I wasn't so sure about it after the first episode -agree with annandale on this - but thought second was better. I am a HUGE fan of Spiral, and I think France produces some stonking actors. Greg Fitoussi gorgeous in Spiral, more sweaty & seedy in Spin. I think the portrayal of women improved a bit, but still tending towards the stereotypical. Nothing against the male mentor of Nathalie Baye - at least he will do it, many men won't. I am sticking with it - at least I can understand the French - in contrast to Spiral, where they could be speaking Chinese for all I know!