A genealogist and a cop: a great team for uncovering the origins of the crime. On a murder case, genealogist Margot Laurent teams up with Arthur Du Plessis, a young and self-assured cop. ...
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The body of a homeless woman is found in a public park. The only way of identifying her is her signet ring, embossed with a coat of arms. Who was she? A case that will bring Margot and Arthur all the...
A genealogist and a cop: a great team for uncovering the origins of the crime. On a murder case, genealogist Margot Laurent teams up with Arthur Du Plessis, a young and self-assured cop. Who committed the murder? And why? A murder always has its dark side: a fabricated family history that becomes an urban legend. And who can claim that their family has no secrets? Margot and Arthur strip away the hidden mysteries to shed light on the murder. Arthur is the no-nonsense one, here to arrest the culprit, while Margot, the genealogist, is more interested in the past, in the prehistory of the murder, in what prefigured the tragedy before it happened. Between them, Margot and Arthur bring the events into focus. Here lie hidden family traumas, stories sometimes ignored by those who must endure the aftermath, which give multiple layers to the whodunnit.Written by
OMG -the body snatchers Season 2 -Mickey replaced for being too old-
SHAMEFUL! I am not considering this a spoiler to tell you they changed the actor for Margot in Season 2- The chemistry between Mickey and Julien was wonderful. He is a-dor-a-ble. There is none of the contrived drama with dark secrets, addictions and hidden pasts. The relationship is spontaneous and genuine. checking the bio- she turned 60- 2014 (55) she looks great- older than Julien's, than 38- they are contemporaries with no love interest. Suddenly season 2- there is a new woman, closer to Julien's age, different look (not actress model thin, a little heavy, OK normal looks) in a different apartment BTW. After about 20 minutes, I realize she has the same name as Mickey (Margot)- and is introduced as the "assistant" who is a "genealogist". I couldn't believe it. Like the body snatchers- or a Changling, a new actress in the same role. This new actress would be OK for a supporting Police; but is bad compared to Mickey, and it just doesn't work.
BUT the point is they replaced Mickey for Being "too old" - AND also RUINED the series. Replacing the main character as if we wouldn't notice or care.
They didn't even have the good sense, to introduce her as a new character, maybe an esteemed associate, and give some explanation that Margot had to go to Timbuktu to study a ruin. Mickey, as Margot, Is a genial, published author with charm, wit, life experience, and a love of her science, and helping others. From the 1st episode there is a rapport and respect between the 2.
Tom Selleck is 72 (& looks it); Liam Neeson is still playing action hero at 67. I could go on. This is SO offensive. Reports are she was replaced because she was too old.
any relationship from season 1 is lost- Margot has a Nun who does research for her- the convent did computer work & Archiving for The Diocese and others. the new Margot calls Julien at home in the evening, and he is annoyed, and says, I'll give you 5 minutes. WTF- he is alone on the couch in his shorts having a drink. And, in passing he makes passes at his new female boss; really...... everyone is 40+ and available too. they have made him more "impatient".
and also BTW- season 2, the killer used a "painters knife" at hand" to kill- they are meant for spreading and mixing paint. they are too weak and not constructed like a knife- wouldn't pierce flesh no matter how much force. sure, could make a nasty injury, but kill, no. OMG, get your details straight-
Julien, why didn't you protest- they took a solid 7-8 star show- with decent plot lines, and enjoyable characters (the support police actors are good too) in a wonderful French city, only old streets & buildings. Marseille. Being a major port, there would be a lot of crime involved from drugs to smuggling; never comes up. no homeless, no gangs. We never see the port. This may be the biggest inlet for drugs in France. frankly even tho it's on Amazon; I think I have to boycott season 2 in protest. I would say it doesn't play the same; and my head is still spinning from the audacity.
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