Best Foreign Shows, France: Spiral


Country:  France

Language:  French

Network:  Canal+

Genre:  Drama, Police

Availability:  Netflix, Hulu

Watch if you like:  The Wire, Law & Order, Luther

I actually haven’t seen this, but it has been broadcast in 70 countries and, from what I’ve read, has near universal critical praise.  Whereas Braquo is considered the French version of “The Shield,” Spiral is considered “The French Wire.”   If you are into the procedural side of crime, it sounds like this is for you.  It follows six employees of the French judicial system:  prosecutor, defense lawyer, judge, police captain and two lieutenants.