This is a limited series on Netflix (7 episodes). Christian and especially Catholic themes are all over it. Sermons, songs, prayers, dialogue about faith etc.I was really impressed by a lot of it. An early sermon made me feel like I was in church. Not sure if anyone watched this. I think a deep dive can be taken into various parts of this.
An author on Vox wrote the following:
Flanagan told the New York Times that Midnight Mass is his most personal story yet, based on his own years of religious exploration and “a healthy Catholic upbringing” that was challenged by his personal study of the darker aspects of the Bible, until he ultimately found more affinity with atheism and science. Despite these self-professed doubts, however, there’s very little doubt in Midnight Mass . The show’s overtures toward critiquing America’s Christian majority fall by the wayside. Instead, Flanagan and his Midnight Mass co-writer, his sibling Jamie Flanagan, wrap a tale of religious zeal around a barely veiled allegory for the Covid-19 pandemic. Though Midnight Mass was conceived before the pandemic, it was produced during the pandemic, and inevitably reads as a pandemic-era cautionary tale — one that’s bolstered by an emphasis on individualized faith. There’s so much effusive Christianity here, so many rapt displays of faith, sermons, monologuing through Bible verses, and preaching to the lost, that the horror elements almost feel like window-dressing.
I have to be honest, I didn’t get a Covid Allegra vibe from it and this project has been in the works for years. I can see how it could serve as a cautionary tale in that department but I don’t think that was the authors original intent. That article’s author also complained the show was too Christian for him
And Bev Keane. I’m guessing we all know a Bev Keane!