The Chosen

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  1. Inis Eoghain

    Inis Eoghain Angels

    I wonder if any other members of MOG have been watching the series 'The Chosen'?

    It is all about the life of Christ.
    One of the many things which make this series remarkable is that it is totally crowd-funded. Also, the actor who plays Jesus, Jonathan Roumie, is a devout Catholic. His father is Egyptian and his mother is Irish.

    They released season 1 last year and are about to release season 2.

    Here is a short description:
    The Chosen is a television drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time

    Because the whole project is crowd-funded and people 'pay it forward', they have been able to release all of the episodes for free.

    It has been featured on Catholic media such as: The National Catholic Register, LifeSite News and many more.

    Here is a link:
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  2. Sean Dowling

    Sean Dowling Angels

    A great series. Very colourful and engaging. It uses back stories (imagined) and proposes character traits to well known biblical figures. Fleshes out the gospel stories respectfully. Well worth a watch. The wedding feast is my favourite. The disciples are human, flawed, and talk normally. Jesus has a great sense of humour.
    The changing of water into wines when propsed is greeted with incredulity and then utter astonishment.
    His mother ushers Our Lord into public life..with a 'please' that He cannot refuse.
    I'm really looking forward to the second series.
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  3. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I will have to get back to watching it again. I keep getting sidelined.:rolleyes:
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  4. Inis Eoghain

    Inis Eoghain Angels

    Yes, me too, Sean. As far as I understand, season 2 should be released around Easter time. Not too long to wait :)
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  5. Ananchal

    Ananchal Vigilans

    While I thoroughly enjoyed season 1 (I have become a St Matthew and at Andrew fan) I think for many the first 3 episodes were slow and i do know a few friends who stopped watching after episode 3- as a big reader myself I understand that sometimes in a story the beginning might be slow as the author (or in this case director) fleshes out the “characters” however often these slow starters end up being unable to put down stories and this is what the Chosen has become for me! I absolutely love love Love the Christmas special!! I’m eagerly looking forward to season 2!! I hope they all continue the excellent work they began on season 1
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  6. PurpleFlower

    PurpleFlower Powers

    We just bought the dvds and started watching it. We've watched through episode 3 so far, which was my favorite....Jesus with the children. My 7-year-old son watches with us and is enthralled by it.
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  7. Inis Eoghain

    Inis Eoghain Angels

    I also loved the episode with Jesus and the children :)
    One of my favourite scenes is Jesus speaking to Nicodemus on the rooftop.
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  8. Shae

    Shae Archangels

    Really enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next Season.
  9. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    I liked the first season, especially the joy that was portrayed in Jesus and those surrounding him at the wedding in Cana but with the children also. Looking forward to the next season.
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  10. Heidi

    Heidi Archangels

    I love this show! Looking forward to season 2! My kids also love it
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  11. Inis Eoghain

    Inis Eoghain Angels

    While waiting for season 2 I have been watching the daily recaps of filming :)

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  12. Krizevac

    Krizevac Archangels

    Where can I see this series in Ireland
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  13. Sean Dowling

    Sean Dowling Angels

    I think you can look up 'full episodes' on YouTube. They aired them last Easter. You have to listen to the producer talk beforehand but you can forward that bit.
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  14. Inis Eoghain

    Inis Eoghain Angels

    Krizevac, I have put a link to the first episode of season 1.
    I hope it works.
    You should be able to watch the entire episode on your computer, then, when it finishes, the remaining episodes will appear on the right.
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  15. Inis Eoghain

    Inis Eoghain Angels

    perhaps this is the one? Hope this works.
    sorry, I'm just not very good with these things :unsure:
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  16. Krizevac

    Krizevac Archangels

    That works thankyou!
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  17. AED

    AED Powers

    I watched season one and found it remarkably good. Excellent in fact. The portrayal of Matthew was so outside the box it absolutely worked. Brilliant.
  18. Inis Eoghain

    Inis Eoghain Angels

    Just a heads up for anyone who's interested: Episode 1 of Season 2 will be released on Easter Sunday :)
  19. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Thank you! I was just going to ask if anyone knew when season two would air! Yeah! Season one made my Easter!
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  20. AED

    AED Powers

    Do you know the name of the link. I think its an app but I don't know the movie company's link name.
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