The Messengers Reviews & Ratings

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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.
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May 11, 2015 2:13PM EDT
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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!

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!

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by UnknownfearContributor
Apr 18, 2015 9:22AM EDT
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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.

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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by zparpa
Jul 28, 2015 6:55PM EDT
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The pilot was great, it set up the story lines well and introduced the characters, giving enough information to leave you wanting more, to come back for answers and to see how the rest of the plot will unfold. Here's hoping it sticks true to this!

Since completing the series I have to say I would recommend it to anyone! I really enjoyed it and it does come to a conclusion which is good seeing as it will only have one season. It does get dull at times but still worth a watch!

The pilot was great, it set up the story lines well and introduced the characters, giving enough information to leave you wanting more, to come back for answers and to see how the rest of the plot will unfold. Here's hoping it sticks true to this!

Since completing the series I have to say I would recommend it to anyone! I really enjoyed it and it does come to a conclusion which is good seeing as it will only have one season. It does get dull at times but still worth a watch!

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by scotwotContributor
Jun 10, 2016 10:54PM EDT
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Great Pilot but then it just deteriorated. :/

Great Pilot but then it just deteriorated. :/

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by gusters
Feb 14, 2016 12:05AM EST
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The premise for this seemed really awesome, but I couldn't make it past the second episode because of the crappy acting. CW seems to be awesome at find people that can't act worth a damn. Glad this got cancelled.

The premise for this seemed really awesome, but I couldn't make it past the second episode because of the crappy acting. CW seems to be awesome at find people that can't act worth a damn. Glad this got cancelled.

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Jul 27, 2015 4:50AM EDT
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Interesting concept, but failed in it's execution. The further through you get, the more inconsistencies there are. The last episode was also more ridiculous than the rest of the series put together.

Interesting concept, but failed in it's execution. The further through you get, the more inconsistencies there are. The last episode was also more ridiculous than the rest of the series put together.

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by Libster_1
May 19, 2015 4:07AM EDT
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This show started off with a somewhat interesting premise, angels have fallen to earth the stop Lucifer's apocalypse, and make it dull. The first two episodes both end the same way, with a revelatory group meet up. Each of the character's isn't so much a person, as a series of tropes; disaffected teenager, devout Christian, atheist scientist, single mother in custody battle, evil staring dude... I honestly couldn't find the will power to watch another episode, in truth the apocalypse seems a much more interesting alternative.

This show started off with a somewhat interesting premise, angels have fallen to earth the stop Lucifer's apocalypse, and make it dull. The first two episodes both end the same way, with a revelatory group meet up. Each of the character's isn't so much a person, as a series of tropes; disaffected teenager, devout Christian, atheist scientist, single mother in custody battle, evil staring dude... I honestly couldn't find the will power to watch another episode, in truth the apocalypse seems a much more interesting alternative.

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by JoP
May 8, 2015 9:16PM EDT
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And just as I start to get into it.....it's cancelled. Now the only decision is to watch out the remainder of the series or bin it off now!

And just as I start to get into it.....it's cancelled. Now the only decision is to watch out the remainder of the series or bin it off now!

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May 8, 2015 7:39PM EDT
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First off, and going off the pilot only, I have a quibble with Sidereel's classification. The show isn't Science Fiction, it's Theological Fantasy, a much older, if less discussed, genre. I'm not familiar enough with apocalyptic conventions to really discuss those aspects of it, but I suspect that if you're a devout and scholarly Christian there will be elements in it to appreciate and/or be offended by.

It might or might not also be a superhero story. As of the pilot there is nothing particularly heroic about any of the characters. They each have their own traumas (past and present) to deal with, but it's far too early to tell how that will influence their moral choices.

As Unknownfear has said, this one starts very slowly. It might be a slow build up to in depth character development, but I'm guessing it will soon devolve into an orgy of special effects and violence. It's hard to expect anything else from a bunch of superpowered angels on the run from the law.

By the third episode this show is pure camp. Not bad for what it is, but the cancellation order which just came down is hardly a shock.

First off, and going off the pilot only, I have a quibble with Sidereel's classification. The show isn't Science Fiction, it's Theological Fantasy, a much older, if less discussed, genre. I'm not familiar enough with apocalyptic conventions to really discuss those aspects of it, but I suspect that if you're a devout and scholarly Christian there will be elements in it to appreciate and/or be offended by.

It might or might not also be a superhero story. As of the pilot there is nothing particularly heroic about any of the characters. They each have their own traumas (past and present) to deal with, but it's far too early to tell how that will influence their moral choices.

As Unknownfear has said, this one starts very slowly. It might be a slow build up to in depth character development, but I'm guessing it will soon devolve into an orgy of special effects and violence. It's hard to expect anything else from a bunch of superpowered angels on the run from the law.

By the third episode this show is pure camp. Not bad for what it is, but the cancellation order which just came down is hardly a shock.

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May 1, 2015 11:56PM EDT
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Well that was catchy! The job of the pilot episode is to draw you in enough to make you WANT to watch the whole season. Well, this pilot did just that. When a pilot is this good, even if the next couple of episodes suck, you still watch even more hoping that it will get back to the hype of the pilot...sorta like when a relationship starts off great and then tanks, don't we all sometimes hold on a bit too long? ;)
I say this because the preview for the second episode didn't look very good, but I'm holding out hope because the pilot was about an 8/10. And these days, with so much crap TV, I'm happy with a 7.
Besides that, although I haven't watch those Bible series shows, the guy who played Jesus is now the devil in this show... come on, now that's acting range!
UPDATE: Oh dear... I spoke too soon... I'm on episode 3 and it is worse than episode 2. I think they jumped the shark in episode 2 if that is even possible. Too Christian-centric, and I'm Christian, so that is saying a lot.... but I'm not a "Bible-thumper". This show will make the bible-thumping Christians mad because it is messing with theology and it will also make the Atheist's mad because they will automatically and incorrectly assume that Christianity is being crammed down their throats. So this show is pretty much doomed because not everyone is open-minded enough to watch it...
The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse are covered in Sleepy Hollow, but they seem to do it without such an emphasis on Christianity. And the pastor's impression of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen is just too ridiculous for words. Now I can also see that the young mother cannot act to save her life, and the others are only slightly better, with the devil being the best actor of them all. Sadly, I've had to change my rating from a 3.5 to a 2.5. I hope they can turn it around because it is an interesting idea on paper, their execution sucks though....I can smell a cancellation.

Well that was catchy! The job of the pilot episode is to draw you in enough to make you WANT to watch the whole season. Well, this pilot did just that. When a pilot is this good, even if the next couple of episodes suck, you still watch even more hoping that it will get back to the hype of the pilot...sorta like when a relationship starts off great and then tanks, don't we all sometimes hold on a bit too long? ;)
I say this because the preview for the second episode didn't look very good, but I'm holding out hope because the pilot was about an 8/10. And these days, with so much crap TV, I'm happy with a 7.
Besides that, although I haven't watch those Bible series shows, the guy who played Jesus is now the devil in this show... come on, now that's acting range!
UPDATE: Oh dear... I spoke too soon... I'm on episode 3 and it is worse than episode 2. I think they jumped the shark in episode 2 if that is even possible. Too Christian-centric, and I'm Christian, so that is saying a lot.... but I'm not a "Bible-thumper". This show will make the bible-thumping Christians mad because it is messing with theology and it will also make the Atheist's mad because they will automatically and incorrectly assume that Christianity is being crammed down their throats. So this show is pretty much doomed because not everyone is open-minded enough to watch it...
The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse are covered in Sleepy Hollow, but they seem to do it without such an emphasis on Christianity. And the pastor's impression of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen is just too ridiculous for words. Now I can also see that the young mother cannot act to save her life, and the others are only slightly better, with the devil being the best actor of them all. Sadly, I've had to change my rating from a 3.5 to a 2.5. I hope they can turn it around because it is an interesting idea on paper, their execution sucks though....I can smell a cancellation.