Hello how are you? Today, I’m talking to you about a French series. I am rather critical of French productions. When I find them not outdated, I am disappointed by the lack of diversity in the cast. But, « Validated » the series co created by Franck Gastambide for Canal + (My Canal, Canal + series) I really liked. Season 1 was released in March 2020. The series was hit by B-2O itself but made audience records (over 6 million views in just 5 days!).
Clément (Hatik) is a young rap fan and rapper in his spare time. He delivers pizza and … weed too. One day, he appeared in Planète Rap under the name Apache. His freestyle made him popular to the point of obtaining a contract with a record label. His childhood friends William (Saïdou Camara) and Brahim (Brahim Bouhlel) will help you to help him. Unfortunately, the competition and its past will become obstacles to its rise.
Did I like it?
I quickly made history. The plot is gripping. The characters played by Hatik, Saïdou Camara and Brahim Bouhlel are endearing. Even if sometimes Brahim I wanted to slap him so much he makes mistakes (in fiction as in real life -_-. He was sentence to go to prison in Marocco for insulting children in a video that he wanted funny).
The cast of this series is flawless. Hakim Jemili dies although he is a secondary role. He has a villainous role which is a first I think but I found him convincing. Sabrina Ouazani is awesome in her role of boss lady / agent. She represents the record company that signs Clément but also Mastar (Moussa Mansaly) a competing rapper. In addition, there are quality guests at least for the millennial fans of rap from the 90s-2000s.
Season 2 has been filmed and is slated for September 2021.