Friday, 21 August 2015

Les Revenants (The Returned) | French Fridays #5

Bonjour à tous!

This week I want to share with you a very popular French TV show: The Returned.

After seeing this show broadcast on Channel 4 a few years ago, my friend Georgina introduced me to it and it's safe to say that I got a bit hooked. (I get addicted to things quite easily - earlier this summer I started and finished all 9 seasons of The Office in just over 2 weeks. Oops)

Based on a film from 2004 with the same name, the premise of the show is a town where people start to come back from the dead. Not in a zombie type of way - they genuinely have no idea that they're supposed to be dead, they just slot back into their lives after years of being deceased as if nothing is wrong. Obviously something is wrong, though, and the first season covers the problems that come with a whole group of people returning from the dead.

It sounds bizarre - and it is -, but it's also grippingly powerful, and I think that season 2 comes out this year which is just fantastic! It's another dark show, however, so if you're looking for something easy-going, this definitely isn't the show for you. That being said, if you love a bit of mystery and a couple of gory scenes, this would be ideal!

In terms of the French, the characters do speak relatively fast, but with subtitles it's easy enough to deal with that. Georgina doesn't speak French and she still loves it, so the subtitles make the show accessible to a much wider audience.

Avez-vous la regardée?

À bientôt!

Chloe x