“Rev Meets God” from the BBC TV series “Rev”

This scene is the arguably the emotional climax of the BBC series “Rev.”  If you haven’t seen it, you probably should watch the entire series on Hulu Plus (if you’re in America).   It’s a funny, but also dramatic and complex show about a well-meaning, but seriously flawed Anglican priest played by Tom Hollander.  This scene comes near the end of its final season when the priest is at his lowest point, personally and professionally.

I’m not particularly religious, but this scene sums up what I understand God means for many people.  I realize women already think Liam Neeson IS God, but if God were to take human form, we as humanity could do a lot worse than Neeson’s characterization here.  There’s a good reason why Steven Spielberg picked Neeson to play Oskar Schindler in “Schindler’s List” over his alleged first choice, Alan Thicke.  No, I can’t quite figure out why Spielberg wanted Thicke for that role either.

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