Resurrection: The Complete First Season DVD Review

Resurrection: The Complete First Season DVD ReviewDisclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Title: Resurrection: Season 1


What happens when someone you’ve mourned and buried suddenly appears at your front door as if not a single day has gone by? After the initial shock, would it be a blessing….or a curse? Immerse yourself in the powerful first season of ABC’s Resurrection, an astonishing story of mystery, relationships and second chances.

Life in Arcadia, Missouri changes forever when Jacob (a boy who drowned over three decades ago) miraculously appears on his parent’s doorstep alive and unharmed- and still just eight years old. But Jacob is only the first. As more and more deceased return, the entire town is thrust into conflict fueled by love and loathing, fear and faith, suspicion and redemption. Meanwhile, as tensions mount, a desperate race to find answers and defuse the situation begins- before complete chaos erupts.

Bonus Features:

  • On Location in Georgia – Filmmakers and cast reflect on the place Resurrection calls home.
  • Resurrection: Building a Mystery – The show’s stars share their theories about the mystery at the heart of the series – how are the town’s loved and lost ones returning home to their families…and why?
  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes

My Review:

I remember hearing about Resurrection on Facebook when it first appeared on TV. My newsfeed was filled with my friends saying how much they were enjoying the show. I added it to my list of shows to watch back then and I finally got the chance this past week to see what all the hype was about. They were right. Resurrection is addicting and had me hooked on the very first episode. Normally it takes me at least a few episodes before my interest is fully piqued in a show.

The story begins with Jacob waking up in a field in China. After figuring out that he is American, he is sent back to the United States and placed in the custody of Agent Bellamy, an ICE agent. Jacob isn’t speaking at that point but writes down one word, “Arcadia”. Agent Bellamy decides to break the rules and drive Jacob back to Arcadia, Missouri and see if he can figure out who the boy belongs to.

It was touching to see the reunion between Jacob and his now 60-something year old parents. I could feel how emotional this reunion was and could only imagine what it must be like to be reunited with a child that had been gone for over 30 years. Jacob’s mother immediately took him in and fussed over him. She had no doubts that he was her son. Jacob’s dad was another story. He wasn’t fully convinced this boy was his son despite him looking exactly like his son and having the same memories as the boy he lost.

Resurrection isn’t scary like you might think with people returning from the dead. I would describe it more as a mystery and as the eight episodes progressed, I had more questions than answers. As more and more departed loved ones return, the suspense is almost palpable. What is happening in Arcadia? Are these people really the loved ones who had passed or are they something else?

The season ends on a cliffhanger so there will definitely be a second season. I plan to watch and hope to get some answers to a few of my questions and figure out more to the mystery.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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