Thursday, November 15, 2018

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 7 “The Prodigal Son” (B)

If nothing else, this show manages to modify its premise slightly in each episode, with a new twist on whatever’s going on with the God account helping to keep things feeling relatively fresh. Getting a friend suggestion for his Uncle Terrance while he was just a few feet away from him had Miles very confused, and of course he went about his usual well-meaning invasive tour to get to the bottom of just what he was supposed to do to help. He managed to learn a lot, and as always, things turned out rosy in the end with Terrance heading upstate to try to win back his wife after offering himself up to the board when Arthur was ready to fall on his sword to rectify the situation. Miles also gave his father a big ego boost when he showed up to take his uncle’s seat at the front of the church after Arthur expressed just how formative Terrance’s influence on him had been, though I can’t help noting that, dramatic as it may have been, he was pretty late to the service. Parenting was on full display with Michael Vartan showing up as Cara’s dad, which seems crazy to me even though “Alias” finished airing thirteen years ago, making him a possible age fit to play this adult journalist’s parent. Now that Cara has a decent relationship with both of her parents, maybe we’ll see them more frequently. Rakesh’s hacker friend seems like a possible new love interest for him, which isn’t such a bad thing given that Miles and Cara are still playing hard to get with each other.

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