I've been watching it. It's great. The series is well made as far as the acting, special effects, cinematography, and music. It uses modern movie technology to make the stories interesting and relatable. It's also made me read certain parts of the bible now that I'm interested.
The history channel has always been exceptional. W/ the exception of those dumb reality shows. I'm so glad that this series had been so well received by the general public who is usually into thoughtless TV.
I've been watching it. It's a lot better than the old Heston movies. But a lot of dirt and sweat and blood. Although the Portuguese Jesus is cool.
Been watching it off and on today, but noticed a great similarity in features between Heston's Moses and Moses in the series. Seems they took some effort to find an actor to play Rameses that had a voice close to Yul Brynner's deep rumble. Having watched part of The Ten Commandments last night, I also noted that both Heston and Brynner were in far better phyisical condition, picky, yes, but considering the state of undress in that climate, better to have someone that actually looks the part of either a working man or a fighting man.
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I find it so sad that there are only ten replys on this post.
I suppose it is not a popular subject with many.
The series was beautifully done and very accurate. IT moved me to tears. but in a good way. Very powerful, Roma Downey and her husband are to be commended.
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A few times we've had to point out to kiddos a few inaccuracies, and they are too young to handle portions of the last episode, but what a cool show. Inspiring many good conversations, and bringing the Bible to life for many!
"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
I agree w/ Sannois that it's sad that there doesn't seem to be much discussion here about this series. I've read it's been a cable success and I am happy about that (I'd rather hear smart conversation than the usual dumb drivel about the latest reality show- I do admit to liking and watching Dance Moms, though ).
I've been watching the series since it began and it has inspired me so much this Easter season. I haven't felt this type of Easter celebration since I was a child getting an Easter basket, wearing my Easter dress to go to church. I am not a practicing Catholic, not that there's anything wrong w/ that. Maybe it's b/c I'm not a diehard bible reader that I've been so excited about this series. I think that there are many people like me that will be reintroduced to the Bible thanks to this series thanks to the way it was presented- in an interesting and relevant format to which the present day person can relate.
Have watched most of it. What I really like is how the angels are portrayed.
Throughout the Bible, angels appear and just about the first words they utter are "Don't be afraid." Yet somewhere along the way, folks have come up with this idea of angels as these sort of passive, winged people and/or chubby babies. Angels are part of an army; they should be swinging swords to a degree.
What has been really good about this series is how some of the younger generations (think high schoolers) are connecting to it. I work part time as a youth pastor (my crazy, crazy life....who'd of guessed it??) and I've got a couple of kids who are more likely to believe anything Stephen Hawking "utters" than scripture (even that which is historically supported through other documents). One of whom really got into the first few episodes...not sure about recently as I haven't seen him in a couple of weeks. Regardless of what he ultimately believes, this has been a good opp for him to get a taste without being overfaced by sometimes confusing scriptures.
As for not much discussion...I think some folks steer far and wide of any discussion about religion. There is this perception of some that all Christians are judgmental a$$es whose hypocrisy is rarely rivaled and that rational conversation with them is an impossibility. Not true, not fair...let's not paint everyone with the same broad brush stroke. Love one another as you love yourself 'bout covers it.