Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NBC's "AD The Bible Continues" doesn't go "full Thomas Kinkade"

By Peter Chattaway
Image: NBC Pilate (Vincent Regan) forces Caiaphas (Richard Coyle) to eat the ashes of his dead soldier.
HOLLYWOOD---The first three episodes all peaked with spectacular sequences like the resurrection of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This episode, on the other hand, gives us a sense—just a small sense, but a sense nonetheless—of how the Church is beginning to grow and work as a community. There is no moment in this episode that goes the full Thomas Kinkade, but bits of kitsch remain, like the repeated gusts of wind that flutter across Peter's face during his trial before Caiaphas. A.D. The Bible Continues began airing on Easter Sunday, and during its run, Peter Chattaway recaps episodes as they air. Recaps involve spoilers, especially if you’re not familiar with the Bible story. [link]