‘BBC’s Old “Narnia” Series Was Better Then the Movies’

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I guess that next blockbuster Chronicles of Narnia movie isn’t coming, after all–even though they made a trailer for it, which is kicking around somewhere in the archives, I haven’t found it yet.

Those movies! I rooted so hard for them to be good, for them to succeed. But they never came close to matching the BBC Chronicles of Narnia from the 1980s.

BBC’s Old ‘Narnia’ Series Was Better Than the Movies

The movies spent a lot of money on special effects, but frittered it all away by cringing from C.S. Lewis’ story as he wrote it, in which “Aslan” clearly represents Our Lord Jesus Christ. Never mind what that bog-hopper Liam Neeson said about Aslan being Mohammed and Buddha, too. Really, sometimes I wonder what actors use for brains. Soggy cereal?

The old BBC series may have relied on unconvincing costumes, but one thing they did get right was the spirit of the enterprise.

It’s why so many of us keep going back to it.

5 comments on “‘BBC’s Old “Narnia” Series Was Better Then the Movies’

  1. I remember watching that series with my kids when they were growing up. My oldest had read the entire set of books and thoroughly enjoyed the tv series. I read the books through as each of my kids were born. When they nursed, I’d pick up the current book and it was off to Narnia for me!

  2. ” what bliss it would be for me, if I could kneel before Christ, and lay my eyes on Him, and receive His blessing in person. It stirs me just to write about it.” In prayer we can begin each day by going to Christ’s Throne of Grace and receive His blessings. Peter described it as “Joy unspeakable and full of glory,” Now that’s the way to begin a day the Lord has made!!

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