What would happen if the dead came back to life and tried to rejoin their loved ones in their daily routines? This is the question posed by the French supernatural drama Les Revenants (The Returned). In a small mountain town dominated by a huge dam, people long dead begin to return to their families. Both the undead and their loved ones are bewildered. And strange things begin to happen: there are random power outages, and the level of water in the reservoir mysteriously lowers to reveal buildings and animals long dead.
The first season was broadcast in French with subtitles on Sundance TV in the fall of 2013; the second season, which begins six months after the events of the first season, began on Sundance on October 31, 2015. Although not available on the UR cable system, full episodes are available on the Sundance TV site and app (iOS and Android). Beautifully made, this is television well worth watching.