Braquo Season 2
Season 2 of the award
winning French police crime-drama returns as the viewer is joined with
Caplam, Morlighem, Roxanne and Vachewski as their repercussions from
season one continues. As Caplan is awaiting trial, Morlighem and Roxanne
have been demoted and Vachewski is forced to leave the police force.
With all this happening, you really need to watch the first season of
Braquo as season 2 can be quite messy at times, especially with the
Season one saw all four
of these characters break the rules and to compound the situation,
someone else has been pulling their strings like some masterful
puppeteer. Although Caplan is waiting trial, he manages the unthinkable
and brings his crew back together again if they can infiltrate a
dangerous terrorist organisation. If they succeed, they are cleared of
all charges and they can recommence their lives before their downfall...
if they fail, they will end up dead.
Needless to say, once
the team is reunited, the bloodshed ensues and some of the scenes can be
quite distressing. Given that, this series does not pull any punches and
shows the grittiness of life. What makes it so more engaging is seeing
it from a European point of view and without the glorified touch of
Hollywood. The result... a very gripping crime-drama.
Apart from the overtly
violent stories in Braquo, the other strongpoint are the characters
themselves. Writer Abdel Raouf Dafri should be commended with the
realistic dialogue as you can really get into their headspace and more
importantly, you don't know who the real villains are which keeps you
guessing throughout the episodes.
This is European
crime-drama at its best!