MURDER in Provence viewers were left disappointed at the most recent episode of the ITV drama – ripping into everything from the pace to the plot.
When the show first landed last week fans were hooked by new crime thriller, which takes place in the sunny south of France.
The show is one of ITV's most anticipated series this year, and after seeing the trailer, viewers had high expectations, but were left disappointed when they realised there was nothing French about the series except, the location.
The series follows Antoine Verlaque (Roger Allam) and his partner Marine Bonnet (Nancy Carroll) as they try to solve mysterious deaths.
The second episode saw Antoine and his lover, Marine work together after nobleman Étienne de Bremont is found dead.
While the case took an unanticipated turn and had several shocking twists, fans were not happy with the lack of French references, along with the pace of the show.
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Taking to Twitter one wrote: “Nope sorry, I give up. Throwing in the odd Voila, does not make this series any more credible.”
Another frustrated fan added: “One episode in and for a show set in France, #MurderinProvence has a serious lack of French people.”
Another chimed in: “Murder in Provence. I don't get it. A load of English people pretending to be French. Why not just do it in England?”
Another mocked the series, saying: "My French is excellent. I can understand every word they’re saying."
Some viewers were left confused by the different accents in the show too, with one user saying: "So the Italian character speaks English with an Italian accent, but the French characters all speak with an English accent, so is he actually speaking French with an Italian accent?."
Another confused user commented: "Murder in Provence might as well be Murder in Bolton or choose any UK location where everyone speaks English."
Not only were fans disappointed by the lack of French words used in the series, they also weren't pleased with the pace.
With one user saying: “It’s certainly slow. I’ve seen cheese mature faster.”
Murder in Provence is the onscreen adaptation of the novels written by ML Longworth.
The series has a star-studded cast which includes, Patricia Hodge, Benedict Clarke, Jeremy Clyde, and Leila Mimmack. Most of the production for the show, took place on location in Aix-Provence in the South of France.
Season one has three 90-minute episodes that are set to take viewers on the investigative journey of Antoine Verlaque.
Alongside Roger Allam, The Crown actress Nancy Carrol plays Marine Bonnet, Antoine’s love interest in the show.
The show is centered around Antoine, and Marine's rollercoaster relationship.
As they go about solving murders together, things get messy as their relationship often gets in the way.
At first their relationship seems to be going well, but things quickly take a turn for the worst when Antione investigates the murder before he retires.
Even though there wasn't much French language used in the seriesin the eyes of some viewers, the characters did use popular French words occasionally.
Murder in Provence continues Sunday 8pm on ITV
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