Contemplating 2020’s hatred of Christianity, it is sensible that 2021 begins with a completely illiterate perspective of Christianity. HBO’s Spanish drama 30 Cash brings again the traditional fantasy of the Gospel of Judas to poison our screens as soon as once more. Very similar to The Da Vinci Code, this story by no means appears to die.
The January 11 episode “The Mirror” continues the story of small-town mayor Paco (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) partnering with native veterinarian Elena (Megan Montaner) to look into the unusual occurrences taking place after the arrival of Father Manuel Vergara (Eduard Fernández).
When Paco and Elena come throughout what seems to be a possessed mirror, they discover a connection to the Gospel of Judas. This results in Paco asking Father Vergara in regards to the topic, and the priest introduces this group known as the Cainites who observe the gnostic Gospel of Judas which states that Jesus and Judas deliberate his betrayal.
Mainly, the Cainites imagine in doing evil as a result of “there is no such thing as a good with out evil” and every part is a part of God’s plan, as if the Gospel wasn’t blasphemous sufficient for viewers. Father Vergara is fast to comment that that is solely what the Cainites imagine, not essentially true. Nevertheless, the present appears to go in opposition to him at each flip. All the sequence is constructed round evil demons and members of an historic group searching down all thirty items of silver as soon as given to Judas as a result of they allegedly have supernatural powers.
This episode additionally reveals a lot of the members of the present Cainites “belong to the Church,” which squashes the concept it is a fringe conspiracy. 30 Cash appears to be following the Gospel of Judas greater than something from the precise Bible.
Even past that, the present itself isn’t precisely a pleasing watch. There’s dismemberment, foul language, and a whole lot of blood. The smoking, tattooed, former felon Father Vergara additionally comes off as a horrible illustration of the spiritual sect, apart from those which can be actually evil, after all. Even with out the Cainites, the present appeared keen to point out the Vatican as a ruthless cult-like organization. It nearly makes the blasphemy appear tame by comparability.