I gather this post will be rather short, because there is not that much to say about the Series Premiere of the Messengers, but I couldn’t say nothing at all either. Beware of Spoilers!
So, if you’ve seen the First Look video above (which got a little over-dramatic in my opinion), you’ve seen more or less what happens in the first episode. A meteor/person (called “The Man” … seriously? I’ll keep calling him Johnny) crashes to earth, that knocks some people out, who seem clinically dead for a couple of moments. Yet, they are not dead, but awake with strange powers and seemingly have wings, but they can only be seen in reflections. After that they are all drawn to or told to go to Houston, Texas. That’s it … It’s not like nothing happens at all, but we already knew all that. I think I’ll need a lot more episodes to really get to know the characters and to decide how I feel about it.
Nonetheless, here are some thoughts/questions/reflections of mine:
- So, the Man … who is he? Is he good or evil? I don’t know … I’ve seen some angels behave pretty cold-heartedly, but he could just as well be the devil himself. Red glaring eyes usually don’t indicate anything nice, but I don’t want it to be so obvious.
- There’s a woman in a coma, which incidentally was the only part left out of the promo above. Why is she so important and why does the Man want her dead?
- Another promo stated that the messengers are the angels of the apocalypse. That kind of does have me intrigued to be honest.
- I like the cast, but I’m not sure I like the characters. Does that make sense? I was excited to see J.D. Pardo again after he disappeared from Revolution, I loved Shantel VanSanten on One Tree Hill and let’s face it, Diogo Morgado is hot! But the characters, they are all so sad and broken. I could’ve really needed at least one really upbeat person … although Craig Frank tries his best at bringing a comic element to the show.
The show still needs to earn it’s wings, but I’ll keep at it, because I actually want it to work out.