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Three great shows to watch this weekend

July 19, 2015

Ok, the last miniseries seen by me was Joseph. Before that, it was The Last Days of Pompeii.It be interesting to have watched Tut, The Hope, and the PBS documentary on Pluto. Horizon was putting what people thought about the dwarf planet to shame. Perhaps it was to have been reinstated as the official ninth planet in the solar system—maybe. Negotiations between Israel and Palestine continued also.

There were some interesting programs on the schedule for history buffs like myself. The reviews on Tut were already quite harsh. One of the reviewers already touted it as an over inflated melodrama. Get a grip guys. Moulin Rouge was more over inflated in my opinion. Lady Marmalade was only sung right by Patti Labelle. The late Whitney Houston did a great job of the title song in The Bodyguard, even though it was previously sung by Dolly Parton.

One thing this writer loved was Ben Kingsley’s appearance in yet another historic film. He appeared in Gandhi, Joeseph, and now this movie airing on Sunday evening. Even though some liberties might have been taken with the making of the movie on Spike TV, nothing was exactly totally accurate.The Ten Commandments and Cleopatra was done in the heyday of Hollywood.

Not to have been outshined, CBN was making its own historical mark by broadcasting the second historical miniseries chronicling the rebirth of Israel in 1948. The Bible said:

Zechariah 12:2

2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. (KJV)

Incidentally, the movie on Spike TV will have the Israeites in bondage under Egypt if my recollection of historical events served me right.

Exodus 2:23

During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. (NIV)



9/8c SpikeTV

The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel

07/20/15 Channel 3

Pluto Shows Its True Colors

Nova: Chasing Pluto


PBS online

The nicest thing about these programs was that eventually, the first would be available on DVD format. The others were available on line and in DVD form already. For me, watching history in the making for the second time in a week was awesome.

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