I was peacefully watching the Canal Football Club last night when I came across an original ad for Dexter. I thought I'd share that teaser taking us through another perspective of Dex's morning routine :
The sixth season of Dexter will probably air on Canal+ from March 1 to April 5 (2 episodes each Thursday), paired with Damages season 4 (which will start in 10 days on Thursday, February 2, at 10:20pm, with 1 episode per week).
That was a rather short (and useful) news, wasn't it ? Well then, I'm going to briefly mention two of Canal+'s original programs, Kaboul Kitchen and Bref. Not likely to appeal to everyone, but it won't hurt to bring up those two shows.
After the first season of Platane last fall, Canal+ will launch a new comedy on Monday, February 13 at 9 : Kaboul Kitchen. I wrote a few words about the synopsis right here. In the words of Tilda Swinton's ringer, "looks goooood".
Here are a few teasers for Kaboul Kitchen :
Canal+ recently announced the release on DVD of the fourth season of Mafiosa on April 11, implying that the mob drama will return on March 19. Here's Canal+ schedule for original programming (minus Camelot, obviously) :
— From January 9 to February 6 : Camelot (ten 50-minute episodes).
— From February 13 to March 5 : Kaboul Kitchen season 1 (twelve 30-minute episodes).
— On March 12 : Probably Yann Piat, chronique d'un assassinat (a 100-minute TV movie).
— From March 19 to April 9 : Mafiosa season 4 (eight 52-minute episodes).
The DVDs of Kaboul Kitchen will be in stores on March 6, the same day as the release of the first volume of Bref (= Brief, but here the best translation would be "Anyway"), a short TV series having gained a lot of momentum since its inception on August 29. Each episode is approximately 2 minutes long, it's constantly voiced by the main character (whose name is still unknown) and it follows his life with a very rapid editing. The main actor (who is also the writer and created) is Kyan Khojandi, a newcomer who's a standup comedian. It doesn't sound like it, but it's actually original and really funny.
It airs daily at 8:50pm at the end of Le Grand Journal, there are usually 2 new episodes (and 3 reruns) each week. In October, Bref brought Le Grand Journal some its biggest ratings ever, it really became quite a phenomenon (like Le Grand Journal & Canal Football Club, Bref is not crypted). The DVD will include episodes 1.01 to 1.40 (August 29, 2011 - January 18, 2012), meaning 1h20 of extremely fast and funny comedy. Episodes 1.41 to 1.80 will air from now until late June.
And thankfully, Canal+ has posted all 40 episodes of Bref on their website !
I posted a few of them below, first because a few weeks ago Lin told me she couldn't play a video on Canal+ player by clicking on an external link (perhaps it's region blocked) but it seems to work fine by embedding it here (no one complained for the Borgia videos I posted a few months ago anyway), and also because these are some of my favorites, although all of them are funny (except episode 1.40 which is more of a set up (quite a game changer) for the second part of the season).
It's a treat watching Bref, it sure makes me laugh a lot. I hope it will crack you up as well (or leave you completely stolid because you didn't quite understand what's going on, and don't get why I even bring it up here in the first place).
What you need to know is that the main character (no name) is in love with the brunette in the second and seventh video (no name either, she's referred to as "cette fille" ("that girl")) but he's in some sort of relationship with Marla, the blonde girl appearing in the third, fifth and sixth videos. Emilie, the girl appearing in the last video I posted, is just some girl the narrator knew in high school, and back then she brutally crushed his hopes of going out with her, so he's getting his payback by trying to sleep with her nowadays.
If you don't understand some dialogues (or most likely bits of the voice-over), feel free to ask me :).