The Daily Mail informs us that the Bible special airing beginning tonight produced by Mark Burnett …

… might not be the best adaptation of a Bible story ever filmed, but it could be the most attractive.  The Bible, a ten-hour miniseries starting Sunday on the History Channel, has high production values and an impossibly beautiful cast.   Even the actor who plays Jesus, Portuguese heart-throb Diogo Morado, has a background in modeling.

Ugh. Just ugh.  Could Mr Burnett be any more shallow?

Mind you- I have nothing but respect for the academics who will appear as talking heads- but I doubt – given Burnett’s mentality- than any of them will be ‘unattractive’.  And I still have to wonder how much of what they have said has been largely destroyed thanks to editing.   Or how much will be destroyed when Joel Osteen opens his theologically ignorant maw (yes, evidently according to reports he too is a talking head.  God have mercy).

The Bible shallow-ified.  Ain’t Hollywood great…

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5 thoughts on “Ugh

  1. Mark Goodacre (@goodacre) 3 Mar 2013 at 5:38 pm

    There are no talking heads, Jim. It’s just drama. I love the way that the only thing that the Daily Mail can find to complain about is that the actors are good looking. That has to be one of the most laughable criticisms I’ve heard of any TV series — more ugly actors, please! It’s exactly the kind of nonsense one would expect from the Daily Mail.


  2. Jim 3 Mar 2013 at 5:41 pm

    who doesn’t like the daily mail?


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  4. Jim 3 Mar 2013 at 5:43 pm

    (replace ‘talking heads’ with ‘behind the scenes whispering in the ears and nevertheless ignored’). my low opinion of hollywood and its perennial abuse of the bible will require a lot more than one friend’s assurance to the contrary. much as i like ya, and candida, i distrust hollywood far more.


  5. Jo an a Wail 3 Mar 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Sometime ago I did something for the Brits and the actor portraying Jesus of Nazareth was ca 6 foot at least, blonde, blue eyed, long hair, male model. I asked the director why this guy, he replied they had a casting call and decided to pass the pics of the actors around to the secretaries and they choose the actor by vote. At least it was democratic. No sooner were we setting up on a hill near Nazareth and another production company showed up from South America, their Jesus, ca. 5 ft 8, dark skinned. During the break the two were together, smoking something…


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