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If you are wondering what to watch now, since the AFL has ended, here I am suggesting the below.
During the last lockdown, I was speaking to one of my friends, who told me about this project called ‘The Chosen’. It is thefirst multi-season series about the life of Christ, and the most successful crowdfunded media project of all time. It’s a TV series already watched by millions of people. A good thing about this show is, it’s free to watch. If you already know about it, please disregard the following.
About the director
Dallas Jenkins is an American film and television director, writer and film producer. At some point in time, he was shattered with problems in his life. One day, his friend sends a message to him and asks why are you bothered to feed 5000. Focus on your five loaves and two fish. That changed his whole perspective, there he started to write and direct this show.
Jenkins’s career is focused on faith-based media. In an interview with the Chicago Sun Times, Jenkins said, “We feel like if people can binge watch and have watch parties all over the world for shows like Game of Thrones and Stranger Things, there’s no reason not to binge watch a show about Jesus.
This went on to create this excellent show. I started watching during lockdown and finished on the third day. It’s really addictive and you will love the show.
How to watch
You only need internet enabled device like, mobile phone. There are couple of ways to watch with mobile phone. YouTube and Facebook had it live streamed around Easter, but be mindful of the advertisement these companies insert during theshow, it’s a nuisance. Search them and start to watch from season one and episode one onwards. There are two seasons so far and 17 episodes, with the next episode due this week.
Another easy way to watch is download the app on your phone. It’s available in the iPhone and Android app store; search ‘The Chosen’. It only takes less than a minute to set things up. It doesn’t ask you anything, not even to sign up with your email address or even your name. It’s that simple. You can even share it with your favourite streaming devices.
Another way to watch is go straight to Google or Safari, type https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen. Remember to watch interviews and behind the scenes videos. This will give you more insight into the show. It has 7 different audios in theprominent languages of the world and has subtitles in almost 70 languages. So, nothing will stop you from watching theshow. You can even invite friends to watch party with you.
About the show
The chosen is the first-ever multi -season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, thechosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him. No matter where you are in your journey with Jesus, this TV show is for you. It has a user rating of 9.8/ 10 IMDb (16,610 users).
All prominent characters in the New Testament play an important role in this show. The liberated Mary Magdalene, struggling Nikodemus, rejected Mathew, and many more in the show are not acting but just living. You can identify with many of them as you watch the show.
How is this free
The whole show is crowd funded. People who watch it pay it forward. That’s why it has no proper producer. People are producers. You can be a producer. The website shows how to become one. Many common people have financially contributed to the show. Remember, you don’t have to contribute to watch it.
So may I request you to watch it and share the news with your family and friends both here and overseas. You don’t have to be a Christian; you don’t have to know the whole story of Jesus to watch this show. Be yourself and start.
This show is doing what a priest or a missionary can’t do in the whole life. A priest or a missionary is appointed in a parish for a specific time only. It’s impossible to reach a whole state. But this show is doing much more than that. It’s evangelising the world. “And this is eternal life, to know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3).