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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by ThruBeingCool » 10 Oct 2015, 20:16

Looking forward to the new series. Loved the last one, apart from the ending.

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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by Homer » 11 Oct 2015, 21:51

ThruBeingCool wrote:Looking forward to the new series. Loved the last one, apart from the ending.
Me too :-)

First season of 'The Bridge' worth checking out as well, very good :-)
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by droopsnoot » 12 Oct 2015, 19:09

I'm not entirely sure whether I'll bother with this again, though now Suits is finishing for now I'll need something else to watch. I wasn't that impressed with it, though being entirely in French, and me being a fast reader, did mean that I could get through a recorded episode in about 20 minutes.
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by Bag Lady » 13 Oct 2015, 16:52

I really liked the pace of this series. I don't think you can have tapped into the atmosphere properly if you were getting through it at reading speed! Besides, I always have to make sure the volume is well up while I'm reading translated subtitles to get the full effect. Wish things would stop getting remade for the US market, they all need to grow up and cope with the outside world.

I'm not convinced that how the last series ended is going to set the next series up very well but I'm willing to give it a try. Strangely it has only just occurred to me that zombies (are they zombies?) can probably age? Several of the characters were very young and if they are in the new series (which has taken a long time to get made) they are going to have changed in appearance. So many questions. And more to come I expect.
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by strangledinAuch » 14 Oct 2015, 19:17

Jon the Impaler wrote:I've sort of watched parts of the last 2 .
What's it about ? I don't get it . Hasn't helped missing the first 2 I guess and then not watching these 2 all the way through .
if it's anything like other french dramas then you never will :lol:
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by Ravenette » 14 Oct 2015, 21:49

Never heard of it!
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by jaydee1964 » 14 Oct 2015, 23:08

No.me neither

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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by Bag Lady » 11 Dec 2015, 00:02

Is anyone else watching? I'm having to watch on catch up all the time but loving it.
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by droopsnoot » 11 Dec 2015, 10:50

No. I watched the first one, realised I'd forgotten too much about the first series (or never really got it in the first place) and dropped it.
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by Rockula » 11 Dec 2015, 13:17

I watched all of Series 1 and 2 and I was quite enthralled.
However, having just seen the final episode, I'm no closer to understanding what it was all about than I was when I saw episode 1. I don't think everything has to be explained to me, the viewer, but I like to think that at least the writers know what's happening. And I'm not convinced they did.

It was something where I enjoyed the atmosphere and individual moments but I was ultimately disappointed in the ending as much as I was when I stuck with 'Lost' through to the rubbish end.

I don't know if there'll be a series 3 but I'll only watch it if it's confirmed that some answers will be given.
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by Bag Lady » 11 Dec 2015, 13:50

I expect to be left slightly disappointed by the end of the series as I find that is the way these things run. I wasn't happy with the end of series 1 and questions remain from that even now but it hasn't stopped my enjoyment of this series. It is all about atmosphere. I too suspect that this was started without a fully formed story in place. When children ask me to watch their made up plays I always check with them that they know how they will end first. Perhaps I'm being too lenient with The Returned.
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Re: The Returned, Channel 4

Post by Boody » 11 Dec 2015, 14:15

Never heard of it. C4 output grabbing my attention right now is Toast (Matt Berry total genius) and the enduringly uncomfortable viewing that is Peep Show.
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