Zone Blanche: Seasons 1 and 2
Created by: Mathieu Missoffe
Starring: Naidra Ayadi, Brigitte Sy, Renaud Rutten,Camille Aguilar, Samuel Jouyk, Laurent Capelluto, Hubert Delattre, Suliane Brahim
Genre: Episodic Crime / Fantasy
Reviewed by: Brad Williamson
A French show with a pagan premise, Zone Blanche shines with its unique episodic structure while also maintaining a larger framework.
Their little town has an astronomically high death rate, but no one knows why. When a disgraced DA shows up to find answers, he finds much more than he bargained for.
Each episode examines another death or gruesome situation and as they examine these–which always end up having earthly causes yet remain oddly unreal–the truth uncoils in the form of a god of the forest that has been murdering since the Romans invaded France in order to protect its land and animals. But that can’t be true, can it?
No one believes what they’re seeing, because it’s utterly unbelievable, but as more and more occurs, the truth becomes impossible to ignore.
The acting is good and the setting is intriguing; if this show has a major fault, it’s the pacing, which does feel slow and boring at times.