8 July 2012 | jmholt87
A series with some flaws, but a lot of heart
I enjoyed watching this miniseries when it first aired and I have come back to it occasionally since then. The real triumph here is the characters and the acting and that is why I continue to enjoy it.
The plot is creative but there are some holes in it, and there is a bit too much teenage angst for my taste and I'll be blunt and say in general I could have done without the dog who the main characters can understand, he serves very little purpose most of the time. The fighting is cool, but at the same time is a bit too star wars meets kung fu at times.
The real triumph here is the acting. The main character has the right amount of determination, drive, and youthful uncertainty and angst about his quest(think Luke in the original Star Wars trilogy rather than Anakin in the new). The supporting characters, good and bad, all have a lot of heart, depth, and personality to them. How much of that is the writing and how much the acting is hard to tell but I personally think the quality of the actors they got is what really elevates this series. Particularly worth mentioning is that Bryan Cranston is superb as Lucifer(particularly his voice). He hits the charm, manipulation, and pride of the character perfectly.
If you like shows dealing with questions of good vs evil, humanity, salvation, damnation, angels and demons, and other such metaphysical discussions, this is well worth checking out. The plot may have its problems but the acting here is well worth it.