Note to my readers of a new series-The Returned. The American remake of Les Revenants-Netflix in the UK-weekly. A small Preview and some notes and dialogues from part of episode One. Minor spoilers. First aired on Tuesday, 10th March 2015.

A Quick note to my readers of another new series:

The Returned.

An American remake of Les Revenants/ The Returned.  Well what a surprise, I had no idea. This is an original Netflix series and is weekly. As in weekly instalments.

I was intrigued so I checked out about half of the first episode.  So the Returned appears to be very good.  Promising.  Beautiful to look at.  Particularly (and I remembered that this was my favourite scene from the original) the night-lit valley village.

So the remake of Les Revenants is sticking very close to the original.  A slight variation in job for Julie, now called Doctor Han.  Julie in the French series was a District Nurse.  Here her character is a doctor, a G.P/General Practitioner  from what we can gather.  From Dr. Han’s chat/conversation with Pillar, the check-out girl at the shop.  Perhaps Dr. Han visits her patients like Julie did.  We shall see.

Thing is I got to the half way point of The Returned first episode and thought: hey Bloodline is more cheerful than this.

Then I ditched.  considering that I had Bloodline down as fairly creepy: that means that The Returned was guaranteed to be worse.  As in the creepiness stakes.  I think The Returned might win. Less sunshine for a start.

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Some notes and dialogue on part of Episode one of The Returned.

TV Preview:
“Several people come back to their home towns in the same week after they’ve been dead for years in this eerie dramatic series”

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The American remake of the French series Les Revenants/The Returned.

The Returned.

The beginning:
Four years ago

Acoustic guitar and singing.
“An old clothesline in a castle of ghosts..”
“Come home,”
“Ah ha ha”..

Camille is on the school bus.
(haunting music)
(wind rustling)

Present Day.
Someone is climbing over a wall.  She looks fine.
It’s just that she’s in the middle of nowhere.
She looks down.  A beautiful village lies in the valley below.
(crickets chirping)

The Self-Help group.
A lady,  Sandrine:
“We’re having a baby..”
“Move forward..”

A woman (Claire I presume) lights candles at a shrine for Camille.

The moon is tiny and high over the black mountains in the night.

Pierre, who runs the self-help group is the same twat as he was in the original.

Camille to her Mom:
“Something weird happened.”
“I woke up in the mountains, it took me two hours to walk home”..

At the Bar.  (percussive indie music)

So we see Julie, here she is a doctor.  Doctor Han.  She sees a little boy at the side of the road. In a bus stop.

Dr.Han to little boy:
“Here, come inside..”
 Dr. Han, has the nosy neighbour too.

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Footnotes.

I have written about Les Revenants/The Returned -Series One on this blog. Episode by episode.  Les Revenants was excellently sinister and subtly beautiful to watch.

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I may well come back to the Returned..

***
Nb. I remember now that the American remake of The Killing/ Forbrydelsen turned out to be really rather good.  In the end.

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Note to my readers of a new series-The Returned. The American remake of Les Revenants-Netflix in the UK-weekly. A small Preview and some notes and dialogues from part of episode One. Minor spoilers. First aired on Tuesday, 10th March 2015.

A Quick note to my readers of another new series:

The Returned.

An American remake of Les Revenants/ The Returned.  Well what a surprise, I had no idea. This is an original Netflix series and is weekly. As in weekly instalments.

I was intrigued so I checked out about half of the first episode.  So the Returned appears to be very good.  Promising.  Beautiful to look at.  Particularly (and I remembered that this was my favourite scene from the original) the night-lit valley village.

So the remake of Les Revenants is sticking very close to the original.  A slight variation in job for Julie, now called Doctor Han.  Julie in the French series was a District Nurse.  Here her character is a doctor, a G.P/General Practitioner  from what we can gather.  From Dr. Han’s chat/conversation with Pillar, the check-out girl at the shop.  Perhaps Dr. Han visits her patients like Julie did.  We shall see.

Thing is I got to the half way point of The Returned first episode and thought: hey Bloodline is more cheerful than this.

Then I ditched.  considering that I had Bloodline down as fairly creepy: that means that The Returned was guaranteed to be worse.  As in the creepiness stakes.  I think The Returned might win. Less sunshine for a start.

***

Some notes and dialogue on part of Episode one of The Returned.

TV Preview:
“Several people come back to their home towns in the same week after they’ve been dead for years in this eerie dramatic series”

***
The American remake of the French series Les Revenants/The Returned.

The Returned.

The beginning:
Four years ago

Acoustic guitar and singing.
“An old clothesline in a castle of ghosts..”
“Come home,”
“Ah ha ha”..

Camille is on the school bus.
(haunting music)
(wind rustling)

Present Day.
Someone is climbing over a wall.  She looks fine.
It’s just that she’s in the middle of nowhere.
She looks down.  A beautiful village lies in the valley below.
(crickets chirping)

The Self-Help group.
A lady,  Sandrine:
“We’re having a baby..”
“Move forward..”

A woman (Claire I presume) lights candles at a shrine for Camille.

The moon is tiny and high over the black mountains in the night.

Pierre, who runs the self-help group is the same twat as he was in the original.

Camille to her Mom:
“Something weird happened.”
“I woke up in the mountains, it took me two hours to walk home”..

At the Bar.  (percussive indie music)

So we see Julie, here she is a doctor.  Doctor Han.  She sees a little boy at the side of the road. In a bus stop.

Dr.Han to little boy:
“Here, come inside..”
 Dr. Han, has the nosy neighbour too.

***

Footnotes.

I have written about Les Revenants/The Returned -Series One on this blog. Episode by episode.  Les Revenants was excellently sinister and subtly beautiful to watch.

***
I may well come back to the Returned..

***
Nb. I remember now that the American remake of The Killing/ Forbrydelsen turned out to be really rather good.  In the end.

**