Resurrection (2014–2015)
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Torn Apart 

The town of Arcadia is in a state of chaos when the return of the deceased reaches a critical mass. Bellamy has no other choice than to ask for outside aid which backfires when Sheriff Fred... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Attias (as Dan Attias)

Writers:

Aaron Zelman (developed by), Aaron Zelman | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Epps ... J. Martin Bellamy
Frances Fisher ... Lucille Langston
Matt Craven ... Fred Langston
Devin Kelley ... Maggie Langston
Mark Hildreth ... Pastor Tom Hale
Samaire Armstrong ... Elaine Richards
Sam Hazeldine ... Caleb Richards
Landon Gimenez ... Jacob Langston
Kurtwood Smith ... Henry Langston
Veronica Cartwright ... Helen Edgerton
James Tupper ... Dr. Eric Ward
Kathleen Munroe ... Rachael Braidwood
Tamlyn Tomita ... Dr. Toni Willis
Lori Beth Sikes ... Janine Hale
April Billingsley ... Barbara Langston
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The town of Arcadia is in a state of chaos when the return of the deceased reaches a critical mass. Bellamy has no other choice than to ask for outside aid which backfires when Sheriff Fred steps in with his own agenda, triggering a siege on the town that no one saw coming. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Drama | Fantasy

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Season One
30 June 2019 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

Imagine being able to see/hold/touch your deceased loved ones again. It is a dream that countless individuals wish on a daily basis. In "Resurrection", that dream becomes a reality. Through some up-and-down storytelling over this initial 8-episode run, the emotional center of the material is enough to make this a solid new TV entry.

For a basic plot summary, "Resurrection" tells the story of the town of Arcadia, Missouri. After having drowned as a child many years ago, Jacob Langston (Landon Gimenez) suddenly shows up again the care of government agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps). Jacob's parents (played by Frances Fisher & Kurtwood Smith) are overjoyed upon the return of their little Jacob (still the same age as his "death"). With the help of Maggie (Devin Kelley), Agent Bellamy starts to put together the pieces of this giant mystery as more "returned" arrive in Arcadia as well. Pastor Tom Hale (Mark Hildreth), Sheriff Fred Langston (Matt Craven), and Caleb Richards (Sam Hazeldine) also play major roles in deciphering the mystery of Arcadia.

"Resurrection" is not a perfect show by any means. In fact, I'd say that about half of these episodes were "really good", while the other half were "just okay". In just an eight episode run, that is a few too many "average" episodes than I would like to see.

However, through that up-and-down writing, there were two primary reasons why I kept tuning in every week:

1. The Mystery. There aren't too many real, honest-to-goodness over-arching mysteries on TV anymore ("case of the week" shows pretty much rule the roost), and "Resurrection" most definitely counts as a mystery? Who/what are the returned? Why the specific individuals? For what purpose? Why Arcadia? These eight episodes have just begun to scratch the surface of what could lie ahead.

2. The Emotion. Every single time a member of Arcadia connects with a long-departed loved one, I got a twinge of emotion. It is just such a human characteristic to want to "get back" the people we loved. Even in the episodes that I thought dragged a bit plot-wise, there was always a moment that would bring a lump to my throat in terms of emotion.

Overall, "Resurrection" was my favorite new show of the 2013-2014 TV season. It has mystery, emotion, great acting, and a surreal concept. I am excited to see where the show creators can take this concept with a second season!


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