Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Book of Daniel - The Complete Series|
Actor: Aidan Quinn
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
No Description Available. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: UN Release Date: 26-SEP-2006 Media Type: DVD
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Nikki H. (Tinyavenger)
Reviewed on 5/27/2010...
I really enjoyed this series and was sad to see it cancelled. Had a great cast and I was really hoping to see it stick around. (I believe it was eventually cancelled due to people who protested the religious content so if you are easily offended this is not for you)
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Finally, some respect for a small show that thought big...
R. Gawlitta | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | 09/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so pleased that this wonderful show will be available to enjoy again; I only saw a few episodes because our affiiate in Milwaukee bowed to the protests of a small few, and it was taken off. It's been a while, but I remember Aidan Quinn giving a fine interpretation of a conflicted man; a just and right and Christian man, facing issues that affect all of society. Also, a family man, with those profound concerns as an added challenge. As I recall, Jesus Christ had conversations with him, and this seemed to offend some closed-minded fundamentalist types. What I found intriguing was that we all like to think of our own clergymen as having some kind of connection to the Lord. Clergymen pray, and all this show portrayed was a clergyman's converations with the Lord, and his interpretation. Apparently, anyone who didn't appreciate "The Book of Daniel" are those who don't believe in prayer or their clergymen. Anyone who thinks that Jesus Christ isn't with us all the time shouldn't call himself a Christian. If the fundamentalists are offended by this show, then I'm offended by their idiot, closed-minded approach to spirituality. This show must have been especially interesting to the agnostics, if only for it's soft approach to a touchy subject matter. I write this with absolute respect to other religions, but encourage them to witness a well-written show, rife with humor as well as serious subject matter, to know that no one, even a clergyman, has all the answers, and that the Lord, whatever you may call him, is always there and it's comforting to know that we're not alone. We're also not alone with a brilliant cast and writing staff, that attempted to portray life and its foibles with aplomb and generous amounts of common sense. If you don't like it, don't watch it. How hard is that to understand...? I particularly liked the idea that Jesus was portrayed with a sense of humor; the doom & gloom fundamentalists can stew in their virtue. Let the (majority) rest of us alone."
Canceled before it's time
C. D. Comer | SW MI | 07/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this show - it depicted the human side of religion. I was incredibly disappointed when the network pulled the plug on this show. I don't know what the ratings were like, but I doubt they were low enough to merit a mid-season cancelation. This well-done series deserves a second chance - I'd love to see it on a cable station. Don't be bullied by the lobbyists! I'm glad to see it's being released on DVD!"
FINALLY someone came to their senses!!!
Pamela Caso | Ellington, CT USA | 08/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Elated would be an understatement as to how I feel about this show being available for purchase on DVD. This was THE only quality television show available to watch before it was cancelled (and we all know why...low ratings my %$#%@). I urge EVERYONE to buy it and hopefully the interest will spark Showtime or HBO to pick it up and run with it!! This show is not only funny, but warm, thought provoking, and incredibly acted by all the actors especially by Aidan Quinn. BRAVO!!"