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Im memoriam for a great but cancelled show


How we enjoyed this show! A shame that a group of conservative hooligans forced it off the air.

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PLEASE, no audience then why are we still talking about it 9 months after it was canceled? It had an audience!

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And it still has its audience in Europe, it still appears on screens in Christian European countries and nobody has problem with the show, let alone that would demand its withdrawing from TV schedule. Of course, these are the countries that American government and certain organizations with biggest influence consider less democratic than their country where the work of art is created by scissors.

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I just watched all the episodes on DVD. This was a great show. I lived in one of 2 places in the country whose NBC affliate decided not to show BOOK OF DANIEL. It is s shame that conservative christians groups pressured NBC not run this show (Shame on KARK TV in Little ROck , Arkansas). I did not think it really showed religion in a bad light. If anything it showed that christians or not that we all have problems. What was so offensive?

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I agree. I bought the DVD set and watched all the episodes, including some that were never on TV. I thought the show was challenging and thought-provoking. Incidentally, I am an Episcopalian, and I wasn't offended by any of it. The Episcopalians I know who watched it thought it was fabulous and wanted more of it.

There were some technical difficulties I had problems with. It appeared that this was a diocese with both a diocesan (male) bishop and a suffragan (female) bishop, and only a cathedral and two parishes. The reason I say this was that one or the other bishop, or possibly both, were always at St. Barnabas every Sunday. In real life this does not happen. A bishop visits each parish once a year, and if there is a diocesan and a suffragan, they usually alternate years. A parish priest could not function if he or she had to deal with a bishop's visitation every Sunday.

Secondly, the situation was too cozy. I mean this as a technical term, like what is called a "cozy mystery" when someone is murdered and there are a limited number of characters in a confined space, so the murderer has to be "one of us." In real life, if a bishop is going to have an affair, he or she does not normally have it with another bishop. That's what lay people are for.

But beyond that, I did not see anything in this show that I have not seen or heard about in the various parishes where I have been a parishioner in 40 years as an Episcopalian. There is marital infidelity, connections with organized crime, family problems, money problems, finding out your kid is gay. We Episcopalians are pretty good at weathering these storms and going on, and I really was enjoying watching it being done in this one parish.

So shame on the network for giving into -- well, whoever they gave into.

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I absolutely loved this show. I loved the characters, the show was well written, and it was just funny. It's a shame that it was forced of the air by over-christianized idiots. I am christian and this show did not offend me what-so-ever. I don't let things like this affect my religion. It's like the Da Vinci Code. many Christians hate it but if you keep an open mind and go into knowing that it's just fiction (as is this show) then you'll be fine. I miss this show terribly (and it got cancelled over half a year ago and I still miss it!!!) and wish that it would come back on the air!!!

danny

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I don't watch network tv anymore. But I'm a huge fan of Susanna Thompson (Star Trek; Once and Again - another brilliant drama/comedy series that wasn't supported by a network.) So when I saw ads for this series I made an effort to catch it once. I really liked the ep I saw. Unfortunately, I think it was the second or third ep and it was hard to commit to it at that time. When I had time to check it out again, it was off the air. I just watched the DVD's and loved the show very much. It's a crime that it was canceled. Like many of you have said, it's rare to see such intelligent, clever writing on network tv. And with such a great cast added to the mix... fantastic results.

I am a gay Christian and found this series tremendously refreshing. Shame on the groups whose ignorance and bigotry got the upper hand. And shame on the sponsors and NBC for letting them bully them into dropping such an innovative, progressive, and creatively entertaining show. I'm definitely buying the DVD's for my collection. They'll look great sitting next to my O&A dvd sets. ;o)

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It was stupid and the ratings were shameful = cancellation. It was not because Christian groups were against it, the ratings her a shame and if they wanted to have the show be more successful, they shouldn't have released it when everything else was on that people wanted to watch.

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I rented this show on DVD and loved it. "The Book of Daniel" really moved me and I have to admit that I'm ashamed I never watched it while it was on NBC. (I had meant to, but just never got around to it)

Every episode was incredibly touching with the right amounts of humor and drama thrown in and I actually found myself having to take a moment before moving on to the next one.

Despite the fact that it had adult themes, (it is, after all, about a married couple with kids that are practically grown up)I would rate this as THE best family dramas I've ever seen and believe more people should've watched it. (as a family)

The last episode with Peter in the hospital was probably "The book of Daniel" at it's best and I cannot believe it wasn't even allowed to air.

Thanks to all those who made it's coming out on DVD possible because, I have to say again, I really loved it.

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Another one to add to the list with "Joan of Arcadia" and "God, the Devil, and Bob". All EXCELLENT shows that we are "not allowed" to watch in a democratic country.....wow, I wonder what the hell we are fighting for.

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very good show.
i cried all the time especially on peter's bashing story.
they should bring this back.

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