Friday, May 5, 2017

The Path: Season Two 2017

     Meyerism is a fictional movement founded by the character Dr. Stephen Meyer on October 28, 1974.  He said he climbed a ladder of burning light to receive messages of universal truth.  He wrote the first book of Meyerism and it is called the Ladder.  There are rungs to the ladder labeled 1R to 10R.  Dr. Meyer is supposed to be writing the next three rungs of the ladder in Peru.  They believe all people are damaged by the world and with spiritual development they can help themselves and others.  Supposedly there are 6000 members and locations in San Diego, California and Parksdale, New York with a retreat in Cusco, Peru.
     Eddie Lane has been labeled a denier and he is forced to leave the compound of The Path in New York.  Deniers are shunned, cannot see other members of the group or even their families still in the group.  He’s renting a house outside the compound and he has a job.  Sarah is Eddie’s wife and still works with Cal as the two spiritual leaders of the group.  They are working on a lot of causes but there are a lot of schisms within the causes and also between the members of the group.  Fundamentally, the group wants to grow within and without but their spiritual beliefs don’t seem to be binding enough?  Many of the members tend to go their own way whether right or wrong?  There were many times when I wanted to hit Cal because he’s always putting himself and his needs first?  He has no moral compass or sense of right or wrong but he's supposed to be teaching and leading others?  3 ½* (I liked this series)

60 min, 13 episodes, Hulu TV Drama, created by Jessica Goldberg with Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Greenwell, Hugh Dancy, Rockmond Dunbar, Kyle Allen, Paul Egan, Peter Friedman, Deirdre O’Connell, Ali Ahn, Patch Darragh, Aimee Laurence, Clark Middleton, Stephanie Hsu, Amy Forsyth, Britne Oldford, Adriane Lenox.

Note:  Imdb 7.5 out of 10, 75% critic 83% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.5* out of 5* with 38 reviews on Amazon Video, Metacritic 64 out of 100 with 8 critics 7.4 out of 10 user score with 14 ratings.
Special Note:  Filmed in Nyack, New York.  Originally the title of this series was The Way.  The reason was that it was changed is because The Way too closely resembled the real ministry The Way International.  Michelle Monaghan and Aaron Paul are married in this series but they played sister and brother in Mission: Impossible III of 2006.  Idris Elba was considered in the beginning to play Cal but Hugh Dancy was chosen.  The Path has been renewed for a third season.

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