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Are You Watching “The Bible”?

Earlier this month, the History Channel premiered The Bible, a new miniseries from reality TV producer Mark Burnett. Though there wasn’t much hype leading up to its debut, the premiere grabbed a staggering 13.1 million viewers–the biggest audience of any cable broadcast this year so far.

Although the high number of viewers is slightly surprising since it wasn’t highly promoted and the show has few notable stars, TVLine.com commenters have praised the series’ non-preachy stance and gorgeous shooting styles.

The second week also did well, drawing 10.8 million viewers. The show, in scripted format, tells stories from Genesis through Revelation. The show’s website says, “featuring an international cast that includes Roma Downey, this 10-hour docudrama explores the sacred text’s most significant episodes, including Noah’s journey in the ark, the Exodus and the life of Jesus.” Each episode also re-airs on Lifetime.

Watch the trailer here (warning: the following clip contains some violence):

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Are you girls watching? If not, are you interested in checking it out now? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by jesusfreak215205@gmail.com on March 23, 2013 at 07:44

    It’s a good show, and a great idea! It draws people in and interests them about the Word of God. But it does have inaccuracies, that to me, seem big. Then again I’ve read, so I know what’s missing. They’ve also seemed to leave out the whole “sin” part. Anything that might really condemn somebody.

  2. Dancer101

    Posted by Dancer101 on March 22, 2013 at 08:33

    I haven’t seen it and I would like to but I’ve heard they’ve changed some stuff, is that true? Not a lot but some of my friends got kinda mad. Is it that different?

  3. xo_penguins_xo@hotmail.com

    Posted by xo_penguins_xo@hotmail.com on March 21, 2013 at 20:18

    where can I go to watch it online but legally?

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Forever Alone Bookworm on March 21, 2013 at 18:57

    I’m watching it! My whole family watches it!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by BlankCanvas-025 on March 21, 2013 at 18:37

    Walking Dead on Sundays, The Bible on Wednesdays!!

  6. Crossed1996

    Posted by Crossed1996 on March 21, 2013 at 17:14

    I have been watching it and love it. It really portrays the spirit of the bible really well. I just wish there wasn’t quite as much violence, but I guess considering the time period the bible was written in, the violence is necessary to show how corrupt the world actually was before Jesus was born.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by ClaireBearDrummer on March 28, 2013 at 13:51

      Well there IS a lot but the Bible can get pretty violent. Overall I think the producers were pretty tasteful with what they chose to show and not show

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kaleidoscope Heart on March 21, 2013 at 14:12

    Omg, my favorite part so far has been when the the guard asks Moses, “Why would Pharoah bother to talk to you?” then Moses turns and says, “Oh, believe me. He’ll want to see me.” Then the screen turns black and there’s a big DUN!

  8. cookiesandcream

    Posted by cookiesandcream on March 19, 2013 at 21:42

    Other than the annoying inaccuracies, this show is very good overall! I loved Roma Downey as a kid when I watched Touched by an Angel reruns. In all serious, I expected this to be very good (it WAS one of my favorite actresses and one of three role models, after all) and this is a pretty good show. I love the action sequences overall, but it’s just the inaccuracies that concern me. It really encourages people to dig deeper into the Bible. Happy that it’s popular with the masses (it trends on twitter every Sunday night for the past few weeks)

  9. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on March 19, 2013 at 17:52

    That looks so freakin’ cool!!! I don’t have cable, or a steady enough Youtube connection to watch it that way, but that looks awesome!
    It looks fairly high-budget and not ghetto, which is definitely a plus. And the acting was pretty good.
    Was that black guy Samson? With the donkey jawbone? Craziness!

  10. Nellie

    Posted by Nellie on March 19, 2013 at 17:17

    i have seen a few episodes but i still wanna see them all!! i really liked it!

  11. vickifay

    Posted by vickifay on March 19, 2013 at 14:12

    I’ve been watching it, and it’s great! I love the way they’ve portrayed certain people, and while they do leave out some things it’s really a great show.

  12. jesslt

    Posted by jesslt on March 19, 2013 at 06:34

    Yes! I’ve been watching it every weekend. My Mom can’t get passed the ninja fighting angels at Sodom and Gomorra though. 🙂 Despite it’s inaccuracies it’s a really good show. I think one of the director’s, Roma Downey, said this show wasn’t meant to be taken as the complete accurate story. For those who watch who aren’t believers, the show is kind of like an appetizer to the Bible, if people want the full meal they will have to dig deeper into the Bible and read it.

  13. SingingSara6

    Posted by SingingSara6 on March 19, 2013 at 05:02

    I saw it on On Demand and wasn’t sure if I was going to watch it. I’ve heard from a few people that it’s really good so I think I’m going to start watching it

  14. Paris

    Posted by Paris on March 18, 2013 at 21:55

    It’s really good,and the actors are really talented. 🙂

  15. Deeblves3

    Posted by Deeblves3 on March 18, 2013 at 21:29

    It’s pretty good! I don’t have the channel but fortunately I get to watch it on a youtube. It’s as vivid as it can be! It’s good so far!

  16. apostolicgirl

    Posted by apostolicgirl on March 18, 2013 at 18:46

    I’ve been watching “The Bible” and I have enjoyed it, but there are so many inaccuracies! The show still gets the message across, and it is an overall great show, but I am a little OCD about the little things.

  17. arielborka@aol.com

    Posted by arielborka@aol.com on March 18, 2013 at 18:32

    I am really enjoying watching it! I think it’s great :).

  18. Marissarulz

    Posted by Marissarulz on March 18, 2013 at 17:32

    I don’t have cable, but maybe I can get it on Netflix later.

    • unicorns4567

      Posted by unicorns4567 on March 19, 2013 at 04:46

      you might be able to watch it iin parts on youtube like the Bible part one and then u can go to part two and watch it in parts

      • KirstinMarie97

        Posted by KirstinMarie97 on March 19, 2013 at 15:18

        I’m sure if you go on the history channel website or lifetimes website you can watch it there too

  19. leftbehindthekidsfan

    Posted by leftbehindthekidsfan on March 18, 2013 at 15:48

    I love The Bible Series! I first heard about it in October of last year, and I’m sooooo glad it’s finally on!

  20. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on March 18, 2013 at 15:34

    I haven’t watched it yet but recorded the episode from last night and will watch 1, 2 and 4 next Sunday!