Thursday, March 14, 2019

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 16 “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” (B-)

Miles and Cara were hopelessly matched for their first admitted romantic interaction, but they managed to be less hapless than usual in their meddling, with budding restaurateur Sophia’s plans to open her own establishment foiled not by them but by other forces entirely. I recognized Al Sapienza right away from his days on “The Sopranos,” and I couldn’t have picked a more fitting role for him than as a lasagna-loving Italian restaurant owner. It was admittedly nice to see that he was never too opposed to the idea of her running her own place and instead was just grounded in tradition, and that he was more than happy to support her when she had to overcome some obstacles to getting it off the ground. Simon seemed briefly irritated that Rakesh was usually his computer but got over that very fast, and now it’s as if they’re united together against this infiltrating enemy who we still think is just trying to help people with the God account? I’ll admit I’m lost. Miles and Cara finally kissing and experiencing the spark that allegedly has to happen at the beginning or it never will felt forced, though at least now they’ll be able to be passionate with each other and considerably less awkward. What I don’t buy is that Andrew and the diocese were being so secretive because they were actually preparing to promote Arthur. This show needs to have some consequences for its characters, something that is entirely absent and sorely missing right now.

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