Season 1, Episode 2 - Shabbat


Number:Season 1, Episode 2
Air Date:04/19/2019

What You Need To Know:

In episode two of THE CHOSEN, titled “Shabbat,” the familiar characters continue on their individual journeys. In order to escape heavy taxation, Simon and Andrew consider betraying other Jewish fishermen to the Romans. News of Mary’s remarkable recovery from demon possession spreads. A Jewish leader (Nicodemus) is thought to be the cause of Mary’s healing, but she knows it to be Jesus. Matthew struggles with his role as a tax collector, especially with how it separates him from other Jews.

THE CHOSEN continues to surprise with its sharp writing and artistic imagination of the Gospel characters and settings. How the creative team has imagined the apostles’ internal lives, especially, is fascinating. One example is the portrayal of Matthew as a slightly odd, very lonely man. The score is subtle and beautiful. Performances continue to be strong. Erick Avari as Nicodemus and Elizabeth Tabish as Mary Magdalene lead the group of capable actors. The positive messages continue to be just as strong, with a growing Christian message as Jesus enters the picture. Some violence, alcohol abuse, light sexual humor, and gambling warrant caution for younger children.



(CCC, BBB, V, S, AA, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Very strong Christian, biblical worldview with precise biblical details and attention to biblical values, with increasingly positive depictions of Christ;

Foul Language:
  No foul language;

  A man is knocked unconscious after briefly grappling;

  Some light sexual humor;

  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  Several scenes take place in a tavern, where drinking (even to excess) is commonly shown;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or drug content; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:


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