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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 9, 2014
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Starring: Frances Fisher, Omar Epps, Veronica Cartwright
  • Summary: The drama series based on the Jason Mott novel The Returned (not to be confused with the French series of the same name that aired on Sundance or A&E's upcoming adaption of the French show) follows the impact on the families in Arcadia, Missouri after an 8-year boy who supposedly drowned 30 years ago is found unchanged. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. It's not as atmospheric and artful, nor does it exude the same visceral sense of place [as French series "Les Revenants"]. But taken on its own, it is an absorbing, well-paced, thoughtfully rendered production with a quality cast that ranks as one of the better new winter shows.
  2. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Feb 28, 2014
    If less spookily atmospheric than SundanceTV's not-dissimilar The Returned, Resurrection handsomely frames its "What the hell?" premise. [7 Mar 2014, p.62]
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Mar 10, 2014
    Yes, this is all very familiar--Sundance's "The Returned" was better, by the way--but there are still solid hints of an engaging series.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Mar 7, 2014
    When Resurrection focuses on Jacob and his family, the actors and the concept carry it. But hours must be filled, and the more the show expands to include other Arcadians, most of whom are tiresome, the weaker it becomes.
  5. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Mar 6, 2014
    Looking long term, Resurrection may be one typical TV dark secret that takes a while to unravel, and maybe that's good enough for most. But it's cutting enough corners here in the beginning to be worrisome. And if you were lucky enough to see The Returned (or will be streaming it asap), then Resurrection won't be for you.
  6. 50
    For a series with an out-there premise, Resurrection feels awfully ordinary.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Mar 5, 2014
    Nothing could bring this show life.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Aug 10, 2014
    I just love this series, its the closest they've come up to the x-files yet. Every episode starts good and gets better towards the end. No boring comedy or acting here. I just finished watching the end of season one...and cant wait for September to watch season 2, I just hope they don't cancel with a cliffhanger then...keep it up ABC! Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2014
    FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN WATCHING! This show is great and based on the novel "The Returned" by Jason Mott. This show has no correlation to the French show all the critics may claim. The only possible correlation is the Jason Mott was inspired by it, that is it. This will be and is a great series so far. I recommend watching it unless you have lost someone, since that will bring up too many memories. Expand
  3. Mar 10, 2014
    A great show with an interesting premise.The acting, writing, and directing is pretty good, especially for a network tv drama, where the writing is cheesy (ex. NCIS). I can't wait for more! Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2014
    I have to admit , I am intrigued by each episode. I think it is beautifully written , and the show has me wondering if this is spiritual or possibly alien or government. Tho I am hoping, the outcome is supernatural.

    I am hoping there is no one particular religion but just a concept on our existence. That These people were chosen for a mission of introduction to our creator or life after to prove it does exist. I hope in the end of this series that it doesn't just cut off without giving us answers. I hope they do research on those who have had experienced NDE and feed the minds of people like me who would love to see a positive supernatural outcome in life after.
  5. Mar 31, 2014
    Hopefully the story line will develop and keep my interest and not tail off like The Dome. Can't wait for more details to unfold. Have no preconceived notions about what is happening. Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2014
    Having seen two episodes now, I like Resurrection a little bit more than after only seeing the pilot. I suggest if you try this show you do the same if the pilot doesn't capture you enough. I would like to confirm that there are in fact more people being "returned" then just the stupid boy in episode 1 who doesnt even seem to realize he's 30 years in the future because ... he's an idiot?

    The show is VERY slow paced, and raises more questions than it answers. But its heart warming... and you want those answers... and the doctor girl is pretty, and you like Omar Epps from House, so it's not terrible. But it's certainly going to get canceled. Oh yeah.
  7. Apr 14, 2014
    I am in awe how bad this show is. I cannot figure out what the other reviewers were watching. The dialogue is laughable at times and the acting worse. The ONLY good thing about it was that it got me to find and watch The Returned from French CANAL network and Sundance. For that reason, i gave it one star. It would be easy to say that Resurrection pales in comparison to the Returned -- every real critic seems to agree. But comparisons aside, Resurrection is lifeless, boring and without soul. All the characters seem to be on mild sedatives - while rehearsing for a high school drama. I struggled to get through episode 4 hoping it would go somewhere. Its not. It is NO Lost, but is hopelessly lost. Expand

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