😇 The Messengers

Spent the better half of my weekend writing and binge watching a television show called “The Messengers. I stumbled across it by accident, got curious, watched the first two episodes, had to finish the series. I like it. Finished episode seven and thought that was the end of the season, but I just discovered that this series is quite new and the next episode airs this coming Friday! It isn’t often that I engage with a new television series, unfortunately I also discovered, the CW Television Network responsible for the show decided to cancel season 2 after only three episodes were broadcast. Possibly due to low ratings. So yes, I am gutted I may not see how the story unfolds and concludes.

TheMessengers - Strange Magic

The story has me rooting for a seemingly extraneous cast of characters and their dysfunctional methods of tracking down and stopping the ones who are destined to descend into wickedness, thus becoming one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and bringing about the end of the world as we know it, should intervention fail. The premise centers on a few unique individuals who are in no way wholly religious, but have each been given a godly gift and task, as a preemptive measure to prove to God that people are capable of saving themselves and are worth salvation.


One geographical discrepancy within the world of the show, I think, is how come most of all of this is happening in and around Houston Texas? I would also like to see some stories where the messengers use their gifts to help people who aren’t cannon — more general helping people in the background. But other than that, I have been impressed by the execution of controversial subject matter, all the actors’ performances, casting in general really, the amount of real-world locations and the sparring use of special effects. “The Messengers” is what you would expect of a show subverting generalized ideas of good versus evil, but it is all well executed, high-concept entertainment and I say I like it, so yeah, I like to think I have good taste. …Sometimes. You trust me right?

A mysterious object crashes on earth and a group of unconnected strangers die from an energy pulse it emits, but then re-awaken to find out that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.

I understand how the show may be seen as a slow burn for some (or not seen at all), but given how popularity of the superhero genre is dominating in theaters and television nowadays, this show should have been better received than it was. I mean they all had “gifts” (superpowers) for goodness sake. All of them. Fantasy, religion, interesting characters, a good story-line, and did I mention The Messengers’ holy-exceptional casting?! Great performances all round. RIP, show, you will be missed by this guy at least.

The Messengers - Finale

Series (13 episodes) Produced by: Trey Callaway, Eoghan O’Donnell / Production Companies: Thunder Road Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, CBS Television Studios / Distributors: AXN (2015) (Hungary) (TV) (AXN Black), The CW Television Network (The CW) (2014) (USA) (TV).

~ by Fionnlagh on June 2, 2015.

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