It’s a real thunderbolt for the viewers of Scènes de Ménages. An iconic actress from the series has just left us following a long illness. The Objeko editorial team comes back for you on his journey, and pays tribute to him in this article.
Scenes of households: the program that is a hit!
Scenes from households was a very nice surprise for a good number of M6 viewers. The oldest among you know that the channel likes to produce this kind of humorous series on a relatively limited budget. We have already had two big successes previously: Camera Café and Kaamelott.
Household Scenes offers a very interesting concept. Viewers discover several very different couples in scenes from their daily lives. Each has its particularity. José and Liliane represent the middle class of small towns, Fabien and Emma the rural provincials, Raymond and Huguette the embittered retirees. In short, everyone can find their way around easily. And it’s a real guilty pleasure! We laugh with the characters, at their expense, but also at our own flaws.
Scènes de Ménages is loosely inspired by the Spanish series Escenas de matrimonio, adapted to reflect typical French people. Since 2009, the series has not ceased to charm viewers. 13 years after its debut, the screenwriters never seem to run out of ideas. Some couples left, others arrived along the way. Even if there is no real continuity in the sketches, we see very clearly the characters evolve over the seasons. And the future looks bright for the series and for M6!
The actress who died of cancer
This is news that saddened our Spanish neighbors. Silvia Gambino, who played Marina in the Spanish series Escenas de matrimonio, which inspired Scenes of households, has just left us. She had been battling cancer for a long time. Unfortunately, the disease ended up getting the better of her. Escenas de matrimonio has not been broadcast since 2010. This does not prevent the actors of the very influential series from still being remembered, more than 10 years later.
The Spanish actress of Italian origin has had a very successful career. However, his role in the Spanish version of Scenes of household remains his coup de brilliance. It had been a long time since Silvia Gambino had disappeared from the screens, due to her illness. Her former husband sent her a vibrant tribute on social networks: “You left to make everyone you meet laugh wherever you go. You left very young, life isn’t fair and cancer won the battle, but that didn’t take your smile away.“The entire Objeko editorial team joins in sending its most sincere greetings to his family and loved ones.
Huguette (Marion Game) addresses the end of life in the program.
Scenes from households is a series that is very often good-natured. We don’t look at it to reflect on life, but rather to unplug the brain for a little while, and have a good laugh.
However, sometimes the production teams do not hesitate to touch on sensitive themes, such as the end of life. Thus, Huguette, the character of Marion Game, asks her husband Raymond if he would help her to end her life. He answers yes. Huguette then specifies that it would be in the event of an incurable disease, to which Raymond replies “Also”. Of course, the schoolboy joke hits the mark, and we’re used to seeing this retired couple love and hate each other at the same time. However, this does not change the fact that the subject of assisted end of life has been mentioned.
As you probably know if you read Objeko regularly, Marion Game’s character isn’t the first to bring the subject up lately. The late Bernard Tapie also wanted to be able to benefit from the assisted end of life, he who suffered from double cancer. The successful singer Françoise Hardy also made this request directly to the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron. She has been suffering for years from cancer of the larynx which makes her suffer terribly.
Huguette, the character of Marion Game, will he manage to change mentalities on the subject? At Objeko, that’s what we hope for! However, we wish a long and beautiful life to Marion Game, full of joy and success!