Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 5 “Unfriended” (B-)

It didn’t take long for this show’s primary device to be turned on its head, with Miles mysteriously unfriended by the God account only after it spat out another name for him obsess over and research. I’m not sure why that needed to occur, though I suppose that Miles choosing to send a friend request on his own means that he’s accepted that this is a crucial part of his life that he can’t run away from no matter how hard he tries. Discovering that Rachel’s sister is the one who pulled her from the car was indeed a productive way for Miles to do the only thing that Rachel had told him would help: to repair the last moment between them and show her that it was something done out of love. I was actually proud of this show for a moment for leaving one friend suggestion unresolved and unhappy, but then she had to show up and thank Miles explicitly for the help he gave that she expressly said she didn’t want. Sappiness is the prime goal here, so I shouldn’t be surprised. I imagine that Miles’ Uncle Terrance, played by Malik Yoba from “Alphas,” will play a bigger role in future episodes, especially since he seems to have a better relationship with his nephew than his brother does with his son. Jaya’s news about leaving seems a bit abrupt for the show since she and Rakesh were just starting to get serious, and I’m not sure it’s going to be a positive change to have her away and Rakesh lonely in her absence.

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