A few quick notes on Tim Chey’s David and Goliath

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I missed David and Goliath when it played in American theatres last year, and I never got around to renting it when it came out on video. (I certainly wasn’t going to buy it!) But it’s streaming on Netflix now, so I figured I had no excuse not to watch it any more. And what can I say? It’s a hilariously awful film, even on its own terms, i.e. the director’s stated intent to make a film that is “biblically correct in every way”.

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Of Kings and Prophets — season one, episode two

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Season 1, Episode 2 — ‘Let the Wicked Be Ashamed’
I Samuel 16

Editing Samuel. The chronology has been rearranged a tad, but the episode begins and ends with Samuel going to anoint David (I Samuel 16:1-13), and it includes scenes of David playing the harp for Saul and growing closer to him (I Samuel 16:14-23).

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Of Kings and Prophets — season one, episode one

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Note: Last year I posted episode-by-episode notes on the sources and themes of A.D. The Bible Continues. I intend to do something similar for Of Kings and Prophets. Be warned: there will be spoilers here. And lots of appreciative nit-picking.

Season 1, Episode 1 — ‘Offerings of Blood’
I Samuel 13-17

Editing Samuel. The series skips past the stories about Samuel’s early life (I Samuel 1-7) and the role he played in making Saul king (I Samuel 8-12). It then cherry-picks bits and pieces from I Samuel 13-17 and rearranges the chronology somewhat.

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Watch: David has a crush on a princess in a sneak peek from next week’s Of Kings and Prophets, plus a new featurette

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Of Kings and Prophets didn’t quite find the audience it was looking for when it premiered the other day, but there are still several episodes to come. The network has released a new featurette on the series, a sneak peek of next week’s episode, and some clips from the premiere that aired two nights ago. Check ’em out below the jump.

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Of Kings and Prophets premieres to low ratings

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Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands, but alas, Of Kings and Prophets didn’t slay ’em in the ratings when it premiered last night.

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Review: Of Kings and Prophets — Episode 1: Offerings of Blood (dir. Michael Offer, 2016)

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It’s hard to beat the story of Saul and David for biblical sex and violence, and the first shots in Of Kings and Prophets — premiering tonight at 10pm on ABC — waste no time getting to the “violence” part of that equation. (The sex comes later.)

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