Strange Angel Reviews & Ratings

Thursdays, 3:00 AM ET on CBS All Access

60 minutes

Strange Angel, a drama series created by Mark Heyman (“Black Swan,” “The Wrestler”) and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name, explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction. The story follows the life of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.
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Jun 15, 2018 12:23AM EDT
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I wasn't planning on watching this as I abhor anything related to the ridiculous occult and any notion of the supernatural. But the nascent rocketry aspects of the show are done well, and the periodness of the 1930s is captured nicely in places... right down to the man's complete disregard for his wife's orgasm - or lack there of as the case may be.

Its shaping up to be kind of a mind over matter theme with the already deluded man acheiving what would be impossible had he not had the insane belief in his head that he could accomplish it. Fortune favors the bold. And sometimes, Fortune favors the idiotic and brave. There is of course no such thing as "fortune".

The chienese rocket history / pulp comicbook is a nice thematic aspect as well. Very hero's journey.

Bring on the naked virgin sacrifices !!!!

I wasn't planning on watching this as I abhor anything related to the ridiculous occult and any notion of the supernatural. But the nascent rocketry aspects of the show are done well, and the periodness of the 1930s is captured nicely in places... right down to the man's complete disregard for his wife's orgasm - or lack there of as the case may be.

Its shaping up to be kind of a mind over matter theme with the already deluded man acheiving what would be impossible had he not had the insane belief in his head that he could accomplish it. Fortune favors the bold. And sometimes, Fortune favors the idiotic and brave. There is of course no such thing as "fortune".

The chienese rocket history / pulp comicbook is a nice thematic aspect as well. Very hero's journey.

Bring on the naked virgin sacrifices !!!!

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Jun 16, 2019 3:01PM EDT
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You had me at " by night is a performer of sex magick rituals. . ." WTF are sex magick [sic] rituals and where can I buy a manual? I guess I'll have to tune in to find out.

[Update] I tuned in, found this show to be mega-boring and vulgar, and tuned out.

You had me at " by night is a performer of sex magick rituals. . ." WTF are sex magick [sic] rituals and where can I buy a manual? I guess I'll have to tune in to find out.

[Update] I tuned in, found this show to be mega-boring and vulgar, and tuned out.

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Oct 6, 2018 2:16PM EDT
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Science and the occult. These 2 things don't go together. Maybe they did in his real life, but the writers didn't bring them together to my liking.

Science and the occult. These 2 things don't go together. Maybe they did in his real life, but the writers didn't bring them together to my liking.

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Jul 2, 2018 9:40PM EDT
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Not sure who the angel is supposed to be but the story is interesting. Rocket science mixed with occult. Certainly an odd mix. Characters are interesting. Set in the past is different.Will see where this show goes.

Not sure who the angel is supposed to be but the story is interesting. Rocket science mixed with occult. Certainly an odd mix. Characters are interesting. Set in the past is different.Will see where this show goes.

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Jun 18, 2018 10:12PM EDT
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I absolutely love this show. It’s smart, adventurous, and unique. The characters are genuine and this show is a breath of fresh air. I hope it doesn’t get cancelled due to the platform it’s offered on.

I absolutely love this show. It’s smart, adventurous, and unique. The characters are genuine and this show is a breath of fresh air. I hope it doesn’t get cancelled due to the platform it’s offered on.

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May 8, 2019 6:40PM EDT
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Somehow the combination of cults, magic, and science in this show didn't quite create the feeling I was hoping for, but I still enjoyed this. It's super weird and bizarre, mostly in a good way, and I'm interested to see where season two goes.

Somehow the combination of cults, magic, and science in this show didn't quite create the feeling I was hoping for, but I still enjoyed this. It's super weird and bizarre, mostly in a good way, and I'm interested to see where season two goes.

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Aug 2, 2018 2:11PM EDT
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How is it possible to make rockets and satanic cults this boring? Such a yawnfest.

How is it possible to make rockets and satanic cults this boring? Such a yawnfest.

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Jul 23, 2018 11:10AM EDT
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I guess I didn't understand why a man was trying to build a rocket instead of the government. This show was hard to understand. His next door neighbor was in some kind of strange cult like group. He watches their ritual through the window and draws attention to himself and they come out to get him and he runs. The rocket making and the cult stuff does not go together.

I guess I didn't understand why a man was trying to build a rocket instead of the government. This show was hard to understand. His next door neighbor was in some kind of strange cult like group. He watches their ritual through the window and draws attention to himself and they come out to get him and he runs. The rocket making and the cult stuff does not go together.

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Jun 30, 2018 2:37PM EDT
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Interesting show. Well I mean the rocket stuff is interesting not the goofy "magic' and silly Alistair Crowley nonsense. If the show would focus more on the rocket science and the team that was put together to build rockets, Strange Angel would be better. Rupert Friend though, is great as the neighbor and Crawly disciple. Then again Friend was also, by far, the best part of the awful Homeland series so its no surprise that he is entirely watchable here.

Interesting show. Well I mean the rocket stuff is interesting not the goofy "magic' and silly Alistair Crowley nonsense. If the show would focus more on the rocket science and the team that was put together to build rockets, Strange Angel would be better. Rupert Friend though, is great as the neighbor and Crawly disciple. Then again Friend was also, by far, the best part of the awful Homeland series so its no surprise that he is entirely watchable here.

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Jun 30, 2018 4:39AM EDT
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Don't bother. I couldn't watch more then 20 min.

Don't bother. I couldn't watch more then 20 min.