As I’ve noted here before, every Easter my wife and I try to rewatch Mel Gibson’s brilliant film about Jesus Christ, The Passion.
This year we will be watching The Chosen, an interesting series about the life of Jesus Christ and the backstories of him and his disciples.
This ambitious and reverent series was made with individual donations rather than a Hollywood studio and most of the actors were previously unknown. Although the series does not have the high production values of The Passion or Franco Zefferi’s TV series Jesus of Nazareth (another favorite of mine), it is still well worth watching.
One can watch the series free on Youtube.com or via Paramount on cable TV.
James Merrick offers his take on the series at the National Catholic Register.
It all began with a box office bomb and a Christmas short. That’s what led Dallas Jenkins, a Bible-believing evangelical, to create The Chosen — a projected eight-season TV series on Jesus Christ. Though the first season was released a year ago, word is just now getting out, thanks in part to a “pay it forward” campaign making the show available on YouTube..