Wednesday, October 9, 2019

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 2, Episode 2 “The Lady” (C+)

This show really stretches the limits of believability, and its characters often can’t see just how absurd or egregious the things they say and do are. Miles was one to talk when he cautioned Joy about pushing the boundaries too far and making a bold move to assure that she could accomplish what they needed to. This week’s big guest star was Bryan Greenberg from “One Tree Hill” and “How to Make It in America,” who, despite the profession of his character, was actually rather understated and played a relatively background role in his own story. I also recognized Zach Grenier from “24” and “The Good Wife” as the grandfather who had absolutely no desire for the father of his grandson to meet him and was willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prevent it from happening. Joy seems to be acclimating to the way the God account works pretty well, and though it seems that Miles is somehow bound for Paris at the drop of the hat with the money that he apparently has, he and Joy are making a good and functional team. Cara explaining that she doesn’t think that she loves Miles is indeed a hurdle, and while I’m not sure he’s really capable of hearing anything he doesn’t want to from anyone, no matter who says it, it’s going to be crushing if she’s somehow able to communicate her uncertainty to him. Simon and Annie managing to be in the same room and not explode at each other is a stretch, and all seems to be relatively forgiven in a way that hardly feels plausible given their very negative history.

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