1. This show centers around a female detective for the French police in some small town I didn’t catch the name of. She has a bad history with the former chief because in training, she called him some bad names. He hasn’t been on the force for 8 years because he got in a car accident, lost his wife, and was in a coma. Now he’s back unofficially because his photo was found at a crime scene. This show is about them two and how they get along/ the secrets of their past.
2. I’m assuming the meaning of this show is that everyone can have secrets that will come back to haunt them? I don’t know, I saw this show for purely entertainment value. I kind of got NCIS vibes from it.
3. This show is similar to what I’ve learned about France because the small-town aspect seems very realistic. It also played into the part of French people being very blunt because her partner gives her a hard time on somethings. The one minor detail I couldn’t get over though, was the fact that they didn’t wear gloves or anything when they initially inspected the crime scene. I hope that’s not how the real French do it.
4. I didn’t really like this show as much as the others, I think it’s because the crime wasn’t solved in one episode like most American crime shows. I also could NOT get over the fact that they didn’t wear gloves; I don’t know why but I just couldn’t move past that. A big question I had though was why did the old man inspector get shot at in the end! What!?
I find it very interesting that you got NCIS vibes off of the show. I like NCIS and watch it occasionally and my brain did not go there at all. However, I do get where you are coming from with cause the characters in both shows it seems have a great history.
I completely agree with being annoyed that the crime was not wrapped up in the same episode. It annoyed me!
I didn't like the show either. It just didn't get me where I needed to go. It was far too convoluted.
1. This episode was about a crime mystery involving six dead bodies being placed in two different show houses. The main detective is a women you is a neat freak, and has a daughter. She was trained for the police by another guy whose picture shows up in the second house. He was her teacher, and she did not like him- called him a something chauvinistic pig. The old teacher had an accident two years ago that she thinks was actually a suicide attempt. The kind of side plots are more prevalent in the show than the actual mystery. At the end the questionable guy gets shot at as he descends a mountain.
2. I do not think that the director has any other purpose than trying to make the show interesting. Generally the purpose of tv is to get the audience to continue watch the show...
3. I picked up on a lot of the connaitre verb use in the show. It was cool hearing a word repeated a lot and knowing what it meant. I also noticed the dropped ne thing that we talked about in class.
4. The show was okay, I found it very intriguing with all the side plots, however, I wish it was a little more fast paced. I might continue watching the show just to see the outcomes of the two main characters. I would recommend this show to somebody who really likes police shows.
I also paid attention to the dropping of the ne! Ever since we talked about it in class, I've been paying attention to the pronunciation of words.
I also noticed the difference between spoken and formal written French. This is why I never know what to say. I guess I'll just fake it until I make it.
The show followed a detective as she attempted to solve the mystery as to why there were dead bodies placed in a home and arranged to look like a family. The picture of an old detective was found in the home, and the rest of the show seems to circle around why the pair of detectives knew each other. The female detective took one of his classes about 8 years before, and it is fairly obvious that they do not like each other.
2. I believe the director is trying to show viewers that your history can always resurface, so it is important to be on good terms with everyone. I assumed this because the detectives had negative views on each other because their history was not clean.
3. This detective show seems extremely similar to something that would be played and enjoyed in the United States. As we learn more about French culture, I realize how similar it is to American culture. Besides the language, everything seemed American-like. The show reminded me of Criminal Minds a bit.
4. I personally enjoyed this film a lot. I thought it was very interesting, and I was able to pay attention to the whole show because it was interesting. This is definitely a type of show that I would continue watching. I’m curious to see what will happen next, and how the woman detective’s marriage and relations with the male detective will play out.
1. The pilot episode of Les Témoins is set in the small coastal town of Le Tréport in northern France. Our main characters are police detectives Sandra Winckler and Justin. They are investigating a string of murders that have taken place. The twist comes in when the former chief-of-police is discovered to me the main suspect. Did he do it? This is very much a crime drama.
2. This show, unlike some of the other films and series we've seen, doesn't really have strong message. One lesson that the show tells us is that no one is invincible. Many people die in this show. I guess the director wants us to know that life is fleeting. We should enjoy it while we can.
3. Everything we watch strengthens my stereotypes of France and French society. They are not alcoholics per se, but they're always having wine. French people eat gourmet meals, and they eat for hours. Also, they are all rude. Some people might call it reserved, but I consider it to be rude. One misconception that this show and other French media I've consumed has disproved for me is that the French won't/refuse to speak English. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Many if not most French people I've seen know some amount of English. Looking back, I don't know where I got that idea. We know that English is the lingua franca of tourism.
4. I don't think I can recommend this show. It is just another crime drama. We've seen this type of repetitive, scripted shows since the beginning of time. I suppose one could learn some new vocab words related to investigation, law, and forensics, however I don't even think that will be enough. Les Témoins is a 'no' for me. I'll be watching re-runs of CSI.