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With its melodramatic storytelling and excess of side characters who break the show's focus, Messiah nearly runs out of ideas once it's done establishing a zeitgeist none of us have seen before.
In trying to cover all possible bases and maintain a manufactured ambiguity, they make Al-Masih little more than a cipher who smiles beatifically one moment, malevolently the next.
Messiah begins as an absorbing thriller, but begins to lose its steam about halfway through. [Full Review in Spanish]
The show is much more compelling for the fact that it doesn't tell you what to believe one way or another, and generally lets viewers make up their own minds about whether the mysterious cult-like leader is miraculous or a myth.
Australian series creator Michael Petroni sets out quite a sprawl, and Australian directors James McTeigue and Kate Woods seem equally at home with the big set-pieces as they drill down into character and backstory. Surprisingly addictive.
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