Critic Consensus: Though overshadowed by its superior source material, the US version of The Returned retains enough of the creep factor and character drama to appease fans of the genre.
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as Rowan Blackshaw
as Peter Lattimore
as Camille Winship
as Claire Winship
as Jack Winship
as Lena Winship
as Julie Han
as Nikki Banks
as Tommy Solano
as Simon Moran
as Helen Goddard
as Tony Darrow
as Lucy McCabe
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Naturally, there's a big twist that sends these happy endings spinning out of control.
This version has a brisker pace than the fine French original, though it wouldn't be called action-packed. With its ominous and dark undertone, call it cerebral sci-fi.
It needs either to be more eerie and otherworldly or to address the social and psychological consequences of its premise squarely. As is, it isn't sufficiently dead or alive.
The American version of The Returned is well on its way to being every bit as good as the French original. It may even improve on certain aspects of the show, we'll have to wait and see.
It's not quite as atmospheric or accomplished as the original, but it's way closer than I expected it to be, anchored by strong performances throughout and an understanding of what worked about the original.
Audience Reviews for The Returned (US): Season 1
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