God Friended Me: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)

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Season 1
God Friended Me

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A sincere and thoughtful handling of spiritual themes helps God Friended Me overcome -- and even benefit from -- its earnest approach to a potentially off-putting premise.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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User Ratings: 343

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 30, 2018
2
Air date: Oct 7, 2018
3
Air date: Oct 14, 2018
4
Air date: Oct 21, 2018
5
Air date: Oct 28, 2018
6
Air date: Nov 4, 2018
7
Air date: Nov 11, 2018
8
Air date: Nov 18, 2018
9
Air date: Nov 25, 2018
10
Air date: Dec 9, 2018
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Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is an outspoken atheist who has life changed after receiving a social media friend request from an account named God. Skeptical, Miles accepts the request and the account soon suggests new friends to him. Following the thread, he discovers that these suggestions are people in need of assistance. Through that, Miles meets Cara (Violett Beane), a struggling writer. Together, the duo attempt to discover who is behind this mysterious God account, while also striving to help every person in need along the way.

Cast

Brandon Micheal Hall
as Miles Finer
Violett Beane
as Cara Bloom
Joe Morton
as Reverend Arthur Finer
Suraj Sharma
as Rakesh Singh
Javicia Leslie
as Ali Finer
Kyle Harris
as Matthew James
Adam Goldberg
as Simon Hayes
Ben Cole
as Phil Langer
Gaius Charles
as Rev. Carver
Malik Yoba
as Terrance
Brent Sexton
as Ray Nicolette
Jeremie Harris
as Graham Harper
Nneka Okafor
as Christina
Edwin Lugo
as Street Vendor
Camille Chen
as Heidi Jones
Sharon Hope
as Mrs. Washington
Daniel London
as Aleksander Leff
Neal Huff
as Jack Kenny
David Hoflin
as Charles Cole
Robert G. McKay
as Head of the Board
Coby Getzug
as Student
Laura Feder
as Waitress
Daphne Gaines
as Social Worker
Nandita Chandra
as Gita Singh
Jordana Rose
as Annabelle
Jonny Maldonado
as Karaoke Bartender
Kerrianne Spellman Cort
as Soft Serve Woman
Joe Holt
as Daniel Estes
Scott Aiello
as Gas Worker
Rock Kohli
as Ashok Singh
Tara Pacheco
as Receptionist
Jinn S. Kim
as Dr. Yokomi
Gregory Konow
as Gas Station Attendant
Annelise Cepero
as Coat Checker
Kiran Merchant
as Arun Desai
Lisann Valentin
as Young Mother
Christine Cartell
as Aleksander's Wife
Jason Jiang
as Delivery Guy
Gino Cafarelli
as NYPD Officer
Laura Sohn
as Mary Yoon
Darlene Hope
as Robyn Bell
Erika Rolfsrud
as Melissa Raichek
Aiden Medina
as Young Boy
Anna George
as Sunita Desai
Hope Blackstock
as Paramedic
Chelsea Watts
as Gallery Employee
Zachary Gemino
as Tibetan Boy
Jennifer Regan
as Sharon Katz
Markley Rizzi
as Mrs. Blake
Markley Rizzi
as Mrs. Blake
Elliot Santiago
as Bodega Owner
Jessica Cherniak
as Erica Katz
Jonathan Sale
as Preacher
Derek Luke
as Henry Chase
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Critic Reviews for God Friended Me Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (13)

With its shiny, colorful exteriors and bathed-in-light church sequences, there's a glossy sheen to much of God Friended Me. The test going forward is if it's willing to dig beneath it.

Oct 1, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Setting aside a glib and emotionally manipulative launch, of all the This Is Us wannabes (Manifest, A Million Little Things, New Amsterdam) in the 2018 fall lineup, God Friended Me may stand the best chance of success.

Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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Based on the title alone, I was fully prepared to despise this show. But it's actually a bit of alright for a network spin on religious querying... Yes, it's all hokey, and yet the premiere holds some promise as a thoughtful feel-good drama.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

While God Friended Me does sometimes stray into saccharine-sweet, Touched By An Angel-type territory... it doesn't overstay its welcome and seems to know when to dial it back and inject some levity into the proceedings.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Maybe it's Touched by an Angel 2.0: Poked by a Deity.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It [does not] matter that the show is very badly made drama. What matters is that it puts God back on prime-time TV. That makes good business sense and it's politically savvy.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Each episode of the CBS comedy-drama functions as a morality play for a peculiar worldview.

Jun 12, 2020 | Full Review…

The show's intentions are clear but the plot doesn't give the characters enough room to grow into fully-realized individuals.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

I know this sounds ridiculous, but thanks in no small part to the chemistry of the cast, it comes across as mostly sweet.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Sweet, wholesome drama about faith and charity.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One day, the instantly likable, impeccably charming Brandon Michael Hall will land a series worthy of him. God Friended Me is not that series.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a comical twist -- one that we open with welcome arms.

Oct 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for God Friended Me: Season 1

  • Apr 19, 2020
    Great Personable Characters. Very Light Hearted Feel Good TV Show.
  • Mar 28, 2020
    We look forward to this show airing every week! It is thought provoking, has great twists and turns and the entire concept is present day. To top it off it is funny and witty a solution oriented series the world needs now. Our family says " Awesome show"
  • Mar 11, 2020
    Interesting premise. It is funny and light-hearted at times, yet has some philosophical undertones that get you thinking.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    Great show but they do go way overboard on the inclusiveness. Obligatory gay couple black preacher, black business owner, asian IT guy, black journalist and 1 pretty white girl. I wouldn't watch it if it wasn't so damn good.
  • Jan 20, 2020
    I love the fact that it explores faith honestly and respectfully. The show is well written and the cast plays their parts perfectly. Thought provoking and entertaining.
  • Dec 30, 2019
    I absolutely love the show.. It's a great way to relax and enjoy the positivity of the show.
  • Nov 20, 2019
    Although it's a bit schmaltzy it's a pleasant watch; everyone is beautiful and the sun is always shining. Brandon Michael Hall is utterly charming as the wholesome Miles who proves that you can live a good life whether you believe in God or not. The idea of helping people you don't know is something we could all aspire to do.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    There are so many aspects of this show that I, as a Christian, simply cannot condone. But the most important message I get from this show every week is love and acceptance. It reinforces my belief that is not my job to judge. It's my job to love.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    The writers of this show DIDN'T investigate the Episcopal Church. The EC doesn't call its priests "Reverend." We say "Father or Mother" to our priests and "Brother or Sister" to our Deacons. The EC is also one of the MOST LGBTQI friendly Churches in the US, so the idea that Ali wasn't welcomed in Harlem Episcopal is ridiculous!!! The news God friendly character is annoying! If they keep this character, the show will be cancelled.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    i like the twist that they have on stories. the conflict that people find themselves struggling with. the solutions are not always rose colored stories. there is realism involved in how they wrap everything up

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