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'The Returned' breathes new life into foreign programming
'The Returned' breathes new life into foreign programming

One suspects the world is out of kilter when a French girl utters cultural sacrilege: "Love is stronger than death? What a load of bull." The girl in question, Camille, has returned from the dead, unbruised and unbloodied and looking just as she did four years earlier, before her school bus rounded a reservoir and sailed off a mountain. She does not devour flesh or walk in spastic shuffles. She's a zombie in the European style, moving with grace, pouting and posing existential questions in a mountain village where the water is rising and animals are up to strange things. The critically praised TV series "The Returned" is a French parsing of the afterlife, a...

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