The Returned: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
The Returned

Critics 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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Critic Ratings: 33

59%

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Air date: Mar 9, 2015

Residents of a small Washington town struggle with the return of individuals who were presumed dead and have no memories of their deaths.

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Air date: Mar 16, 2015

Simon's pursuit of Rowan complicates her feelings for Tommy; Jack and Claire attempt to hide Camille's return; Tommy sees similarities between a brutal attack in town and events from years earlier.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2015

Camille assumes the identity of a relative so she can get out of the house; Lena finds a strange scar on her back; a nosy neighbor causes problems for Victor.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2015

Lena accuses Camille of hurting her and is rushed to the hospital; Rowan learns that Tommy has an obsessive secret; Julie uncovers potentially frightening information about Victor.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2015

Julie and Nikki search for Victor following his disappearance from the community center; Tony's confession has a big impact on Adam; Helen believes the town may be evil.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2015

Lucy's miraculous recovery from the stabbing leaves her a changed woman; Claire and Jack hunt for Lena; Peter makes a terrifying confession to Victor.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2015

Camille attempts to help the parents of the support group; Victor comes between Nikki and Julie; Rowan makes a surprising choice after he lashes out at Simon.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2015

Claire's secret is revealed; the police obtain a full confession from the suspected killer; Victor is determined to protect Julie at all costs; Camille learns the shocking result of her helpful actions.

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Air date: May 4, 2015

Chloe is placed in danger; Peter makes a shocking announcement; Helen unleashes her deadly plan for the town.

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Air date: May 11, 2015

A strange premonition overshadows Tommy and Rowan's celebration; Victor is forced to face his tragic past; Camille comes to a realization; Helen's plot comes to a mysterious end.

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Cast & Crew

Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Rowan Blackshaw

Actor
Mark Pellegrino
Jack Winship

Actor
Jeremy Sisto
Peter Lattimore

Actor
India Ennenga
Camille Winship

Actor
Sandrine Holt
Julie Han

Actor
Agnes Bruckner
Deputy Nikki Banks

Actor
Sophie Lowe
Lena Winship

Actor
Tandi Wright
Claire Winship

Actor
Mat Vairo
Simon Moran

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Kevin Alejandro
Sheriff Tommy Solano

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Dylan Kingwell
Victor

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Aaron Douglas
Tony Darrow

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Dakota Guppy
Chloe Blackshaw

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Leah Gibson
Lucy McCabe

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Michelle Forbes
Helen Goddard

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Rhys Ward
Adam Darrow

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Terry Chen
Mark Bao

Actor
Hannah Levien
Marie

Guest Star
Carlton Cuse
Executive Producer
Raelle Tucker
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Returned: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Returned: Season 1

  • Dec 13, 2017
    Today there are more networks and streaming services offering original programming than ever before. It is an amazing time for TV lovers and it seems that anyone can get pretty much anything on the air. With all these new shows debuting all over the place, this does unfortunately leave the networks at somewhat of a disadvantage when it comes to original ideas. Out of desperation, many networks have turned to re-booting old shows, bringing back cancelled ideas that didin't work, and even Americanizing overseas television shows, The Returned is an example of the later. I understand why A&E chose to take a show from overseas, Americanize it, and market it as their next big hit, but why the Returned? This idea has been done to death, both in movies and on TV, and while the show is critically acclaimed, the ratings for the overseas version were terrible, the show was cancelled after it's second season. If no one is watching it over there, why did they think anyone would watch it over here? The returned takes place in a small Northwestern town, where one day, out of the blue, people who have been dead, some for decades, start showing up back at home with no memory of being gone at all. Each episode is broken up into sections that follow specific individuals and their interactions with their loved ones and society. There is also of course the police and investigative angle to the whole thing, and an unsolved crime thrown into the mix, in order to try and keep viewers coming back each week. Funny thing is, I wasn't all that crazy about this episode of the Twilight Zone. It was a little better when The X-Files did it. The 4400 added beings from the future and turned it into a series that quickly ran out of storyline and fizzled out, and now we have The Returned. This isn't an original idea, far from it, and the fact that it takes place in the same location as the 4400 is completely laughable. The cast has a few standouts that made the show a bit less tiresome, Mark Pellegrino is always fun to watch, as you never can figure out if he's a good guy or a bad one. We're also introduced to a new young actor in the form of Dylan Kingwell. He doesn't say much, but his character is honestly one of the most fascinating mysteries of the whole show. The bottom line is that this show is a complete rip off of other ideas and there is really very little here to keep the viewers interested. The boys story turned out to be really cool, The murder investigation was interesting but under utilized, and there were a few cast members I enjoyed. Otherwise the writing was terrible and parts of this show were just painfully slow. There are some terrific overseas shows that no one has even mentioned bringing over here, why they chose this one, I'll never know.
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  • Oct 05, 2017
    Very inteiguing at first and looks promising but the ending... didnt give justice.
  • Oct 04, 2017
    You know what I'm sick of is tv shows getting started me getting interested and investing my time just for it to be cancelled....underground cancelled ....the get down cancelled ressurection cancelled...believe cancelled....like DAMN IF U GONNA START SOME SHIT THEN FINISH IT!!!!!!! PLEASE...STOP PLULLING THE RUG..YOU AINT NO MAGIC CARPET!!! Shoot I pay good money for my Netflix is and cable DAMMIT!!!??????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • Apr 02, 2017
    The feel of this version isn't even close to the original dark, eerie version from France. This version tried to copy everything , right down to the clothes, but just couldn't recreate the mystery. The actors are all very pretty in this version unlike the very normal everyday looking actors in the French version. Let's also not forget the political correctness. The American version makes sure we see an equal amount of minorities, foreign accents and lets not forget the interracial couple. Not normally an issue but it seems so forced it becomes obvious what was done in casting that it distracts the viewer. It is well done which earns the 2.5 stars in my book, but if you want a creepy, dark and thought provoking, watch the original.
  • Apr 05, 2016
    It's good when you first start, well shot, but there is too much going on and it cannot sustain itself.
  • Mar 31, 2016
    I was pleasantly surprised by how well the US version held up to the original French version. Also somewhat surprised by some of the venom being directed at it by the usual suspects.
  • Mar 12, 2016
    This is a supernatural drama, where dead people start coming back to life never having aged a day. It is intriguing because no one behaves normally. For example, most people seeing a dead family member after many years would suspect they are hallucinating, or need some convincing. Unfortunately, what seemed intriguing and gripping at first never showed up with explanations to satiate the appetite. Maybe the answers are on slow boil, coming in Season 2, which is cancelled. So this feels like Lost or Twin Peaks, where there never really are any answers. You may feel you wasted your time watching it. This is a remake of French TV show Les Revenants, also here on Rotten Tomatoes as "the returned." From some reading on the series, it seems apparent that inexplicable occurrences and behavior are part of the French style. In the end, it felt like all filling and no twinkie.
  • Nov 14, 2015
    The original French series has easily readable subtitles, and is much better, the atmosphere is of strangeness, uncanny moods, and a conflict between miracles vs menace.
  • Jun 23, 2015
    Awful like a soap opera, lethargic unbelievable plot patched together
  • Jun 11, 2015
    like it to watching ... with JeHe :D

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