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THE BAXTERS: Episodes 1.1-1.8

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THE BAXTERS is a dramatic series on Amazon Prime about a family with four daughters and a son. When the oldest daughter, Kari, finds out her husband, Tim, is having an affair, she’s devestated. Everyone in the family tries to come together to help Kari, though each person has their own problems. Through all of it, Kari wants to save her marriage and honor God’s will by staying together, even though Tim wants a divorce. Will Kari and Tim ever get back together?

THE BAXTERS is an entertaining series about a loving family going through multiple issues. The program is very well produced. Each episode presents a new issue and a way to biblically work through it. Viewers will be interested and entertained by each storyline and how they develops. The first eight episodes of THE BAXTERS have a strong Christian, moral worldview with prayer, Scripture and examples of faith. However, the episodes deal with serious issues, so it’s designed for mature viewers. For example, THE BAXTERS talks about an illicit affair but shows a positive example of a Christian fighting for her marriage.

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(CC, BB, L, S, AA, M): Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements: Strong Christian, moral worldview about a loving family going through some problems prayer, Scripture and examples of faith; Foul Language: One light profanity; Sex: Kissing, and an adulterous affair and sex initiated but cuts away; Nudity: No nudity; Alcohol Use: Alcohol use, drinking, and a drunk man goes to AA meetings; Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse: No smoking or drugs; and, Miscellaneous Immorality: Lying and deceit, but rebuked.

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THE BAXTERS is an entertaining, biblical series about a loving family going through multiple issues. The first eight episodes of THE BAXTERS have a strong moral, Christian worldview but does show real world issues that are designed for older viewers.

It’s Mother’s Day and Elizabeth Baxter, played by Roma Downey, is enjoying having her whole family with her. This includes, Kari, the oldest daughter, Ashley who has lost the faith, Erin, who is married with children, and Luke who is single and looking for a serious relationship. When Elizabeth Baxter asks Kari where her husband Tim is, Kari says that Tim is at a convention and out of town. Elizabeth notes that Tim has been out of town often, which leads Kari to call up the hotel where Tim was supposed to be. The hotel has no record of Tim.

A young man, named Dirk, is interested in a beautiful woman named Angela and is in the same class as her, Professor Tim’s class. Tim, as we know, is Kari’s husband. Dirk decides to follow Angela and finds out that she and Tim are having an affair. Dirk decides to call Kari and tell her that her husband is having an affair and gives the location. When Kari arrives at the location, she sees Tim and Angela. Distraught, Kari goes to her parents’ house for a few days to figure out how to save her marriage.

Ashley comes to her parents’ house and tries to tell Kari she should divorce Tim. Kari is committed to honoring God by trying to make her marriage work, even in the midst of this affair. However, Tim tells Kari he wants a divorce and tells the other woman, he wants to be with her. Will Kari and Tim ever get back together?

Meanwhile, Luke Baxter goes to Kari’s work to try to get some things for her. When he is there, he meets Reagan. Reagan is a beautiful young woman who admits to Luke she’s single. The two hit it off and decide to go on a date together. Will this finally be the serious relationship Luke has been longing for?

THE BAXTERS is an entertaining series about a loving family going through multiple issues. The program very well done. Each episode presents a new issue and a way to biblically work through it with very real prayers. Viewers will be interested in each storyline and want to watch the next episode to see how it develops.

The first eight episodes of THE BAXTERS have a strong Christian, moral worldview with lots of prayer, Scripture and examples of faith. However, the episodes deal with serious issues, so it’s designed for mature viewers. For example, THE BAXTERS talks about an illicit affair but shows a positive example of a Christian fighting for her marriage.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.