ABC’s “Resurrection,” a new one-hour drama based on Jason Mott’s book called “The Returned,” premiered on Sunday night, and viewers took to Twitter to reveal two things: 1.) They’re hooked. 2.) They don’t know how to spell the title.
“#Ressurection” began trending on the social media site as positive reviews, in 140 characters or less, poured in from those who could put aside the show’s similarity’s to the Sundance Channel’s French zombie drama, “The Returned,” and enjoy what may very well be the next hit for the network that gave us “Lost.”
Set in Arcadia, Mo., the drama kicks off with an 8-year-old boy (Landon Gimenez) waking 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 (Omar Epps) takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by a 60-year-old couple, Henry (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Langston (Frances Fisher), who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years before.
this show is blowing my mind. #ressurection
- Katy Bellotte (@hellokatyxo) March 10, 2014
- Marisa Papsin (@marisanicole87) March 10, 2014
Oh come on! I can’t wait a whole week! I need the next episode right now. #ressurection
- Kristyn Cole (@KristynCole) March 10, 2014
- James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) March 10, 2014
Some did have a few technical issues with the show, though. Proper spelling wasn’t one of them.
Still trying to figure out how that kid in #Ressurection, who died 32 years ago, worked an iPhone like a champ.
- Chad Logan (@ChadLogan) March 10, 2014
Is ANYBODY gonna change this chiles clothes???Damn he deserves at LEAST a sponge bath! #Ressurection
- ** Beth** (@Bethwill30) March 10, 2014
The dad from That 70s Show is in this and hasn’t called anyone a dumbass yet. This is disappointing. #Ressurection
- Señor Mercado (@RealTalkRuben) March 10, 2014
Eventually, the web caught wind of the proper hashtag.
- Mike Muniz (@mike_muniz) March 10, 2014
It’s official… I’m hooked on “Resurrection”… Sooooo good! and happy to see the homie Omar Epps doin his thang on such a great show
#Resurrection has me turning on lights to walk around my house.
- Instagram: Luch83 (@Luch83) March 10, 2014
I knew I would love @Resurrection but I am already hooked on it. it is by far one of the best new shows I’ve ever watched, I want MORE.
- you own my heart (@TheFraryDiaries) March 10, 2014