Watching French TV series or films are both excellent ways to help you learn French. It helps you gather a better understanding of the daily lifestyle and expressions that French may use whilst consolidate your existing vocabulary. It can help you fine-tune your listening skills to adapt to the various speeds and accents you may encounter. However, while it can be an enjoyable and productive way to cram a lesson into your day, the truth is that you don’t always have time to sit down to watch a two-hour tear-jerker about a bourgeois quadriplegic and his career from the suburbs. For this reason, I have compiled a list of the best French-language television series out there, past and present. Let’s face it: French isn’t an easy language to learn for beginners, especially because of its pronunciation and complex grammar rules.

Dix pour cent” (“Call My Agent!”)
If you’ve never heard of “Dix pour cent,” you have my permission to stop reading and go check it out. This superb dramedy (drama + comedy) is the perfect example of how witty writing, good acting, and the city of Paris are enough to hit the Netflix jackpot.

Le bureau des légendes” (The Bureau”)
There seems to be a boom of French Secret Services series going on, since “The Bureau” also tackles the topic. This time, though, we have undercover agents whose lives are based upon the real stories of former French spies who had to carry out their missions in different cities around the world.
Their mission was mainly to gather intelligence sources and recruit them. Nothing special there.

7 jours sur la planète” (“7 Days on the Planet”)
We can kill two birds with one stone because we can be kept updated with the latest trends in news and also practice our French at the same time by watching “7 Days on the Planet.”This TV program provides a roundup of the latest news of the week, with a focus on the francophone (French-speaking) countries.#whattowatch

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