What an amazing experience. This is easily the best drama series I've seen this year so far. The script doesn't put a foot wrong, the acting is extraordinarily intense; and while the action often moves... Read moreslowly, it is never less than totally engrossing. This is that rare thing: an intelligent drama. If you are prepared to immerse yourself in its world, there are many rewards. Many questions - about the nature of belief, for instance - are raised, and not all are answered. The ending left me wanting more, and it seems like a second series is under way.
The dead have returned. But this is a homecoming like no other.
The Returned is a stylish take on the supernatural genre that combines taut mystery with rich character-led drama.
In a small Alpine village in the shadow of a vast dam, a crowd of men and women find themselves in a state of confusion, trying to return to their homes. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no-one is expecting them back.
Those returning from beyond the grave are determined to reclaim their places in the world of the living. The living are thrown into a state of turmoil by the return of friends and relatives who don’t understand that time has moved on.
But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.