ABC’s Resurrection: Lost-esque Mysterious TV Makes a Comeback

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If you were a fan of Lost, it would be easy to decide to avoid the new ABC show Resurrection, which premiered last Sunday. Trust me when I tell you that you’d be making a big mistake if you did, though.

Like most other Lost fans, I felt I had been given so many questions, and so few answers (most of them unsatisfying), that my time spent watching the show had largely gone to waste. Resurrection raised quite a few question with its first episode, and its second – which airs tonight at 9:00 ET/PT on ABC – answers none and raises more. But, assuming the show’s Executive Producers are to be believed, Resurrection has had an ending in sight since before shooting began, so hopefully its resemblance to Lost won’t extend too far.

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In case you missed the premiere, it centers around a boy, Jacob, who wakes up in a field in China, and who turns out to be – or, at least, to appear and to believe himself to be – the reincarnation of the 30-plus-years-dead son of an aging couple in small-town Missouri. Without going into too many details, suffice it to say that at the end of the first episode, we find out that Jacob isn’t the only lost soul coming back, as a bearded man – the father of one of the prominent characters from the town – reappears as well.

I definitely don’t want to give too much away about the second episode, but I will say that it takes a much darker turn – and, considering that the first one involved a young child drowning, that’s saying something – and might not be fit viewing for some kids. It’s still excellent, though, and ends on a terrific cliffhanger – I really want to know what happens next.

Resurrection airs Sundays at 9:00 ET/PT on ABC TV.

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Note: Viewing of the second episode of Resurrection and conversation with the show’s Executive Producers were part of a press junket I attended that was paid for by Disney. All opinions expressed are my own.

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