La Trève

8C63C639-21F3-4A69-B013-C2D1E8617DF1I just watched a really engrossing Belgian police drama on Netflix. The original name was La Trève (lah trev), translated as The Break. The series centers around pill-popping Inspector Yoann Peeters, a brilliant detective who is emotionally unstable. Each season focuses on a single crime, in the first, the murder of a young football (the real football) player and in the second, the murder of a wealthy woman. Each episode takes another twist and turn with constant misdirection as the finger of guilt keeps turning to point at one person after another uncovering all the little secrets of each character. Two seasons are available, and I hope there will be more. It’s filmed in French with subtitles available in French and English. I think the pace would make it understandable to those with strong intermediate levels of French. I did learn a few new rather impolite words, however!

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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