Wednesday, January 16, 2019

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 13 “Miracle on 123rd St” (B-)

I though this episode was going to have Miles and Cara running around New York City like crazy after that flurry of seventy-six simultaneous friend requests from the God account, but it only took a minute for them to realize that all of them lived in the same apartment building. As is usually the case, it wasn’t too difficult to predict exactly what was going to happen as the landlord arrived to announce that the building was being sold and torn down in thirty days, but the specifics of how it happened were mildly more interesting. I was happy to see James Martinez, who I always recognize from his terrific role on the short-lived “Gravity” so many years ago, as William, who championed the cause of the residents, and while I wasn’t sure where I knew his onscreen sister from, I think it’s from Anabelle Acosta’s former role on the miserable “Quantico.” What proved most worthwhile about the designation of the building as a historical landmark due to the presence of a notable writer was Miles being inspired to give Cara a first-edition book as a celebratory gift, hopefully indicating to her that they’re ready to move past their fake relationship into something actual that will benefit them both. We haven’t spent too much time with Ali just yet, but it seems like she’ll become a bit more prominently featured now that she’s moving on from her relationship. Arthur appeared doubtful about the prospects of continuing his romance with Trish, but her willingness to jump in and give church a try is a ringing endorsement for its longevity.

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