Despite Its Anti-Faith Message, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Is Still A Good Show

Despite Its Anti-Faith Message, ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Is Still A Good Show


In a technical sense, “Under the Banner of Heaven” is a great miniseries that does everything right. The production and sets of the show are spot-on with the story’s time and location, transporting the viewer to a small town in Utah during the Reagan administration. The writing is well-done, with superb character development, excellent pacing, and surprising originality in a genre that’s often overdone.

The acting performances are also spectacular. Andrew Garfield plays a young father and detective, Jeb Pyre, trying (and failing) to balance the sinister gruesomeness of his job with the sweet wholesomeness of his home life. The supporting cast also puts in stellar performances, particularly Gil Birmingham as Bill Taba, an older detective who assists Pyre, and Wyatt Russell as Dan Lafferty,

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