Netflix Messiah

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Raylan Givens
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Netflix Messiah

Post by Raylan Givens » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:38 pm

I am about 3/4 the way through the Messiah on Netflix. I find it very compelling and well shot and acted. It is produced by Mark Burnett (big time evangelical), but so far quite gripping.
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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by Corsair » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:14 pm

I have heard recommendations for this series from a couple of sources. I will have to queue it up after "The Expanse" season 4.

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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by Sheamus Moore » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:42 pm

Not rapid pace but it is entertaining. And, interestingly, the character of the US President is..... Mormon.

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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by BringEmYoung » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:41 pm

+1 I really enjoyed this series. I really hope there is a season 2.

If you can stomach subtitles, I also really liked the Danish series "Herrens Veje" (Ride upon the Storm) also on Netflix. It also grapples with faith and very imperfect people. It stars Lars Mikkelsen as a dogmatic, but very flawed, Priest and his troubled relationship with his sons who are questioning the existence of God. I guess a PTSD warning is appropriate here.

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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by moksha » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:43 pm

Different Channel, but I downloaded season one of the BBC/HBO collaboration on His Dark Materials. Wonder if the LDS Church has a stand on that program?

Speaking of LDS content shows, I still need to finish up Season 4 of The Expanse. At least we now know were all the trillions of space credits to build the Starship Nauvoo came from.
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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by RubinHighlander » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:45 am

moksha wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:43 pm
Different Channel, but I downloaded season one of the BBC/HBO collaboration on His Dark Materials. Wonder if the LDS Church has a stand on that program?

Speaking of LDS content shows, I still need to finish up Season 4 of The Expanse. At least we now know were all the trillions of space credits to build the Starship Nauvoo came from.
The great irony here is that the COBlers probably blew all of their Ensign Peak funds to build that new intergalactic temple but god could not prevent all his special kids from getting kicked off of it (so it be requisitioned into a huge asteroid smashing missile and then a star gate rest stop). Maybe in season 5 the TMBs get it back?
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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by moksha » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:52 pm

I just finished watching episode 3 of His Dark Materials. It is like the BBC and HBO combined their know-how on this one.
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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by moksha » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:33 pm

moksha wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:52 pm
I just finished watching episode 3 of His Dark Materials. It is like the BBC and HBO combined their know-how on this one.
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Come watch me, Iorek Byrnison by downloading season 1.
Good faith does not require evidence, but it also does not turn a blind eye to that evidence. Otherwise, it becomes misplaced faith.
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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by moksha » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:35 pm

I finished Season 1 of His Dark Materials. Think I might watch The Witcher next or some movie.
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Re: Netflix Messiah

Post by Hagoth » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:44 am

I just got to the part of Messiah when you find out POTUS is LDS. Sort of the Mormon dream come true - the president of the final days is a 2nd-anointed priesthood man. Or maybe it's not the last days, the series leaves you guessing.
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