Fun with Languages Fridays: Lupin, 1:1, aka P1e1

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                 Fun with Languages Friday:   French Fridays with Lupin, Omar Sy style!


               I love how the first episode moves between excerpts from the Arsène Lupin book(s), and the present-day character played by Sy.  I had a very difficult time getting into the original work by Maurice Leblanc, at least as read on  It seemed to me that the first episode was more of a cynical rip-off of Sherlock Holmes, and at the expense of a working class person, to boot, than anything I might eventually find uplifting.  I listened for a while, and decided that a story like that of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Yellow Face” was beyond Mr. Leblanc.  Nevertheless, in the hands of a character played by Omar Sy, the Gentleman-Cambrioleur became a compelling one.  The modern story for why he turns his…

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3 thoughts on “Fun with Languages Fridays: Lupin, 1:1, aka P1e1”

  1. Thank you, Ned, for sharing my first review of Lupin! This is a series so worth watching that I have watched it now, four times! And I still love it, so I’m going to watch it again!

    This series, btw, is totally worth learning French just to hear Omar Sy’s voice in the original!


    1. Will take your word for it. Spanish was difficult enough for me. I love the sound of French as well as Spanish but find I am better at reading/writing than hearing or speaking a language other than English – grin.

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