Zone Blanche

BE-FILMS

Mystery
French     6.7     2017     BE

Overview

In the small bordertown of Villefranche, lost in the heart of a large forest, crime rate is six times higher than elsewhere in the area. Each new crime Major Laurène Weiss solves with the help of her unusual team makes her sink deeper and deeper into secrets of the area.

Reviews

ProudPittieMom wrote:
I'm not far enough into the series to determine if the season is going to end successfully or how compelling the plot line is, but I was surprised by the humor in this dark and suspenseful series. I noticed it in E01, but not being a major component, I wasn't really looking for more. However, in E02, either I was just feeling well after a good sleep or the humor was even funnier - although mostly "tongue in cheek" more subtle humor. I enjoy films and series from many different countries and seeing how a culture presents their humor is one of the funnest things for me to discover.
J. D. Parent wrote:
Summary: In the small town of Villefrance the locals do their best to deal with the seemingly constant murders, secrets and strange things that happen in the forest. The plot develops steadily starting off with small clues and stories passing up to a dramatic reveal towards the end. Many people die, dark secrets are revealed and there is something unnatural lurking in the forest. A very shocking person turns out to be the culprit behind some of the major trouble in town. Personal opinion: Season 1 I really liked that each episode had its own little mini story incorporated into it. Laurene has quite a backstory and an unusual connection with the forest. The bad intentions of the mayor and his father and the odd occurrences add extra juicy drama. Overall the storyline is a bit slower paced. Seasons 2 Deaths continue throughout the second season, but the focus is more on the corruption and gang activity in town as well as the creature in the forest. I like that they shes more pogut on the thing in the woods as it is, to me, the most intriguing part of the show. There is a lot that was still left unexplained. I was happy to see that Laurene's daughter Cora was shown a bit more.

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