Resurrection: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: With too much melodrama and not enough finesse, Resurrection is dangerously close to DOA.


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Air date: Mar 9, 2014
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Air date: Apr 6, 2014
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Dead people come back to life in this compelling drama revolving around the residents of Arcadia, Missouri. In the series premiere, the small town is shaken by the return of deceased loved ones, beginning with 8-year-old Jacob Langston (Landon Gimenez), who, after waking up alone in a rice paddy in rural China, shows up at the door of his now 60-year-old parents, Lucille (Frances Fisher) and Henry (Kurtwood Smith), both of whom feel all kinds of emotions at the sight of the son they lost more than 30 years ago. Getting caught up in the mystery of Jacob's reappearance is J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), an immigration agent determined to figure out what's going on, even as he meets resistance from Sheriff Fred Langston (Matt Craven), Jacob's uncle, a man who seems like he would rather keep the past buried than figure out what really happened the day both his wife, who was secretly having an affair, and his nephew drowned. Fred's daughter, Dr. Maggie Langston (Devin Kelley), finds herself clashing with her dad by helping Marty in his investigation, which grows wider as others, including the shady Caleb (Sam Hazeldine) and suicide victim Rachael (Kathleen Munroe), make their way back to town and create tensions among their onetime neighbors.


Omar Epps
as J. Martin Bellamy
Frances Fisher
as Lucille Garland
Kurtwood Smith
as Harold Garland
Matt Craven
as Fred Garland
Devin Kelley
as Gail Garland
Mark Hildreth
as Pastor Tom Hale
Samaire Armstrong
as Elaine Dawson
Sam Hazeldine
as Caleb Richards
Kathleen Munroe
as Rachael Braidwood
Veronica Cartwright
as Helen Edgerton
Travis Young
as Ray Richards
Ned Bellamy
as Samuel Catlin
Kevin Sizemore
as Gary Humphrey
James Tupper
as Dr. Eric Ward
Lori Beth Sikes
as Janine Hale
Tamlyn Tomita
as Dr. Toni Willis
Jason Saucier
as Dale Getheard
Christopher Berry
as Dept. Carl Enders
Chris Berry
as Dept. Carl Enders
Gary Weeks (II)
as Det. Andrew Chartman
Michael Harding
as Paul Thorton
Joe Knezevich
as Young Henry
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Dep. Connor Cuesta
Jason A. Davis
as The Deputy
Jwaundace Candece
as Mrs. Camille Thompson
Shawn Shepard
as Mr. Wallace Thompson
Nadej Bailey
as Jenny Thompson
Claire Bronson
as Young Lucille
Naomi Lavette
as Desk Clerk Tina
Dwayne Boyd
as Officer Bobby
Ashlee Payne
as Polly Humphery
Tracy Goode
as Sheriff Deputy #1
Garrett Kruithof
as Confused Man
Mike Pniewski
as Col. Austryn Everest Stone
Dane Davenport
as Korean War Officer
Stevie Ray Dallimore
as Lt. Charles Kellerman
Brandon Gregory
as Soldier #1
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Critic Reviews for Resurrection Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (19)

It's sometimes gripping, the acting is good, and for many it will seem fresh. Well, as fresh as the undead can possibly be.

Mar 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Resurrection shouldn't need to pad out episodes with implications of buried affairs and a possible murder. That they're likely not going to be is disappointing, but not surprising in the tradition of network television trying to take on ambitious ideas.

Mar 5, 2014 | Full Review…

Resurrection has proved able to return both people and network to life.

Mar 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Resurrection is similar in premise to Sundance Channel's The Returned. The ABC show is more blandly cast and written, but it's still capable on occasion of hitting you in the gut emotionally, if not scrambling your brains.

Mar 10, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.

Mar 10, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Ideally, shows should be judged on their own terms-but The Returned is Resurrection's own terms. It is everything that Resurrection could be, and is not quite.

Mar 7, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Part sappy drama, part supernatural whodunnit, Resurrection suffers greatly from following on the heels of Sundance's airing of the far superior French series The Returned, which bore an almost identical plot.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Give ABC credit for at least realizing that there is a spiritual element inherent to the notion of the dead returning to life and taking up that idea in the face of zombie mania.

Apr 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Cryptic drama raises complex questions about life and death.

Mar 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

No teeth. No hook. Nothing at the end making you want to discover more.

Mar 12, 2014 | Rating: 6.3/10 | Full Review…

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