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Top 5 French TV Series to Watch on Netflix

Top 5 French TV Series to Watch on Netflix

Learning a new language doesn’t have to stop at the end of your last lesson. With plenty of media available to watch and read online today, you can improve your language skills from the comfort of your sofa. We have taken a look at the Top 5 French TV Series to Watch on Netflix available to watch right now. Watching these French shows with English subtitles on can help you subconsciously absorb the French language. You will still be enjoying high quality drama and comedy.

So whether you’re new to learning French, or are looking to binge-watch some great series, sit back, put your feet up and discover your new favourite binge-watch series. Here are our top 5 French TV series to watch on Netflix right now.

1. Osmosis (2019)

Genre: Drama

Set in a near-future Paris, a new dating app called Osmosis has been developed. Using data from the users deepest recesses of the brain it can find a perfect partner match with 100% accuracy. Yet, it can also unearth some deep, dark secrets leading to some unwanted revelations.

2. Family Business (2019-Present)

Genre: Comedy

After discovering that cannabis has been legalised in France, failed businessman Joseph endeavours to turn his family’s kosher butcher shop into Paris’s first marijuana coffee shop. Running into problems from reluctant family members, police and rival drug lords, Family Business is a comedic romp. With similarities to the successful US show Weeds, this is definitely one to watch.

3. Lupin (2021-Present)

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Lupin is one of the top 5 French tv series on Netflix right now with its popularity soaring. Following professional thief Assane Diop, Lupin weaves a story of mystery and revenge. Assane’s father was framed for the theft of a priceless diamond necklace from his wealthy and powerful employer Hubert Pellegrini. This dreadful event led to his suicide in his prison cell 25 years ago. Using his cunning and skillset Assane launches a campaign of revenge against the Pellegrini family and a quest to uncover the truth.

4. Dix pour cent (Call My Agent!) (2018-Present)

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Full of cameos from famous French film and television stars, Dix pour cent (Call My Agent!) follows 4 talent agents after taking control of a fictitious talent agency. As they attempt to control stars egos, financial and personal issues the series interweaves elements of comedy, heartbreak and drama in a perfect blend. With a feature length special and fifth season on the horizon, this is the perfect time to catch up with all the drama from Agence Samuel Kerr.

5. La Forêt (The Forest) (2017)

Genre: Crime/Drama

La Forêt (The Forest) is the perfect miniseries for those who love a good crime, mystery drama. Compared by many to the UK hit Broadchurch, the series follows an investigation of a missing girl in the Ardennes Forest. Supporting the police in their investigation is the missing girls teacher who has her own dark past with the forest. With only six episodes this is the ideal binge watch and its mysterious feel makes it perfect for those who enjoy their dramas a little on the dark side.

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How to watch these Top 5 French TV Series to Watch on Netflix

All five of these amazing shows and series are available to watch on Netflix in the UK. Like many shows on the streaming platform they can be watched with or without English or French subtitles. This option makes them the perfect aid to help learn the language. Even for those in your house who aren’t interested in learning French they are the perfect watch when the sun sets.

The best part about watching series on Netflix while learning a language is that you can always re-watch the episode again. Try it with subtitles off as your language skills develop! Thanks to Netflix popularity there are plenty of Portuguese and Spanish series series available as well. We have only scratched the surface of French TV Series on Netflix in this list so there are plenty more for you to discover.

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