The book of Love
At 26, Kanoko Tsukishiro has never experienced love. After getting her dream job as an editor in the literature department of a publishing company, Kanoko is assigned to oversee the works of the wildly popular mystery writer, Saku Kagaya.
Kagaya holds a special place in Kanoko’s heart as he is the one who taught her about “first love” through his books.
Kanoko tries her best to work in tandem with Kagaya to produce another hit, but the author remains noncommittal and aloof. Slowly, Kanoko becomes attracted to him.
Guilty or not guilty?
ACCUSED is an anthology series about ordinary people who end up in the dock. Should these men and women be there? Are they innocent, guilty or somewhere in-between?
As each hour long episode unravels, we see how these people became the accused and finally whether they walk free or go down.
Original stories based on the concept of the acclaimed British show ACCUSED created by Jimmy McGovern.
ANNA KARENINA [8x44’]
An epic story of love
The story is set in late 19th century in Russia's high society.
Saint Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a reckless love affair with the dashing count Alexey Vronsky.
This fatal romance will destroy her life.
Where all kinds of colourful characters meet
In a barbershop located in one of the strongholds of the African diaspora in Paris, Grand Prêtre, a bad barber, dreamer and unintentional comic tries to salvage his business thanks to his indispensable wife, Mère Bijou, who clearly wears the pants in the house.
The shop is where all kinds of colourful characters meet. We catch up with 2 regulars: Vieux Soulard, a professional soccer player famous in Mobutu’s time, and Aller-Retour, who gets the most unlikely customers in.
BLACK REVENGE [10x42’]
An eye for an eye. A scandal for a scandal.
Saori was expecting a child and living happily with her husband, Keigo, until a forged scandal drove him to commit suicide. This unfortunate event led to a miscarriage, making her lose the 2 most precious things in her life.
Five years after Keigo's death, Saori receives a letter revealing the truth about the scandal and the 3 people involved in it. Seeking revenge, she takes on a job as a journalist at the weekly magazine which slandered her husband.
Obsessed with revenge, she does whatever it takes to bring down the lives of those who took her happiness away, using the same deceitful tactics.
BRIGHT MINDS [90’]
A team of 2 solitary women
Astrid Nielsen is an autistic woman who works as an archivist for the police and knows every file she has worked on.
When she meets commander Raphaëlle Coste, then in charge of an investigation about suicides of doctors, the two solitary women bond.
Astrid helps Raphaëlle with methodology while Raphaëlle offers Astrid behavioral help.
CALL MY AGENT! [18x52’]
They'll do anything for their prestigious clients
Delightfully mixing comedy and drama, the series describes the life of a prestigious talent agency after the accidental death of its founder.
Every day, Andréa, Mathias, Gabriel and Arlette, agents and senior partners of ASK, have to face delicate situations and defend their vision of the work of actors. They skillfully mix art and business, even if it means manipulating people.
In each episode, a movie star plays his own role with an assumed self-deprecation.
CAPTAIN SHARIF [48x52’]
Chemistry on the job
Captain Kader Sharif is passionate about his job. He has a gift for sniffing out just what smells bad about a case and criminals may be taken in by his light touch.
His new and ambitious teammate, Captain Adeline Briard, is adamant to follow official procedure and disapproves of Sharif’s methods but finds herself unable to stay mad at him for long.
The general tone of the series and its strong storylines exude humanity, comedy and emotion.
The knives are out
Romain, a 25 year-old locksmith imprisoned for fraud, gets his sentence reduced. His probation officer has found him a job in the kitchen of a famous restaurant. The Chef, a monster of French gastronomy, saves a spot every year in his staff for an ex-convict, in fond memory of his own youth’s mistakes.
This is the beginning of Romain’s awakening to the world, to the art of food, to love, but also a story of his struggles and eventually his rise to success.
COFFEE & VANILLA [10x30’]
A sweet and bitter love story
Risa is a college student who is popular with boys who see her as inacessible. However, she has zero experience in love. Risa keeps saying : "if I’m going to fall in love, I want it to be so sweet it'll melt my heart".
One day, as she is being harassed by a guy, she is rescued by Hiroto, a sophisticated man who looks great in a suit. To thank him, Risa agrees to dinner… which leads to their first kiss… which leads to…
This is the story of a doting love that's slightly bitter yet super sweet.
CRIMINAL GAMES [22x90’]
Murder mysteries in the 50's
This series is set in the colorful, glamorous world of the 50's.
Superintendent Laurence investigates murder mysteries dreamt up by Crime Queen Agatha Christie. He is assisted by his faithful secretary, Marlene, and a young reporter, Alice Avril, who will stop at nothing to get her next scoop.
A delightful blend of style and humor.
DERBY GIRL [10x22’]
A female contact sport
Steeped in punk culture, do-it-yourself and feminist values, roller derby is the only mainly female contact sport that has leagues worldwide.
Lola Bouvier, 25, a fallen ice-skating star with an outsize ego, decides to become "the greatest roller-derby champion of all time". But, unwittingly, she joins one of France’s worst teams: the Cannibal Unicorns.
Becoming Catherine the Great
Ekaterina, the daughter of an impoverished Prussian prince, is about to marry the futur Tsar of Russia, Peter III.
While she dreams of love, the Tsar prefers war games and shows little interest in women. Her girlish innocence soon disappears and her tender nature is replaced by cold fury. She channels her loneliness into a lust for power.
The aggrieved young woman would go on to conquer both land and hearts, handpicking grenadiers to become her lovers, suppressing rebellions and conversing with prominent European philosophers.
She will become Catherine the Great.
EREN THE SOUTHPAW [10x30’]
The mediocre talent and the genius
Koichi Asakura struggles with the limitations of his own talent but still hopes to become "someone". Meanwhile, Eren Yamagishi is a tremendously gifted artist who must deal with the pain and loneliness that comes from being a genius.
After a fateful encounter in high school, they eventually go their separate ways, one as a designer in a major advertising agency and the other as a New York based artist.
The mediocre talent and the genius. The two opposites go through failures and setbacks as they try to discover who they really are.
HANA’S LAZY MEALS [10x30’]
Cooking made easy for the slackers
Hana loves to eat but is hopeless at keeping house. Her beloved husband, Goro, is always away from home and, as a result, she has grown a bit lazy. She's hungry and looks in the pantry, but there is almost nothing to eat. She decides to make do with whatever is left and concocts a delicious salmon toast. Boosted by her new confidence she decides to explore her cooking talent.
HANA’S LAZY MEAL is a new genre of drama which ends with a quick-and-easy cooking lesson after each episode.
Murder in the asylum
The day before Ana is due to leave her psychiatric clinic, the young woman is found dead. Her heart has been torn out.
Detective Angèle, 29, handles the investigation. This is her first case. A psychiatric clinic is not an usual setting for a police team. Questionning mad people can be baffling and insanity is disturbing and repellent. But not for Angèle. She feels comfortable here and even finds the inmates engaging, lively and amusing – almost more so than normal people.
Yet, the case is genuinely unsettling. Who to believe? How can she separate truth from lies? What is the relationship between staff and patients? Above all, who was Ana?
IS THIS LOVE CHECKMATE? [4x30’]
Love twists and turns
Tae Komada, a baby-face woman who is a master chess player, appears to have a soothing effect on others. On the other hand, Taiga Hinata is a businessman who lacks communication skills and has no experience in love.
Both randomly meet twice a day starting an unusual tale of love at first sight, at least for one of them.
This story is about the imbalance in love feelings and how relationships sometimes take unexpected turns for better or worse.
The power of the crystal
Set in modern-day Johannesburg, JONGO tells the story of a young man, Eli, who acquires supernatural abilities from an alien crystal found in a cave. The stone has been bequeath to him by his father, an enslaved miner who has been murdered shortly after escaping from the cave.
As Eli tries to deal with the death of his father and sets out to find the men responsible, he must also grapple with his new powers and how they alter the course of his life.
But what Eli doesn’t know is that the men he is hunting down have crystals of their own and need his stone to fulfill an ancient and devastating prophecy that threatens the lives of millions.
The physical power of love
Aki is a freelance writer who is frustrated by her efforts to find work.
When her boyfriend jilts her, she moves to a friend’s house. There, she reunites with her first boyfriend to whom she lost her virginity. He confesses he hasn’t been able to "get it up" for 2 years, but when he accidently touches Aki, lo and behold, he responds.
He swears he won’t do anything perverted, but asks Aki to help him.
A cop with too many faces
Samuel Kepler, an investigation detective with mental health issue, couldn’t save the life of his partner. In order to recover from the trauma and rebuild his family, he moves to the coastal town of Calais to lay low for a while.
Soon, he is forced to go back to work in the « jungle », the area where thousands of migrants dreaming to reach the UK congregate.
When the body of a young girl is found in a macabre scene, Kepler is back on the job. But there is a price to pay for finding the truth, namely his sanity.
KISS ME [20x60’]
The Beauty and the Handsome
Tenten has just returned from Japan with his family. He is a new student at the local high school but one who is extremely brilliant with an IQ of 200, as well as being handsome.
Meanwhile, Taliw is a cute, lively and clumsy girl who develops a crush on Tenten.
Yet, Taliw is not confortable with her feelings as Tenten sometimes treats her kindly and care while, some other times, teases and embarrasses her in front of all the students.
Based on a real story
Eighteen year old Laetitia has disappeared.
Her overturned scooter was found in the early morning in front of her house. Rapidly the police investigations reconstruct the young girl’s last hours, leading to the arrest of Tony Meilhon. But while they are certain that they have identified the offender, the investigators still can’t find the body.
The story follows the backlash on Laetitia’s family, above all on her twin sister, Jessica, on the working of the police force, the social services, the judicial system and even the government.
LITTLE MURDERS BY AGATHA CHRISTIE [31x90’]
The classical whodunit
These films are freely inspired by the novels of Agatha Christie.
In the first season, the action takes place in the 1930's, in the North of France. The main characters are a seductive, cultured and epicurean police chief in his 50's and his assistant, a 30-year-old, gay, shy, goofy, but endearing inspector.
In the second season, the action is transposed to the late 1950's. The superintendent is a cold, dry, inflexible, though always distinguished, 40-something; his beautiful, sweet, caring, sexy, but naive secretary and a intrusive journalist.
LOCK-ON LOVE [5x30’]
Can a loser win the girl of his dreams?
In each episode the main character is a loser who, along with his loser friends, get embroiled in love escapades throughout the campus.
Can these fellows, who are living the antithesis of the “fulfilled” life, truly win the girl of their dreams?
From the original manga of the same title by Nana Shiiba.
LOVE AND HONG KONG [4x30’]
Kenta, a director, and his assistant are in Hong Kong filming a documentary featuring Japanese celebrity Elly.
During filming, Elly is kidnapped by Daniel. Amidst the uproar, Kenta meets a woman named Maki who has come to Hong Kong to meet a man she dated through a website, but has yet to see him. Since Maki didn’t have the confidence to use her own image, she used Elly’s face as her online icon. Unbeknowst to Daniel, he kidnapped the wrong girl.
Through the most unusual circumstances, the paths of these protagonists become entangled as they scurry around the city.
LOVE AND LIES [24x60’]
Sometimes truth is better
Mild, an actress, has become famous in a flash. She urgently needs to surround herself with a PR crew led by Tim, and intelligent and brash man.
His way of putting down scandals for his artists is to use lies, the scheme his mother kept preaching him not to do.
MIDNIGHT DINER [30x30’]
A chef and a confidant
It’s midnight and the lights of the Tokyo eatery Midnight Diner are just flickering on. As most of the city falls aleep, clients come in for good food and conversation. The menu only lists pork, rice and soup but, on request, the chef will make almost anything, trusting he has the ingredients.
Despite his stern appearance, the eccentric chef is a friendly listener who draws out interesting stories from the variety of patrons.
At this late hour, his customers include characters from all walks of life including office workers, washed up singers, failed actors, strippers and gangsters.
MIDNIGHT DINER: TOKYO STORIES [10x30’]
Nourishing bodies and souls
A small eatery called Meshiya, also known as Midnight Diner, sits in the back alley of a bustling district of Tokyo.
Starting right at midnight, the chef serves custom-made dishes with a side of solace for his patrons, who bring both their appetites and a story to tell.
In this mundane diner, they find simple yet profound connections with one another, nourishment for their bellies and their souls based on the shared love of a particular dish.
MOTHER IS WRONG [6x52’]
The woman raising me is not my mom!
Should police Captain Marianne Aubrais believe a child who claims that his mom is not his mom?
If his story is not a fantasy, it would be genuinely criminal to ignore it.
By being raised by a woman who has taken his real mother’s place, the boy may never become the man he should be.
MR. MOCKY PRESENTS THE HITCHCOCK COLLECTION [36x26’]
Suspense and dark humour Hitchcock's style
The distinguished "Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine" published many great crime stories which never made it to the screen. Until now.
Investigation upon investigation, Jean-Pierre Mocky takes us into a world of deep suspense and dark humour, tipping his hat to the great British director.
Each episode is graced with a stellar cast of famous cinema names: Victoria Abril, Michel Piccoli, Frédéric Diefenthal, Gaspard Ulliel, Claude Brasseur, Béatrice Dalle, Richard Bohringer, to name a few.
MURDER UNIT [12x45’]
Unsolved mysteries of WWII
The Murder Unit is a special police force in Poland dealing with unsolved cases. The group tries to solve some inexplicable mysteries from the past, going as far back as WWII, that still have an impact at present time.
The series underlines the fact that behind every case there is a human being with his weaknesses, desires, madness or love that make him commit the crime.
NIGHT TIME ENTERTANIMENT HIGH SCHOOL [8x30’]
Toritsu Mizushogyo High School is the first of its kind in Japan, let alone in the world. It is a public school specializing in nighttime entertainment.
There, you can learn how to become a hostess, a manager, to work at a gay bar or in the sex industry.
All types of classes are offered ensuring that the future of fun at night will be alive and well.
OH, BOY! WE REALLY ARE SAILING [11x30’]
Rock the boat!
The drama is set on board the training ship of a marine pilot university.
Two girls, Marin and Tsubame, have just joined a place where 80% of the students are boys. Together with their classmates, battling unimaginable sea sickness, they struggle to get through the month-long, harsh navigation training.
We share their experiences on the high seas as well as back on land.
ON NIGHTS WHEN I WANT TO END IT ALL… [7x30’]
A man and the eccentric women in his life
Hiroshi Ono, was abandoned by his mother when he was still young. He meets all kinds of women with whom he clashes at times or runs from at other times
The first woman he fell in love with was a bicycle thief. He lost his virginity to a woman in a wheelchair. And the woman he loved the most, Asuka, makes a living selling her saliva to perverts.
Focusing on the years Hiroshi spent with Asuka, it depicts the good-for-nothing life of this hopeless man who lived at the mercy of wild and crazy women.
ON THE EDGE [8x52’]
Prisoners of the Caliphate
Three young women end up hopeless prisoners of the Caliphate. They would have never met, if it hadn’t been for the blinding love that brought them to hell.
Once there, it becomes obvious that their only chance to survive is to escape, putting their lives on the line.
How to navigate an obscure institution
Samy, a young parliamentary assistant arrives in Brussels a few weeks after the Brexit referendum. He is obviously not fit for the job. In fact, Samy doesn’t know much about European institutions and he hopes to get away with it thanks to his wit and cleverness.
He gets quickly assigned an obscure mission: write a report on finning (the act of removing fins from sharks and discarding the rest of the animal).
But how do you get a report adopted at the European Parliament? Samy has no clue and he has six months to master the secrets of the institution.
PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH [8x30’]
The difficult journey of finding the perfect match
A career woman, a nurse, an unattainable beauty and an everyday woman with low self-esteem, all with different views on love, are looking for a husband.
They join spouse-hunting parties and dating apps, but finding the perfect match doesn’t work out as expected. At times, they get unwittingly involved with married men, at other times, they become friends with benefits.
Will they ever find happiness?
The fatal 60 seconds
When Jonah Lee dies for 60 seconds he gains a special power, the power of having premonition of fatal accidents and being able to be at the "wrong place and time" for that last 60 seconds.
Jonah is a reluctant hero and perhaps the last person ready to help anyone else but himself.
He sees the visions as a curse rather than a gift. He begins a journey to discover his life purpose and why he was chosen. Maybe this wasn’t given for him to save others but rather to save himself.
PRINCESS HOURS [20x60’]
Royal loves and shemes
The plot takes place in Bhutin, a fictitious country. Crown Prince In and Kaning are getting into a family arranged marriage. Before that, the Prince had a girlfriend named Minnie. He had asked for her hand but she rejected him. Neeedless to say, Minnie now regrets doing so and wants the Prince back.
Meanwhile, the former Crown princess wants the throne back for her son, Prince In's cousin.
But as Prince In and Kaning spend time together they begin to develop feelings towards each other. How will their love story unfold?
PRISON SCHOOL [9x30’]
Adapted from the very popular comic book
Hachimitsu Academy is a private boarding high school that used to be all-girl but is turning coed this year.
Only 5 boys have been admitted and are excited just thinking about what school life will be like at Hachimitsu with over 1,000 girls attending. But one day, when they get caught peeking into the girls’ bathroom, they are forced to spend a month in the “Prison” by the “Secret School Council,” a committee that rules the school with an iron fist.
While the boys try various means to free themselves, the “ Council” will go to any length to drive the boys into withdrawing from school.
ROOM LAUNDERING [6x30’]
Let me purify your room
Miko Yakumo is constantly moving from one dubious apartment to another. Her line of work involves purifying abodes where unnatural death has occurred, "laundering" them and making them livable for the next tenants.
At every residence, she encounters the original tenant turned ghost who hasn't been able to cross over into the spirit world. And since she is able to see them, she ends up having to listen to all their troubles and woes.
When she reconnects with her insufferable former neighbour, love blossoms between them.
The highs and lows of hacking
Lux, an exceptionally gifted geek, suffers a severe humiliation from the other students as soon as he enters the prestigious engineering school.
To take revenge, he uses one of his best skills, stalking. He hacks their cell phones and computers, including Alma’s, his love interest. Lux becomes the person he always wanted to be, before being caught in his own trap.
Lux, in his own words said : "Have you ever stalked? Googled someone you were dating? Scrutinized a Facebook profile? Excitedly scrolled the Instagram page of someone you secretely like? We are all stalkers".
TAKE THREE GIRLS [12x52’]
Seeking the truth
Three teenagers born in the late 50's suffered the same tragic fates when they each lost their fathers in a coalmine accident, in northern France. They pledge to stay friends forever and honor their fathers’ memories as long as they lived.
Throwing light on the circumstances of the deadly accident and punishing the culprits becomes their common obsession.
THE BLOOD WIDOW [16x45’]
A most cruel master
This series is inspired by the true story of Countess Dariya Saltykova who, due to her cruelty, went down in history as an infamous serial killer.
When her husband dies in 1755, Dariya is 26 years old and becomes one of the richest women in Moscow. She takes a lover but the latter's betrayal plunges her in fits rage that will never leave her. During several years, she will torture and kill her serfs, mainly women. She is finally found guilty of 38 murders but she is attributed at least a hundred more.
Queen Catherine II put an end to her tyranny by sending her to a monastery prison, where she spent 33 years until her death.
THE BOSS HUNT: IOVINE [4x52’]
The incredible sting operation to capture the boss of the Neapolitan Mafia
This series is inspired by real-life events and by the incredible sting operation carried out in 2010 by an anti-mafia unit in Naples, which led to the capture of the boss of the Neapolitan Mafia, Antonio Iovine, who has been hiding out for 14 years in the outskirts of the city.
Agents Arturo, Salvo, Rosanna, Carlo, Francesco and Laura are committed to a mission that everyone consider impossible. But they are willing to pay a very high price to succeed, putting at stake both their own lives and those of their loved ones.
THE BOSS HUNT: ZAGARIA [8x52’]
The capture of the other Neapolitan Mafia boss
This story is inspired by real-life events and by the incredible sting operation carried out in 2011 by an anti-mafia unit in Naples, which ledto the capture of the boss of the Neapolitan Mafia, Michele Zagaria, who has been hiding out for 16 in his home town Casapesenna. One year after the catch of Iovine, this arrest will definitely mark the end of the Casalesi clan.
After the catch of Iovine, Romano’s team is on the war path again, using infiltration and intimidation.
And once again, they will have to pay a high price to succeed.
THE DEAD LAKE [8x52’]
A chilling thriller in the heart of Siberia
The Arctic Circle. Residents of a tiny, everwhite snow town live a simple life, quiet and unhurried. Everything is turned upside down when ambitious Moscow detective Maxim Pokrovsky is sent to investigate the most shocking crime in local memory: the death of a local oligarch’s daughter.
Soon, Maxim realizes that the motive for the crime isn’t clear and the circumstances of the young woman’s death look like a ritual killing.
As Maxim gets deeper into the case, he starts to uncover his own strange and frightening abilities.
THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL [10x30’]
The Kumagawa hospital is situated on the outskirts of town, enveloped by the woods. Luna has just began working there for two weeks when a coworker encounters a girl in school uniform covered in blood who absconds as quickly as she appeared.
Luna is no stranger to sightings. Indeed, from a young age, she has had psychic visions, including one instance in middle school when she saw the ghost of a classmate covered in blood. The rest of her class ended up avoiding her.
At the hospital, even patients begin having ghost sightings. One night, Luna heads to the old locked-up ward to get some equipment…
THE MEAL WITH HOKUSAI [8x30’]
Happiness through simple cooking
Yamada Fumiko, nicknamed Bun, is a poor university student who lives alone in Tokyo with her talking toy Hokusai.
A shy person and a daydreamer, Bun makes the people around her happy with imaginative, delicious food that takes little effort.
THE MEMORIES OF HAPPINESS [120’]
A rocky family
Taro Miura was once a prominent figure in the lunch box service business but due to various difficulties he now makes his living by collecting garbage. One day, he sees his ex-wife, Junko, with a man he does not know.
Taro ends up going back to the house he used to live in, where his Junko and their daughters reside.
Taro is unhappy about his ex-wife’s new marriage and his behavior gradually escalates.
THE OPTIMISTS [13x52’]
Brainstorming the Cold War
1960 is the peak of Khrushchev’s thaw politics. The Soviet Union is cautiously opening up to the rest of the world. Although the Cold War clock is already ticking, the West is still more an ally than an enemy.
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters, an unusual collective is at work. The Strategic Analysis Group is composed of young, liberal graduates from top diplomatic schools. Their job is to brainstorm unorthodox moves in the USSR’s love-hate dance with the West. Their ideas seldom reach the top of the Ministry food chain and older colleagues openly dislike them.
Together they represent a unique era with all its joys and fears, wild hopes and crushing disappointments.
THE SMARTPHONE GUY [11x55’]
He knows all your secrets
Divorced, in need to pay child-support and a layoff candidate at his company, Keita Orimo, 34, is in the pits of despair. However, it all changes when his brain suddenly becomes a smartphone. Now he can see messages people send on their phones, which also means that he can learn their secrets. This new ability gets him intertwined with problems in and out of the office.
A Sci-Fi human drama about a simple man becoming a "smartphone" hero.
WAR ON BEASTS [2x52’]
A dark social tragedy
In a region where the only job prospects are the local factory, prostitution or drugs, Martel tries to make a decent living and to take care of his old mother. He has 2 jobs, but this is not enough to cover for the expenses of his mother’s nursing home.
When the factory where he is employed is about to be delocalized, Martel, in dire need of money, resort to kidnappping with a dim-witted bodybuilder friend of his. Eventually, everything goes wrong.
This series is about the intertwined stories of lower class people who dream of love and of a normal life but must deal with a cruel and inevitable reality.
WINE, DINE AND WOO ME [16x30’]
A journalist's dream assignment
Megumi Kanbayashi has been a freelance writer for five years. As a just-turned-30 single woman, she is beginning to feel the pangs of marriage anxiety. One day, Megumi’s editor brings her an idea for a series to be offered on the internet. It’s a novel premise : advertise for a single male looking for a relationship, let him pick a restaurant for a blind date during which he will woo her over a meal.
Megumi loves the idea of a free, delicious meal and seizes the opportunity. And so begins the search for candidates for the "WINE, DINE AND WOO ME" column series.
Actual restaurants in Tokyo are featured in every episode.
MARY HIGGINS CLARK: FROM BOOKS TO MOVIES [4x92’]
From the best selling novels from the queen of suspense
Each of these movies recreates the tense and distinctive atmosphere of Mary Higgins Clark’s books which have captivated millions of readers all around the world.
These films host a prestigious international cast including: Kristin Scott-Thomas, Sex in the City’s Kim Cattrall, Christopher Lee, French stars Annie Girardot and Stéphane Audran and German actor Werner Stocker.