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"Kings" on NBC

Were it not for a chance notice of it on the front page of hulu.com, I might have missed this. "Kings" is on NBC at 8 pm Sundays. I just watched the 90 minute pilot and I think this is a show I could fall in love with. YES, it's a modern, alternate-universe retelling of the story of King David, but it's got all the epic sweep and palace politics that I swoon over. It went over well at Comic-Con apparently. Check it out.

I think I'll skip the rest of yawnerific Deuteronomy and jump straight to 1 Kings, just to refresh my memory about how the plotline originally went.

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kishiriadgr
Mar. 17th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
Old Testament is HUGE. Genesis is largely stories, Exodus is stories and then laws. Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy are statements and restatements of the Law, largely because King Hezekiah had editors take several versions of the same book and weave them together into a narrative. If you know what you're looking for you can even see where edits are made.

After the Pentateuch come the Historical Books, which is where we meet all the Biblical kings and heroes like David, Samson, and Elijah. There are the Wisdom books and the books of poetry. Then there are the prophetic books such as Jeremiah and Isaiah, and in descending order of size the Minor Prophets like Joel and Malachi, leading us up to the New Testament.
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kishiriadgr
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Try Kings. Much of the same material is rehashed in Judges. Other entertaining books are Esther, Proverbs and if you have a Catholic Bible, Tobit.

If you do not have a Bible, one can be provided to you. I have no less than four New American Bibles lying around the house.
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electorprince
Mar. 17th, 2009 11:08 am (UTC)
Every time I saw the teaser for "Kings" on TV, I kept wanting to add "The Rise of the Monarch" to the title because of the butterfly flags.
kishiriadgr
Mar. 17th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you discovered Venture Brothers too! Shows you how long it's been since I watched it (we cancelled satellite TV this summer) because it took me a minute to twig to what you were saying.
kishiriadgr
Mar. 17th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
Wait, you said you didn't have a TV. How could you have seen the teaser several times?
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