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Review of "God Friended Me" 9/7/18 by Eva Diaz
Premieres Sunday, 9/30 on CBS

I thought this show would be interesting, and I wasn't disappointed. It deals with an atheist, Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall), who grew up in the church, and his father is a pastor, but he stopped believing in God after his mother died. One day he gets a friend request from God, but he keeps declining it because he thinks someone is playing a prank on him. The requests won't stop coming, so he accepts, finally, to find out who the person is, and why he or she is doing this to him. The God account shows him a picture of a person he is supposed to find, and once he finds this person and makes things right, the account shows him another person that he is supposed to help. In the end of this first episode, the two people he encounters end up helping each other. I don't want to tell you too much about this first episode because it is very well written, and I don't want to ruin it for you.

This show is very heartwarming and deals with God from a sort of atheist point of view, which makes you wonder if Miles will ever believe in God or not. The truth is, he can't deny that something is working things out in his life for the better. I want this show to be a hit because it's been a while since we have had a show that makes you feel good on Sunday nights. I always worry, though, that because the show deals with God, it won't do well, and the network will cancel it quickly. I hope that isn't the case with this show because it is worth watching. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars and hope that you will watch it.

MORE INFORMATION:

BRANDON MICHEAL HALL STARS AS AN ATHEIST WHOSE LIFE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HE RECEIVES A FRIEND REQUEST FROM “GOD,” ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF THE NEW DRAMA “GOD FRIENDED ME,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

Violett Beane, Joe Morton, Suraj Sharma and Javicia Leslie Also Star

“Pilot” – Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall), an outspoken atheist podcaster, finds his life turned upside down when he receives a friend request from “God” on social media and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him, on the series premiere of GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, Sept. 30 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Violett Beane, Joe Morton, Suraj Sharma and Javicia Leslie also star.

Miles is intelligent, hopeful and optimistic, but he doesn’t believe in God. This puts him at odds with his father, Reverend Arthur Finer, a beloved preacher at Harlem’s Trinity Church for 25 years who is stung by his son’s strong rejection of his faith. Miles feels he’s found his purpose in life hosting a podcast where he’s free to speak his mind, but that changes when he receives the ultimate friend request. After repeated pokes by “God,” Miles’ curiosity takes over, and he accepts the request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist suffering from writer’s block. Brought together by the “God” account, the two find themselves investigating “God’s” friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Joining them on their journey are Miles’s supportive sister, Ali, a doctoral psych student by day and bartender by night, and his best friend, Rakesh, a sometime hacker who helps Miles and Cara research the enigmatic account. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he’ll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.

REGULAR CAST:

Brandon Micheal Hall

(Miles Finer)

Violett Beane

(Cara Bloom)

Joe Morton

(Reverend Arthur Finer)

Suraj Sharma

(Rakesh Singh)

Javicia Leslie

(Ali Finer)

GUEST CAST:

Rachel Bay Jones

(Susan)

Christopher Redman

(John Dove)

Kyle Harris

(Matthew James)

Francesca Ling

(Parker)

Shazi Raja

(Jaya)

Flor De Liz Perez

(Natalie)

Daniella Rabbani

(Rabbi Zoe)

Emily Jackson

(Stacie)

Tara Pacheco

(Receptionist)

Gino Cafarelli

(NYPD Officer)

Melvin Mogoli

(Barista)

Eleanor Koski

(Liv)

Zachary Gemino

(Tibetan Boy)

Andrew Kaempfer

(Driver)

Elliot Santiago

(Bodega Owner)

Jonathan Sale

(Preacher)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY: Marcos Siega

GENRE: Drama

Official CBS website: https://www.cbs.com/shows/god-friended-me/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GodFriendedMeCBS/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/godfriendedme

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godfriendedme/

CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/CBS

Cast on Twitter:

Brandon Micheal Hall

@hall_m_brandon

Violett Beane

@violettbeane

Suraj Sharma

@ImSurajSharma

Javicia Leslie

@JaviciaLeslie

Joe Morton

@JOEtheMORTON

Cast on Instagram:

Brandon Micheal Hall

@brandonmichealhall

Violett Beane

@violettbeane

Javicia Leslie

@javicia

Joe Morton

@joethemorton

 


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