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David Greenwalt - ’Miracles’ Tv Show - Arrives on DVD

Wednesday 20 April 2005, by Webmaster

It is a curious bit of irony that the day the Vatican selects the 265th Pope happens to be the same day Miracles is finally released on DVD.

Created by Richard Hatems and executive produced by the über-cool David Greenwalt, this beautifully produced and evocatively intelligent series aired just six times two years ago before it was prematurely cancelled by the bastards at ABC, leaving another seven episodes never seen - until today. Skeet Ulrich starred (opposite Angus Macfadyen and Marisa Ramirez) as Paul Callan, a faith-tested investigator (and usually debunker) of miracles for the Catholic Church who, when nearly killed in a brutal car accident, sees the words "God is now here" formed by his own blood. Soon it is revealed to him that many others have had similar visions, with one very important difference - they all saw the words "God is nowhere."

Far superior to the current Revelations or Medium, Miracles was a worthy successor to The X-Files, and met with significant critical acclaim. (In particular, the second episode - "The Friendly Skies", written by Angel co-creator David Greenwalt - ranks right up there with the very best episodes of The Twilight Zone.) Anyway, this is yet another one of those rare flashes of genuine brilliance on television tragically extinguished too soon (like Wonderfalls, Firefly, and David Greenwalt’s other short-lived work of wonder, Profit - which comes out on DVD this August).