When the promos for the new ABC drama Resurrection began earlier this season, many people — including friends of mine — said they did not plan to watch.
The idea of dead friends and family returning was too hard for many to think about, let alone see portrayed on network TV where they knew it would probably go really wrong.
I had similar misgivings, but couldn’t look away.
So I’ve watched the series in its entirety. Not surprisingly, the supernatural aspects are there and haven’t been explained to date. But I don’t think that’s the interesting part.
It’s how the people react to the return of their dead friends and family. How they try — or don’t try — to fit them back into their lives. You’d think they’d be celebrating, but instead they dwell on wrongs from years past that they still can’t forgive.
It’s a really interesting character study.