Monday, July 27, 2009


I have started watching this TV show called "Kings" - Saturday nights at 8 pm. It is sort of a modern day retelling of the story of Saul and David. Of course, they take a lot of liberties in retelling the story and elaborate a lot, but I have been enjoying it and looking for the Biblical themes woven throughout.

Saul is currently the king - his name in the show is Silas Benjamin (being from the tribe of Benjamin, after all). David is "David Shepherd" (ha ha!) and Saul's daughter Michal is "Michelle Benjamin." The prophet Samuel is Reverend Samuels. It has been interesting the past few weeks to see how the strife between Saul and David has been portrayed, with Saul becoming more and more paranoid, yet David remaining loyal to his king. This past Saturday had David fleeing to Gath to take refuge from Saul (1 Samuel 21). If you're not doing anything Saturday night, give it a look.

1 comment:

Rev. James Leistico said...

I had watched a few moments here or there but hadn't given it a second thought. I'll have to give it another look now that you've pointed out the connection.