My heart is vexed within me. I know not what to do or whence to do it. Therefore, I chose this – here and now. Not just Facebook (where my voice is only accessible by my few friends), not Twitter (where I am limited to my few followers), but here on the P&P theology blog, accessible to the whole world, especially those in the west of the New World.

My voice is that which seeks liberation from an evil, but the knife has already been laid to the flesh.

What is this evil you ask?

It is the cancellation of the wonderful.

How can “wonderful” be canceled, Michael? Is it not created by God?

Ah, to the contrary. The contrary cometh not by way of your assumption of creation, but by the will of a vessel to His glory. By one action the glory of the Lord hath been shielded and its light, seemingly, denied.

What could this be, Michael? Why speaketh thou thusly of such pain and travail? Whither cometh your woe? Speak or I shall be drained of hope myself!

Ah, ye should be drained of hope. NBC hath canceled its show Kings without giving it proper chance for success. It wast the greatest show to arise out of the west of thousands upon thousands. It wast a tale that told of King David, father to our Lord. It taught a story in such a way that hath not been seen since Sir Gibson’s Passion. It should be hailed as a triumph among both the heathen and the brethren alike. But, alas, it has been canceled.

(The madman is crying, “The Kings is dead, and we have killed him.)

What shouldest we do Michael, I did not know? I never even heard of that about which you speaketh.

Nay, I have no answer. Mourning and beseeching to our Lord that NBC might take a second, yea, third look and have faith that our community will raise up and take notice.

Executive P&P Translation: NBC’s Kings has been canceled. This is very unfortunate as it represented a wonderful representation of the story of King David in a modernized form. I have watched every episode with great excitement. Rarely do we see such great quality on all fronts (story, acting, production, etc.) that has a good message. Kings represented what many of us would love to see coming from Hollywood. Kings was what so many people have prayed for. Of course it was not perfect, but it was one of the best (if not the best) new show in the last few years and its message was superb. What a terrible waste that this is ending after its first season. 

I don’t know how, but I say “Save the Kings”! 

If you love Kings, spread the word. If you have not seen it, watch the back episodes and get caught up. Read 1 and 2 Samuel along with it!

Sign here as a petition of your support. Lead others to do the same.

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    12 replies to "Save the Kings!"

    • C Michael Patton

      Yes, they would have been wise to pull from Evangelicals and started some type of church campaign. I don’t know, maybe that would have devalued it. I am also greatful that they are showing the rest, but in a way I wish they would not. It just gets better and better. Knowing it is coming to an end is so bitter.

    • Truth Unites... and Divides

      CMP: “Of course it was not perfect, but it was one of the best (if not the best) new show in the last few years and its message was superb.

      Never heard of it.

      Although I doubt that it was better than Fox’s Prison Break. Now that was a great show. Although it’s not really for prim and proper Christians.

    • Henry K

      Better than Battlestar Galactica?! Or great in a different way?

    • Gammell

      Kings is a great show, but it is quite different than most modern prime-time TV. The story of King David recast in an alternate version of our modern world, written with a Shakespearean sensibility to prose and epic sweep. I often feel like I am watching a classic play with fancy production values instead of a network TV show.

      If you haven’t watched it you should check out an episode or two (especially the pilot if you can). Be sure to give it some time to adjust yourself to a very different dramatic cadence.

      The series comes out on DVD at the end of September. I hope it can enjoy at least some redemption then in the same manner as Firefly which suffered a similar fate of being unusual and poorly handled by the network. At least enough to encourage more shows like it in the future.

    • PastorAarn

      I love KINGS and will put a link to this on my facebook.

    • dac

      Kings is ok. My 18 year old daughter loves it – she makes a game of trying to catch every biblical reference, and the areas it does not follow.

      For me – eh, ok, not great, not bad.

    • Brian

      Watched one episode. Wanted to like it, really did. Perhaps its my cultured ADD brain, but I found it to have too many subplots. It was almost over complicated.

    • Samuel

      Save Kings! Save Kings!

    • C Michael Patton

      OK, not many people want to save Kings. FINE! But you don’t know what you are missing.

    • I live in England, so I never saw it…

    • JRoach

      Pray tell. I hope they change their minds. I have never watched an episode, as I just don’t watch TV very often, but now you have me curious.

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