The Hookup Plan is absolutely addictive. If you start watching it you won't stop until all 8 episodes are over. SPOILER ALERT: The ending will have you throwing the remote control at the tv. It is the mother of all cliff hangers. Don't bother googling if Season 2 is in the pipeline because it hasn't been commissioned yet. But it better be! Are you listening Netflix???
Now that my rant is out of the way here goes…
The Hookup Plan, also known as Plan Coeur, is a French rom-com series that ticks all the boxes. Three best girl friends are either dating or married to three best guy friends. But Elsa and Max have split up and Elsa can't move on. In fact it's been quite a while since they parted ways and he is with somebody new. Lost and spiralling, Elsa really needs to get over Max and move on. That's when her best friend Charlotte decides to hire a male escort to pose as a date.
Jules Dupont, played by the ridiculously gorgeous Marc Ruchmann, is the guy in question. Having pretended to find her phone, they arrange to meet and go on a date. But Elsa is still crippled with insecurities, can't believe a guy like Jules finds her interesting so rejects his advances. Charlotte pays for a second date and again, the two have a great time but now Elsa starts to really like him.
Out of money, Charlotte ropes their friend Milou in on the action and she agrees to pay for a third date. And that's when the magic happens (wink wink). It's also the date that Jules tells Elsa he has been offered a new job and they shouldn't see each other anymore.
Poor Elsa, now falling head over heels for Jules, is devastated. Still oblivious to the fact that her friends paid the guy to date her, her problems only worsen when her ex gets engaged. The friends think they're off the hook until it becomes apparent that Jules has also fallen for Elsa.
Now they have to scramble to break them up so nobody finds out. But that's the least of their problems. Control freak Milou is pregnant and her relationship is on the rocks. Charlotte is completely directionless in life and is struggling to even keep her head above water. And with more problems than they can cope with the house of cards is coming down on this group of friends. Is true love on the cards for any of them?