Along with the Gods: The 49 Days Exceeds Every Expectation (*****)

"The greatness of this series is in its ability to mix action, emotion, mythology and philosophy effortlessly and quite earnestly. Whether one believes in the premise, we understand that the characters believe it. This makes it as important to us as it is to them. "

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Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (****1/2) opens a new world

Along with the Gods is deceptively good. Not being an expert on Buddhism or the afterlife, I can only relate that what is presented it consistently intriguing. It pulls the viewer along into an emotional crescendo that belies the simple concept of "do good, get rewarded."