Marseille: Season 1 (2016)

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Episodes

Air date: May 5, 2016

As Marseille's mayor rallies support for a controversial casino project, his longtime protégé prepares to take a bold step.

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Air date: May 5, 2016

While Barrès and Taro plot their next moves, a brutal act jolts the city. Rachel tries to find out what her husband is hiding.

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Air date: May 5, 2016

Mysterious messages put Taro on edge as he seeks a shortcut back into the race. Rachel struggles to come to terms with her new future.

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Air date: May 5, 2016

With the party in turmoil, Barrès grows bolder in his attacks. Taro makes a startling discovery about his rival's past.

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Julia confronts Lucas as her father begins to have second thoughts about the campaign. A jealous Eric tries to sabotage Sélim.

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Air date: May 5, 2016

An anonymous email stokes tensions between Robert and Rachel. Julia comes up with a shrewd campaign ploy, while Farid tries to rig the vote.

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Air date: May 5, 2016

Shifting allegiances and devastating twists leave the campaigns reeling as the final vote looms.

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Air date: May 5, 2016

A bombshell in the debate shakes up the race. Meanwhile, Julia visits the prison and begins to piece together a long-buried story.

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Cast & Crew

Géraldine Pailhas
Rachel Taro
Nadia Farès
Vanessa d'Abrantès
Stéphanie Caillard
Julia
Gérard Depardieu
Robert Taro
Benoît Magimel
Lucas Barrès
Florent Siri
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Critic Reviews for Marseille Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

If you're alone, you can wallow in the gorgeousness and shrug at the silliness.

May 10, 2016 | Full Review…

"Marseille" gets loopier and more ridiculous as it goes - with telenovela incidental music to match

May 10, 2016 | Full Review…

The directors employ far more visual tricks than necessary, particularly a dreadful reliance on slow-motion, which comes in a close second to the score as most ruinous to whatever joys you might find in the series.

May 6, 2016 | Full Review…

In an alternate universe, Marseille would be a parody of political dramas, but we aren't in one and Marseille is simply a disaster. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Witness the absolutely terrible writing, more subplots than there are spinoffs of CSI, and aerial porn visuals shot with the restraint of a petulant child who's been handed a camera for his birthday.

Jul 14, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

On the surface, Marseille is stunning. But this edgy Netflix series seems only superficially concerned with the city's beauty, focusing instead on its shockingly ugly underside.

May 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marseille: Season 1

  • Aug 19, 2020
    After awhile I thought it might level out to average but this series never rises above dissapointment. Surprising, given the cast and director
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Don't waste your time with this stinker. Wow! talk about a complete let-down. I barely made it through episode 1. Why would Gérard Depardieu's character ask his daughter if her friend was noisy during s.eex.? That is just plain creepy-but gives you a little insight into the whole tone of the series. It is just too ludicrous for words. Depardieu must be quite desperate for money to agree to be any part of this series. The best French series I have ever watch was Spiral. Totally believable and incredible acting.
  • Feb 27, 2018
    Certains bons éléments, mais la succession de clichés invite parfois au "fast forward" sur la télécommande. La saison 2 est bien meilleure.
  • Nov 07, 2017
    mi-a placut , chiar daca m-am oprit pentru ca intelesesem putin dinamica serialului
  • Sep 12, 2017
    Takes me away from where I'm at and into Marseille. What could be better!
  • May 11, 2017
    Loved the "underground" appeal of the show which pushes boundaries on the edgier side and sidelines with ruthlessness of politics. I am glad it doesn't just focus on just the "tourist" feel of France
  • Apr 27, 2017
    It's all a bit average, a bit of a shame with such great names. They spiced it up with a couple of gay scenes and S&M connotations but the plot is not as exciting as it ought to be...
  • Sep 13, 2016
    Watched episode 1 of Marseille last night and couldn't believe how bad it was. Everything felt cliché, forced and predictable. From the opening scene with Depardieu scarfing blow, to the hot lady bent over the railing "getting it" from the main protagonist, to the over-sexed roommate who enjoys loud open sex with men and women. Women be so horney amiright? It's supposed to be a show about powerful men and the women that f*ck them. Boooooring.
  • Aug 28, 2016
    For what it is trying to be, it seemed just fine to me.
  • Jul 15, 2016
    Absolutely loved the show and because i'm studying french, it benefits me a lot.

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