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THE RETURNED
October 31, 2013  | By David Bianculli

Sundance, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This eight-part miniseries from France is a lot of things even Sundance’s promos won’t tell you. First, it’s subtitled – but don’t let that deter you. Second, it unfolds so deliberately, revealing its surprises and shocks so meticulously and patiently, that to give even the most basic summary would rob The Returned of some of its fun, and wonder, and eerieness. The less you know about this eight-part psychological thriller going in, the better, so all I’ll say is this: Set in a remote small town in the French Alps, it starts with a disaster, introduces a pair of increasingly mysterious sisters (pictured), and eventually introduces a serial killer, a series of mysterious characters and events, and an overall creepiness that makes this a drama that lingers with you long after each episode is over. Truly, impressively creepy. For a full review, see Bianculli's Blog.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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