Yesterday I watched a 6 hour marathon entitled, The 4400. The first episode showed how suddenly 4400 people who had been "abducted" (disappeared) throughout the years from 1940s to the almost present reappeared. They had all been away for various amounts of time (one lady 3 years, a child since about 1940). They had not aged while away, and the stories followed them as they re-integrated.
The first show seemed like it was going to be a good series, showing the "Returnees" being told when it was, and reintegration beginning.
The child's parents had long been dead, of course, so it showed her being sent to live with another young couple. A black man who had been an air force pilot had trouble looking for a job "how do I explain a 50 year gap in my resume?" And a young wife came back after 10 years to find her husband had re-married and had nver told his her daughter (now 11) that her mother had disappeared years before. The woman was sick at heart to learn of this, and to make matter worse, wehn she went to her doctor, she found out she was pregnant. She hadn't been pregnant when she disappeared.
A teenage boy came back to find out his little borhter was now the same age as him.
Anyway, I thought it could have been good, but as the show went on, it turns out some of these returnees have a special "power" (the little girl can see the future, the woman's unborn baby tells her 'things', etc) so it got a bit wacky for me.
Anyone else ever see this series, or is it a new one that they are juut trying out?