Well, after watching the first 3 episodes in the History Channel’s mini series on the Bible, I have little to complain about.
The production values are very high, and there are a number of very inspirational moments throughout.
There seems to be very little editorial comment from the filmmakers. I think their approach was to tell the story from the point of view of the Biblical writers, and to let the audience decide for themselves what could be gleaned from it.
The violence… Well, it is there in the Bible isn’t it? However, where one line is sufficient in the Bible, the opportunity to show the action in all its gory details could not be resisted.
Some details actually brought to light situations in the Bible that I have overlooked. While some of my favorite details were left out to save time. All in all, I would highly recommend both watching the movies and looking up the stories in the Bible to enhance the experience.