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The hell of ultra-Orthodox communities: rape and forced marriage
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The hell of ultra-Orthodox communities: rape and forced marriage

Series Narrow mindedness, archaic values, women’s rights flouted... "Unorthodox", the brand new series by Netflix looks at the sectarian practices of ultra-Orthodox communities. Narrow mindedness, archaic values, women’s rights flouted... "Unorthodox", the brand new series by Netflix looks at the sectarian practices of ultra-Orthodox communities.

Nicole Kidman accused of murder on OCS
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Nicole Kidman accused of murder on OCS

Series With the second season of “Big Little Lies” having concluded last summer, Nicole Kidman is back with a vengeance in the trailer for “The Undoing”, a new HBO miniseries directed by Susanne Bier. The six episodes will be available on OCS City from May 10th this year.  With the second season of “Big Little Lies” having concluded last summer, Nicole Kidman is back with a vengeance in the trailer for “The Undoing”, a new HBO miniseries directed by Susanne Bier. The six episodes will be available on OCS City from May 10th this year. 

Cate Blanchett as an antifeminist in “Mrs. America”
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Cate Blanchett as an antifeminist in “Mrs. America”

Series “Mrs. America”, by the scriptwriters of “Mad Men”, starts on April 16th on Canal+. A nine-episode miniseries, it looks back at the story of Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative American activist who was opposed to the 1970s movement which sought to ensure equal rights between the sexes. Cate Blanchett takes on the lead role with aplomb. “Mrs. America”, by the scriptwriters of “Mad Men”, starts on April 16th on Canal+. A nine-episode miniseries, it looks back at the story of Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative American activist who was opposed to the 1970s movement which sought to ensure equal rights between the sexes. Cate Blanchett takes on the lead role with aplomb.

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Meghan Markle: structural racism and toxic royalty
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Meghan Markle: structural racism and toxic royalty

Series From the moment they got married in 2018, the union between actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had the world’s press in a complete tizzy. With the launch of a new series of provocative documentaries, the Vice TV channel looks at the “structural racism and toxic royalty” in a first shock episode entitled “Meghan Markle - Escaping the Crown”. Release scheduled for Monday, March 30th. From the moment they got married in 2018, the union between actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had the world’s press in a complete tizzy. With the launch of a new series of provocative documentaries, the Vice TV channel looks at the “structural racism and toxic royalty” in a first shock episode entitled “Meghan Markle - Escaping the Crown”. Release scheduled for Monday, March 30th.

5 fantasy series to (re)discover
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5 fantasy series to (re)discover

Series Although it is possible to endlessly watch the three seasons of Twin Peaks over and over again, there are plenty of other fantasy series, less famous but just as brilliant, that have appeared over the last few years on various streaming platforms. Black magic, vampires, the living dead… The legends of the small screen have the power to make the chaos of the outside world disappear… at least for a little while. So, with binge-watching the order of the day, here’s an overview of some brilliant lesser known works.  Although it is possible to endlessly watch the three seasons of Twin Peaks over and over again, there are plenty of other fantasy series, less famous but just as brilliant, that have appeared over the last few years on various streaming platforms. Black magic, vampires, the living dead… The legends of the small screen have the power to make the chaos of the outside world disappear… at least for a little while. So, with binge-watching the order of the day, here’s an overview of some brilliant lesser known works. 

Hunters: a risky Nazi hunt
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Hunters: a risky Nazi hunt

Series Hunters, the new Amazon series produced by Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino, pulls no punches: set in the aftermath of the Second World War, this liberating action drama tells the story of a group of vengeance-seeking Jewish mercenaries who have no qualms about eliminating evil through violence. Hunters, the new Amazon series produced by Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino, pulls no punches: set in the aftermath of the Second World War, this liberating action drama tells the story of a group of vengeance-seeking Jewish mercenaries who have no qualms about eliminating evil through violence.

Israel, birthplace of the most successful TV shows?
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Israel, birthplace of the most successful TV shows?

Series  “Euphoria”, “Homeland”, “In Treatment”… None of these hit shows were actually written in the USA. All adapted from Israeli shows, they owe their success to the original versions, written in Hebrew by showrunners on the other side of the Atlantic. At a party dedicated to Israeli shows, Canal+ showed “Israel, Land of the Series” a documentary by critic, film maker and regular Numéro collaborator Olivier Joyard, dedicated to the programs that bring a wealth of excitement to the small screen in a country that up until 1993, only had one TV channel.   “Euphoria”, “Homeland”, “In Treatment”… None of these hit shows were actually written in the USA. All adapted from Israeli shows, they owe their success to the original versions, written in Hebrew by showrunners on the other side of the Atlantic. At a party dedicated to Israeli shows, Canal+ showed “Israel, Land of the Series” a documentary by critic, film maker and regular Numéro collaborator Olivier Joyard, dedicated to the programs that bring a wealth of excitement to the small screen in a country that up until 1993, only had one TV channel. 

Gwyneth Paltrow is ruffling feathers with her new Netflix series
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Gwyneth Paltrow is ruffling feathers with her new Netflix series

Series Showing on Netflix since January 24th, “The Goop Lab” features Gwyneth Paltrow and the team behind her controversial “lifestyle empire” in a series of pseudo-scientific adventures. The result? Six mini-documentaries that are as entertaining as they are disturbing. Showing on Netflix since January 24th, “The Goop Lab” features Gwyneth Paltrow and the team behind her controversial “lifestyle empire” in a series of pseudo-scientific adventures. The result? Six mini-documentaries that are as entertaining as they are disturbing.

Who is Henry Cavill, hero of “The Witcher”?
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Who is Henry Cavill, hero of “The Witcher”?

Series Netflix’s latest medieval drama series, The Witcher, is set to be the big revelation of the year. But this isn’t the first turn of the actor who sports a platinum ponytail better than anyone else and looks seriously good in gothic armour. A portrait. Netflix’s latest medieval drama series, The Witcher, is set to be the big revelation of the year. But this isn’t the first turn of the actor who sports a platinum ponytail better than anyone else and looks seriously good in gothic armour. A portrait.

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