I’m an early-intermediate listener of French (i have thousands and thousands of words and phrases, and can read almost fluently, but my listening SUCKS) and have recently been hammering this series on youtube. There are hundreds of episodes, all at around 22 minutes each. They are ‘dramas’ played by a lot of francophone comedians for some reason which i don’t understand.
The language is not too difficult for me and they tend to speak clearly when speaking to the camera. The plots are also simple and usually revolve around just four characters which makes them easy to follow.
The acting can be horrendous, like laughably bad, but as a learning tool i’m loving it.
Just a share so any French learners can add it to their list of stuff to watch.
Cheers. And yes i can’t see francophones looking forward to their daily dose of this programme just because of how terrible the whole thing is in terms of acting and plot line but it’s some good stuff for language. The comments sections under each video are usually very entertaining too. Lots of young girls calling the actresses salopes et putes.
If you haven’t heard of “Le dessous des cartes”, you should definitely give it a shot. The videos are 12-minute long on average and very informative about a whole bunch of countries around the world. There are no subtitles but the guy speaks clearly and slowly. There is a playlist on Youtube containing 200 videos. Somehow I couldn’t paste the link here(I got some weird error) but you can just search for it.