Monday, 10 June 2013

MSN TV: Channel 4's THE RETURNED


Over at MSN TV today: I've reviewed Channel 4's premiere of excellent French supernatural drama THE RETURNED (aka LES REVENANTS), which concerns a small-town experiencing the inexplicable resurrection of townsfolk...
It's remarkable to have a French-language drama on primetime UK television, but things have been headed that way for awhile so I'm glad Channel 4 took the plunge. Some of the best modern horror's been coming out of France (À l'intérieur, Martyrs) and highbrow audiences have already been enjoying Euro crime thrillers like Spiral and The Killing, so it makes perfect sense to bring subtitled drama to the masses. The fact The Returned concerns "zombies" is maybe enough to draw wider interest, so I'm hopeful this premiere's mood and intelligence counteracted any superficial disappointment over the lack of Walking Dead-style action and gore.

Continue reading at MSN TV...
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