After all the bad reviews and harsh predictions, The CW finally decided to cancel its new apocalypse-themed series “The Messengers.” Read on to know why.
BuzzFeed first reported that “The Messengers” is officially cancelled. TV Line reported that the show generated a mere 0.3 rating from its 1.2 million viewers in its premiere on Friday, Apr. 17, 2015. The site’s critics ranked it with an average of only C+.
With the concept of angels in tow, “The Messengers” appeared as predictable for some viewers. At first, Anelle Mensah from The Cavalier Daily described the show as “intriguing” because of its characters’ superhuman powers, backstories and challenges. However, she pointed out shortly that despite the show’s attempt to provide vague concepts, viewers have concluded right away that the enigmatic character, The Man, “is the human manifestation of the devil.”
Mensah also assumed that one of the chosen ones, Vera, represented Eve because she was openly approached by The Man. Despite poor visual effects and acting, Mensah still believed that “The Messengers” could redeem itself.
On the other hand, TV.com’s Cory Barker also described “The Messengers” as “moderately intriguing.” Although, he added that that it was “bumpy, boring and was not particularly engaging.” Unlike Mensah’s take on the special effects, Barker appreciated the light streak scene over the characters and the luminous wings.
“The Messengers” focused on the lives of five chosen ones namely Vera Buckley, Erin Calder, Peter Moore, Raul Garcia and Joshua Silburn, Jr. who were given extraordinary abilities after a meteor crashed on earth. These individuals were going to merge for a mission that had something to do with the apocalypse or Rapture. They would eventually face the truth about the mysterious entity called The Man.
“The Messengers” starred Shantel VanSanten from “One Tree Hill,” Diogo Morgado from “The Bible,” JD Pardo from “Revolution,” Joel Courtney from “The Haunting Hour” and Sofia Black-D’Elia from “Gossip Girl.”
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