Messiah: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Messiah

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A promising premise and superb ensemble can't save Messiah from its own bland storytelling.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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Air date: Jan 1, 2020

Believing he miraculously delivered Damascus from ruin, a throng follows a man they call al-Masih into the desert, which raises suspicions in the CIA.

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In Israel, tensions rise as CIA officer Eva seeks answers, and dramatic footage of al-Masih goes viral; in Texas, a desperate pastor forms a plan.

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Inexplicably appearing during a Texas tornado, al-Masih quietly moves pastor Felix to embrace a new purpose -- but Eva and the FBI quickly close in.

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Eve, coping with grief, questions al-Masih, but his riveting charisma turns the tables; a deportation trial becomes a political lightning rod.

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As Eva keeps close watch on al-Masih, Felix wrestles with what to believe as his church becomes a magnet for the devout and the desperate.

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Jibril has a striking vision in the desert; Eva finally gets hard intel on al-Masih, whose admirers form a convoy to follow him out of Texas.

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News of a marvel electrifies the phenomenon surrounding al-Masih, but Eva's skepticism deepens; Jibril and Samer's paths diverge amid political unrest.

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Gaining the ear of the president, al-Masih issues a challenge and causes turmoil in the White House, but he soon faces probing questions himself.

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Eva unearths alarming details about al-Masih's past; Jibril and Samer's paths unexpectedly collide; Rebecca steps up at a critical moment.

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Eva scrambles to thwart a plan designed to silence al-Masih; breaking news causes dismay among his followers.

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Cast & Crew

Michelle Monaghan
Eva Geller

Actor
Tomer Sisley
Avrim Dahan

Actor
Mehdi Dehbi
al-Masih

Actor
John Ortiz
Felix

Actor
Melinda Page Hamilton
Anna Iguero

Actor
Stefania Owen
Rebecca Iguero

Actor
Jane Adams
Miriam Keneally

Actor
Sayyid El Alami
Jibril Medina

Actor
Wil Traval
Will Mathers

Actor
Michael Petroni
Executive Producer
Mark Burnett
Executive Producer
Roma Downey
Executive Producer
Andrew Deane
Executive Producer
James McTeigue
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Critic Reviews for Messiah: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Messiah: Season 1

  • Sep 20, 2022
    Such a brilliant story and beautifully expressed. The show is profound, gripping and sincerely thought provoking. I suppose it hasn't been rated well as it's likely to irk people of dogma
  • Sep 10, 2022
    Provocative and puzzling, but only insulting to overly sensitive audiences.
  • Jul 13, 2022
    I was captivated from the very beginning to the very end of the series. I wish there would be a Season 2. But, perhaps, letting the series end at the point it did was best for me. It is neither blasphemous nor evangelizing. It never criticizes Judaism, Islam, or Christianity, but it does call into the question the motives of men and the interpretations they proclaim. I am left to investigate and choose for myself what I believe. For that, above all, I am thankful.
  • May 08, 2022
    It's a shame that Netflix canceled the show. I hope that other network will pick it up as it happened with the Expanse.
  • Apr 30, 2022
    It was so amazing and exciting that it made me sweat. and became one of my favorite series.
  • Apr 04, 2022
    The world is long overdue for a prophet - of any monotheist denomination. The series offers a realistic prediction of how the media and governments would screw it up. We are doomed.
  • Feb 22, 2022
    This was a great first season. Not only did it unapologetically follow its own tone and tempo, it presented an insightful look at expectations around belief and expectations. While acknowledging different faiths the series subtly contrasted different faiths against themselves and challenged the viewer to look closer at what they themselves believe. At anytime this can be difficult and you may note that some reviewers have acknowledged their grappling with what they have seen. As for the story, it feels like we were left on a cliff-hanger, where we still aren't sure if everything is what it seems. I would love to see a 2 season.
  • Dec 20, 2021
    Plot holes as big as an elephant. CIA find out tne messiah is a fraud before the president talks to him, which then goes public. Do the CIA tell the president? Er... no because that would stop him from acting on the frauds words of god. When the fraud is exposed via making the classified CIA dossier available to the press are there any questions asked about why the president was taken in by the fraud? Er.... no...was good till about halfway when you were not sure if he had some genuine divinity. Went rapidly down hill after that.
  • Oct 23, 2021
    MUST BRING BACK AND START FILMING SEASON 2
  • Oct 13, 2021
    I really enjoyed this series. It is like this long thought experiment. How would the world engage with the second coming? I thought it was well acted and I thought the melange of religious traditions exemplified by the main character was done reasonably well. There was definitely room for a deeper analysis, but there is a line between theology and entertainment that I thought the series balanced well.

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