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What are the best series to see on Canal  

To help you make a choice in this regularly updated collection of classics, mixed with more unknown nuggets, here is our guide to the best series to see on Canal+. We have selected 12 series for all tastes, between thriller, romance and low political blows.

The best channel+ series (2023)

Marie Laure Calcar

For series of series of all kinds, the encrypted chain remains a reference, it is more so with exclusive access to Disney+.

After our selections of the best Netflix series, Amazon Prime Video, OCS, Hulu … We decided to make it a special Canal+, hoping that it helps you see more clearly !

Our selection is eclectic and includes series available in the packs mentioned below.

Canal+ series in streaming, without obligation

To watch series on your connected devices, 100 % digital, you can choose between multiple Canal+ subscriptions such as:

  • Canal+ Series (€ 6.99/month) gives access to the plethora of original and international creations (Django, Braquo, Hippocrates, Validé, the War of Worlds, etc.).
  • With Canal+Friends and Family (€ 49.99/month) Take full series of series, Disney+, Apple TV+programs, and sports competitions. It is for 4 simultaneous users.
  • Canal+Cine Series (from € 34.99/month) includes Canal+, Netflix, Paramount+, Apple TV+, OCS, Disney+, etc., This service can be used simultaneously on 2 devices.

Canal+ series from your TV, with commitment

To be able to watch the series on your TV, you will have to subscribe 24 months in Canal+ Cine Séries and you benefit from 30 free days.

Canal+ on several screens

The two packs include the MyCanal application, which gives access to the contents of the chain for several terminals (PC, tablet, smartphone).

Note that, to take advantage of it, you must benefit from compatible equipment and high speed connection.

With this option, you can see the legendary office on your tablet and another family member can look at Hippocrates on his smartphone. Downloading the application on your Android or iOS is free.

Watch the Canal+ series from abroad

For Canal+subscribers, note that you can look at your channels from abroad, and this thanks to a paying VPN (“private virtual network”) or free. The latter allows you to modify your geographic location.

Thus, you can claim to be in France and continue to make series evenings even far from your home ! We recommend NordVPN.

Without further ado, here is our selection !

The Changeling

channel series plus

The love story of Apollo (bookist) and Emma (librarian) is a real fairy tale, until she mysteriously disappears ..

The Resort

Best channel+ series

During a trip to Mexico to celebrate their 10 years of marriage, a couple finds themselves involved in the strange disappearance of two young people 15 years earlier. This foray will seriously question them ..

Infinite

Infiniti Canal Plus series

Anna Zarathi is a French scholarship, Issak Turgun is a Kazakh police officer, both team up to try to elucidate the death of the ISS captain.

1985

Canal+ series

In the 1980s, Marc, Franky and his sister Vicky arrived in Brussels. The boys want a career in the gendarmerie, while Vicky studies the law. The progressive ideals of this last woman often go against the more conservative principles of Franky and Marc. Everything changes when the country experiences a series of bloody robberies.

Bloodlands

Bloodlands

By investigating a car drafted in a lake in Northern Ireland, inspector Tom Brannick, widower and father of little Lizzy, makes the link with a personal affair, since classified.

A Cold Case that will make him go back to a painful past.

Gangs of London

SERIE CANAL+

After the assassination of the finn Wallace mafia chief, gangs engage in a death struggle to take control of the Underground London.

Rogue Heroes

Rogue Heroes

Hospitalized after a training exercise that went wrong, David Stirling, thinks that traditional commando units do not work. He then developed a radical plan that goes against all the rules of modern war.

He does everything to obtain authorization to recruit the harder, daring and brilliant soldiers to create a small secret unit ..

Valid

Valid

Clément, Aka Apache, is a young talented rapper. Supported by his most faithful friends, he sees himself valid By an icon in the community, the cooperation of the 2 artists quickly takes the turn of a dangerous rivalry.

Tokyo vice

Tokyo vice

Tokyo, in the 1990s, Jake Adelstein A American reporter managed to get hired in a big daily life. Responsible for various facts, he puts himself in danger by being both an interlocutor of the Yakuzas and an informant of the police.

Adelstein also crosses Samantha, an American expatriate who works as a hostess in the Kabukichō district club, as well as Sato, a Yakuza…

What we do in the shadows

What we do in the shadows

Join the vampire and crazy roommate made up of Nandor, Laszlo, Nadja and Guillermo. These vampires living together for over a hundred years, in Staten Island, are recalled to order by their former master. The latter charges them that they are responsible for conquering the new world.

This series follows the film of the same name (vampires in complete privacy for the French version) directed by Taika Waititi (Boy, in pursuit of Ricky Baker, Jojo Rabbit…).

Armband

Armband

You like English humor ? So you will be served with Brassic !
Vinnie, suffering from a bipolar disorder, and Dylan are very long -standing friends that nothing can separate. But, it was without counting that the girlfriend of Dylan, tired of her life, decides to leave the city.

He is now faced with a dilemma: follow or stay with his group of friends with which he made the 400 shots ?

A comedy on a background of social misfortune that reminds us of Shameless.

Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets

Twenty-five years have passed from the crash of a plane in a wild region, transporting young high school girls from a football team.

The survivors, who had sunk into the savagery, have since rebuilt. However, this tragic and horrific past has never really left them, since it resurfaces at every moment of their lives ..

Hippocrates

Hippocrates

With the Hippocrates series you enter the hospital world. You will follow 3 interns without experience and 1 medical examiner, who during the sudden quarantine of the titular doctors, find themselves in charge of a whole service and its patients.

Will they manage to work in a team, and to make medical decisions without supervision ?

Shadowplay

Shadowplay

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Max McLaughlin, an American policeman, arrived in Berlin-Ouest to help the creation of a police force.

He takes this opportunity to get in search of Moritz, his brother.

The responder

The Steponder Series

Policeman Chris Carson is forced to put himself at the service of an important dealer to settle his debt and help Casey. By doing this, he takes big risks, for himself and for his career. Not to mention that Rachel needs him … These choices that are difficult to take will be as heavy with consequences

Billions

Billions

The world of finance is infested with sharks. Chuck Rhoades, New York Federal Prosecutor, is used to tackling the wealthy investment fund managers. His bane is the daring Bobby Axelrod.

The two men will absolutely use all means to crash each other.

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What are the best series to see on Canal+ ?

The production of season 3 of Yellowjackets is currently at a stop // Source: Showtime

The Canal+ catalog is a gold mine for films lovers, but also for series enthusiasts. Here are 12 that greatly deserve your attention.

In the era of the Peak TV, Choosing your next series can prove to be a real headache. Especially since the number of different SVOD platforms is seriously starting to dizzy. In the middle of this huge offer, is obviously Canal+. The platform, very creative in French series, also offers a vast catalog of international productions.

To help you make a choice in this regularly updated collection of classics, mixed with more unknown nuggets, here is our guide to the best series to see on Canal+. We have selected 12 series for all tastes, between thriller, romance and low political blows.

And if you have subscribed to other platforms, we also advise you to consult our guides from the best series to watch on Netflix or Disney+.

What series not to be missed on canal+ ?

Yellowjackets, The little sister of Lost And Twin Peaks

An air crash in the middle of nowhere, a tribe of teenage girls with boiling hormones, cannibals carpet in the shadows and secrets always well kept 25 years later: Welcome to Yellowjackets, Your new nightmare. Absurd mixture between Lost, Veronica Mars, Twin Peaks, And Dark, This Teen drama made a hit when it was broadcast in the United States, at the end of 2021. And for good reason, Yellowjackets is an unclassifiable series, apart from all boxes.

The narration seeks to lose us at all times, telling in parallel the story of a teenage female football team that crashes in 1996 and the fate of some survivors, two decades later. Prepare to be as confused as heroines badass of this fiction inspired by His Majesty of Mouches, by William Golding, version girl power.

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Black baron, The relentless political chronicle

If the series on politics populate American television, to The West Wing has Scandal, French writers have remained more cautious about the idea of ​​attacking the affairs of the state. Everything changed in 2016, with the shattering entrance to Black baron on the small screen. The series features the merciless Philippe Rickwaert, deputy mayor of the North, in his quest for political ascent. As unbearable as it is brilliant, this politician uses multiple strings at his disposal to achieve his ends and does not stop at anything to climb the steps of power. Kad Merad (Oussekine) excels in this unforgettable dramatic role, almost tailor -made for this prolific actor.

As for the creators of the series, Eric Benzekri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon, they carry out a real goldsmith’s work on all levels: the casting is particularly well chosen, the situations are inspired by real facts and the dialogues are tasty. The three seasons of Black baron Strangely resonate with our current political context, allowing a dizzying and unprecedented abyss. So much so that Canal+ could finally give a fourth season to this formidable dive into the mysteries of the Élysée, yet canceled in 2020.

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Laid, The vibrant LGBTQIA celebration+

Of Glee has American Horror Story Passing by NIP/TUCK, Ryan Murphy is one of the most productive series creators in recent years. But in 2018, he developed the masterpiece of his career: the excellent Laid. Located in the heart of the 1980s, in the world Ball Culture and voguing, A dance style notably inspired by fashion shows, the series particularly follows the character of Blanca Rodriguez. In New York, this young transgender woman takes under her wing several other members of the LGBTQIA+community, often marginalized, while AIDS begins to wreak havoc.

With its flamboyant cast (singularly led by MJ Rodriguez, awarded a Golden Globes in 2022), its original intrigues and above all its strong and diverse representation, Laid quickly imposed itself as a reference, between drama and comedy. Do not miss this vibrant ode in three seasons, sparkling costumes, the catchy soundtrack and the replicas become cult.

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Calls, Curiosity with chilling tones

Thrill seekers, you are in the right place ! Created by Timothée Hochet in 2017, this sensory UFO largely deserves the detour. Calls is a series of audios recordings relating to individual and unexplained individual and collective phenomena, which occurred in the 21st century: a killer clown, a plane in the middle of a crash, a mysterious underwater cave … Prepare to shiver by looking at Calls, whose particularity is to bet everything on the sound. Only the names of the protagonists, their words and a few colors appear on the screen, forcing the spectator to focus all his attention on listening.

You will notably recognize the voices of Kyan Khojandi (Brief) or Ramzy Bedia (The torch), in terrifying, overwhelming or deeply memorable accounts. This curiosity in three seasons marked French production when it was released and has even been the subject of an American adaptation by Apple TV+. Calls is a small nugget, finely written and interpreted that you would be wrong to miss.

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The legendary office, The French spy saga

It was undoubtedly the series that accelerated French production: The legendary office has given back its letters of nobility to hexagonal fiction on the small screen, with its complex characters and its quality writing. Through the adventures of Malotru, an intelligence agent just returned from a mission in Syria and who struggles to resume his real life, the series explores the underside of a relatively unknown system, while giving pride of place to psychology of its protagonists.

A difficult balance to find, but which works wonderfully thanks to the alchemy of the casting, composed in particular of Mathieu Kassovitz (Hatred), Florence-Loiret Caille (Visitors) and Sara Giraudeau (Small peasant)). The legendary office succeeds in the tour de force to immerse ourselves in the dark environment of the DGSE (Directorate General for External Security), without ever getting lost on the way. Recommend to all lovers of action and geopolitical intrigue in five seasons.

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The night when Laurier Gaudreault woke up, Xavier Dolan’s master stroke

For more than ten years, the Quebec filmmaker has had fun in the world of the seventh art, by offering films as varied as Just the end of the world, Mommy Or Laurence Anyways. But Xavier Dolan has now found the best media to bow out and move away from the world of cinema for some time, with The night when Laurier Gaudreault woke up. With this thriller, the director finds his obsession for the characters who return to their native lands after leaving their loved ones for too long.

The series of Canal+ follows the return of Mireille to the city where she grew up, on the occasion of the death of her mother. She will then have to disentangle her complex relationships with her three brothers while silencing heavy family secrets. Visually brilliant and scriptwriting impactful, The night when Laurier Gaudreault woke up is simply the best creation of Xavier Dolan, as we already told you when it comes out.

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Starstruck, Romantic comedy feel-good

The New Year’s Eve, Jessie spends a perfect and unexpected night with Tom. But, everything gets complicated when she understands that he is a film star, already in a relationship .. Starstruck is a romantic cuddly comedy, which uses traditional clichés of the genre with maliciousness, to better twist their neck thanks to a bitter humor. Rose Matefao, creator and main actress of the series, offers a writing of formidable efficiency, while embodying Jessie with great sincerity.

The two main characters in the series are funny and neurotic at the same time, allowing immediate identification with their romantic story but obviously boxed. And if you wish, you can even complete your Binge-Watching in love with Shrill, comedy feel-good and modern around grossophobia and self -acceptance, also available in Canal+.

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Killing Eve, The duel at the top

Mix Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the designer and actress of the series Fleabag, The actresses Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (The last duel), as well as a perfectly tied plot and you will get one of the most badass of this last decade. Killing Eve is a delicious delay bomb, mixing female desire, breathtaking investigation and feminist comic elements. The series dwells on the macabre game of the cat and the mouse between Eve Polastri, a agent of Mi-5 and Villanelle, a serial killer.

This unexpected thriller completely renews spy fictions, by folding all the cards of the genre and English humor if iconic so iconic. The four seasons of Killing Eve are however uneven, but still benefit from a high quality interpretation and a refreshing scenario. Do not miss.

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UFO (s), French science fiction (yes, yes)

In 2012, two years before The Leftovers, Fabrice Gobert imagined the return to the life of several people who have died for years, in a small mountain town. Ghosts had marked his time, by becoming one of the first French-fiction-fiction series (also available on Canal+).

Almost ten years later, the whimsical UFO (s) seems to take over, while providing comic lighting to the genre. In the 1970s, Didier Mathure, brilliant space engineer, chained problems. The rocket for which he is responsible has just exploded in full flight and he is therefore transferred to GEPAN, an organization responsible for studying UFOs. In this wacky series, Melvil Poupaud surprises in a offbeat and twisted role. In two seasons, UFO (s) managed to impose his particular style, while proving that hexagonal science fiction was not dead. A tour de force, which will not clearly appeal to everyone, but which should at least intrigue some.

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Years and Years, Terrifying dystopia

We are in 2019. Great Britain has just made a hard Brexit, which will modify a whole political and social context. At the same time, the radicality of the extreme right is essential in the ballot boxes, with the candidacy of Vivienne Rook, an ice mix between Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen. The situation reminds you of something ? This is normal: welcome to Years and Years, Dystopia whose realism and sense of timing have already marked hundreds of viewers.

The series has a first size asset: it was created by Russell T Davies, the amazing screenwriter of Doctor Who or moving It’s a sin, not to be missed on channel+. This frightening window on the future proposes to follow the daily life of the Lyons family, faced with an unstable economic and ecological climate, but also with new technologies. The result ? A single shock season of 6 episodes, which will give you mouth of terror or sadness in front of your screen several times, while developing a gallery of characters of great diversity (including the fabulous disabled actress Ruth Madeley). This is called a bingo.

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What we do in the shadows Or Schitt’s Creek, The impossible duel of comedies

Difficult to choose between these great therapies by laughter, so we decided to present the two to you. To our left in the ring, one of the funniest parody documentaries on the small screen, around a New York colocation. But these Friends Modern times are actually three vampires aged several centuries and … a human. You will necessarily fall under the spell of Nandor, Laszlo, Nadja and Guillermo, completely perched characters but above all hilarious. What we do in the shadows is a biting comedy, with short episodes and four seasons as embarrassing as it is improbable.

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On our right, the surprise success of the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021, which won everything in its path: Schitt’s Creek. Rather unknown in France until its rain of awards, the series was finally broadcast by Canal+. The pink family literally rides gold for decades. When they are suddenly ruined, the four members of this crazy siblings decide to rebuild themselves in the small town of Schitt’s Creek, which they had bought years ago, on the basis of a joke. A shock of hilarious cultures, served by protagonists, all more barred than the other.

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What a movie watch on Canal+ in this moment ?

You are more looking for feature films, available on the encrypted channel ? In this case, see our selection of the best films to see on Canal+.

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