Podcast. The ten best series of 2022

Funny, boring, touching, addictive… On the side of the series, there are good and bad things in 2022. In this episode of the podcast “L’Heure du Monde,” two critics of the series from worldAudrey Fournier and Thomas Sotinel, offer their pick of this year’s best broadcast fiction series.

The podium

  1. Irma Vep. Filmmaker Olivier Assayas deploys a funny and cruel universe, projecting the fleeting beauty of an art – cinema – on the edge of the cliff. With Alicia Vikander, Vincent Macaigne, Jeanne Balibar, Nora Hamzawi (one season: 8 x 60 min). To see on OCS.
  2. It’s funny. The latest opus of Fanny Herrero (creator of ten percent) chronicles the adventures of a quartet of stand-ups on the brink of fame. With Mariama Gueye, Jean Siuen, Younes Boucif and Elsa Guedj (one season: 6 x 45 min). Available on Netflix.
  3. Andrew. Tony Gilroy’s series twists the universe Star Wars to develop a political work. With Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Adria Arjona, Stellan Skarsgard, Kyle Soller (one season: 12 x 55 min). Watch on Disney+.

The other series to reach without hesitation

  • To forget a Christmas dinner for a little while : the last and funny season of Derry Girls. A series created and written by Lisa McGee, directed by Michael Lennox. With Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn (three 6 × 36 min seasons and a 45 min “special”). Available on Netflix.
  • To get a dose of adrenaline : the eight intense episodes of The bear. A series created by Christopher Storer, with Jeremy White, Ayo Edbiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colon-Zayas (one season: 8 episodes from 21 to 47 min). Available on Disney+.
  • To attract teenagers (but not only) :
    Bad Sisters, Sharon Horgan’s series, which mixes comedy and criminal investigation. With Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Claes Bang, Eva Birthistle, Eve Hewson (one season 10 x 55 min). Available on Apple TV+.
    The world of tomorrow, the great series by Katell Quillévéré and Hélier Cisterne, which goes back to the birth of hip-hop in France, around the Suprême NTM group. With Anthony Bajon, Melvin Boomer, Andranic Manet, Victor Bonnel, Laïka Blanc-Francard, Léo Chalié (a season of 6 x 52 min). Available on Arte.tv.
  • To gain courage :
    – The fourth season ofAtlanta, the series depicting the daily life of a black citizen in the United States. What is it to be black? Who is black? What is black? The series poses the question in an almost metaphysical way, examining its contradictions and suggesting, often brilliantly, the relentless questioning that racism entails. With Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz (four seasons 10 x 30 min). Available at OCS.
    Severancea disturbing series about the world of work, where thriller mechanics are in full swing. Created by Dan Erickson, directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle. With Adam Scott, Britt Lower, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, Patricia Arquette (9 x 55 min). Available on Apple TV+.
  • To enter the world of technology: The Dropouts, a series that tells the story of the collapse of the medical start-up Theranos. Created by Elizabeth Meriwether. With Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Marvel, Alan Ruck, Stephen Fry (one season 8 x 50 min). Available on Disney+.

An episode of Claire Leys. Directed by: Quentin Tenaud. Music: Amandine Robillard. Presentation and editor-in-chief: Jean-Guillaume Santi. In this episode: excerpts from the trailers ofIrma Vep, It’s funny, Andrew, Very ordinary people, soft flesh.

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