There has been a lot of hype in Christian circles about this series, so my husband and I were eager to watch it. The acting is quite good, and the biblical characters come to life realistically — not as idealized heroes, but real people with flaws as well as strengths. Of course, in order to flesh out the story, events and people have been added that are not in the biblical account; I understand this is necessary in this type of production However, in my opinion, too much liberty was taken Things happen in the wrong sequence and the wrong location; the timeline is off, Biblical quotes are used in a different context and sometimes attributed to different people When depicting history I expect even a fictional account should stick as close to the known facts as possible–maybe that’s just me
I believe the creators did attempt to retain the spirit of the Gospel, but I was still disappointed and probably won’t watch Season Two. My concern is that this rendition will confuse many viewers, especially those who are unfamiliar with the Bible.
VERDICT: 3 STARS. You may enjoy this series, but be aware that it is far from accurate biblically.
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