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Exciting, thought-provoking drama,
This review is from: The Second Coming [DVD] (DVD)
Russell T. Davies has made another masterpiece, well worthy of the creator of Queer as Folk and Bob and Rose.
The cast are excellent - Christopher Ecclestone's gawky, uncertain Steve Baxter is completely convincing and easy to like (you'd think it'd be at least a little difficult to empathise with someone who was the son of the creator of all things, but he remains very human for all his godly powers). Lesley Sharpe as his aptly-named girlfriend Jude is realistically cynical, and her struggle to understand what Steve's going through while maintaining her belief that God doesn't exist is wonderfully expressed. As for the...well, they're not really named, but "demons" is as good a term as any...they're unexaggerated, but create a sense of insidious evil that is very unsettling.
The storyline is well-measured, uniting Davies' talent for dialogue (which seems very real, for all the supernatural occurences witnessed by the characters) with a gripping sequence of events leading up to an oddly quiet yet devastating climax.
All in all, it's a moving, thought-provoking story. It doesn't require a belief in God, nor try to foist one on you, but attempts to make you think about what it is to be human, whether as God's creations or not.