Monday, March 16, 2009

Kings on NBC

The series premiere of Kings started last night on NBC. I thought it was a very good show and I'm excited about watching it. About half-way through the show I started to realize that it is a modern day depiction of 1 & 2 Samuel. I'm not talking metaphorically, I mean really. The entire storyline is the story of Saul and David found in the Old Testament accounts of Samuel. The main character of the story's name is David Shepherd. David in the Old Testament was a shepherd before being anointed by Samuel to be the next king. I could sit and explain how the show is stealing from the Bible, but I'll post a link and let you watch for yourself.

Website to Kings and Premier Episode

The real thing this made me think of is how much we miss out on by not reading the Scriptures. The Bible is entertaining. You find very intriguing stories throughout the entire Bible. 1 and 2 Samuel happen to be my favorite two books of the Bible, so I caught the parallels very quickly. If millions of people tune in to watch a show like this, do you think millions of people are reading the Bible? There are amazing stories to be found in the Scriptures; we just have to open them up to discover them. NBC did, do you?

1 comment:

  1. how do you feel about NBC taking liberties with the real "storyline" from Scripture? my husband and i are trying to decipher all the players and place them into the appropriate "character" from the Word. i'm curious to see what you think now that we're 4 episodes into the season. we still really enjoy it and we open up the bible on the iphone and compare how the story is unfolding each time.