Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Messengers (CW) Series Premiere

Series Premiere
Satan is cast out of Heaven in what is seemingly a meter to earth. The impact and force of his landing emits divine power that kills a group of human beings who are reborn as angels or messengers armed with powers to fight in the coming Apocalypse against the four horseman. One messenger was on earth for seven years, while 5 others were chosen at the arrival of Satan with another messenger yet to be determined. So far the 6 messengers have the power of future visions, understanding in any language, telepathy, healing, and strength with some powers still remaining to be seen. Each messengers has dramatic struggles present in their personal life in addition to coming to terms with their new found power.

A mysterious object plummets to Earth, sending out a shock wave that causes five strangers to die, only to miraculously come back to life moments later. The members of the group are Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a struggling radio-astronomer living in New Mexico who is searching for her missing son; Erin (Sofia Black-D'Elia), a young mother in Tucson, Arizona who is desperate to protect her seven-year-old daughter Amy from her abusive policeman ex-husband; Peter (Joel Courtney), a troubled high school student and orphan in Little Rock, Arkansas; Raul (J.D. Pardo), a federal agent in Mexico who is looking to escape his dangerous and violent undercover assignment; and Joshua (Jon Fletcher), a charismatic second-generation televangelist in Houston, Texas. Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as The Man (Diogo Morgado), who offers Vera the location of her abducted son if she will help him with one morally complicated task which puts her on a collision course with Rose (Anna Diop), a nurse in Houston who has been in a coma for seven years after being shot by an unknown hitman. Drawn together by fate and biblical prophecy, the "Messengers" soon learn they now have supernatural gifts that might be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.


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

Mack’s Thoughts
The CW has another show with caters to super natural appetites but the Friday night time slot is often a series killer. I thoroughly enjoy this show and the cast of characters, which means it will probably be cancelled. The CW loves starting a story and then ending in once fans become involved but fails to produce big numbers. This show has a lot of potential but it requires a strong viewership to survive. Oh how I loved The Tomorrow People and The Secret Circle, Star Crossed and The Birds of Prey but The CW often produces great shows that they fail to let flourish. No disrespect to Super Natural or Vampire Diaries fans but if you are going to keep producing season after season of the same shows then why waste time producing new ones and then cancelling them. Why just maintain the entire prime time line up with the same type of show to appease viewership and ratings. In any event, this show might fair greater with another vehicle like Netflix especially with the success of Dare Devil. I love a good live action superheroes/comic series but I think there is also room for original shows with heroic content.

Comments from other Messengers are welcomed below.
-Mack Nichols

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