Europe can be exciting, proof with season 3 of Parliament

Europe can be exciting, proof with season 3 of Parliament

The comedy in the mysteries of the European institution returns in great form, to titillate the Commission circus. Jubilant.

Did you know ? There are European Elections coming up in France, in June 2024! The least we can say is that the vote provokes neither frenzy nor passion. Quite the opposite of season 3 of Parliament, which arrives this Friday on Ten new episodes behind the scenes of the Brussels administrative mille-feuille, which prove that Parliament is indeed one of the most “bingeable” French series.

After defeating the bureaucratic machine, Samy (Xavier Lacaille) is now an old man of the old Parliament, which is eyeing the floor above: the European Commission. But the executive body of Europe is a difficult power to conquer and Samy will learn this the hard way.

After two hilariously intelligent first seasons, Noé Debré leaves for a tour in the labyrinth of institutions. With as much mischief as ever, the creator and screenwriter sketches the excesses and aberrations of common policy, supporting with communicative jubilation the lines of the caricatures (the Germans are the bad guys, cold and manipulative, obsessed with deficits). The portrait may be hilariously absurd, but it remains no less benevolent. Parliament thus manages to convey a love of Europe through its administrative madness… something that real politicians have never succeeded in conveying.

Through particularly clever little political-tactical stratagems, somewhere between House of Cards And Borgen, the series injects a dose of second degree which constantly mocks the incongruity of a system which is walking on its head. We constantly have a little smile on our lips, amused by the vaudeville that plays out in the mysteries of Europe, while the series really questions the place of popular representation (the deputies) in the establishment of a European policy (by the commission) or the difficulty of compromise in an administration with such diverse interests.

It’s funny and relevant. And it’s not for nothing if Parliament was crowned Best Series (in 26 minutes) at the last La Rochelle Festival. And what’s more, it’s free, on France.TV.

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