The Returned: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)



Critic Consensus: A pleasant change from typically gory zombie shows, The Returned is a must-see oddity that's both smart and sure to disturb.


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Air date: Oct 31, 2013
Air date: Nov 7, 2013
Air date: Nov 14, 2013
Air date: Nov 21, 2013
Air date: Nov 28, 2013
Air date: Dec 5, 2013
Air date: Dec 12, 2013
Air date: Dec 19, 2013

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Supernatural crime series is set in a quiet Alpine village.

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Critic Reviews for The Returned Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (23)

Besides the scenery, what's best here are the characters, and their lives -- or unlives -- of quiet desperation.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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If a subtitled show is bad, you'll turn it off, but if it's good, it envelops you more swiftly and wholly than the very good show in English you check your email while watching. The Returned is very good. Let it have your brains.

Nov 1, 2013 | Full Review…
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The Returned, in French with subtitles, is beautiful, riveting and above all thought-provoking.

Oct 31, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The whole creation, by Fabrice Gobert, is first-rate supernatural drama more than a mere horror show.

Oct 30, 2013 | Full Review…

At it's heart, The Returned [a] is chilling tale. Time will tell how [it] does in an American market, but if its rave reviews overseas are a sign, viewers will brave the subtitles for a truly great find this fall.

Oct 30, 2013 | Full Review…

The Returned raises the possibility that the undead could also come back in a very different form. Throw in a serial killer and you have a series that sounds terribly grim, but is written and performed so superbly that it turns out to be riveting.

Oct 30, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Returned...moved glacially but packed a lot of story into its atmosphere-saturated opener.

Oct 15, 2018 | Full Review…

An eight-part French series, the opener was spectacular.

Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…

But make no mistake: The Returned is one of the most engrossing, gorgeously told stories on television, and those who waited two full years for a second installment, as I did, will find it was well worth the wait, as I did.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

There's a grownup sensibility to The Returned that doesn't pause for the kind of cheap shock in which shows like The Walking Dead specialize.

Oct 31, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Returned: Season 1


An incredibly atmospheric tv series, Les Revenants treats memories and human interaction with subtelty but also engaging us with a very well pulled mistery, never forgetting it's core idea of the dead coming to life and how they will adapt, how they will be received and why they've returned. Feels like when Lost was great and that is an excellent thing. Here's to hoping that Season 2 will continue it's intimacy and deepens on the mistery.

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