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Strange Angel 

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A rocket scientist in 1940s Los Angeles is secretly the disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley.

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Mark Heyman
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Series cast summary:
Jack Reynor ...  Jack Parsons 10 episodes, 2018
Bella Heathcote ...  Susan Parsons 10 episodes, 2018
Peter Mark Kendall ...  Richard Onsted 10 episodes, 2018
Greg Wise ...  Alfred Miller 10 episodes, 2018
Rupert Friend ...  Ernest Donovan 10 episodes, 2018
Rade Serbedzija ...  Professor Filip Mesulam 8 episodes, 2018
Michael Gaston ...  Virgil Byrne 8 episodes, 2018
Zack Pearlman ...  Samson Hunt 7 episodes, 2018
Keye Chen ...  Gui Chang 7 episodes, 2018
Dan Donohue ...  Professor John Tillman 7 episodes, 2018
Amara Zaragoza ...  Joan 6 episodes, 2018
Karl Makinen ...  General Braxton 6 episodes, 2018
Veronica Osorio ...  Marisol 5 episodes, 2018
Laine Neil ...  Patty Byrne 5 episodes, 2018
Louis Mustillo ...  Humphrey 5 episodes, 2018
Randy Oglesby ...  Father Shelby 5 episodes, 2018
Rob Zabrecky ...  The Minder 5 episodes, 2018
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Storyline

Based on the life of Jack Parsons, a brilliant real-life rocket engineer hired by the US government in 1940s to help with the rocket program, which he saw as the starting point for future space exploration. In 1938, curious by nature, Parsons meets and quickly befriends his new next door neighbor Ernest Donovan, a follower of the infamous English occultist Aleister Crowley, who proceeds to seduce him into his way of thinking which includes the motto "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" as the only principle in life as well as other tenets and practices of Crowley and his Thelema religious movement that include secret orgies which produce 'sexual magic' and occult rituals meant to establish contact with 'the other side.' As Parsons slowly becomes part of this strange secret world, his newfound beliefs and lifestyle jeopardize both his marriage and his job.

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Drama | Mystery

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TV-MA

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Scott Free Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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The show was originally set to premiere on AMC entitled "Marvel." See more »

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Compelling
28 June 2018 | by wesleypipes777See all my reviews

It's a shame the only few bad reviews left here are unrealistically low to the point that they obviously have a problem giving credit where it's due. Everyone is entitled to an opinion but a 1 or 2 rating for a show that clearly is deserving of more only exposes the fact that these people lack the attention span to read a novel or even a comic book all the way to the end. They are likely best suited to read the funnies section in a newspaper and that's about it.

Strange Angel is only 2 episodes in and it's a slow build so far but an intriguing one. If you have any interest in scientific history or the occult, there is more than enough here to keep you interested.

Parsons is a rebel and free thinker at heart forced by societal and financial conditions to maintain a pretense of normalcy for the time being. You really get the sense however that it's all eating at him and he only needs to be presented with the right opportunity to become reacquainted with his true self.

Enter the quirky unpredictable neighbor "Ernest" who lives by his own rules. He's not your typical rebel without a cause however, quite clearly he is driven by a deeper philosophy. On the surface Jack feigns rejection and they clash a little in the first couple of episodes though there's something about him that Jack finds undeniably compelling.

I'm looking forward to seeing where this story leads as Jack is inevitably introduced to Aleister Crowley the infamous British Occultist & Philosopher. This will be where things get interesting and the story will truly take off.


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