The Returned On Sundance
I’ve had some discussions with my girlfriend as to whether or not The Returned or “Les Revenants” is a zombie show or not. I say that it is, she says that it’s not a zombie show because the dead are not eating the living. I say, that this is a French show, therefore the zombieness will be more subtle than we are used to.
In any case, there’s a scene where the undead Camille and the undead Simon are having a conversation in her room where she refers to themselves as zombies. To me, that seals this as a zombie story.
They’re just not American zombies wanting to eat everything as we Americans are want to do. They’re French, so they want to talk about everything ad nauseum, as the French are want to do.
This show, is really creepy and very well paced. There are no filler episodes, at least so far, and everything that we have been shown has been logical and had a really good reason for it to be there.
There are things that have not been made clear to us, like why are the dead returning and why not all of them? Why are the dead always hungry, but seem to be OK with eating food instead of humans? Why are these zombies so frikkin horny?
The show, is based on a French movie called Les Revenants, which believe me is now in my watch queue. I want to watch it in case there is something there that will help me with the show. There was also a book of the same name, which I will be looking for as well.
I’m glad I found this show, but I’m sad that I didn’t find it until this weekend so I’m binge watching the marathon that I recorded on the DVR. I couldn’t remember what channel this show was on and DirectTV isn’t all that great about promoting programming on cross channels or maybe I just don’t watch enough TV.
The point being, watch this show.