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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.


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.

Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Network: Sundance TV
Premiere Date: Oct 31, 2013
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Critic Reviews for The Returned: Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (22)

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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The concept of the new French series The Returned is as simple as it is brilliant.

October 18, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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An eight-part French series, the opener was spectacular.

August 30, 2017 | Full Review…
Daily Mail (UK)

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.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…

All told, a heavily crowded series, stuffed with characters and interwoven tales of vengeance, betrayal, murder-unyielding in its darkness, unfailing in its power to hold you in its grip.

March 13, 2015 | Full Review…
Wall Street Journal
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Creepy-cool. Much more complex and interesting (not to mention sexier) than ABC's current, virtually identical "Resurrection."

April 18, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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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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