When a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.
Emma J. M. Svensson
First of all, I'm an atheist! I have loved CW for a long time, but I have to say lately it has become kind of cheap. This show is just that, cheap. The biggest problem, though, is that the concept doesn't stick. There's really not much more I can say. The only good thing I can say is that I love the actors. Shantel VanSanten was great in One Tree Hill and JD Pardo so good in Revolution. Even if I think the show is cheap and based on a bad concept I will keep watching it (to the end) because of the chemistry between JD Pardo and Sofia Black-D'Elia, I am obsessed with them!
With some shows you can tell right off the bat, from the pilot how good they will be. The Messengers is not one of those shows. The pilot was o-kay. It started out quite random, but tied together various characters for reasons unknown and introduced a potential series villain who didn't actually do anything villainous. In the previews for the season, we're presented with a boatload of new and vital information that would have been great to learn during the actual episode and would have made things a lot more interesting. I suspect the Messengers will pick up next week and continue to get better, but the pilot left quite a bit to be desired. At this point - if you're pressed for shows, give it a whirl, otherwise, you'd be better off waiting to watch this one after its 1st season completed so that you can watch multiple episodes consecutively and get the full message. While extremely unclear in the pilot, the show is about some sort of devil entity having appeared on earth and a handful of chosen people granted power to warn the world of his coming. Very, very uncler. But that's the gist.
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