A Preview

The pilot will air Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 9/8c, taking “Revenge’s” old time slot. (“Revenge” is now being aired at 10/9c).

Based on the promos, the dead are returning.  In one of the first promos out, Kurtwood Smith’s character answers a door and is asked if his son is missing.  He answers, saying his son has been dead for several years.  Then his son, Jacob, comes running up to the porch and into his arms.  Of course, some of the characters are asking important questions in the promos.  But this boy isn’t the only one that comes back.  Others come back too, three so far, from what I’ve seen.

The show deals with how this town handles the questions, how they try to deal with the unexplained.

It has an air of mystery, which appeals to me. There is a supernatural appeal also, and this genre always finds a spot in my heart.  Like “Roswell,” “LOST,” “Supernatural,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Ravenswood,” it dabbles in the world unknown.  It’s appealing.

ABC describes the show as:

The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy, takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Henry and Lucille Langston, who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery — but this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows.

I’m watching. Are you?


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