The French television show known locally as Dix Pour Cent returns for a fourth and final season this month, and top of the list of why people love it so are the indignities it subjects guest stars to, each and every episode. Juliette Binoche slurring, dress askew, on the main stage at Cannes. Jean Dujardin going full method and fully feral after a particularly draining period role (he lives under a tree in his garden and stinks to high heaven). Monica Bellucci — and maybe this is most shocking of all — failing spectacularly when she goes out on the pull. Suddenly the English name of the show becomes self-evident: Call My Agent!
This dramedy, based in the fictional Paris talent agency Agence Samuel Kerr (ASK), was a hit from the moment it launched on the terrestrial station France 2 in 2015. It follows the ups and downs of ASK’s four agents, who are left in the lurch when its founder dies suddenly on holiday in Brazil.