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"The Messengers" review by Suzanne 4/22/15
Airs Fridays 9/8c on The CW

This seems to be an interesting show, so far. The first episode sets everything up but doesn't give us too many clues yet about what's going on. First we see a young woman get killed.  Then we meet several other people, including a bullied teen, an undercover federal agent, a young mother, and a televangelist. After a meteor-like object falls, they all die, for a few minutes. When they come back to life, they find that they have strange powers. They're angels and have wings that only we can see (they can see it in their reflection); they also have strange powers. One of them is also a scientist who studies meteors and things like it.

As the show goes on, we see that a strange man has appeared, naked (possibly from the meteor-like thing), and he asks the scientist to travel to Texas to murder a woman there (the one we saw get knife, who's now in a coma); in return, he'll tell her where her long-missing son is. The man is evil and his eyes turn black. Eventually, all of the "Messengers" head toward Texas, one way or the other, as if drawn there.

Angels are a big deal lately on TV. We'd seen them for years on "Supernatural," and now they're on "Dominion" on the Syfy channel, too. There have also been a lot of series about people coming back from the dead (not zombies so much as "returned"). I don't really understand it.  At any case, these angels are not always good guys like we've been taught in religion.  They're often amoral or even bad. It remains to be seen what they're like in "The Messengers." One of them already killed someone in the first episode.

The show is intriguing and it'll be fascinating to see where it goes. I hope it's a good ride and lots of fun, not just more clues and secrets. So far it's hard to say. Wikipedia says, "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."  I didn't see or hear anything in the first episode about the Rapture, though, so we have to wait to see how that plays out.

I would say that it's worth checking out. The kid who played Tom Neville's son, Jason (AKA Nate) in "Revolution" (JD Pardo) plays the Federal agent. He's the only cast member I recognized, so it's a bunch of newbies, but they're handling it well. Apparently Jamie Bamber (Apollo in the "Battlestar Galactica" reboot) will also be in the show, so that's something to look forward to. He's always good!

The show was created by Eoghan O'Donnell, who wrote a few episodes of "Teen Wolf," one of my favorite shows. Anyway, check out the show... you might like it. It definitely kept my attention.

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