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      Season 1 – Strange Angel

      2018 History Drama TRAILER for Strange Angel: Season 1 Official Trailer List
      71% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 87% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Jack Parsons, a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles, started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magic rituals at night, ultimately becoming a disciple of infamous occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley's teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jun 19 Buy Now

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      Strange Angel — Season 1

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      A beautiful slow burn, Strange Angel shoots for the stars, but gets a little lost in its own orbit.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jun 14, 2018 Augurs of Spring Jack's double life as a janitor by day and rocket engineer by night is further complicated by a new neighbor who appears to be leading a double life of his own. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 21, 2018 Ritual of Abduction Jack and Richard set off to create Caltech's first ever rocketry team; Ernest's looming presence makes Jack and Susan nervous. Details Episode 3 Aired Jun 28, 2018 Ritual of the Rival Tribes Feeling pressured, Jack urges the team to take risks and start testing experiments at full volume; Ernest invites the Parsons to one of his group's secret gatherings, promising to make their dreams come true. Details Episode 4 Aired Jul 4, 2018 The Sage Jack's expert witness testimony at a high profile trial helps land the rocketry team an invitation to the Athenaeum; Virgil drops Susan's rebellious teenage sister off for a disruptive weekend stay. Details Episode 5 Aired Jul 11, 2018 Dance of the Earth The team finalizes their prototype but Jack doubts it will work; Susan gets better acquainted with Maggie; Ernest uses a mind-bending elixir to teach Jack about the power of Thelema. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 18, 2018 The Mystic Circle of Young Girls A secret return visit to the Agape Lodge leaves Jack wanting more; Ernest's sudden presence at the rocketry team's new desert testing facility has Richard questioning the whole endeavor; Maggie has doubts about Ernest's fidelity. Details Episode 7 Aired Jul 26, 2018 Glorification of the Chosen One While Richard and the team abandon the Suicide Club for more conventional pursuits, Jack delves deeper into the world of Thelema and sex magick; Susan's concerns about Jack grow after she researches Aleister Crowley. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 2, 2018 Evocation of the Elders Richard flies to Washington D.C. to present the team's proposal at the Department of War; Jack grows closer to Thelema; Susan searches for answers behind Jack's behavior. Details Episode 9 Aired Aug 9, 2018 Sacrament of the Ancestors Susan realizes Thelema might be the key to understanding her own psychological wounds; Jack becomes increasingly disenchanted with religion; Jack must make a decision. Details Episode 10 Aired Aug 16, 2018 The Sacrificial Dance Jack receives a letter from Aleister Crowley, inviting him to ascend to the next degree; Susan must deal with the truth about Virgil; Richard and Jack finally find common ground. Details Next
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      Previous Brad Newsome Sydney Morning Herald If you're not expecting an immediate bang, the production design and scripts by series creator Mark Heyman (Black Swan) paint an absorbing picture of 1930s Los Angeles, its landscapes and its mores. Dec 12, 2018 Full Review Nick Schager The Daily Beast An intriguing case study in ambition, experimentation, and self-actualization through sex magick. Aug 30, 2018 Full Review Ben Travers indieWire Strange Angel could develop into an engrossing adventure... but it's too content early on to dwell on the mundane instead of truly embrace the strange. C+ Jun 15, 2018 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Strange Angel gets off to a slow, grinding start... In today's 500-scripted TV series environment, it's too big an ask for producers to insist on viewer patience. Dec 20, 2018 Full Review Glenn Garvin Reason Online The retelling of this story requires a worthy and weird vehicle, and Strange Angel appears up to the task. Jun 22, 2018 Full Review Joyce Slaton Common Sense Media Cult rituals, weird sex in intriguing period biography. 4/5 Jun 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Andrei D Imprastiat dar are oameni Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Soft core porn with a cover story. Simple recipe: create an interesting story and then inject it with as much boundary-pushing sex as we can. No thanks. Major scientific studies have already shown how watching this kind of stuff literally damages our brains, emotional-wiring, ability for relational intimacy, etc (fightthenewdrug.org has ALL the scientific study citations any objective person could use). But the bottom line is CBS has a recipe that is proven to sell subscriptions. Sex sells. So while the scientific sector warns, the entertainment sector injects shows with more and more of this stuff. The things we'll do to our viewers for a buck. I'll pass. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review martin a Love this show, just caught it recently. Definitely recommend it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member EXCELLENT show. Can't wait to see the next series!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Great show. Finally a show for people who have brains. A history hidden from us for years comes into light. Well Done. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Unlike anything else on TV, stylish, magical realism, a story of fascinating people at the cutting edge of technology, personal liberation and the occult. Loved it can't wait for more. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Mark Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, David Lowery
      Network
      Paramount+
      Rating
      TV-MA (S|L)
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Jun 14, 2018
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