The Bible: Season 1 (2013)


Season 1
The Bible

Critics Consensus

An earnest but shallow take on the Greatest Story ever Told, The Bible suffers from leaden pacing and mediocre special effects.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 3, 2013
2
Air date: Mar 3, 2013
3
Air date: Mar 10, 2013
4
Air date: Mar 10, 2013
5
Air date: Mar 17, 2013
6
Air date: Mar 17, 2013
7
Air date: Mar 24, 2013
8
Air date: Mar 24, 2013
9
Air date: Mar 31, 2013
10
Air date: Mar 31, 2013

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Tv Season Info

Diogo Morgado stars as Jesus Christ in this docudrama chronicling major events from the Bible. Other cast members include Roma Downey (Mother Mary), William Houston (Moses) and Gary Oliver (Abraham).

Critic Reviews for The Bible Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

This production makes Cecil B. DeMille look like a sober theologian.

Mar 4, 2013 | Full Review…

I won't presume to judge the result for accuracy in relation to the source material. However, purely as drama, The Bible is -- how can I put this politely? -- ridiculous.

Mar 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Bible takes a familiarly earnest and plodding approach with a lot of overwrought acting by a cast of a thousand accents.

Feb 28, 2013 | Full Review…

The Bible has its moments, but the producers should have gone for the Gospel truth.

Mar 1, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This Bible probably won't offend anyone, but it's hard to imagine it will inspire anyone, either.

Mar 1, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Producer Burnett's first fully scripted series provides strong evidence that he should resume doing what no one else does better. "Reality" series are his forte. The Bible is Old and New Testament to that.

Mar 1, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Yet as artistically lacking as I found The Bible, I won't be upset, exactly, if there are more like it, even though I would never willingly choose to watch that.

Mar 6, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much of this is tediously drawn out, with crazy fly-overs between Biblical Chapters that may make you think it's Survivor: Holy Lands, which, of course, it is.

Mar 3, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Bible offers little more than a rote Bible course-plodding, cheap, obvious, and largely bereft of the showmanship any religious epic worth its pillar of salt should understand.

Mar 3, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's grittier-looking than most Bible stories on film, and the special effects aren't bad. But the leading figures feel like stick figures to me.

Mar 8, 2013 | Full Review…

The Bible tackles the most ubiquitous Bible stories in crude, broad strokes, with acting and writing taking a back seat to cheesy CGI spectacle that's likely to make one pine for the relative subtlety and craft of Cecil B. DeMille.

Mar 1, 2013 | Full Review…

Sunday's premiere is indeed true to the spirit of the good book if a bit sparing on details.

Feb 28, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bible: Season 1

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