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Of Kings and Prophets

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Soapy Bible story drama is racy, over-the-top violent.

TV ABC Drama 2016
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+


This is a fantastic historical drama, loads of action, love and drama. This series really shows the story of David in such an exciting way. There is some sex sense which we skipped but if your going to watch them I would suggest to make sure your kids are 16+. From memory there was no swearing. I would highly recommend a watch. I would say the seires is very Games of thrones esk.

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The series relies on the biblical stories drawn from ancient religious texts and uses lots of show biz style to create a melodramatic chronicle of one of the most significant periods in Jewish history. Fueling the drama is its suggestion of espionage, personal vendettas, and other events, as well as savage violence. The sexual exploits featured throughout also give it a soap opera-like quality and sometimes push the boundaries of network television.

It's meant to be more entertaining than accurate and isn't driven by the spiritual lessons. You don't need much (if any) knowledge of the Bible to follow the sequence of events, but folks familiar with the story of David and Goliath and related narratives will have an easier time with it. Nonetheless, chances are that faith-driven viewers will cringe at, if not be offended by, this televised interpretation.

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