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Bref: One of the Best French TV Shows

Bref: One of the Best French TV Shows

Bref is a French TV Show broadcasted in 2011 for a year by Canal Plus. This is a typical format for French TV, each episode does not last more than two minutes. It was created by Kyan Khojandi and he played the main character.

About the series Bref 

Bref is about the life of a guy in his early 30s having issues with his work, love, and social life. All the humor is made by the speed of the shoot (Bref means in short in French) and the difference between the voice-off and the real dialogue of the main character. We can feel kind of close to him because all his troubles can be related to something similar that we had lived.

It was a big hit in France and there were many parodies now we can consider that this French TV show is part of the French culture and humor. The good news for you all the episodes (82) are now available on YouTube. Unfortunately, there are no subtitles in English (here is the first episode):

About Kyan Khojandi

He is an actor and producer born in 1982 in Reims. Before Bref, he started a humoristic career. He has some one-man shows well made. Here’s one when he participated at the Montreux Comedy Festival (A Swiss festival)

He produced other great TV shows such as Serge le Mytho in 2016, the story of a liar that keeps inventing imaginary stories about his life, so he does not look lame. The main actor is Jonathan Cohen that is one of the rising French actors at the moment. You can find the 30 episodes on YouTube.

Creator of the French series Bloqués

Another funny TV show produced by Kyan Khojandi in 2015 was Bloqués. As Bref, this TV show was really short and each episode lasts around three minutes. This is about two super lazy guys talking on their couch about life. The two actors are two French rappers Orelsan and Gringe. For the story, it was in this TV show that was born the character Serge le Mytho.

The first episode of Bloqués

Did you enjoy watching those TV Shows? Do you want me to publish more content about French entertainment? Or, do you want me to write about other subjects like music, and tourism? Let me know in the comment section 😊 From now, I invite you to read the article about Paul Taylor, a comedian joking about French culture. Are you looking for longer French series, find my article about it: 20 French Series on Netflix that You Might Binge-Watch.


Photo Credit @FKLG Production 

Elise Zimmeman

Monday 15th of February 2021

Have you watched the series “The Wall”. Takes place in Fermont in northern most part of Quebec. The wall is actually a structure that is housing, restaurants, stores and police station. It is a murder mystery that is really taut and well done. Do not know French but this maybe French:Canadian dialect. I binge watched entire series in one long day/night. I found it on Amazon but under Walter Presents.


Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Hello Elise, I've never heard of this series. I might add it later on this article: 7 French Series on Amazon Prime that You Might Enjoy :)


Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

I loved Les Revenantes (The Returned). The french version much better than the English version.


Thursday 24th of September 2020

Yes I agree, Les Revenants is probably amongst the best french series. By the way, I mentioned this French series in this article