The Grand Bazaar: a new “Don't do this, don't do that”

Le Grand Bazar Serie

Are you addicted to family sagas? The Grand Bazaar , broadcast on M6 from June 25, should do the job. At the origin of Fais pas ci, faire pas ça , Michel Leclerc does it again with a mini-series around a mixed and blended family, with the complicity of his wife Baya Kasmi .

The talent of the couple of real 'is no longer to demonstrate: The Name of the People (César for best original screenplay in 2011) or more recently La Lutte des Classes, it's them . So, verdict?


Extrait de la série avec Nailia Harzoune et Frédéric Siuen

Samia and Nicolas (Gabriel Sarda in Dix pour Cent ) have everything to be happy. They love each other and have just had a baby. It is moreover this newborn who introduces us to his family ( Ramzy's voiceover ), whom he discovers at the same time as us.

She is a lawyer and already the mother of a young boy. He is a midwife ( midwife, editor's note ) and has two daughters from a first marriage. Now, they form a blended family : the Rousseau-Bensaid .

When “the others” get involved

Only, it is not that simple. Around them gravitate invasive ex-spouses , intrusive grandparents but also brothers, sisters and friends who will complicate their peaceful daily life. A big bazaar, what?

First dilemma that emerges: the choice of the baby's first name. For Samia's parents, he must be Arab. Zacharie, that's nice, but that doesn't please Nico's mother who is going to implement a plan to dissuade them, without suspecting that this will lead to terrible revelations… #spoileralert

This is where the mess begins: Nicolas' father, camped by the brilliant François Levantal ( La Haine , Braquo ) admits to having cheated on his mother with a singer named Zacharie, but also with a certain Mick (Jagger, nothing less! ). In short, how to satisfy everyone when there are only three days left to find a first name?

With each episode, its new problem. Should the child be circumcised? Should the 8 year old overweight girl go on a diet? Can Nicolas be a perfect dad by staying at home, like Swedish dads? So many social subjects tackled, sometimes without getting too wet, but always with humor and kindness by endearing characters .


Special mention for the cast. Clearly, the series is by scope the Samia / Nicolas duo, talented and ultra-natural as parents on all fronts. Rewarded with the prize for best actor at the Séries Mania Festival , Grégory Montel , ex-Parisian star agent in Dix pour Cent , sets himself up as a touching dad as we like them. For her part, Nailia Harzoune ( Patients ) shines in her role as a mother who suits her perfectly.


We will not write you the article of a hairy or addictive series. But rather six episodes resolutely feel good and in tune with the times, perfect for spending a good evening on TV with the family or alone.

Also discover When they see us, the event series and No tomorrow, the little sister of "The good wife" lands on Téva " .

Le Grand Bazar, season 1 June 25 at 9:05 p.m. on M6

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