Rev.

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Meet The Rev. Adam Smallbone. He's a Church of England Vicar, newly promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the busy, inner-city world of St Saviour's in East London. It's a world he has no experience of. And it shows. Rev. is an authentic - albeit highly comic - portrait of the life of a modern, inner-city vicar.
Starring
Tom HollanderOlivia ColmanSteve Evets
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. On Your Knees Forget the Fees
    June 28, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Adam is elated when his dwindling congregation quadruples overnight - but the new worshippers have ulterior motives.
  2. 2. Jesus is Awesome
    July 5, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Adam engages in a battle for his church with a charming evangelical priest, but Alex is more concerned about matters in the bedroom.
  3. 3. Forests of Prejudice
    July 12, 2010
    27min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Adam takes inspiration from Islam to oppose the opening of a local sex club opposite the school and sees rather more than he'd anticipated.
  4. 4. The Rival
    July 19, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Adam attempts to climb the greasy pole and make a career of his vocation as he competes with an old rival.
  5. 5. A Fine Bromance
    July 26, 2010
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Adam's thrilled to make a new London friend who has nothing to do with the church - but something in his past makes things more complicated.
  6. 6. Ever Been to Nando's?
    August 2, 2010
    29min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After a terrible review of one of his sermons on a Christian website, Adam suffers a crisis of faith.

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Directors
Peter Cattaneo
Supporting actors
Simon McBurneyMiles JuppLucy LiemannHugh BonnevilleEllen ThomasAlexander ArmstrongColin Salmon
Producers
Kenton AllenHannah PescodMatthew Justice
Season year
2010
Network
BBC America
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209 global ratings

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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best of a genre
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I've been professional clergy for over two decades, and seen a number of attempts at portraying a minister's life on television---both US shows (Seventh Heaven, etc) and Brit Coms (Vicar of Dibley, etc). This is the first TV show that nails a pastor's life spot on. The producers really "get it" in terms of the constant and crazy challenges of contemporary parish life. Adam is also perfect in his vacillation between very human emotions and a genuine trust in God to see him through. On top of all that, it is simply hilarious at times and poignant at others. I may like this show more than other viewers would because I empathize so with the main character.
19 people found this helpful
Four CirclesReviewed in the United States on January 7, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great show, but Amazon makes BritBox subscribers BUY S1E2?!
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This show may well be worth more stars, but...I watched S1E1 with my BritBox subscription. Great cast, easy to watch, decent comedy, predictable, but not bad. I went to give episode two a go, but apparently I have to buy it?!
What is going on Amazon? I am a Prime member and I pay for this subscription through you; I could have gotten it through BritBox online. It is just the one episode, I know, but Amazon seriously expects me to pay extra when I already do? I find this completely out of line. I won't continue to watch until this is amended.
3 people found this helpful
LRoxReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a thoroughly clean, hilarious, and entertaining series!
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Absolutely hilarious! What a surprise! I've never thought of Tom Hollander as being remotely funny but the cast of characters in this series make a 'gas' to watch! I was home alone and couldn't help but reflect at the way I laughed aloud at every epi. Steve Evets (Colin) and Jimmy Akingbola (Mick) are my absolute favs! Those two characters come across so genuinely real, I started to believe that Steve Evets is the mischievous, immature, miscreant and that Jimmy Akingbola is REALLY a drug-addled beggar! I'd never seen these 2 actors in anything before to make a comparison but their performances in Rev. were truly engaging -- I love it when Colin and Mick come on screen! I just hope that S2 is not messed up with the addition of a baby :( At that point, I'll probably stop watching as the 2 main characters Rev. and his wife, in my opinion, need the freedom on NOT being parents in order to continue the hijinks depicted in the series.
PatrickReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rev Tops Vicar of Dibley!
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Great show! But CAUTION, some non-Anglicans may not get it or the way the C of E or Anglican Churches are.

As an Episcopal/Anglican priest, lots of this resonates and you always have to try to find the humor, like telling the workmen to f---off! Laughed till I cried! Yep, the Church can be funny and we have to laugh ta ourselves. Wherever you find humans, you had better be ready to laugh. This is better than the Vicar of Dibley (though the V of D cast was superb, and who can top funny woman Dawn French?) because it is more believable and the situations are situations I run into!

Well worth watching.
10 people found this helpful
porgeReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
watched only a season
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I liked the little I've seen of Rev. I haven't watched more than one season because at the moment there are other things to watch and this costs 1.99 an episode for the next season. I found scripts (some) for more episodes through the BBC. This first season set the characters up - putting the images in my head and making the scripts for other episodes easy and fun to read. Thought the writers did a fine job.
Dot.coNReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is such a great show! It entertains as well as educates and ...
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This is such a great show! It entertains as well as educates and inspires. Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman are simply fantastic as is the supporting cast. It's an amazing series that I believe is relevant to viewers from atheists to devout believers of all denominations. Bravo to the writers and actors!
JanetReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
glad I found this show
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I love this series and really wish it were more than two seasons. Why is it that terrific shows don't last long, but mediocre and awful shows keep getting renewed? This show portrays a vicar as a human being, with a real life that happens to include the church. He's having a hard time keeping his sanity though, and the nutcases he's surrounded by don't help-but they're hilarious.
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SwiftReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended
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Wonderful writing, wit and characters...a sweet gentleness dealing with often serious topics. I love the Reverend's conversations with God -- often while lying on a back pew in an empty church smoking a forbidden cigarette -- his long-suffering lawyer wife and the eccentric crew of parishioners in this East London neighborhood. Tom Hollander is wonderful.
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