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It is heartening to see the brilliant third season of my first times (I have never) amass tens of millions of views on the Netflix platform.

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Starting Wednesday, this teen comedy filled with wit and punchy dialogue has been enthroned at second place on Netflix’s Most Watched Shows, behind the blockbuster. The man of sandbut in front of the soap opera virgin river.





Even in its third chapter, this one teenage drama atypical has not lost its liveliness and originality, indeed. It is always so funny, charming and finely written.

Finally a comedy for the general public about sexual or ethnic diversity without sounding like a moral lesson or a radio segment from Radio Canada.

Teenagers and their allies (hello!) Deserve this kind of quality television, which speaks their language and weaves so-called light topics with heavier themes such as sexual humiliation, the disappearance of a parent or the weight of traditions on a family. immigrant.

In each of the 10 half hours, the viewer never gets the feeling that the screenwriters are conveying pseudo-educational messages. The intrigues, as airy as they are deep, unfold effectively between a cutting gag and two tonic replicas. And the tone swings between humor and drama, with no false notes or missteps.

At the beginning of the third season of my first times16-year-old hero Devi Vishwakumar is once again dating handsome Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet), the most coveted high school athlete in Sherman Oaks, an affluent Southern California suburb.

This was the goal that Devi had set herself at the beginning of the series: cold with the band cold, have a sexy boyfriend and get into Princeton University. You must soon realize that dating the hottest guy in school isn’t going to magically erase all of her troubles.

Canadian actress who plays Devi, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, has an incredible sense of comedy. Even more formidable: the teenage character she defends about her wears different masks, which allows the young actress to show the breadth of her register. There is the Devi, sarcastic, slobbering and overconfident. There is Devi very affected by the sudden death of her father. There is the worried and selfish Devi, who throws her anxieties in the face of her shrink.

There is Devi who lives in an Indo-American family with her mother Nalini (less and less severe), her grandmother Nirmala, very attached to her culture, as well as her cousin, also in search of emancipation. . All the Devi coexist in harmony in this multi-ethnic and multi-generational universe.

Devi’s friends, scientist Fabiola and theater artist Eleanor, also have heart problems. Ben, Devi’s “rival friend”, is still in the orbit of the trio of girls and a third suitor, handsome Nirdesh, will confuse the radar of our beloved Devi’s feelings.

The icing on the ice cream my first times remains the narrative of nearly all of John McEnroe’s episodes. Yes, yes, John McEnroe, the legendary tennis player. The detached tone of him when invested adds even more color to this adorable rainbow series.

Settlers in the Gaspé!

It’s the return of the inspector of the colony (Louis Champagne), mud, insects and rudimentary tools! Great success on the Historia channel in 2017, the reality show The fate of the devil will be back on the air on Friday 11 November with new adventures seasoned with Gaspésie’s salt.


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Louis Champagne inside The fate of the devil

After the forest, the competitors-settlers of the Devil’s Bundle – Conquest of the Sea now it will survive near a fishing school in Paspébiac in the 1930s. Prize up for grabs: $ 100,000. And it’s not about relying on current comforts, because all challenges will unfold as in the days of the Great Depression.

Also at Historia, two new Quebec productions will enhance the fall program, viz Secrets of the village (October 26), which will talk about great secrets hidden in the small villages of Quebec, as well as docu-fiction Hells Angels – The Fall (December 10), on the end of Maurice “Mamma” Boucher’s reign of terror. It is Émile Schneider who will lodge the informant Stéphane “Godasse” Gagné.

You will also see new episodes of lost in the dust (August 30), from Impossible to transmit (1uh September) and Fever Auction – New Generation (October 4).

Séries Plus will keep two Quebec TV series for the winter. The first derives from the novel High demolition by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard, with Étienne Galloy, Léane Labrèche-Dor and Irdens Exantus in the lead roles. The second is called Bombs and starring Olivia Palacci, Debbie Lynch-White, Sarah Desjeunes Rico and Julie de Lafrenière. Imagined by Kim Lévesque-Lizotte, Bombs will tell the torments of four thirty-year-olds struggling with addictions.

Still in Séries Plus, it’s not about touching Mondays NCIS or Tuesday FBI. Corus-owned specialty channel made headlines Moonlight (August 31), red election (September 2) e 4400 (September 2), in addition to renewing its load of episodes of Blue blood, Bull, Station 19, Charmed, Last stop, the resident And An exemplary fight.

Come on, it’s time to clear your recorders. Because new stocks are coming soon!

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