The Awkward Squad - Sophie Hénaff, Sam Gordon


I'm really enjoying this.


It's not quite what I expected. It's not written as a satire, although it is occasionally funny.


What makes it different from Anglo versions of the same kind of story is the stoicism of the officers who have been branded as not wanted. They don't throw angry tantrums. They accept where they are and hope that things might get better.


The Commisaire in overall charge doesn't use her authority in traditional ways, nor does she allow her boundaries to the set by her bosses. 


The members of the squad are interesting rather than stereotypical and it looks as though three cases will be investigated in parallel. 


This would make marvelous TV.