine Dumas (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Chrystelle Da Silva (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
Clara Antoons ...
 Emma Renoir (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
Etienne Martinelli ...
 Jules Renoir (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
Alexandre Ruscher ...
 Léo Renoir (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
Paul Ruscher ...
 Martin Renoir (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
Samira Lachhab ...
 Yasmine Attia (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
Delphine Rich ...
 Aline Jego (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
Stéphane Blancafort ...
 David Canovas / ... (23 episodes, 2014-2016)
Mhamed Arezki ...
 Jean-Baptiste Medjaoui / ... (20 episodes, 2013-2015)
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The story circles around French police officer Commandant Candice Renoir and her team solving different crime cases in a harbor city of south France. Candice herself is a mother of 4 children and recently divorced. Her daily routine is between solving crimes, taking out fights with her much younger female police superior officer, getting her kids to school - in addition - handling their problems too and keeping her team in line. It's a very funny and witty series with a lot of french charm and intelligent story writing. Not another dull crime series all over again. It's like a fresh french breeze on the TV screen. Candice is like a female Columbo version in high heels, handbag pink scarf and a 9mm in her holster.

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Elle agace ses enfants. Elle surprend ses équipiers. Aucun criminel ne lui résiste. (She annoys her children. She surprises her teammates. No criminal can resist her.)

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19 April 2013 (France)  »

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Upon initial airings in France, Season 1 averaged some 3.81 million viewers per episode (or 16.1% of the television audience), Season 2 averaged 4.58 million viewers (19.9%), Season 3 averaged 4.42 million viewers (19.2%) and Season 4 averaged 4.61 million viewers (20%). See more »

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The female sitcom-detective cliché
5 June 2016 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Over the last decades, in Europe, we've been swamped with the older female detective character with a family in tow. Some have a weak excuse for a husband to emphasise their strength, many others are independent single mothers who struggle with a demanding job and raising their kids. To be honest, I'm not a fan of the genre. Nothing against strong and independent women, au contraire. I just prefer decent detective work above being sucked into the personal life of a fictional character. If I wanted to see family drama I'd go watch a sitcom. It's beyond me why the detective genre has to be muddled with sitcom-esque fluff like this. (I wouldn't buy it, but it's programmed on TV *instead* of a proper detective). I can accept a modest degree of family life. After all, Beck and Wallander have families too. However, they are primarily detectives, and every episode is about solving the case.

"Candice Renoir" is more sitcom than detectives. And it's just as tacky and kitschy as the name already suggests. A fifty-something big mama, who seems to think she's Brigitte Bardot in the seventies, miraculously becomes the team leader of a small town detective team. She blunders through everything, but 'magically' finds clues in fashion magazines and the likes. She's supposed to portray the strong and independent older woman who can do it all, kids and playing the boss- detective, but it's way to contrived to be the least bit believable. Her character, the rainbow team, the younger cutesy neighbour - who has stamped "love interest" in all caps across his handsome forehead - it's all a stylised light version of a concept we've seen many, many times before. And now it's here again, only worse. Yay.

To be fair, the acting of the team and other characters varies from passable to decent, but the lead actress is really milking the diva character, and as such, overacting horribly in just about every scene.

It might just about do as daytime TV, on a rainy afternoon, but that's probably me being generous.


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