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[Steve is on TV talking to the masses]
Do you think you are ready for that much power? You lot? You lot? You cheeky bastards!
[the TV cuts out]
They've taken him off! Stan, ITV!
He swore! Two o'clock, BBC One! He *swore*!
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Apparently the son of god has returned for a second coming. First, will anyone believe him, including the person he is returning in? A couple of miracles later, and people are starting to take him seriously, but he has a message for the world. A few days to write the Third Testament, or its all over.
I thought it was a very interesting drama, that kept me hooked to the end. Some interesting issues approached, and taken on in a new way. Nearly two years on, and still some of the details are quite memorable. The conclusion is quite powerful, but probably not what anyone was expecting, which I think is also good in a drama.
It obviously has religious overtones, and depending where you are on the scale it may or may not fit with your views. However its written as drama, and it keeps the attention focused to the end.
Well worth a watch.
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