Reverend Thorne has finally got his wish: he's managed to kick the Muslims out of Mercy Anglican without looking like the bad guy. The next step is to get Hamoudi Contracting out as well. Amaar goes ...
Amaar inadvertently agrees to an exhibition fund-raising boxing match with Reverend Thorne, who has a boxing background. Reverend Thorne does whatever he can to provoke Amaar, and is so sure of his ...
The location is Mercy Saskatchewan, a small town in the Canadian prairies. A small but devout community of Muslims has settled there, headed by community leader Yasir Hamoudi, a local building contractor. He is married to Sarah, a Caucasian ex-Christian who has converted to Islam for her husband. Their adult daughter, Rayyan, is a feminist Muslim doctor. The religious leader of the Muslim community - the Imam - is Amaar Rashid, a young, Canadian-born ex-lawyer from Toronto, who came to Mercy to replace Baber Siddiqui, who was deemed too extreme by many in the Mercy Muslim community. The local diner is run by Fatima Dinssa, a Nigerian Muslim who is strict about her religion but more liberal in her cultural values. The Muslims in Mercy are co-existing with their Christian neighbors, sometimes harmoniously, sometimes not. Reverend Duncan Magee welcomes his Muslim neighbors, especially if they enhance the social and economic fabric of the community and his parish. Likewise, Mayor Ann ...Written by
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I enjoyed the first three seasons, and put up with the corny lines and plots because I like the chemistry of the actors playing characters with stories you want to see unfold (like Aamar and Rayyan). The actors are good contrary to what people are saying here. However, by the fourth season I got sick of the poor writing and the stinky directing. I am sick of the melodrama and the prejudice agenda as well which oozes everywhere. This show is about as anti-Christian as it gets. Every Christian character is either a right wing bigot or a left wing idiot. No joke.
I enjoyed watching the discussion of cultural differences, but Muslims are not always right and Christians are not always nut jobs. For example the show is accepting about showing a Christian leaving their faith to become Muslim, but just the opposite reception happens when the shoe is on the other foot. This is tolerance? They screwed up a loving 30+ year marriage of two committed people because an actor had to leave. Death would have been truer to the characters from a writer's perspective because in the real world people with moral values (whether Christian or Muslim) do not just end a long-lasting loving marriage because of a few challenges. Not worth watching 6 seasons!
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