The Messengers: Season 1 (2015)


Critic Consensus: The Messengers flashes bursts of potential, but ultimately sags beneath derivative, muddled storytelling.


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Air date: Apr 17, 2015
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In this science-fiction series, a mysterious object impacts the earth and sends out a violent shock wave. The incident results in the deaths of five people: Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a radio astronomer searching for her missing son; Raul (JD Pardo), a former drug courier who's now a federal agent; Peter (Joel Courtney), a troubled high-school student; Joshua (Jon Fletcher), a televangelist preacher and recovering addict; and Erin (Sofia Black-D'Elia), a young woman building a new life for herself and her daughter after escaping an abusive relationship. However, all five awaken a few seconds later, possessing new mystical powers they must use to prevent an impending Rapture. In order to do this, they have to kill the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse before a mysterious figure known as The Man (Diogo Morgado) does.

Critic Reviews for The Messengers Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

"The Messengers" is an appealing and entertaining cross between "Heroes" and "Supernatural" and has the potential to be just the hit The CW needs and viewers deserve.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

What's it about? Oh, that's a good question, and one that (based on a single episode) is impossible to answer.

Apr 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The only episode available for review has the feel of a kid dumping out his toy box -- hey, look! It's a bullied teen with superhuman strength!

Apr 20, 2015 | Full Review…

The CW has given birth to good series late in the year before, but The Messengers seems far-fetched, even by its standards.

Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The Messengers seems to have its sci-fi basics in order.

Apr 21, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The rapture is coming -- again

Aug 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Could The Messengers deliver some kind of coherent story without sensationalizing, or worse, trivializing the beliefs of millions? Who knows? But skipping it shouldn't be the end of the world.

Apr 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Fingers crossed, as there's potential here for an notable, complex plot moving forward.

Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

The Messengers is a fantasy series about the coming Rapture and the five new angels forced to join forces to fight the devil himself. But it's sunk by sinfully hokey plot twists.

Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The oddest thing about The Messengers is that its tone is somehow askew, like a dress that looks amazing on the rack but doesn't quite fit when worn by an actual human being.

Apr 17, 2015 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Messengers: Season 1


The messenger was quite enjoyable with a likeable cast and somewhat inventive story telling.


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