I’m a big fan of the new TV series that the History Channel is running about the Bible.
I saw Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor, speak about it at Catalyst, and he really loves the Lord. If you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you do. (And if you are watching it, follow me on Twitter for live tweets about the show.)
Only two episodes have aired, but there have been a fair amount of surprises so far.
Here are the top 7 most surprising moments of the Bible series so far.
1. The angels are ninjas and look like Jet Li.
Didn’t see that coming, but boy can they fight. At one point I am almost positive that one of them threw a Chinese star at someone in Sodom.
2. Joseph didn’t make the movie.
If you’re any other character in the Bible, you’re probably thinking, “Finally.” How much love does that guy get, right? I mean come on, he got a world famous play, a special coat, and there’s gotta to be a Veggie Tales story.
3. David got interrupted by Nathan while he was watching Bathsheba bathe.
4. Samson had dreads.
Who knew? All these years I had it wrong. Samson had dreads and smashed people like an outside linebacker. Just picking them up over his back and throwing. With his dreads a swinging. My friend Propoganda, who has dreads, says he always suspected that was Samson’s haircut.
5. David danced.
I thought for sure they would have edited this out in order to placate the people who wouldn’t let me dance at my wedding. But they didn’t. Well done Mark Burnett. I am a fan.
6. Saul, not that handsome.
This is according to my wife. I’m not sure what she was expecting, probably like a taller Brad Pitt or something, but the guy they had was not Bradley Cooperish enough.
7. Noah? Scottish.
I’m not sure if he had a kilt on the ark, but he could have.
Those are my favorite moments so far. What are yours?