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Deserves it’s on thread. 

3 episodes in and it’s fantastic. 

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Binged all 10 episodes on Wednesday; really enjoyable. Thought the ending was a bit dodgy but fair enough for keeping it open for Season 2.

Finally something a bit more original and unusual.

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Was contemplating this yesterday before settling on Unbelievable.

 

Seeing the reviews on here will probably stick it on tonight and over the weekend.

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Yeah this is really good 

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Just finished it. 

Unbelievably good. I honestly would rate it almost a 10/10 personally. Can’t find one fault. Absolutely LOVE how it kept me guessing throughout. 

 Will rewatch it again soon. No surprise the religious/political nut jobs doing their part in scoring the series poorly in reviews. 

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@Bluewolf thought you might want to discuss here. Also just finished episode 5 and I'm fixed on to it now. Probably finish it before I wake up tomorrow morning!

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Watched episode one this morning, JEsus is a good actor. He keeps you glued and really intrigued. 

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Teso was the first one to post about this series on here and was also the first one that suggested Storts Poch post to be a candidate for POTY.... all I do is win 😎😎😎

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2 hours ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

Teso was the first one to post about this series on here and was also the first one that suggested Storts Poch post to be a candidate for POTY.... all I do is win 😎😎😎

When? 

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2 hours ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

Teso was the first one to post about this series on here and was also the first one that suggested Storts Poch post to be a candidate for POTY.... all I do is win 😎😎😎

And I quoted you but got no reply. #heartbroken

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Ok, starting this now. It better be good. 

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On 03/01/2020 at 17:21, nudge said:

Thought the ending was a bit dodgy but fair enough for keeping it open for Season 2.

Stretching things a bit I thought but as you say leaving the door open for a second season... 

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9 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

Stretching things a bit I thought but as you say leaving the door open for a second season... 

I mean it's not such an ambiguous ending given that the kid who found the plane was already shown to be a massive lier/storyteller with a huge imagination when he was first introduced shortly before that final scene...  

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Not reading to whole thread to avoid any spoilers. 

 

I'm about 6 episodes in, and it's brilliant. I love this kind of stuff as religion/religious history has always fascinated me. In fact, one of my favorite novels, The Idiot, is similar in the regards to the response(s) a Christ (or Christ like) figure would appear in today's world. 

I would have certainly binged on this in 1 day if it weren't for me having to wait for my wife to get home from work so we can watch it together. 

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Just finished the first episode. VERY intriguing. 

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33 minutes ago, nudge said:

I mean it's not such an ambiguous ending given that the kid who found the plane was already shown to be a massive lier/storyteller with a huge imagination when he was first introduced shortly before that final scene...  

It’s the fact it keeps you guessing, which I find completely brilliant. 

And you’re forgetting Aviram was there at the end, who I’m assuming is now a believer. 

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Just now, Cicero said:

It’s the fact it keeps you guessing, which I find completely brilliant. 

And you’re forgetting Aviram was there at the end, who I’m assuming is now a believer. 

Yes, that reminded me of the first season of Homeland; you're constantly questioning everything that happens as they intentionally keep it ambiguous. Love that kind of mystery.

Not entirely sure Aviram is a believer now but the other Israeli agent definitely is xD 

Are we ok with spoilers here? 

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3 minutes ago, nudge said:

Are we ok with spoilers here? 

I'll just stay out of here until I've finished it. :D

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Just now, Tommy said:

I'll just stay out of here until I've finished it. :D

Nah can use spoiler tags...

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7 minutes ago, nudge said:

Yes, that reminded me of the first season of Homeland; you're constantly questioning everything that happens as they intentionally keep it ambiguous. Love that kind of mystery.

Not entirely sure Aviram is a believer now but the other Israeli agent definitely is xD 

Are we ok with spoilers here? 

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I think him apologising when the plane was going down and then surviving the crash with what appears to look as if he was being revived, did it.

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1 minute ago, Cicero said:

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I think him apologising when the plane was going down and then surviving the crash with what appears to look as if he was being revived, did it.

 

Added the spoiler tags for you :D

yeah looked like it; and it would make sense given how fucked up and in need of "being saved" he is in general...

I'm still absolutely unsure of who "the messiah" is. There's hints and leads about him being a very sophisticated conman with his own political agenda; and at the same time some of the events he's involved in are too much to be a lucky coincidence (the sandstorm; the tornado; surviving the plane crash). So I'm very curious what direction the show will take. Wouldn't be surprised if they go with the false messiah angle too. 

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what I didn't get, any maybe I'm being silly, but what made Al-Masih just walk out before the huge talk and in to Aviram's car. Did I miss something which was pre-arranged for that to happen?

Wonder what happens with Rebecca, too. Has an episode on the stage which people will think comes from God but it's actually just her epilepsy (?). 

What do we think happens with Jibril in series 2 as well? 

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what I didn't get, any maybe I'm being silly, but what made Al-Masih just walk out before the huge talk and in to Aviram's car. Did I miss something which was pre-arranged for that to happen?

Wonder what happens with Rebecca, too. Has an episode on the stage which people will think comes from God but it's actually just her epilepsy (?). 

What do we think happens with Jibril in series 2 as well? 

 

I was wondering this myself but I think it (Aviram & co coming to "abduct him") was premeditated by him - regardless of who he is, that was definitely part of his end game plan.

Rebecca is an interesting one. Especially given her precognitive vision of her town being destroyed. She and Jibril are most certainly the key pieces in Al-Masih's 4D chess game. 

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I always knew mashing up different religion's eschatological views and making a movie/series about it is a great idea :coffee: :ph34r:

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One of the best documentaries I've seen on Netflix 

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Watched two more episodes this morning. So, so good. I know he's probably a hoax, but even as a non religious person, I somehow want him to be the Messiah? I don't know. It's weird. 

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18 hours ago, Cicero said:

It’s the fact it keeps you guessing, which I find completely brilliant. 

That's the thing about it, just as you start to think one thing other things are going on in the background that make you believe otherwise then something else happens and you are back to wondering again.. 

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Some religious relevance they've used

He starts his preaching in Damascus which according to Muslims is the place Jesus will come back. 

His early faithful disciple is Jibril which is the name of archangel Gabriel in Arabic who was was sent to prophets with revelations.

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