10 TV Shows You Need to Be Watching in 2015

From British gangster thrillers to lone-wolf-cop dramas, these are the series you should be catching up with ASAP

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'The Returned' (SundanceTV)

Though A&E is airing its American remake of this award-winning French series — and it's a decent enough cover version, as far as these things go — you're advised to go straight to the original, especially since the whole first season is currently streaming on Netflix. A small town suddenly finds that a number of its deceased denizens have inexplicably returned to life. Some have been deceased for years, others for decades; they aren't ghosts, exactly, nor are they craving brains. These "revenants" simply want to reintegrate back into their old lives, which causes problems for their loved ones who've mourned and moved on, or who've made grieving a huge part of their post-loss identity. This is small-screen existential horror that's both sensitive and skin-crawling, helped immensely by Mogwai's moody score and child actor Swann Nambotin's portrayal of a blank-eyed, back-from-the-dead kid.

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