I have bought a lot of Nordic Noir films & series over the last couple of years and really enjoyed them. This was my first attempt at a French series-having read reviews of 'Spiral' I thought my husband & I would enjoy 'Polisse' -I was wrong. I had expected to see well crafted cases- instead there was much boring personal social interacting by the police officers. It was very slow starting- the actual cases weren't fleshed out- they seemed almost an afterthought to the quite crude sexual comments in the work place. Billed as being comparable to 'The Wire' [the reason I bought it] this is very misleading - 'The Wire' was compelling blending high quality acting, writing, & story lines much like The Bridge' The Millennium 'trilogy, Those That Kill' , and films like 'The Hunters' & ' False Trail ' set a very high standard. This film is truly awful!