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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 30, 2018
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: Vocal atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) receives a friend request from God on his Facebook account. Curiosity piqued, he accepts and soon joins online journalist Cara Bloom (Violett Beane) to investigate God's friend suggestions in this dramedy created by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Kelly Lawler
    Sep 28, 2018
    75
    A sweet, surprisingly watchable series that essentially gives "Joan of Arcadia" a Silicon Valley tuneup.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 28, 2018
    70
    God has historically been good to CBS, in the form of faith-oriented series like "Touched by an Angel" and "Joan of Arcadia." The network returns to those roots with God Friended Me, an appealing show that weaves religion into its premise, while owing at least as much to the since-departed "Person of Interest" as those aforementioned dramas.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Oct 1, 2018
    70
    Hall is charismatic and likable enough to ground the show’s fantastical premise in something semi-real, or at least real enough to make the series palatable. God Friended Me also has a sense of humor and a sense of plot-driven momentum.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 21, 2018
    60
    Yes, it’s all hokey, and yet the premiere holds some promise as a thoughtful feel-good drama.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 1, 2018
    58
    It’s sweet, loaded with a talented cast (Morton is particularly authentic), but it could use a bit more of the devil to it, if you know what I mean.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 1, 2018
    50
    Like the show’s interludes of theological discourse, its moments of regret and redemption are made to be easy to grasp and digest in the context of a Sunday night, broadcast network, mostly-family-friendly comic drama. For those less invested in the God question, or less attracted to sentiment, the show will run mostly on the substantial charm and chemistry of its young stars and the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew sleuthing they do together.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Sep 30, 2018
    30
    The construction of the God Friended Me pilot is simply an ungodly mess. ... Every beat is so rushed that the pilot feels like a series finale in which all the stories have to be tied up neatly and it reaches an end that doesn't set up a series at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    Love this show. I need something to take me away with what is currently going on. Found myself watching this show and truly enjoying it.Love this show. I need something to take me away with what is currently going on. Found myself watching this show and truly enjoying it. Will recommended to my sister and mom. I love the main character, he's charming, engaging and shows a lot of talent. Looking forward to more episodes. Expand
  2. BDS
    Dec 2, 2018
    10
    My hubby and I LOVE this show. We are actually quite disappointed that it isn’t on tonight. Looking forward to the next two episodes inMy hubby and I LOVE this show. We are actually quite disappointed that it isn’t on tonight. Looking forward to the next two episodes in December, and I know we will look forward to season 2. I hope this show does well. It’s a nice change to some of the horrible shows that have been on TV. I’d rather see a show about good deeds rather than evil. Great job with the script!!! Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2018
    10
    While predictable, to me, it's much needed in this day and age. A Feel Good Show. Dealing with problems from a larger, spiritual perspective.While predictable, to me, it's much needed in this day and age. A Feel Good Show. Dealing with problems from a larger, spiritual perspective. Gives Food For Thought. Give it a chance if you're looking for something other than the usual Cop Shows, FBI, Doctor or Reality TV Shows. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2018
    8
    This show is a must watch! It is a feel good show with a great premise! I love how the main character is helping other people and savingThis show is a must watch! It is a feel good show with a great premise! I love how the main character is helping other people and saving lives. The show reminds me of Person of Interest but with religion. I like the characters a lot I am also a big fan of the main characters Actor Brandon Micheal Hall who was on a tv show last year that I loved that shouldn't have been cancelled ( The Mayor). So if you are looking for a feel good show, a comedy drama, or just a show to help you keep faith and have hope than this show is for you! Great new premise and a nice breath of fresh air!!! Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2018
    8
    Surprisingly believable. Rather predictable, but I like the idea of diverse people working together to help the world.
  6. Nov 29, 2018
    4
    Interesting premise, but settled into formula scripts pretty quickly. We can already see the main character struggling with hisInteresting premise, but settled into formula scripts pretty quickly. We can already see the main character struggling with his agnostic/atheist slant. We already see the romantic subplot heating up. Predictable and fairly shallow. Expand
  7. Nov 25, 2018
    0
    Look at all these fake reviews!

    This show is cringy garbage. The acting is awful, the premise is awful. The dialogue is awful. There are
    Look at all these fake reviews!

    This show is cringy garbage. The acting is awful, the premise is awful. The dialogue is awful. There are too many good shows on TV to waste your time with this garbage.
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