Au service de la France - A Very Secret Service

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In 1960, young André Merlaux eagerly accepts a cryptic summons to take a position as a trainee officer with the French Secret Services (based on the Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage). He will be watched over by the operations director Moïse, and reluctantly mentored by senior colleagues Moulinier (in charge of African affairs), Jacquard (Algeria), and Calot (Eastern Bloc). It is the height of the Cold War and the position of France as a Great Power is in crisis, faced with independence challenges from the colonies of French West Africa, above all the fight over the independence of Algeria. French society is changing at home as well, with a rising counterculture exemplified by growing feminism and New Wave cinema.

It's a comedy drama. I'm finding it hilarious. I'm only half way through season 1. Through comedy, and not 100% accurate historic events. I'm getting a better understanding of French culture... or so I think... It's on Netflix, and it's a French production. Let me know what you guys think.

 
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I have seen it, wrote about it in a thread about DGSE, and it is very funny and entertaining. Good show (y)
Kind Sir, it seems we have similar taste for t.v. shows. Do you have any recommendations for shows like this one?
 

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