Picks and Pans Review: Joseph

updated 04/17/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/17/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

TNT (Sun. and Mon., April 16 and 17, 8 p.m. ET)


It's Easter weekend, and on TV that means only one thing: time for a biblical epic. Which brings us to the latest miniseries from TNT, the channel that has previously aired Abraham and Jacob. Joseph tells the story of Joseph (Paul Mercurio), the son of Jacob (Martin Landau). Joseph is turned over by his brothers into a life of slavery but grows up to deliver his people from famine.

There's nothing inherently wrong with Joseph (unless you're troubled by the fact that the father has an American accent and all the sons have British accents except Mercurio, who is Australian). However, there is nothing particularly exciting about this production, either. The story creeps along with the solemn pacing of a serious Sunday sermon.

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