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
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
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