When a show has a central mystery — in the case of ABC’s Resurrection, which premiered Sunday night, why deceased loved ones have returned alive and un-aged from the day they died — the question isn’t whether the concept is interesting. It is. It’s whether an audience will be hooked enough (and patient enough) to watch every week or, in today’s world, just wait and Google for the answer when the series ends. The difference, I believe, comes down to how quickly producers can both get you invested in the characters — which is difficult when cards must be played close to the chest for a slow reveal — and prove to you the journey will be somehow visually unique (i.e. the way BBC America’s Broadchurch could make a slo-mo shot of the mundane, just two people walking, practically pulsate).
For me, Resurrection falls into the wait-and-Google category. What’s your verdict? READ FULL STORY