In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.
Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of ... See full summary »
I caught this series, by chance, while I was studying in England. I do love British humor. When I saw the very first episode I was pleasantly surprised. It's too bad for I could only watch a few episodes but I enjoyed each one of them...if WWII had been so funny, we would still be making it! I still want to laugh every time I think about this show :) I think the guys who created this series caught the real essence of french people; they make fun of us, of course, but they do the same with the British and the Germans...everybody gets their share. I love that way of dealing with painful subjects such as WWII. Why aren't (real) wars so funny? The characters made a big effort to talk with a really "thick" french accent that, in my opinion, sounded rather real and almost "natural" if I dare say. This show gathers all the ingredients of a good old recipe that will make the viewers spend a funny moment (I give my word); since the show cannot be seen of french TV I'll probably buy the DVD soon.
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