Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Take Three: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 3 “Heavenly Taco Truck” (B-)

I’m not as into this show as both my wife and my mother-in-law, who are very gung-ho about it. It’s pretty formulaic despite its signature hook, though at least this episode offered a slight variation on what we’ve seen so far. Reading Ray in to the God account by having him hired as a private investigator to look into who might be running it was creative, and it meant that he could gauge for himself, as both Miles and Cara have, how much he should invest in this. I knew I recognized actor Brent Sexton, who starred in season one of “The Killing” and has appeared on “Shameless” and other projects, though it’s been a while since I’ve seen him on television. The setup for how two people are sentimentally connected is becoming repetitive, but that’s also one of its more reliable elements. The focus on Miles’ sister Ali was appreciated since it revealed the complex relationship that their reverend father has with his children, both of whom took courses in life that don’t quite line up with his worldview. He seemed to be much more concerned about not being close with her than actually supporting her decision to move in with her girlfriend, and it was sweet to hear Reverend Finer share with Miles that Ali coming out had cost him many members of his congregation, similar to Miles’ bold choice to talk about his conflicted feelings following the introduction of this God account.

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