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09:39 PM on 02/07/13 
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SynopsisBraquo follows a squad of Paris cops who exist in the blurred boundaries at the very edge of the law, often using violence and intimidation to get the job done.


RIYLThe Wire, Luther, Forbrydelsen, The Shield, & Breaking Bad?


Watch the first three episodes on Hulu - [link]
Import the BD via Amazon* - [link]

*only season one is Region A
09:41 PM on 02/07/13 
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it'd be wise to go into this without any information so stray away from reviews, etc.
09:46 PM on 02/07/13 
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Incredibly interested by this. Anything with a Luther RIYL justifies a viewing from me. Need to try and fill the hole that show left in me at least a little bit. DL'ing the pilot right now.

Braquo is more akin to Luther than The Wire, and this is definitely a looser procedural. But it's very much grounded in a Wire-esque reality while diving into the morally ambiguous edges of Luther. It's engrossing and pulse pounding and for very entertaining TV that does make.
01:42 AM on 02/10/13 
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01:38 PM on 02/10/13 
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It's not really that good.

To be fair, I'm not touting this as some sort of second coming in the form of European television. It isn't. It's a fun and enjoyable television show that works well on a purely visceral level. It's fine.
12:57 PM on 02/12/13 
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I can get behind fine. Definitely not a favorite though.

Have you checked out Engrenages? It's been around for a few years (in its fourth season I think). It is a fantastic French police procedural.

I'm actually just through the second episode of Spiral as of a few days ago. I've heard a lot of great things about it. Have you see Borgen or Broen/Bron (the bridge)? I've been looking to get into those as well, but haven't had a recommendation from someone.
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I've read some incredibly glowing reviews about Broen but haven't been able to watch it yet. Really want to.

Absolutely. I've heard nothing but good things and its inclusion on nearly every european television list i've read is also a good sign.

I just posted in the House of Cards thread that everyone and their mother should be watching Borgen. It's absolutely fantastic. I haven't gotten a chance to see Broen yet though.

Fantastic! So glad to hear it. The trailers for these shows are always less than stellar.
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On this sort of note, it'd be really to see more threads about european television pop up every once in a while. Or maybe a thread similar to the Criterion Thread where people can discuss foreign television programs. Just an idea.
01:40 PM on 02/12/13 
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Sounds perfect
02:03 PM on 02/12/13 
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A list sounds fantastic. I'll try and see what I can contribute when I get home later.
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