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Metastasis, the Spanish language remake of Breaking Bad (EW)

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Tumblr Pro is just an April Fool, right?
Whatever, I look GOOD in this top hat.
Now I hope Twitter gives us monocles to complete the look.

Tumblr Pro is just an April Fool, right?

Whatever, I look GOOD in this top hat.

Now I hope Twitter gives us monocles to complete the look.

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Orphan Black. Season 2. April 19. BBC America. (x)

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It’s a good thing that was the video I was looking for.

It’s a good thing that was the video I was looking for.

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Saves The Day

“Tattoo of the Sun”

Saves The Day - “Tattoo of the Sun” (Third Eye Blind cover)

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LES REVENANTS (THE RETURNED)

The Returned in three words: French zombie drama. (“Metaphysical mountainside mystery” would be my second choice.)

If I had to describe the show in three words, those are my choices. Since I actually get as many words as I want, I can also say that those three words simultaneously describe the show perfectly and don’t do it any justice at all, and are actually quite misleading. Well, one of them. It’s French. It’s a drama. But the word “zombie,” while technically true, gives you the wrong impression. And that’s part of why this show is so great.

Think about zombies for a second. Okay, stop. What were you thinking? Undead monsters staggering forward, hungry for brains? There are countless examples of that, and they can be terrifying. But what if the undead came back and were hungry, but just for a sandwich or whatever you happened to have in your fridge? And not your fridge, their fridge. What if they came back and just went home? What if they were interested in assimilation over annihilation? (Though if they were interested in annihilation before, they still may be…) What if they just wanted to continue where they left off when they passed?  The Returned is just that, and it shows us that can be even scarier than the hungriest, nastiest zombie sprinting at you.

The Returned takes place in a small, quiet, French mountainside town. (All eight episodes of the first season are streaming on Netflix. Season two is in the works. The show is more interested in its mysteries than answering them - at least through this season - so if you’re the kind of person who needs things answered perfectly, it’s not for you.) 

I would prefer not to give too much away in case anyone reading these words wants to watch the show. Having read this, you already know a little more than I did before watching, and I liked not knowing what was going on. (Watching a show that’s not popular means not having to worry about spoiler alerts, because it seems no one is covering it, which is nice.) I’ll be brief and unspecific in this description of the show, as to not spoil anyone.

If you’ve ever lost a family member, you’ve no doubt wished at some point for them to come back. Here, it’s possible, and it happens. How would a family react? (They should be overjoyed to have their child back, right? But what about the families who didn’t get their child back?) How would the community react? (Why are these people returning? Are there more?)  Do people come together or are people divided? And what’s up with the changing water level in the dam?

The show is led by its mysteries, and supported by strong performances and a great score from Mogwai that together make the show memorable and haunting. Their music adds perfectly to the ever-present, eerie, atmospheric tension. I wouldn’t call the show scary, but it’s creepy as hell (especially you, Victor) and keeps you on your toes. For the most part it moves slow, but all the idiosyncrasies keep you completely engaged. The undead are a focus of the show, but the real highlight is the very human reaction to their return. They know this is impossible, yet here they are.

You might have been thinking a fresh take on the done-to-death zombie genre was impossible, yet here is The Returned, bringing it back from the dead.

The Returned in three words: oui, oui, oui. (S’il vous plaît.)

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My most-liked Instagram photos from the past 2 weeks.

Uploaded via autosets.

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fun.

“What the Fuck (live)”

fun. - “What the Fuck” (live)

fun. just released a free/pay-what-you-want live EP (download here) and their unreleased live hit “What the Fuck” is on it.

Tracklist:
1. Out on the Town 
2. Barlights
3. Carry On
4. What the Fuck
5. The Gambler
6. Some Nights

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Twin Forks - “Mean” (Taylor Swift cover)

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CUDDLE FUDDLE by DEDDY