One of the best shows I've seen this year, if not the best, is Canal+/Amazon's Le Bureau Des Légendes(The Bureau), a hugely impressive spy show that anyone who loves television should watch as soon as they can. Indeed, Le Figarocalled it "to this day… the best ever [TV series] made in France".
It's a sign of how good it is that despite only acquiring the first season in June, Amazon has decided to make September just a little bit brighter by giving us the second season of the show already, despite The Bureau being in French and subtitled - that suggests impressive ratings.
Indeed, have a look at the second season's ratings on Amazon and you'll see that of the 24 ratings its received already, every single one of them is five stars. I'm only three episodes in and although bits of it seem a little less plausible than the first season and there's far less tradecraft, I'd happily rate it five stars, too.
Despite that, we can't let if off from normal protocol when it comes to typos. If you're going to mock up a web page in English, remember to spell 'Access' the English way, not the French.
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A UK media blog focusing on the best scripted TV from around the world, with daily news, views, exclusive reviews and good conversation. There's a bit of a bias towards the latest and greatest US TV, but we also cover Scandinavian, Canadian, European and Antipodean TV, as well as UK TV ranging from new Doctor Who to old Z Cars, and BBC4 to S4C.
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"For most of us watching the telly of an evening is a way to wind down and relax, but for Rob Buckley it’s his blogging bread and butter. With reviews of cult classics and up and coming US and Brit television shows, The Medium is Not Enough is fast becoming essential reading for TV buffs, with over 50,000 hits a month."
"The Medium Is Not Enough is a light-hearted look at TV, often from the US, but also from the UK. With varied, well-written content, the blog features healthy engagement and features well in search engines."
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.