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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cryptic drama raises complex questions about life and death.

TV ABC Drama 2014
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Whatever you think of ABC's Resurrection, you can't deny that the central premise is compelling. It's also nearly identical to that of the Sundance Channel's The Returned, a subtitled re-airing of the French series Les Revenants that was based on completely different source material and subsequently inspired A&E to green-light a U.S. remake of the same name.

So it would seem that people suddenly coming back to life is a trend. And for particularly squeamish viewers -- and those with families -- Resurrection's take on the topic is at least a bit more palatable than the decomposing zombies of The Walking Dead that fill the screen with their severed limbs and rotting flesh. In fact, the scariest aspect of Resurrection's story is the societal reaction to the presence of resuscitated citizens, making you wonder whether we'd really ever act that way.

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