“The Returned” is being referred to as a ‘zombie’ show and it really isn’t. It is a high quality, thrilling show about … walking dead people.
The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away some years earlier, these ghostly characters appear in human form, they have not aged, and they are completely unaware of their own fatality. Determined to reclaim their lives and start over, they slowly come to realize that they are not the only ones to have been brought back from the dead. Their return augers torment for their community when a series of gruesome murders bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past. This is a homecoming like no other. (IMDbPro)
Sunday’s episodes are:
Episode 1: Camille
Camille, a teenager who was killed in a bus crash, returns home 4 years later.
Episode 2: Simon
Adele attempts to come to terms with Simon's 'return' as things get emotionally complicated. Camille tries to restart her old life but discovers the situation at home has changed and is introduced to Pierre, an odd and charismatic figure who predicted The Return.
Episode 3: Julie
Life in town is becoming gradually more disturbing. Determined to come out of hiding, Camille invents a new identity, Lena is horrified by a mysterious physical affliction, and Julie finds herself paralyzed by fear as an old trauma resurfaces.
Episode 4: Victor
Lena's health is turning for the worse and she's convinced it has something to do with Alice. While Adele and Simon begin to rekindle their romance, Julie decides something must be done with Victor, who may be implicated in a shocking death.
Episode 5: Serge et Toni
As the returned come out into the open they find they are unable to resume normal lives. Camille and Simon both find themselves abruptly rejected and Victor embarks on a search for his murderer. Incapacitated, Lena is found by an elusive figure.
Episode 6: Lucy
A massive electrical outage shuts down the town's power, creating a sense of unease, as people are drawn together in unexpected ways. Camille and Lucy find new roles within the community, Julie seeks refuge with an old friend and Lena grows closer to her mysterious rescuer.
Episode 7 Adele
Episode 8: La Horde
Tensions are high between the living and the dead, as a newer, creepier wave of the returned descends upon them. With the townspeople in fear and the stakes higher than ever, everyone will have to choose sides.
End season one.
This show is in French, it is in subtitles. Please don’t let that keep you away from this wonderful show. It’s an addiction better than chocolate.
Also on Sunday: The premiere of “Resurrection,” an American version of “The Returned.” Sunday at 9 p.m. Does that day and time sound familiar? Yep, it’s the same day and time that “The Walking Dead” is on. I seriously question the wisdom of pitting a new show that is a ‘kinda’ zombie show up against THE zombie show. It will be interesting to see what the numbers are for viewers are on Monday. http://resurrectionabc.com/social/
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