Tuesday, April 9, 2019

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 19 “The Road to Damascus” (B-)

Part of the appeal of this unapologetically hokey show is that there is a supernatural element behind the God account that couldn’t possibly be operated by a computer program. Therefore, all the time spent trying to determine who’s behind it and which of the three people they’ve long suspected is actually its architect feels tiresome. It’s also hard to believe that Rakesh could be set up with a computer at a fancy gala and security guards wouldn’t think to look behind two people kissing, which itself seems like a red flag for unexpected behavior. At least it’s a relief to see Miles and Cara working towards getting back to being okay with each other, mainly because at least two out of three of these friends are now unemployed as a direct result of their association with the God account. I was very frustrated at the start of the hour that it was Cara who had to be the one to apologize when Miles was acting in a bratty manner, though he too was looking at his podcast fortunes being reversed as a potential consequence of her publishing her article. I’m glad that he didn’t rush to share the news with his audience first, and that he instead slowed down to go on a nice little road trip with his father. It was also endearing to hear Arthur interpret his son’s atheism and devotion to the God account as his own kind of faith, a creative way of looking at something that would otherwise be inherently problematic.

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