I was working on my computer when my husband started watching Preacher. I found myself looking from the corner of my eye. Now, I’m a fan to the end!
A Preacher worthy of Genesis let’s find out what that means!
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The Original Preacher Summary
Fulfilling a promise to his deceased father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to West Texas to take over his dad’s church.
Jesse’s mission, however, becomes twisted when a cryptic force that unleashes within him a highly unconventional power overcomes his body—Genesis.
Together with hell-raising ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vagabond Cassidy, the preacher-in-training embarks on a journey to find God in a world inhabited by holy, hellish, and everything-in-between characters.
The darkly comedic “Preacher” is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s popular 1990s comic book franchise of the same name. — GOOGLE
In other words too…
What if an angel and a demon procreate? What would that offspring be? Would it be holy or demonic or both? Preacher is that tale. The offspring has no body, just a soul.
That soul needs a body, and it chose Jessie Custer, the son of a Preacher and an ex-criminal. In other words, the perfect balance of good and evil. — IMDb, Colbus
The Unconventional Characters
A Preacher is someone who spread the word of God from what is written in the Bible. He often has a wife, children, and create trust within the community.
Quite kind and straightforward, right? Not for this Preacher’s son, who decides to follow his father’s footsteps, Jesse Custer.
Custer had a hard life and came from quite a unique family! He committed crimes of all kinds, hired assassins until he retired. Then, all hell broke loose, literally.
When an entity found him to become his carrier, a bit like an effective parasite—a bit of an oxymoron here, Custer goes from humble to vengeful to a fool of himself.
“They’re all imbeciles, Jesse. Jesus, Buddha, the president, and God’s probably the biggest imbecile of them all!”
— Tulip O’Hare, Preacher, Season 2: Backdoors
Along the way, we meet incredible characters such as Tulip—my personal favorite and hero! A kickass untameable sexy woman that no one or nothing, not even God, can manipulate.
We meet an Irishman vampire with quite a past and kindness that is so touching it has you cheering for him.
If you’re on his list, he takes you down. He has no soul, nothing to lose, and one purpose.
The controversial side of Preacher refers to how God is needy and a whore for attention and love.
God takes leave and hides on Earth, and Custer, along with Tulip and Cassidy, goes on a mission to find God retrieving clues here and there of where he might be.
They go from Texas from the fictional town of Anneville to New Orleans, where they stay with Cassidy’s human-mortal son. Many ideas for Catholics and Christians can prove to be disturbing.
God playing some BDSM games, a biker who loves Jazz and doesn’t give a rat’s ass about humanity.
Then, we meet the show’s version of “the return of the Messiah” in an intro of one of the episodes. It was disturbing even for me who’s quite open to all visions of faith.
So, Jesus had sex and conceived a child, nothing wrong here, until we’re talking about a thirty-something generation of inbreeding to keep Jesus’ bloodline as pure as possible!
Who do we get? The adorable Humperdoo.
So, is a Preacher worthy of Genesis to prevent a rather unique inbred dude to be the signal for the apocalypse?
Let’s Go Deeper In Conspiracies
Of course, the reveal of Humperdoo is all calculated by this one secret society of Grail.
The character of Herr Star, the bald manager of this society directly linked to the Vatican, is not only pressured to find Custer and have him comply to become the Messiah—due to Genesis within him but also to keep Humperdoo away from curious eyes.
This Grail organization working hand in hand with the Vatican, and God is alone quite a pill to swallow. But that isn’t the end of it. After all, Humperdoo is the final result of Jesus, who admits that most miracles were nothing more than metaphors. Also, he is not God’s favorite.
Add to the list that Satan wants to take the throne upstairs, and Hell is nothing more than a place comparable to prison, now we got a show that rewrites two thousand years of the story!
Meanwhile, Custer, Tulip, and Cassidy must deal with a Japanese company that found a way to liquefy a soul and selling it.
They must deal with the Saint of Killers who can’t obey Genesis’ voice due to his lack of a soul and fight off the Grail organization. Enough yet? Not by a long shot!
Let’s Go To Hell For A Moment
When losing his patience over Arseface, yes, you read right, Arseface—a teen who misused a shotgun to explode his brains out, Custer used Genesis’ voice to send him to hell. It was an accident. At the time, Custer didn’t know if he could go to hell and rescue Eugene, aka Arseface or not.
“I’m a bloody vampire at voodoo Disneyland. I should be their main attraction, man.”
— Cassidy, Preacher, Season 3: Gonna Hurt
So, along with the series, we find ourselves visiting the Preacher’s version of Hell. It seems to be a high-security prison with many inmates. All in grey and black and white striped uniforms.
People have their hell to endure unique to the individual. Each inmate relieves that one moment that changed everything in their lives.
We find out later that Hell is breaking down because one soul doesn’t belong there. It’s blocking all mechanism from rotating the hell of each inmate.
We all know who it is and meet with one man that we know deserved the throne, Adolf Hitler.
Enough yet? Not even close! Come on, a Preacher worthy of Genesis is what we deserve!
Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulés!
While in New Orleans, we meet with one woman, Custer’s grandmother, who abused not only him but many over the years and his mother. Custer wants his revenge, but he must wait and be quite patient.
Haunted by his past, we see Custer’s grandma’s powers in all its glory. The woman practices voodoo and necromancy like no other. She has the power of a typical satanic witch and comes to find out why and how.
New Orleans evokes many memories for the trio and puts them in an unbelievable amount of danger. Hell, God, memories, Genesis, Angels, Demons, Grail, Saint of Killers, everyone is after the trio and all for their personal greed.
Four seasons of action, drastic decisions, controversial artistic choices, and an ending like no other!
Preacher is one show that I recommend, but you must keep an open mind! If you know the Bible, it’s even better! If you have a soft spot for Louisiana or Southerners, it’s a pure treat!
A Preacher worthy of Genesis being the soul of a demon and an angel coming together it is worth a few hours to watch in someone’s life don’t you think?
I give it a solid 8.2/10.
Tulip, I will miss yah girl! You’re my rock!