After the airing of the first episodes of The flame, the new comedy series from Canal + directed and performed by Jonathan Cohen, the reactions on social networks are very (very) enthusiastic.
When Jonathan Cohen, a new safe bet in French humor revealed by his character of Serge le Mytho, produces a parody series by bringing together a breathtaking cast, it inevitably creates expectations. Monday, October 12, 615,000 viewers, or 2.5% of audience share, watched the first episode, broadcast unencrypted on Canal +. On Twitter, the comments were not long in coming. The flame literally set tweeters in search of original creations and comedy ablaze.
“The spirit of Dummies, Unknowns, Robin Hoods and OSS 117”
How to qualify humor The flame ? Everyone has their own analysis. For @ RouxAlexis3, “It’s stupid, REALLY very stupid. And that’s great ”. @AnthonyCoindeau is of the same opinion: “The first 3 episodes of #LaFlamme are just bitter laughs. The writing is Dantesque and the cast is in total freewheeling. It does not hesitate to go very far, making delirium quite simply essential, ”he believes. Our colleague from Figaro Magazine Jean-Christophe Buisson uses no less than four comic references to describe the series: “A humor mixing a little spirit of Dummies, Unknowns, Robins des bois, OSS 117”. Extensive program.
Replicas already cult
Indispensable ingredient in any comic series: lines that hit the mark. The flame not lacking. Among those which are relayed on the Twitter threads, the already unforgettable “I didn’t fart” by Doria Tillier undoubtedly stands out. “” I didn’t fart !!! ” obviously became the name of one of my WhatsApp groups, ”laughs @emilielopez. @Ranpinou, meanwhile, confesses: “” She is not blind. She is yes-sighted. “I believe that never such a non-funny joke made me laugh so much”. @Itachiuchiwaah picks up one of Jonathan Cohen’s many punchlines: “Freud. No we say Fred … ”.
From Florence Foresti to Angèle, an exceptional cast
This humor and these absurd dialogues are served by an unreal cast. Leïla Bekhti, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Doria Tillier, Géraldine Nakache, Ana Girardot and Florence Foresti play the candidates, while Gilles Lelouche, Ramzy Bedia, Angèle or Laetitia Casta make extravagant appearances. “But this casting!” Exclaims David LIZ. @emilielopez stops on Doctor Juiphe, tasty therapist embodied by Pierre Niney: “My passion is total for @pierreniney”. @ Emilie-Ros is enthusiastic for her part about the presence of the actress Marie-Pierre Casey who plays the oldest candidate: “There’s Marie-Pierre Casey in #LaFlamme, Marie-Pierre Casey !!!”.
Leïla Bekhti, the comic revelation of “La Flamme”
With his “Maaarc!” and her character of psychopathic and authoritarian lover, Leïla Bekhti is undoubtedly the revelation of “The Flame”. If she had marked the spirits with the film The Great Bath by Gilles Lelouche, his character of Alexandra in Jonathan Cohen’s series is unforgettable. “I want a spin-off of #LaFlamme centered on the character of @LeilaBekhti. Exceptional ”, claims @benjaminrabier. “Coluche’s sketch by @LeilaBekhti !!!”, relish @ Rum_01. Madingo Kayes addresses insiders: “I want to shout Marc because of Leila Bekhti”.
The actress, touched by this wave of laudatory tweets replied by evoking, like a wink, her character: “Holala, I read ALL your messages for #LaFlamme but thank you from the bottom of my heart !!! Alexandra might have nothing to do with it, but I am very happy thanks to you! ”. While specifying that it was “a role of composition”. There is no doubt that the next episodes will fill the new fans of Alexandra.
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