reported by BNP via the Genesis Review
The latest two episodes of The Hunter and The Chef have come under scrutiny due to ethical concerns. The show features twins, Esau and Jacob, only sons of the famous Hebrews. It draws record breaking audiences, as the viewers get an inside look at the tensions in the wealthy household. Esau, the older, is a self-described “brute of a hunter” who is often at odds with his more suave brother, Jacob.
Many were stunned when Esau, in episode 11, gave up all legal right of inheritance to Jacob, in exchange for some lentil stew and bread. Jacob is known to be an excellent cook, but this does now go on record as the most expensive meal in history.
Show producers say mail from viewers is fairly divided between those who think Esau got what he deserved for being a brainless beast, and those who fault Jacob for taking advantage of Esau’s moment of weakness and extreme need.
Episode 12 turned out to have even more excitement, as Jacob and his mother colluded to steal important family information that Isaac Hebrew had intended to be of benefit to the elder son. While Esau was out of town on business, the younger twin went so far as to dress himself in goat furs to confuse his nearly blind father, who largely relies on touch to identify his sons. The aging Mr. Hebrew says there is nothing to be done about it now and Jacob will profit from the scam for the rest of his life.
The Central Government’s Entertainment Inspectors promise to thoroughly investigate. Citing concern that the show’s producers withheld information that could have protected Esau, they vow to pry into the whole affair. Legal counsel for the producers says it is part of the contract that the crew not interfere with family affairs.
The family liaison specialist on staff has offered many resources to the Inspectors to corroborate this policy, showing that if a family has not chosen to get along after so many years, no outside advisor will have a lasting effect on relational outcome.
(for further information see Genesis 25:19-34, and Genesis 27:1-41)