The Messengers: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
The Messengers

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



Critic Ratings: 19


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User Ratings: 126

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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

  • Jul 25, 2015
    The messenger was quite enjoyable with a likeable cast and somewhat inventive story telling.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2018
    Should not have been cancelled
  • Apr 18, 2018
    Love the show amazing actors and everything looks very interesting I wish it didn’t got canceled tho
  • Sep 29, 2017
    I can not get this show out of my mind, I really loved it and thought it was very put together with a good overall theme. I was very sad however to come across that CW canceled the show, if it wasn't canceled I would love to see where it would go from there.
  • Mar 01, 2017
    Amazing TV series, i dont understand why so many people watched it and didn't rate, and those who did why they rated this so low. I've enjoyed watching this series and it saddens me that there wont be a second season. and my favorite actor in the series, "The Man" - Diogo Morgado, he absolutely nailed it. none could have done it better than him.
  • Aug 21, 2016
    Ill be honest. Jessica and I binge watched this on Netflix. There were some story issues - but I really enjoyed this show. I am terribly disappointed that there won't be a 2nd season - but this season stands on its on.
  • Jul 19, 2016
    LOTS OF SPOILERS. Of all shows that use religious mythology, I'd say this show does the best representation. It still has to follow the laws of modern morality where basically the only real sins are murder and lying, but at least it didn't push the idea of an only benevolent and loving God. Here, God was angry! And rightfully so! God also got to be a good guy for a change instead of a deadbeat absentee father, dead, cruel, or non-existent. It's a damn shame the show got cancelled. Spoilers begin. I really wanted to see the Antichrist arc explored. I took off a star for the crap ton of inconsistencies. Like how come only two messengers suffered from costs for using their gifts? That bugged me a lot. Where the hell did Eliza come from? Was she always part of the plan, that old messengers help out new messengers? Does that happen with every generation? What if Eliza and the helpful devil and the helpful horseman weren't around? How the fudge did God expect all the messengers to even know what they were, what to do every time they got stuck? Also, I think it's a huge shame that understanding is not a consistent gift of the messengers. However, that brings me to another question. What are the horsemen' powers? Like they can all do energy blasts, but why does Rose have an extra ability? Here's my theory, Rose wasn't actually planned to be the Horseman of death. They came up with that twist halfway through, and that's why it was also so unexpected. The writers were like, how can we move this season along faster since it looks like we're about to be canceled? Also, why would God bother healing the wheel chair guy? He's not a messenger. He didn't do anything to help prevent the Apocalypse. Heck, he doesn't even know about it. Or does he. I can't remember. That was just too bleeping random. Furthermore, the devil character was ALL OVER THE PLACE. The show still never bothered to explain why he kidnapped Michael only to eventually return him to Vera. It doesn't make sense that the Fairburns would try to return Michael after killing somebody. Wouldn't it make more sense to want to return him before that??? Also, Erin's ex-husband was all sorts of random crazy. He says he wantes his wife and child back, but kidnaps his child only repeatedly, and kills a family without any guarantee that this liar he's dealt with before will actually do what he says. And why was the devil helping him kidnap Amy anyway? That was before he knew she was the antichrist. Maybe I should take off more than a star. Hm. Nah. With another season, they might have gone back and fixed some of these plotholes. Or who knows, maybe I'm missing something. What's important is that the important stuff was done right. All the character growth and bonding and how that relates to their experiences and powers. All that was done well. My biggest pet peeve is why only certain gifts had costs....
  • Jul 17, 2016
    Freaking Intense I literally binged watched The Messangers I was so glued I only have one episode to go ?? I hope this isn't over for good ????
  • Jun 12, 2016
    Excellent t.v. series!!! The storytelling is SUPURB!!! I love its accurate interpretation of the bible. This t.v. show is hard to appreciate for people who don't understand the bible. I LOVE the storyline and the actors! It's a BREATHE OF FRESH AIR from all the other T.V. shows about cops, witches, mythical creatures. Finally a show about GOD and MIRACLES! I feel like there need to be more shows with "prayer and miracles" to balance out all the "chants and magic" on T.V.
  • Jul 29, 2015
    I really got caught up in this series and will genuinely miss it. Great cast and enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. As much as I regret it's demise, I will admit the series finale did do it justice. (And hopefully, open ended enough that they *could* bring it back if they get the chance to ; )

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