FRANKLIN – Review by Susan Granger

Set in 1776, when the American Colonies were losing more battles than they won in their armed rebellion, this eight-part series chronicles how Benjamin Franklin, as one of the new nation’s Founding Fathers, traveled to France to try to secure that country’s support and financial aid in their fight for Independence from England. While his tactics were unconventional, charismatic Franklin was eventually able to forge the Franco-American alliance of 1778, which led to a peace treaty with England in 1778 and Independence.

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LUPIN – Review by Diane Carson

A wondrous medley of James Bond and Mission Impossible films, Houdini, Sherlock Holmes, and great heist capers, the French Netflix series Lupin offers a treasure trove of action and interaction. The central character, Assane Diop, patterns his life after the series title individual, Arsène Lupin, a sly gentleman thief created by author Maurice Leblanc in his 1905 novels.

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LUPIN – Review by Susan Granger

If you’re looking for a action series to stream, try the crime caper “Lupin,” celebrated as #1 in France. Either English-subtitled or dubbed into English, it’s Netflix’s third most successful global launch – after “Bridgerton” and” “The Witcher.” The ‘gentleman thief’ Arsene Lupin is a classic character created in 1905 by French novelist/short-story writer Maurice Leblanc, who serialized his adventures in the popular science magazine Je Sais Tout.

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LUPIN – Review by April Neale

Lupin, The French import on Netflix, is a must see binge, immédiatement!
The five episode series percolates with an energy rarely felt in television fare and is a familiar theme of injustice and abuse of power. The story of one man’s path to clearing his father’s name becomes a crackling great caper thrill ride with a hell of a cliffhanger.

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