In Extr@, four attractive 19–22 year olds are thrown together to play out their romances, life crises and contrasting
interests in a familiar sitcom setting. A fundamental complication in their relationship is that one of the four is an
outsider, Sam, with only a very basic grasp of French. Sam’s efforts to get to grips with the language provide the
central dynamic for the series’ language learning content. What makes Extr@ different is that the scripts have
been carefully written so that the language is simple and accessible at all levels. Covering all the main
programmes of study, the scripts combine wit, strong character identification and a good dose of physical humor.
|EPISODE #01: L'arrivée de Sam
Sacha and Annie share an apartment in Paris. Their lives are
complicated with the arrival of a mystery guest, Sam from
America. Nico, who lives opposite the girls, finds out about
Sam’s background – but tries to keep it a secret. Sacha, Annie,
Nico and Sam play out their romances, life crises and
contrasting interests – entirely in French.
|EPISODE #02: Sam fait du shopping
(Sam goes shopping)
In the second episode of Extra (en français), Sam has his first
experience of shopping in France. First he does some grocery
shopping on the Internet – then Sacha, Annie and Nico decide
to give him a make-over which turns out to be a disaster – so
he ventures out to clothes shops by himself.
|EPISODE #03: Sam a un rendez-vous
(Sam has a date)
In the third episode of Extra (en français), our friends from
Barcelona decide to find love through the Internet, and Sam
decides to help out with some jobs around the flat.
|EPISODE #04: Sam trouve du travaille
(Sam looks for work)
In this 4th episode of Extra, Sacha needs a promotion to earn
more money, so she approaches her boss (The Octopus)
about it. Sam starts looking for a job, but ends up being the
waiter for Sacha, during a meal with her boss, cooked by
Nico. The evening is a disaster, but our young friends cement
their friendships as a result of it.
|EPISODE #05: Une étoile est née
(A star is born)
In this episode Sam starts to notice Annie in a romantic light
and, in a bid to win her over, starts learning to cook. Annie
becomes obsessed with television commercials, and Nico’s
acting career receives a boost when he takes on the role of
|EPISODE #06: Le jour du Loto
In this episode, Sacha thinks she has won the lottery, but Sam
has lost her ticket. Nico is also desperate to find the ticket, as
he had written a girl’s telephone number on the back. We follow
the characters as they try to find the ticket, and see the
consequences when they finally retrieve it.
|EPISODE #07: La soeur jumelle
(The twin sister)
In episode 7 we discover that Sacha has a twin, Christelle,
who is coming to visit. However, Sam, Nico & Annie don’t
know that Sacha has a twin, and so much confusion ensues
when they presume that Christelle is actually Sacha.
|EPISODE #08: Clotilde
(Clotilde, the landlord's cousin)
In this episode, we meet the landlady’s cousin, Clotilde, who is
taking over business temporarily. Clotilde dislikes the girls but
takes a shine to the boys, particularly Nico, who goes on a
series of dates with her but starts to regret it when she won’t
leave him alone. Meanwhile, the others build shelves with
disastrous consequences, and romance finally flourishes
between Annie and Sam.
|EPISODE #09: Shakespeare
(Jobs for the guys)
Sacha has a new job as a researcher at Channel 9. She
encourages Sam to audition as a reporter to impress her new
editor, but Nico's acting tips ruin Sam's performance. Luckily,
Lucrecia the new editor finds Sam attractive and hires him
anyway. Meanwhile, Nico is looking for a role in a Shakespeare
play, and finds a part that is not all it seems.
|EPISODE #10: Les cochons d'Inde
Annie and her friend drop off a mysterious package, with
careful instructions on what to do. Sacha is off on another
press conference. Annie has very different concerns and is
organizing a press protest outside a factory that uses animals
for testing. Later, Nico wakes up to find out what’s in the box.
At the demonstration, Sam is instructed to find the ringleaders
and make a fool of them.
|EPISODE #11: Les vacances
It’s time for a holiday and everyone has their own idea where
they should go. Nico tells everyone that all you really need is
ticket, passport and credit card. The foursome end up in an
interesting place. There, Sacha meets a guy. Meanwhile, Sam
meets a girl.
|EPISODE #12: La Coupe du Monde
In this episode, it’s the World Cup. Sam, Annie and Sacha are
watching the game on TV. Nico is out. Sam is depressed.
Sacha is very distracted. Annie walks in on Sam's and Sacha's
rehearsal, and get's the wrong idea. Then, there's a resolution
and an interesting development.
|EPISODE #13: Le mariage
Sam and Annie are trying to agree on what sort of wedding
they are going to have. Annie wants a simple ceremony at the
animal sanctuary. Unfortunately for Sam, his mother is taking it
all very seriously, and is on her way over in the family jet.