Fall is here, and we couldn’t be happier! This is the perfect time to enjoy cozy evenings with a tea or an herbal infusion, a few indulgent treats, and a great series! However, the hardest thing is choosing from the iconic series, the latest releases, and the ones everyone is talking about. Luckily, the Kusmi Tea Communications Team is on hand with its favorite series everyone agrees on. Ready? Steady? Netflix!
Guilaine, Communications Director
It’s hard for me to say what my favorite series is because I don’t have much time to watch them! I am often so tired I drop off to sleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. But I have managed to find the time for one – a French TV series called Fais pas ci, fais pas ça. I don’t recall the number of seasons, but I think I have just finished the ninth, which is quite an achievement for me!
This series follows the day-to-day lives of two neighboring families, the Bouleys and the Lepics, who have very different outlooks and views on parenting. The Lepic family are rather conservative while the Bouley family are more hipsters. But despite their cultural and social differences, the two families befriend each other and often deal with challenges as a team!
This is a lighthearted, funny series with characters I can relate to. It’s a really great way to relax!
Cécile, Communications Manager
Big Little Lies takes viewers into the wealthy Monterey community where a crime is committed at the local school dance. The series looks back over the lives of three women, all mothers of young children, who become friends and seem to be connected to the tragic incident.
This mini-series is led by an exceptional cast including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Alexander Skarsgård. In just seven episodes it subtly, then brutally, shines a light on violence against women in a world ruled by superficial appearances and lies.
Léna, Junior Digital Communications Manager
When it gets cold outside there’s just one thing I want to do: get under the covers and fire up Netflix in search of a new series to binge-watch!
I recommend Atypical, a series about Sam, a teenager struggling with autism, and his family as they go about their daily lives. This wonderfully endearing, funny, and moving production portrays a small family with problems most people never have to deal with. You’ll be instantly hooked. Big laughs (and tears) guaranteed!
Léa, Communications Assistant
There’s a reason Barack Obama was photographed with the season-one boxset on his desk during the 2008 presidential campaign!
The astonishing series, Mad Men, plunges viewers deep into 1960s New York and the lives of a group of admen working in a leading advertising firm on Madison Avenue. The veneer of pleasure and exuberance soon cracks to reveal the characters’ angst and checkered past – especially that of the renowned Don Draper, the firm’s creative director. A real must-watch!
And with more than 92 episodes and 7 seasons, there’s more than enough to keep you going until the next instalment of Game of Thrones.
Pauline, Digital Communications Assistant
I you’re looking for a French series, I recommend Call My Agent! It might not be the most recent production, but viewers will become very attached to each character and their amusing personal and private lives.
The distinctive feature of this series is that it stars lots of “real-life” artists playing their own roles as celebrities managed by a prestigious Parisian talent firm, whose agents have to manage their needs, problems, and much more besides! Singers and actors such as Julien Doré, Nathalie Baye, Ramzy Bédia and others offer a healthy dose of self-deprecation and make you want to keep watching and discover the star of the next episode!
But be warned: there are only two seasons and six episodes in each, so take the time to appreciate each one while you wait for the third season set for release in few days.
Diane, Digital Project Manager
Imagine a theme park built from scratch, entirely populated by androids known as “hosts,” where humans pay to indulge their every whim without consequence. Everything functions perfectly according to prewritten storylines until the day a system update creates a glitch. This hiccup causes the hosts to start making the rules in the park and acting according to their newfound emotions. This is the synopsis of West World, a brilliant series blending the Wild West and a futuristic world, starring Anthony Hopkins as the founder of this peculiar park.
With a sterling cast, breathtaking visuals, and an irresistible soundtrack, you’ll be on the edge of your seat for two seasons straight!