Believe: Lack of Faith

by Ethan Alter March 11, 2014 6:05 am
<i>Believe</i>: Lack of Faith

How do you make a half-baked idea look like a polished piece of televised craftsmanship? Hire an ace shooter like Alfonso CuarĂ³n to direct it. Exactly a week after picking up a well-deserved Oscar for helming Gravity, the Mexico-born filmmaker takes his talents to the small screen for Believe, a series he created and produced in conjunction with J.J. Abrams. And if you found some of the spiritual hokum in that multi-award winning blockbuster hard to take, be forewarned it plays an even more pronounced role here given that the show's premise is built around a little blonde girl in possession of some heavenly -- or at least otherworldly -- powers.

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