CW's 'The Messengers' is hardly a revelation

April 16, 2015 2:57 PM

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When it comes to dramas, CW has been on quite the perception-shifting run. Starting with last spring's sleeper, the surprisingly adult teen space drama The 100, CW has gone on to give us fall's best new broadcast series, Jane the Virgin and The Flash, and one of this spring's more entertaining new hours, iZombie. All this from a network that had, for a stretch, seemed alarmingly preoccupied with pretty young people doing incredibly vapid things.

Enter, alas, The Messengers (Friday, 9 ET/PT, ** out of four), with as little fanfare as you'd expect from a show debuting on an April Friday. On the bright side, it's still better than the worst of CW's pre-100 stock, shows such as Reign or Hart of Dixie that actually consume your brain cells as yo...

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