TV Show Reviews
Red Tent" review by Suzanne
Premieres 12/7 on Lifetime
This was a very interesting story and it kept my
interest. If you like good drama, then you should enjoy
It's loosely based on some biblical stories. The lead
character, Dinah (pronounced DEE-nuh), is the sister of
Joseph (he of the many colored coat), but she's barely
mentioned in the bible. They do a very good job of taking
her story and really fleshing it out. It's told from her
point of view and is very female-centric (which makes sense,
on Lifetime). The movie is based on a best-selling book of
the same name.
I guess that the main characters are supposed to be
Jewish, but they never really mention that (at least that I
could tell), except for one part about circumcision. Not
that it matters, but it's just interesting that they don't
mention it at all. My first thought about this movie was,
"Hmm, this seems like something they would show at Easter".
But then I realized, "No, it's a Hannukah movie." Duh!
Like most stories set in the far-flung past, it's very
violent in parts. The end of the first part of this
miniseries ends in a really shocking and violent way. I
wouldn't say it's gratuitous, though, and that part is
directly from the bible, apparently.
The second part was good, too, but the ending was not
nearly as exciting as the rest of it. It wasn't bad, just
kind of dull. I think it's supposed to be inspirational or
The acting is very good, and everyone does a wonderful
job. You'll recognize some very familiar faces, like Minnie
Driver and Morena Baccarin. This is well worth tuning in
for, especially if you're a woman, or just like good drama.
The Red Tent
Night One Premieres Sunday, December 7, at 9pm ET/PT
Night Two Premieres Monday, Decemeber 8, at 9pm ET/PT
The Lifetime® miniseries The Red Tent (#TheRedTent), based
on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant, is a sweeping
tale that takes place during the times of the Old Testament,
told through the eyes of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and
Jacob. The miniseries begins with Dinah’s happy childhood
spent inside the red tent where the women of her tribe
gather and share the traditions and turmoil of ancient
womanhood. The film recounts the story of Dinah’s mothers,
Leah, Rachel, Zilpah and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob.
Dinah matures and experiences an intense love that
subsequently leads to a devastating loss, and the fate of
her family is forever changed. Debra Winger portrays
Rebecca, Jacob’s mother, and Will Tudor stars as Joseph,
Dinah’s brother. The all-star cast features Academy Award®,
Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Minnie Driver, Emmy nominee
Morena Baccarin, Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Ferguson, Iain
Glen, Will Tudor and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy
nominee Debra Winger.
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