The Book of Daniel (2006– )

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Rev. Daniel Webster (Quinn) turns to a modern incarnation of Jesus to help him deal with his personal and professional problems.

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 Daniel Webster / ... (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Judith Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Peter Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Adam Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Grace Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Jesus Christ (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Roger Paxton (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Bishop Beatrice Congreve (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Yoda (8 episodes, 2006)
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 David Congreve (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Mugsy (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Wanda (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Victoria Conlin (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Bertram Webster (7 episodes, 2006)
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 Police officer (7 episodes, 2006)
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 Tony Vaporelli (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Parish Member (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Church Parishioner / ... (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Worth Webster / ... (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Michael Vaporelli (4 episodes, 2006)
Fran Bennett ...
 Rainy (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Caroline Paxton (4 episodes, 2006)
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 David (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Father Frank (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Charlie Conlin / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Jessie Gilmore (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Adele Congreve (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Nora Paxton (3 episodes, 2006)
Scott Winters ...
 Michael Vaporelli (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Billy (2 episodes, 2006)
Anthony Lambert ...
 Church Parishioner (2 episodes, 2006)
Audra Blaser ...
 Vanessa Warwick (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Becky (2 episodes, 2006)
Alice Playten ...
 Francesca (2 episodes, 2006)
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St. Barnabas's episcopalian vicar Daniel Webster has a wealthy parish. Yet his family life constantly complicates everything. Peter is Daniel's model son and med student, but struggles with being a semi-closet gay. His adopted brother, ethnic Asian Adam, is an incorrigible rascal. Daniel's father in law is also a bishop, and the 'discrete best friend' of Daniel's bishop. In-laws and parish benefactors attract further trouble on top of the regular pastoral work. A hippie Jesus Christ inspires Daniel in cheeky visions. Written by KGF Vissers

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The controversial series was canceled after four episodes as a result of pressure from conservative Christian groups who found the story of a pill-popping Episcopal minister and head of a dysfunctional family offensive to the Christian faith and because ratings were low. See more »

Goofs

Church name is misspelled as "Barnabus" on its sign. See more »

Quotes

[Yoda has dinner with the Websters]
[to Peter]
Yoda: You're gay?
[brief pause]
Peter Webster: Yes.
Victoria Conlin: [blurting out] Me too.
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Referenced in The Colbert Report: Dave Marash (2006) See more »

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Enjoyable
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked the show.

I watched the first two episodes and was pleasantly surprised. My husband came home and started watching in the middle of it, he got all caught up in it. Luckily I had recorded it and I had to rewind it to catch him up. It had much more humor in it than I was expecting it too.

It was a drama/comedy and I will keep watching.

I was expecting it to be much more serious and not so lighthearted. I was also afraid that I would hate the scenes where he chats with Jesus, but found that they were actually enjoyable. I also liked the way Aidan Quinn dealt with all the problems he had going on at once and could still deal with his family. I have liked Aidan for many years and think he is very good in this part.


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