Living Biblically: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1
Living Biblically

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Living Biblically commits the cardinal TV sin of wasting the outline of an refreshingly unusual premise on broad, hammy acting and stock sitcom laughs.



Critic Ratings: 17


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User Ratings: 54

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Air date: Feb 26, 2018

In the premiere, Chip loses his best friend, which spurs him to become a better man by living his life according to the Bible. To that end, he forms a "God Squad" that includes a priest and a rabbi to help translate the Bible's rules to the modern world.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2018

When Father Gene and Rabbi Gil point out to Chip that his addiction to his smartphone is the same as worshiping a false idol, Chip decides to stop using it, causing his wife, Leslie, and his officemates to worry about his whereabouts.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2018

After several sleepless nights due to loud neighbors, Chip asks Rabbi Gil and Father Gene for advice on loving thy neighbor.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2018

Chip infuriates his colleagues when he decides to follow the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Steal" and begins returning office supplies he stole.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2018

Chip tries to find a loophole to "honoring thy father" when Ron, his overbearing dad, decides to surprise him and Leslie with a visit.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2018

Chip gets into trouble when he vows to stop lying about anything, regardless of the situation.

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Air date: Apr 9, 2018

Chip's mother-in-law, a scientist, spars with him about the power of prayer.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2018

Chip and Leslie's patience is tested when they invite Rabbi Gil to stay with them after he discovers his wife is having an affair.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2018

Father Gene is jealous when he finds out that Chip attended Vince's Baptist church to see another side of religion.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2018

When Chip suggests that Leslie quit her job to stay home when the baby is born, she assumes it's his attempt to get her to submit to him based on a bible verse.

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Film critic Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson) is married to Leslie (Lindsey Kraft) and they are expecting their first child. When Chip's best friend dies, he decides to start following the Bible's teachings to the letter. Realizing that the Bible's rules don't really translate well to the modern world, he puts together a God Squad to help him live according to God's wishes. In Season 1, Rabbi Gil Ableman (David Krumholtz) and Father Gene (Ian Gomez) invite Chip not to use smartphones as it would be like worshiping false idols, to give back all the office supplies he stole from work, and they teach him the power of prayer.

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Critic Reviews for Living Biblically Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Adapted from a bestseller that's not the Bible, Living Biblically finally comes to fruition as a CBS sitcom with an abominable laugh track.

Feb 27, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Ian Gomez and David Krumholtz have a sinfully good time playing two-thirds of a joke about a priest, a rabbi and a minister walking into a bar.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The premise promises something unusual, but the labored execution and frantic performances are so sitcom familiar.

Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Living Biblically replaces Jacobs' playfully twisted tone with expired gags about the Jonas Bothers, Twilight, and Blockbuster Video. Like a lot of latter-day network sitcoms, Biblically overstretches its premise with too-familiar settings.

Feb 28, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Fails to follow the sitcom commandment, "Thou shall make us laugh."

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

For a show that strives to be unique, this comedy still seems very safe.

Nov 20, 2018 | Rating: 2.0/4 | Full Review…

Go read Jacobs' book instead. You'll get a lot more laughs and have a better view of what it's like to live a biblical life.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Given the open-minded, constructive start the show has already made, it's not unreasonable to hope it could continue onto some firmer (and hopefully a little funnier) ground.

Mar 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Living Biblically makes an effort to bring up broader ethical teachings from Scripture-not just concepts pulled from Levitical obscurity-which could have wide appeal if the setups weren't so flat.

Mar 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Book adaptation disappoints but brings faith to forefront.

Feb 28, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

By being as safe as possible, Living Biblically offends the senses as broadly as its humor aims.

Feb 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Among CBS' bad sitcoms, this one actually compares well.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Living Biblically: Season 1

  • Sep 16, 2018
    Funny! Couldn’t stop laughing. Loved the characters and the message. Family friendly and refreshing. Well done.
  • Aug 27, 2018
    Binged watch the entire show one day whilst in a somber mood and honestly found the series engaging, uplifting and simplistically funny :) Whilst I’m very aware this isn’t the comedy show of the century, in some cases the awkward jokes that fell flat or the odd plot aided the show in becoming a show I’d definitely re watch on days I want to watch a stupid comedy show to raise my spirits. It’s a show where I don’t have to know everything to get it the joke and that even if its not ‘comedy genius’ even it’s purely unfunny moments, were so unfunny that they themselves became ‘funny’ :)
  • Jul 21, 2018
    could have been better
  • May 14, 2018
    luv this show makes me happy look forward to this every week
  • May 09, 2018
    Haven't laughed this much in a long time. Topics covered were relatable to anyone that has tried to apply the Bible to his/her life. Sad it was taken off the air, but not surprised. Most TV execs are only interested in pushing progressive shows.
  • Apr 10, 2018
    I think it's well written and funny. Sadly... It won't make it to another season...
  • Apr 09, 2018
    I've enjoyed the show. Yes, it's flawed, but it is also sweet and makes one think about how we choose to live. The example of someone taking a difficult stand, without support from friends or family, and sticking with it can be applied to so many life situations.
  • Mar 27, 2018
    While the show does tend to play it safe with the types of comedy it sticks to, the concept is fresh, the jokes come from a new angle, and the rabi and the priest could have their own show. It definitely has promise that I hope it gets to fulfill
  • Mar 26, 2018
    As a pastor, I find it refreshing that this topic is being handled so well. Other than episode 2 (which contained a ridiculous amount of cussing), I think the writers are tying to explore the theme honestly. Well done.
  • Mar 24, 2018
    Canned laughter assault. I did not last four minutes. It's offensive, not to faith but to the ears. (And here they would most likely have inserted some canned laughter) Do they have a surplus of canned laughter they need to use before the end of Spring? (Again) Love Big Bang Theory so much I'm able to overhear the canned laughter, however with Living Biblically they keep coming, 8 EIGHT times within the first minute. And that's why I only lasted for four minutes before I turned it on. Great idea but the constant mechanic, manic use of tinned laughter because they clearly think we are to dumb to figure out whats funny, is as... well to quote Blackadder, about as subtle as a rhinoceros horn up the backside! Door!

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