If French schoolchildren still have a few days of school before they can enjoy the holidays, they have started well for the television channels which have launched their summer program schedule. Among the major changes, the summer break of Scenes of households strictly every year. But if viewers then used to find With family on this time slot, the Kervelec should only be on screen at the end of July or even the beginning of August according to our colleagues from TV 2 weeks. In the meantime, the channel is testing a new short program which plays extra time on school benches.
Playground atmosphere even in summer
From this Monday, July 4, like kids follows the daily life of Paul Pédrault primary school, directed by the wacky Jean-Yves Bresson (Julien Pestel).
A clumsy joker but also and above all a bad loser, he sometimes lacks tact in the face of certain parents who repay him well. Between Jean-Phi (Sébastien Pierre), father very involved in the schooling of his three daughters, Juliette (Stéphanie Crayencour), young divorced mother torn between her ex-husband Serge (Stéphane Debac) and Marco (François-David Cardonnel) , widower with a devastating gaze and father of a little rascal, and the couple formed by Yoan (Kévin Razy) and Arthur (Jonathan Darona), there is sometimes a playground atmosphere after school.
Especially since Mr. Bresson must also supervise an educational team using unconventional methods. Punk at heart and without filter, Jacky (Doully) has a unique nickname for his students: “his little asses”. Rigor is still required in the neighboring classroom of Lucie (Antonia de Rendinger), perhaps even a little too much… As for Darius (Alexandre Blazy), this former university teacher converted into a schoolteacher after a burn -out has set itself the goal of arming children in the face of the cruelty of the world that awaits them. On the program: job interview simulation and request for RSA.
Suffice to say that when parents and teachers meet at the parent / teacher meeting, it sparks…
Behind the sketches, the series and its quirky characters address themes that could not be more serious (homoparental family, sexism and ordinary racism, etc.) with a deliberately transgressive tone. But if like kids gently mocks adults by making them behave like children, the line is really too cartoonish and rude. Result: it’s not funny, just clumsy. Too bad for a format that aims to be humorous.
like kidsa series by Béatrice Fournera and Gaël Leforestier, Monday to Friday from Monday July 4 at 8:30 p.m. on M6.