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  • Anonymous
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    Les Revenants

    8-episode French series (with subtitles) about “people long dead return[ing] to a small town with no knowledge of their death.” Makes its US debut on Halloween on the Sundance Channel, recently home to Emmy-robbed Top of the Lake.

    Currently at 92 on Metacritic. Only 9 reviews, but there are 4 100s and 2 90s already.
    Mad Men S1 had 4 100s from 30ish reviews, S2 2 from 20 reviews.
    Breaking Bad S1 had no 90+s from 30ish reviews each, S2 had 3 100s from 19 reviews, S3 had 3 100s from 15 reviews.

    So I’ll tune in despite how reading is, like, so hard so I expect the show to have nothing to do with awards here.

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    helv606
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    Far and away my favorite show from this year.  Been surprised how many of those 9 reviews, casually mention a key detail from the first episode like it is part of the press release for the show.  I recommend just reading the review from redye which does not spoil things and skip the rest.  If you are referring to the Emmys, my understanding is the show would have to be a co-production with Sundance to qualify for the Emmys. 

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    It’s not eligible at the Primetime Emmys but it’s been nominated at the International Emmys for Drama Series. The winner will be announced on November 25.

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    Les Revenants

    8-episode French series (with subtitles) about “people long dead return[ing] to a small town with no knowledge of their death.” Makes its US debut on Halloween on the Sundance Channel, recently home to Emmy-robbed Top of the Lake.

    Currently at 92 on Metacritic. Only 9 reviews, but there are 4 100s and 2 90s already.
    Mad Men S1 had 4 100s from 30ish reviews, S2 2 from 20 reviews.
    Breaking Bad S1 had no 90+s from 30ish reviews each, S2 had 3 100s from 19 reviews, S3 had 3 100s from 15 reviews.

    So I’ll tune in despite how reading is, like, so hard so I expect the show to have nothing to do with awards here.

    Still at 92 on Metacritic, but with 26 reviews. 

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    Guest2014
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    Sounds like The 4400 to me…

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    Anonymous
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    I’ve watched Ep 1 – Camille & Ep 3 – Julie. So far great, with a very nice use of atmosphere, especially served by music choices and knowing when to have no dialogue.
    Unsurprisingly given the titles, the most impressive performances so far are Camille’s mother and Julie. But they happen to have the most emotionally heavy storylines on paper too, which is always helpful. 
    I know Simon doesn’t have much to do besides be silent and vaguely creepy, but still he seems better than the average child actor you see in many major works. The only part I’m not so into is the murder investigation, which tonally doesn’t really match with everything else.
    Promises to be better than Broadchurch as far as Euro imports go, as Broadchurch I felt more or less peaked with the pilot and I couldn’t connect as much with the leads as I felt I was supposed to.

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    I’ve watched Ep 1 – Camille & Ep 3 – Julie. So far great, with a very nice use of atmosphere, especially served by music choices and knowing when to have no dialogue.
    Unsurprisingly given the titles, the most impressive performances so far are Camille’s mother and Julie. But they happen to have the most emotionally heavy storylines on paper too, which is always helpful. 
    I know Simon doesn’t have much to do besides be silent and vaguely creepy, but still he seems better than the average child actor you see in many major works. The only part I’m not so into is the murder investigation, which tonally doesn’t really match with everything else.
    Promises to be better than Broadchurch as far as Euro imports go, as Broadchurch I felt more or less peaked with the pilot and I couldn’t connect as much with the leads as I felt I was supposed to.

    Victor is the name of the kid.  Simon is the guy who Lena meets at the bar in episode 1 and is looking for his GF.  The title of episode 2 is “Simon”

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    Finished the season. I can see why some people could be upset about unanswered questions, but I found the finale much more satisfying than the likes of Broadchurch and Top of the Lake which answered their questions in ways that I didn’t like all that much. And the show is better as a whole than either of those. I don’t think a show has to deliver what the viewers demand immediately if the creators know what they’re doing and feel it’s better for their show to keep the timing that’s been working so very well.

     

    The pacing and storytelling seems to be very much like chapters of a book, and like in the olden days of serialized newspaper stories, the finale was just the end of “Part”/”Book” One, and the awesomeness exhibited thus far makes me feel relatively confident that what comes a year from now will continue to be great. I will definitely rewatch the whole season at least once to pick up on hints and things I didn’t catch the first time.

     

    I would rank this as one of my T3 shows of the year along with Mad Men and Orphan Black and it *might* be my favorite top-to-bottom ensemble of them all (even if Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany, and Tatiana Maslany is better than any individual achievement here). Apparently the show isn’t eligible for any Primetime Emmys as the production was entirely by France with Sundance merely picking it up several months after it had aired, but Sallette (Julie), Consigny (Claire), Thiam (Lena), and perhaps Pierre Perrier (Simon) and Nambotin (Victor) would have been deserving nominees. 

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    I’ve only seen the first two episodes so far, but I’m very much enjoying this. I like it more than Top of the Lake (which felt like a chore some of the time). Couldn’t get into Orphan Black, past the first two or three episodes, but maybe I should give it another shot, after I’ve finished The Returned.

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    For anyone interested in checking this out, there will be a marathon on Sunday of the first six episodes.

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    A&E has ordered Carlton Cuse’s ten-episode first season straight-to-series.  Cuse is now writing-producing three dramas simultaneously, which apparently ties him with Julie Plec for most on television right now.

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    vinny
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    I watch “Resurrection” on ABC and cannot wait to dive into this version.

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