The BEST France 2 Shows
The top 14 shows on France 2
#1 - Apocalypse: World War II
This six-part series tells the epic story of World War II, providing an insight into the experiences of the millions of soldiers who fought across countries and continents, and the moving stories of the millions of civilians who saw their homes destroyed and lives disrupted by the cataclysm of war. To tell this story, the best footage of World War II has been painstakingly transformed into colour, using digital techniques. Along with original colour home movies, it gives a new perspective on one of the great events of the last century.
#2 - Don't Do This, Don't Do That
Inspired by actual events, experienced every day by millions of parents and children, this series, shot in natural settings in the manner of a "docu-soap" (only in season 1), follows the daily of two families-the-Lepic and Bouley for an entire school year. The series begins as an experiment on the edge of the documentary and "reality show" wanting to make in their daily lives two family type, respectively, using different methods of education, and to show the effects on children. Parents come and expose the reasons why they accept this experience.
#3 - Minuscule
Minuscule follows the day-to-day existence of anthropomorphic insects. The characters are modelled on computer in 3D and are then set against real scenery. Each animation has a short, self contained and often humorous storyline. The audio is a combination of genuine insect and ambient recordings, and sound effects such as car or helicopter engines, synthesized buzzing etc. During the episodes no words are ever spoken and, although it is a real world setting with houses, fences, cars and garbage bins often involved in the storyline, humans themselves appear only peripherally (if at all).
#4 - Skyland
In the year 2251, the earth has been shattered into tens of millions of aimlessly drifting blocks around the earth's core. Oslo, a power-hungry dictator, controls this land, referred to as Skyland. Oslo possesses telekinetic, or "Seijin" powers that have allowed him to seize control of water, the most precious resource on Skyland. Mila, who also possesses "Seijin" powers, has been imprisoned by Oslo. Her children, Mahad, a rebelious teen with expert piloting skills and his sister, Lena, a young female with advanced Seijin Powers, with the help of the private resistence are going to attempt the free their mother from Oslo's evil grasp and destroy the dreaded Sphere. Will they be able to accomplish such a task?
#5 - The Little Murders of Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's masterful storytelling gets a soupçon of French flair in these attractive, witty mysteries. These French adaptations are a fresh, stylish twist on classic Christie tales.
#6 - Call My Agent! (FR)
Mathias, Andrea, Gabriel and Arlette are the four pillars of a prestigious talent agency. They are a talented professional family, under the paternal authority of the founder of ASK, the Samuel Kerr Agency. The sudden death of Samuel falter this fragile balance. Will they succeed in saving the agency and to the challenge of pleasing their "stars"?
#7 - Candice Renoir
After staying away from the professional world for ten years, Candice Renoir, blonde and mother of four, is commander-in-chief of a group of investigators.
#8 - Witnesses
Set in the small coastal town of Le Tréport in northern France, where the bodies of murder victims are being unearthed and left for discovery. The former chief-of-police, Paul Maisonneuve, is implicated in the murders. Detectives Justin and Sandra investigate the case.
#9 - Apocalypse: World War I
Marking the centenary of World War One, a landmark new series examines the milestones of a global battle known as the war to end all wars. Exploring the experiences and huge sacrifices of soldiers and civilians worldwide, it asks fundamental questions about the conflict that wiped out almost an entire generation.
#10 - Napoleon
For the first time ever, Napoleon the man and legend is depicted on screen in all of his facets: as a man of human needs and desires, strengths and weaknesses; as a soldier, politician and visionary who raised himself above his fellow mortals and transformed himself into a myth. "Napoleon" sweeps away the pathos of previous portrayals and presents its subject in all of his complexity and contradictions. It provokes questions and challenges common assumptions. It paints a portrait of Napoleon that respects the facts and depicts him as a man whose life can still move and inspire all of us today. This 4 part mini-series won the 2003 EMMY AWARD for outstanding costumes, along with 6 further nominations.
#11 - Black Spot
Villefranche is a small town with no phone reception on the edge of a mysterious forest. The number of inhabitants is dwindling but there's a sharp rise in crime. Police inspector Laurene, once the victim of a crime herself, keeps on discovering fresh corpses.
#12 - A Guy And A Girl
A French couple in their thirties deals with the every day hassles of life together.
#13 - The Chalet
A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut-off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
#14 - Spin
French political thriller delving deep into the heart of a tension-filled campaign as two spin doctors, formerly allies, are pitted against each other for the first time preparing for a snap election.