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"Dominion" review by Suzanne
Airs Thursdays 9/8c starting June 19 on Syfy

I heard that this is based on a movie called "Legion", which I didn't see. It was supposed to be bad but made a lot of money. The only thing that this show does remind me of is "Supernatural" on The CW, since it's also about angels. The two shows are very different, however. "Supernatural" is about two brothers who hunt demons, and they also get involved with angels. God is apparently dead or missing, and there are some good angels and some bad angels.  In "Dominion", there are no hunters or demons, just angels, and they've had a big war with humanity. It appears that most angels are bad, except for one angel, Michael, who sided with humans. Humans have been made almost extinct but survive in small cities. Michael presides over a city called Vega, which used to be Las Vegas.

There apparently are different types of angels, and the humans fight against them all. There's a legend that there's one human child that Michael saved that's supposed to be "The Chosen One", who'll save humanity.  The pilot episode was very interesting, although very predictably we learn that the hero is the chosen one.  The whole title or concept of "The Chosen One" or savior has really been over-used quite a bit in science fiction and fantasy on TV and in movies, such as "Once Upon a Time", "Thor", "The Matrix", "Harry Potter", Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and a lot more.  This show could use some of the humor of "Supernatural" because it does take itself a little too seriously.

Here are a few reasons I'll keep watching it. The actor who plays Michael (Tom Wisdom) is super-cool and gorgeous. The actor who plays our hero, Alex (Christopher Egan) is also very good and cute. Anthony Head (most known as Giles in "Buffy" and Uther in "Merlin") is playing one of the bad guys in the show. He speaks like an American here, which is a shame, but he's always wonderful.  And lastly, it's a pretty entertaining scifi/fantasy show with lots of great action and special effects. So unless they get too gross like "Helix" or kill off someone I like, I'll probably keep watching. Check it out this week!


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SUMMARY: Godís angels are bringing hell to earth. Dominion premieres on June 18 at 9/8c.


Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after "The Extinction War," when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes of this long battle are newly fortified cities which protect human survivors. At the center of the series is the city of Vega, a glistening empire that has formed from the ruins of what was once Las Vegas. 

Get more details on the characters of Vega here.

Watch the latest trailer here:

Dominion stars Christopher Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Alan Dale (Lost), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias)

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