Monday, December 02, 2013

Television worth watching

Well, I hope you caught it. The Bible, that is. By which I mean the first almost two-hour TV instalment of the Bible story on Channel 5 on Saturday evening.

The Bible was conceived by husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who wanted to show how the Old Testament connects seamlessly to the New Testament. "How they are one sweeping story with one grand, overriding message. God loves each one of us as if we were the only person in the world to love."

The series showed in the US in March and became the number one show on cable TV with the biggest  cable TV audience of 2013. The first instalment covered from Creation to the Israelites about to enter into the Promised Land, with the stories of Noah and the Ark, Abraham and Isaac, Moses and Pharaoh, the ten plagues and the deliverance from Egypt. The parting of the Red Sea was spectacular, and Abraham's intended sacrifice of Isaac had me in tears.

If you missed it, you can see it at I recommend it. The remaining episodes you can see on Channel 5 each Saturday evening to the end of the year. Television worth watching.

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