Here's a SHOCKER, the powers that be in Hollywood are stymied by the success of History Channel's, mini-series, "The Bible". I found several articles along this line. but I used this because I had t pulled up..
Sure, it’s easy to criticize Hollywood, but try to remember
that the entertainment industry today is an intellectually demanding
environment, fraught with cognitively challenging, even intractable,
questions, like, to take one recent example: How can the cable
mini-series “The Bible” be such a ratings hit when there is no audience
for overtly religious entertainment programming?
According to the latest Nielsens, released Tuesday, Sunday night’s telecast of “The Bible,” produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for basic cable’s History channel, managed to attract more viewers than anything on broadcast network NBC … during the entire week.
The second installment of this five-part mini-series airing at 8-10 p.m. Sundays through Easter — the first foray into scripted drama for “Survivor” creator Burnett — drew 10.8 million viewers, good for number one in its timeslot and number 11 overall for the week.
bigger was part one the week before, which amassed an audience of 13.1
million viewers, cable’s largest of the year. That series premiere
topped the ratings for both of the week’s episodes of “American Idol.”
(Not the first time the Almighty has bested idols in head-to-head
competition in this ancient rivalry — but, still, an impressive feat,
even if Fox’s longtime ratings juggernaut is showing signs of slippage.)
The article goes on, if you can read it's condescending tone [it pushes the point that last years 'Hatfields & McCoys had better ratings'] without ever really saying, that anyone who would WATCH "The Bible" is somehow unworthy of thought or consideration.
Oddly, just yesterday, I pointed out the MSM's / Entertainment Industry's outright hate of anyone or anything with religious ideals or messages. And here we are again, 30 hours later, and I caught them at it again. I hope God has a few thunderbolts laying around.
There are people in Hollywood who need them.
And for the record, is this statement even close to being true, "...entertainment industry today is an intellectually demanding
environment...'. That's not what I see. I see a lot of reused plots, bad ideas and sex in plenty of places where it's not needed except to keep asses in seats at bad movies!