Les Revenants – France’s answer to Twin Peaks

If you’re looking for a new TV show to binge watch, and more specifically are learning French, you should check out Les Revenants (The Returned in English) right now. The premise is simple and intriguing: a remote French village in the mountains is left at a loss of how to respond when many of their dead return to their lives as if nothing has happened, bringing with them a host of secrets that begin to break the community apart. A refreshing departure from the usual zombie flick; the horror is subtle and the slowly unravelling mystery set in claustrophobic surroundings is reminiscent of classic series like Twin Peaks, with Mogwai providing a suitably eerie soundtrack. A second (and possibly final series) was finally released last autumn after a three year wait.

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