After hearing a lot of hype about the new ABC series, Resurrection, I decided to see the pilot. And basically, I got hooked. I just had to watch the second episode, and right away. Below I've listed my 5 Reasons Why You Need To Watch Resurrection Right Now. Plus, keep scrolling to watch a sneak peek of next weeks' episode "Two Rivers" airing Sunday, March 23.
1. The suspense is amazing. There are certainly cliffhangers, and you are dying to know what happens, but the producers know just how much to give. There seems to be real meat in the plot, at least so far. What I'm looking forward to next is if Fred hiding something and what in the world is in Jacob's tomb...
2. They have quickly developed the characters. While on other shows, character development often takes a couple of episodes to progress, in this case after the first two episodes I can tell there is a close family connection, with a curiosity in Maggie and a confused skepticism in Henry and Tom. Caleb Richards is the one we should really watch out for, with a particular whistle sound every time he appears, others distrust, and the last scene with him and a hammer, it seems like he has the most to tell.
3. The cinematography is fantastic. The filming is timeless, beautiful, dreamy and eerie all at the same time. The camera angles are perfect.
4. It’s a refreshing, not-so-scary take on the concept of the dead returning. It’s not about zombies (The Walking Dead has that down.) and isn't full of gore. It's more mysterious, heart-wrenching and fantastical. Taking place in a typical Mississippi town, the aim is to be relatable with a fantastically realistic style.
5. The acting has been phenomenal. Frances Fischer (Lucille) can easily get an Emmy nomination if the writing stays A quality for her. I just about teared up a couple of times already. And my gosh, Samaire Armstrong, Mark Hildreth and Omar Epps are also doing really good work.
What do you think? If you're interested in this "back from the dead" spin be sure to watch the episodes for free here.
See a sneak peek from episode 3 below and view the episode guide for what’s coming up!