Florence Pernel (A Mother's Fight, A Case for a Woman)
Bruno Madinier (Buddies, lovers... dramas, White Hands, The Avignon Prophecy, Dolmen)
Anne Charrier (The Crows, Crime Squad)
Bernard YerlĂ¨s (Buddies, Lovers... Dramas, Foreign Investigations)
Elise Tielrooy (The Avignon Prophecy)
StĂ©phane de Groodt
SAMA Productions (Police Wars: the Hunt for Jacques Mesrine), FONTANA, R.T.B.F. (TĂ©lĂ©vision Belge) with the participation of TF1
2013 / Original language: French / Color / 1.66 / Stereo / available in hd
The further adventures of three couples, six strong personalities who have a long history of friendship and love.
They met when they were 20, now they are 40. For twenty years, they have shared good and bad times. But also secrets and lies that sit in dark corners like time bombs, waiting to explode. And now, some of those are being detonatedâ€¦
Episode 7: For the best but also for the worst
When Marie and Francois, the eternal singles of the group, finally get married, it is an unforgettable event... and a total catastrophe! The bride runs away and everyone collapses from food poisoning. It is Caroâ€™s fault and she risks losing her job. Francois recovers, only to learn the sad secret that everyone else already knows: Marie canâ€™t have the children he wants so dearly. Worse yet, Olivier isnâ€™t healing â€“ he has to have an operation in the hopes it can keep him from becoming permanently paralyzed.
Episode 8: Piano Concerto
Three weeks later the newlyweds are still at war. Olivier has still not healed, and despite his career as a respected surgeon, is accused of malpractice and gets no support from his wife Caro. Jobless, depressed and drinking heavily, Caro gets arrested for drunk driving. Everyone tries to help her work it out. Fred finally meets the father he never knew, a famous concert pianist, and despite his cynicism dreams of joining him on a tour in Japan, but his father lets him down. Luckily his friends are there to catch his fall.
Episode 9: Envelope
When Natalie learns her parents are broke and have lost everything, she panics and recklessly steals an envelope full of money at the bank. Everyone pulls together to try to get her out of trouble. Meanwhile, Francois has once again screwed up honeymoon plans with Marie by forgetting his passport and has to get creative to make it up to her at home. Caro finds out Olivier has been making progress in physical therapy for a long time but has kept it a secret from her. She is so bitterly hurt that the break might be too hard to mend.
Episode 10: The one and only one
After a night of heavy drinking, Fred wakes up in bed with his feisty ex Sabine and canâ€™t remember how he got there. He needs all the help he can get from his friends to preserve his relationship with Natalie. Sabine will stop at nothing to win Fred back! Meanwhile, Olivier and Caroâ€™s relationship is still on the rocks. Olivier is so obsessed with regaining his mobility that he completely neglects Caro, who is struggling round the clock to get her new business off the ground. She finally announces she is leaving him â€“ this time for good.
Episode 11: All or nothing at all
Caro makes the most of her newfound freedom by taking tango lessons and having an affair with a Latin lover. Devastated, Olivier resorts to desperate, ill-fated measures to try to win her back. Francois also has his fair share of relationship troubles. With his divorce still not finalized, he is accused of bigamy and risks going to prison. His ex Sabine asks for sole custody of their daughter and plans to move out of the country. Francois keeps all this a secret from Marie, who would not like learning that she is an illegitimate spouse!
Episode 12: Aflame and afire
After disappearing a few days, Nathalieâ€™s father returns with dubious explanations and loads of money and offers to buy Fredâ€™s business. All hell breaks loose. Having gone to wild and dangerous extremes for her supposedly penniless father, Nathalie is determined to get the truth out of him â€“ at gunpoint, if necessary! Meanwhile, Caro and Olivier, forced to collaborate on their daughterâ€™s wedding plans, call a truce and grow up a bit. In their newfound friendship, the sparks begin to fly again. The wedding is sure to be full of surprises!
Episode 13: The Survivorâ€™s Complex
Now that he has packed up his wheelchair and put it away, Olivier feels like heâ€™s twenty again. Totally fired up, he is even starting to wear out his wife, Caro. A hospital patient crazy with admiration for him is the only person who shares his enthusiasm. She is young, pretty, and bursting with admiration for Olivier ever since he operated on her. When she starts to make a move on him, her methods of persuasion are hard to resist.
Episode 14: A New Start
Fred seems determined to turn the page on the past in the wake of Nathalieâ€™s death. But is he really ready to go out and meet someone new, smile and open up to life again? His friends smell trouble when they meet his neighbor. She is charming, sweet and attentive, a perfect candidate for a new love affair - were it not for one very troubling physical detail.
Episode 15: Nothing But the Truth!
Caro is dumbfounded when she finds out that for years, her parents have been living a lie. In shock from the revelation, she sets out on a crusade for truth among her friends and clients, sparing no one! Sheâ€™s targeted Verny, who is preparing his civil marriage but still hasnâ€™t told his son that he is homosexual. Caro helps him come out and make the leap, willing or unwilling.
Episode 16: I Am Me
Olivier falls victim to identity theft. A colleague brings on the persecution of the whole hospital staff and rumors fly. He doesnâ€™t understand what is happening to him. How can he prove he has nothing to do with these outrageous accusations? How can he find the person pretending to be him? To lead his investigation, he enlists the help of the whole sly team: Caro, Fred, Marie and Francois.
Episode 17: Whose Turn Now?
What comes around goes around! Olivierâ€™s friends become targets of the identity thief too, one after the other, each in the most surprising way. When the threats get serious, Caro is the first one to fight back. A shady client arouses her suspicion. Could he be the one responsible for their troubles? To accuse him, sheâ€™ll need proof.
Episode 18: Loves Me, Loves Me Not
After weeks of doubt and searching, Olivier and Caro finally have hopes that the nightmare is over. The identity thief has made his first mistake, while robbing their apartment. An almost insignificant mistake â€“ not enough to put an end to the hostilities. What if, on the contrary, the war was just beginning, this time on equal terms?
La Rochelle TV Fiction Festival 2012
In Official Selection
Lauriers du SĂ©nat 2011
Best TV Series
Pulling in 6.5 million viewers on TF1 prime-time - above the yearly channel performance.
â€śThe misadventures of this gang of friends make for a fun evening.â€ť
â€śA light comedy... A program that fulfills its mission."
â€śLively and entertaining.â€ť
TĂ©lĂ© 2 Semaines
â€śTF1 has its gang of friends too, in the style of Little White Lies.â€ť
â€śModern spirit and good humor.â€ť
â€śAnne Charrier is as spectacular in Buddies, Lovers, Dramas... as she was in Maison Close.â€ť
â€śA second season for this very funny series, not entirely unlike A Wonderful Family.â€ť