How Survivor made The Bible possible
Okay, I’ve never watched an episode of Survivor. It’s just not my cup of tea. As a matter of fact, I think it’s kind of ugly. All that scheming and conniving for what? Fame and fortune–at least that’s how it looks to me.
But last night’s new History Channel series, The Bible, now that’s good stuff. Edifying in the truest sense of the word.
So how to reconcile the creator of The Bible also being the creator of Survivor? Well, writers love to play “what if?” So let’s try this:
What if God wanted to get the story he’s written out to a wider audience? What if he gave the ideas for shows like Survivor and The Voice to a one of his followers named Mark Burnett knowing they’d be hugely popular with the audience he wanted to reach? And then what if God gave Mark the idea to make a 10-hour miniseries about The Bible knowing his previous success would ensure the series was made and aired?
Well, I’d say God was pretty smart. So what if I’m not a fan of reality TV? I heard Mark Burnett interviewed. He said that the way you get shows made is by having successful shows under your belt. People in Hollywood look to the people who have already proven themselves.
I wonder if The Bible would have been made if it’s producer hadn’t been wildly successful with more mainstream material? I’m guessing not. Suddenly, I think maybe Survivor isn’t such a bad show.