Ooooh! Despite my reservations, I can’t help liking ‘Apparitions’ with the marvellous Martin Shaw as demon-battling Catholic Priest, Father Jacob, who this week teamed up with the muslims to defeat a demon posing as the Virgin Mary in order to get a demon released from Hell.
I have to say that the biblical research is very in-depth, and one can learn a lot about the arcane structure of the Catholic Church from this show. I still remain concerned, however, that many believers will see this as a documentary rather than a work of fiction.
Acting respect has to be given to Father Jacob’s sidekick, his Devil’s Advocate nun, the cynical Sister Ruth, (Siobhan Finneran) who is torn between between her loyalty to the Church and her growing belief in Father Jacob. The scenes between her and the charismatic priest are often the best thing in the show.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be garnering the viewing audience it deserves, but I suspect that it will become a cult classic in years to come.