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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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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 (22)

Wonderfully, darkly written and beautifully shot.

August 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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

October 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.

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

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

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

October 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.

October 30, 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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