Thursday, October 31, 2019

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 2, Episode 5 “The Greater Good” (C+)

This show is extremely cyclical in the way it portrays its characters’ arcs. Once again, it’s absolutely incredible how Miles and Cara interfere in other people’s lives and expect them to be grateful right away when they’re being so intrusive, and I’d love to see them not get thanked one of these times to recognize just how unacceptable their behavior is. They didn’t have any right to accuse Claire of anything after just meeting her, and naturally they went behind her back to tell Arthur and then Bishop Thompson, which made things much worse before it eventually got better. Arthur didn’t think through how his chief of staff test run would be received if any of his family members found out about it before he had the chance to tell him, and I can’t believe he didn’t see the very obvious development that Thompson would recommend him as his replacement just after he had agreed to a more relaxed and committed lifestyle with Trish. Rakesh and Jaya aren’t thinking too far ahead with their relationship in deciding to keep it secret from her parents, and whatever happens isn’t going to end well for them. Ali was right to express doubt at its effectiveness, but she’s barely had a relevant line of dialogue this season. Cara’s office might have been taken while she was gone and her replacement might be pretty competitive, but her attitude is not good, and it’s a positive thing that her would-be nemesis asked her to collaborate before things got truly petty.

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