Spiral

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  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 8 Seasons
  • 8.5  (6,513)

Spiral is a French crime television series that aired on CANAL+ from 2005 to 2020. The show follows the personal and professional lives of the police officers and lawyers who work in the Parisian judicial system. In the first season, audiences are introduced to the lead character, Captain Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust). She is a dedicated but tough police officer who becomes the head of a unit specializing in serious crimes. Her team includes her second-in-command, Lieutenant Gilles "Gilou" Escoffier (Thierry Godard), and newly hired Officer Ali Amrani (Tewfik Jallab).

As the show progresses, the characters navigate through complex cases involving murder, corruption, and political scandals. The show features intricate storylines that weave together legal proceedings, police investigations, and personal dramas.

One of the show's unique features is its portrayal of the French judicial system, including its bureaucracy and challenges. The series offers an insider's look at the various roles in the justice system, from judges and prosecutors to police investigators and defense lawyers. This complex portrayal offers a glimpse into the challenges and limitations of the French legal system.

Alongside the main case of each season, the show explores the personal lives of the characters, including their romantic relationships, family dynamics, and struggles with addiction. The show also touches on themes of police brutality and corruption, as well as the impact of crime on both victims and perpetrators.

In addition to its compelling storytelling, the show has received acclaim for its performances, particularly that of Caroline Proust. Her portrayal of Laure Berthaud is nuanced, portraying both her strength and vulnerability as she navigates the challenges of her job and personal life. Thierry Godard's portrayal of Gilou is also praised, with his character's struggles with addiction adding nuance to his portrayal.

Overall, Spiral is a captivating crime series that offers a unique perspective on the French judicial system. Through its intricate storylines and complex characters, the show explores the challenges of justice, power, and morality in a contemporary Parisian context. It is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and legal procedurals.

Spiral is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (86 episodes). The series first aired on December 13, 2005.

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Seasons
Episode 10 (Episode 10 of 10)
10. Episode 10 (Episode 10 of 10)
October 5, 2020
On the day of the robbery, a last-minute change causes chaos. Directed by Frederic Jardin, 2020.
Episode 09 (Episode 9 of 10)
9. Episode 09 (Episode 9 of 10)
October 5, 2020
Despite Judge Vargas' decision, Gilou is determined to complete his mission. Directed by Frederic Jardin, 2020.
Episode 08 (Episode 8 of 10)
8. Episode 08 (Episode 8 of 10)
September 28, 2020
Josephine goes to Spain to find Souleymane's brother. Directed by Nicolas Guicheteau, 2020.
Episode 07 (Episode 7 of 10)
7. Episode 07 (Episode 7 of 10)
September 28, 2020
Laure confronts Gilou; Josephine is moved by Edelman's defense of Lola.
Episode 06 (Episode 6 of 10)
6. Episode 06 (Episode 6 of 10)
September 21, 2020
Laure discovers a disturbing connection between the gang and the Moroccan migrants. Directed by Nicolas Guicheteau, 2020.
Episode 05 (Episode 5 of 10)
5. Episode 05 (Episode 5 of 10)
September 21, 2020
Josephine agrees to defend the mule in exchange for the release of Souleymane. Directed by Nicolas Guicheteau, 2020.
Episode 04 (Episode 4 of 10)
4. Episode 04 (Episode 4 of 10)
September 14, 2020
Laure ignores the ban on seeing Gilou, who gets himself hired as a bouncer in Cisco's nightclub. Directed by Jean-Philippe Amar, 2020.
Episode 03 (Episode 3 of 10)
3. Episode 03 (Episode 3 of 10)
September 14, 2020
The team investigates in BarbeĢ€s, where unaccompanied Moroccan minors are being exploited. Directed by Jean-Philippe Amar, 2020.
Episode 02 (Episode 2 of 10)
2. Episode 02 (Episode 2 of 10)
September 7, 2020
Laure and Ali suspect Souleymane, a young migrant who was close to the victim - and whom Josephine decides to defend. Directed by Jean-Philippe Amar, 2020.
Episode 01 (Episode 1 of 10)
1. Episode 01 (Episode 1 of 10)
September 7, 2020
Laure's team finds a body in a laundromat. Directed by Jean-Philippe Amar, 2020.
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Where to Watch Spiral
Spiral is available for streaming on the CANAL+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Spiral on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    December 13, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (6,513)