Monday, October 29, 2018

TV Review: God Friended Me

Let's keep this simple and start with the official description of the show.
Miles Finer is an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist. Brought together by the mysterious account, the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime, he'll play along and -- in the process -- change his life forever.
Image result for God Friended MeIf I were to sum up this show into one tagline, it would be "One part Person of Interest, one part Joan of Arcadia."  And you can tell that they want to reference PoI because they reference "predicting algorithms in Artificial Intelligence" in the show. 

So, someone has figured out what their audience watches.

This one is very WYSIWYG. Atheist podcaster is harassed by "the God account," and curious enough to follow where these "annoying hints" are.

Though from a Catholic POV ... someone was taking their cues from the poem The Hound of Heaven, because boy, is this fellow God-haunted. And stalked.

Right now, the best I can say is that it's a charming little show. I like the primary actor and his character, because he feels fairly true to life. He's not going to change immediately just because he's had a brief experience, and he falls into familiar patterns easily.

The reporter side kick is fairly charming, and this is a step up from her character of Jessie Quick on Flash.

And thank you God, Joe Morton might actually have a long running TV show. If they can keep it up.

Overall, probably the best new show of the season thus far.

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