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I must say I had high hopes for this 6 part miniseries. The concept sounded new and interesting, the actors were well known and it was a miniseries that got a lot of attention when it aired. Maybe my expectations were too high, but to me it was a huge disappointment.

The story is set just before Armageddon and follows Dr. Richard Massey and Sister Josepha Montafiore in their attempt to avert what's happing. Dr. Massey is an astrophysicist who believes all worldly events can be explained by science while Sister Josepha investigates miracles around the world. Dr. Masseys's daughter has recently been murdered by a Satanist and events lead the two of them together and they start investigating to see if the events described in the book of revelations are coming true.

After a couple of episodes I got the eerie feeling that this was a series made to cash in on the Da Vinci Code hype. Make something based on religion, myths an so on and then make it a tad bit controversial and throw it all together. By all means, that's a recipe that could have worked great, but this one didn't. The logic of the story is just to thin in my opinion, not thinking about any of the miracles here, but the story itself. You can't help thinking, why didn't they do this, why didn't they do that and in the end it's extremely hard to believe the reasoning behind the choices that are made, you sit with the eerie feeling that people simply can't be that stupid.

Not to mention the ending, it's just not there, it leaves almost everything hanging in thin air. Maybe that's intentional and that we'll see a follow up, but I would have expected more of an ending either way.

Reviewed by Dag

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