‘The Returned’ Review: Did the U.S. Remake Fall Flat?

New version of French back-from-the-dead series comes to A&E.

So, if you’re like me and relatively new to this whole “The Returned” series phenomena thing going on, –then you’re going to love this news. Especially if you speak and understand French, –or if you can read subtitles and you’re not a complete whiner. You can watch the original French show on Netflix! Yay! If I were you and had a cable box, –with DVR and all, I’d watch the show on Netflix first, then catch the series after I recorded all the episodes on A&E.

However, I don’t do TV really, –just Internet, so… we’re probably just going to watch it on Hulu Plus or something later on. Or Amazon. The reviewer doesn’t exactly say why the remake is bad, –but as I understand it, the negativity stems from the remake being almost word-for-word the same as the original.