- Format: Dolby, PAL, Colour, Subtitled
- Region: All Regions
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B002749BNY
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,059 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Spiral - Series 2
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Following the first series, this gripping French murder mystery follows a crack team of police officers and legal professionals as they focus their efforts on a network of drug traffickers. Allowing us a glimpse at the French legal system along with the seedier side of Paris the series leaves you on the edge of your seat.
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Highly recommended BUT WATCH SERIES 1 FIRST.
However, a word of warning to anyone planning to buy the second series - I was really eager to do so after having enjoyed the first one so much. I don't know why it hasn't been released in the UK yet, and the Australian release is not sufficiently subtitled to follow unless you are fluent in French (I'm supposedly 'intermediate', and I still struggled)
We bought one copy that was sent from Australia, sat down to watch it, and were disappointed to see that only about half of the lines were translated into English subtitles. So we returned that. In hope that maybe we'd been duped with a pirate copy, we tried another, but the situation was exactly the same.
Has anyone else had this experience? Or has anyone managed to get a copy of the second series with full subtitling?!
It has been compared to the peerless American TV series The The Wire: Complete HBO Season 1-5 [DVD]  and with good reason. Spiral like the HBO series credits the viewer with respect and no little trust , allowing them to work out the myriad plot strands without resorting to bludgeoning them over the head with exposition and signposting important plot developments. It also allows the viewer to observe developments from multifaceted perspectives , so things are shown from the point of view of the criminals as well the police and lawyers, although sometimes theses are one and the same.
As well as being extremely well written ( Cristina Arellano, Laurent Burtin, Alexandra Clert, Laurence Diaz and Guy-Patrick Sainderichin are all given credits ) it is also very well acted. And in Caroline Proust who plays the driven Police Captain Laure Berthaud they have uncovered a real star. Effortlessly sexy ,even though shorn of make up and with a hairstyle that would could be best described as through hedge backwards Proust gives the Captain real energy and drive but still retains a twinkle and sultry feminity.Read more ›
Whilst the first series was pretty compelling, this was even better and the excitement comes so thick and fast with the protagonists all bound up in plot and counter-plot. The storyline becomes engrossing within a couple of episodes but the conclusion ratchets up the tension several notches until it reaches the explosive and breath-taking conclusion which vears excitingly towards disaster.....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An outstanding watch, well worth. Should watch in sequence, but for me it is necessary to watch before subsequent series. Still good series, Good story line, well written.Published 9 months ago by Red Dragon
I was so disappointed in series 1 but I read reviews of series 2 which say its a quantum leap better. Read morePublished on 16 Jun. 2012 by southseas
Murder and mayhem in Paris. Absolutely loved this well put together French drama series about les flics and the scumbags they have to deal with. Read morePublished on 25 May 2012 by A. Mills
Dear fellow spiral fans,
Enjoy this second season which is for me the best written one and the most realistic (the first one used a lot of legal and story... Read more
My partner moans constantly about any films with subtitles and teases me relentlessly. He let me watch the first episode as I had terrible cold. Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2010 by Cath Casey
This French police series Spiral 1 and 2. reveals top class writing, film production and performances from the actors- I can onpy hope there will be a series 3!Published on 12 Sept. 2010 by Mrs. C. J. Poore
Just to add to the subtitle debate regarding SPIRAL SERIES 2.
I notice on the box illustration for the series a logo in the bottom right hand corner (pale blue "SBS"). Read more
I agree with Top 50 reviewer Russell that there is nothing from current British TV that equals the two series of Spiral, a terrific ensemble piece that is a huge credit to its... Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2010 by Bob Cornwell