Although I do watch the news at eight like any other self-respecting Frenchwoman, I find the various mini-sitcoms broadcast between the weather and the prime time feature exceedingly tedious.
The one exception ever found hitherto in French TV history, and mine, is 'Vestiaires'.
The pitch is daring genius in itself : No happy nuclear families, tired stereotypes or sassy, blue-eyed children, but a bunch of disabled men, chit-chatting in the local swimming pool locker rooms. General self-deprecation and a highly refreshing lack of respect for pretty much everything.
And I SWEAR I would think so even if I had not known the producers to the show!