After having renewed for a second season one of his most recent series, HPI, TF1 proposed Plan B to viewers this Monday, May 17. This new creation takes the gamble of mixing genres, halfway between drama and science fiction. In 6 episodes, Plan B tells the story of Florence, Marseille with a busy life between her ex-husband, her two children, her radio host position and her investment in the cause of women. One day, her world collapses when her 16-year-old daughter Lou commits suicide. However, a unique opportunity presents itself to her … What if Florence could go back in time, to change the mistakes of the past, and prevent her daughter from taking her own life? This is the pitch of Plan B, and here is our verdict!
First, Plan B allows us to find faces of the small screen, like Julie de Bona which embodies Florence, seen in The Bazaar of Charity or Fear on the lake. Bruno Debrandt, Nicolas, ex-husband of Florence and father of Lou is known for Gears and Cain, while we could see Catherine, camped by Cécile Rebboah in The Red Bracelets and Do not do this, do not do that. Plan B also has in its cast two promising young actors seen in Skam France, Kim Higelin and Axel Auriant who play Lou and Félix. The series offers us an interesting family dynamic, where each member has secrets that could rock the plot from one moment to another..
This first episode reconstructs the elements prior to Lou’s death, then focuses on Florence’s life after the drama. It is towards the end of the episode that the science fiction dimension of the series intervenes, since Florence learns that it is possible to go back in time to prevent the death of her daughter. A service monetized by an unscrupulous agency that does not hesitate to use mourning to run its business. Like the character, we can first believe in a far-fetched theory coupled with a scam, and yet Florence is offered a second chance … More than 12,000 euros ! A substantial sum that not everyone can spend on a whim, and no bank would grant such a sum but either … This is one of the only downsides that we have been able to raise.
Plan B Still offers an interesting concept, and we can’t wait to see the rest next Monday! The series offers beautiful moments of emotions, and the return to the past seems promising. The success was indeed there since the series was leader of the audiences last night, with 19.7% of the public. It is more than for the dissemination of Special mention last Monday, and less than for HPI every Thursday. It remains to be seen if Plan B will remain constant in its audiences like the series of Audrey Fleurot, or if it was only the curiosity of the first evening of diffusion. While waiting for the next episodes of this new creation, we invite you to (re) discover Gloria, another TF1 series which had won its bet.