Critics are unanimous that the four seasons of the cop show Spiral is the best TV drama ever produced in France. The series has been syndicated in 70 countries and was a huge hit for BBC. Curiously the brilliant, gritty view of the underside of the French judicial system has not been seen on American television. But the fist three seasons, available for streaming on Netflix, is totally addictive. Sprial is as good if not better than HBO's The Wire. Be warned, however, its ultra vi.