Parents' Guide to

A Very Secret Service

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Smart French spy comedy offers laughs, smoking, and nudity.

TV Netflix Comedy 2016
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Great for ages 45 and up

The actors are great. All of them. It's charming to see how they perform. In order to understand and enjoy it more, you must be older enough to know the highlights of the early Cold War years.

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The decidedly French (and English-subtitled) series offers lots of sophisticated humor and occasional slapstick to create a fun viewing experience. Merlaux is good-looking and charming, making him easy to like. But the real amusement comes from the arrogant and sexist agents, whose incompetence underscores the ironies of the post-WWII era.

Each 30-minute installment seems a bit more like The Pink Panther than James Bond, but folks who are drawn to spy-themed shows may like it. Fans of contemporary French comedy will find it highly entertaining. But even if you don't speak the language, it's easy to appreciate the intelligent, understated humor of the overall narrative.

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