Thursday, March 28, 2019

What I’m Watching: Miracle Workers (Penultimate Episode)

Miracle Workers: Season 1, Episode 6 “1 Day” (B-)

Yes, this show is entertaining. But it’s veering off in a completely different direction than where it originally started, and I’m becoming less invested as it goes on. God saying that he was going home to see his parents was quite a shock, and that’s where this show becomes less sophisticated with its portrayal of this imaginative situation. It was exciting to see Tituss Burgess from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” as God’s brother and Chris Parnell and Margaret Cho as his parents, but they didn’t actually get to do much except keep calling his planet “Turd” and minimize his admittedly absurd ideas. That it got him to not want to blow up the Earth anymore is positive, but it’s hardly the most impressive conceptualization of what heaven and all that actually look like. It also took way too long for the overly-motivated trio of Eliza, Sanjay, and Rosie to realize that they shouldn’t have locked Craig in the closet for trying to stop them from carrying out their plan, which of course backfired in so many ways by actually acting to prevent the moment of closeness that they were about to have. Craig is exactly the right person to be helping to get Laura and Sam together because he understands the awkwardness and sheepishness they feel, failing miserably to make it clear that the feelings he was referencing were in fact his own for Eliza. With just one episode to go and no news of a second season for this show, I’m wondering how satisfying the finale (which has already aired) can really be.

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