Miracle Workers: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
Miracle Workers

Critics Consensus

More charming than clever, Miracle Workers functions as a palatable showcase of Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi's quirky star power.

76%

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Critic Ratings: 37

74%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 105
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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 12, 2019
2
Air date: Feb 19, 2019
3
Air date: Feb 26, 2019
4
Air date: Mar 5, 2019
5
Air date: Mar 12, 2019
6
Air date: Mar 19, 2019
7
Air date: Mar 26, 2019

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The first season of anthology series Miracle Workers is a Heaven-set workplace comedy based on Simon Rich's book What in God's Name. The show stars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni. Radcliffe plays Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity's prayers, and Steve Buscemi plays Craig's boss God, who has pretty much checked out and is ready to move on to his next project. To prevent Earth's destruction, Craig and fellow angel Eliza (Geraldine Viswanathan) must answer a seemingly impossible prayer: help two humans fall in love. Karan Soni plays Sanjay, God's right-hand man.

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Critic Reviews for Miracle Workers Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (16)

Full of grace it's not.

Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The laughs aren't plentiful enough, the ideas aren't exciting enough, and the story isn't gripping enough.

Feb 12, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A show that you keep waiting to click into gear, to get funnier, smarter, more enjoyable.

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

After sitting through almost four hours of "Miracle Workers"...you may come to the same conclusion I did. This joke runs long and eventually dry, too. One season is more than enough.

Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Another reason why you should not miss this program is the somewhat ironic representation of what is believed to happen in heaven. [Full review in Spanish]

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

A classic comedy in all the sense of the word, but it does leave you with a sense that there could be more to it. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Its saving grace is the excellent Buscemi, who wonderfully conveys the subtlest shades of irritation, idiocy, shallowness and sloth.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[Simon Rich's] bolstered by a terrific cast that includes an incredibly game Daniel Radcliffe, who finds laughs even in lines that aren't explicitly jokes.

Feb 28, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The real scene-stealer is Steve Buscemi as the man upstairs, a coup of casting combined with expert characterization from a veteran actor.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

TBS' new limited series Miracle Workers presents us with massive problems, but it suggests that we can do our part to make it better if we focus on the little things.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Miracle Workers: Season 1

  • Jul 19, 2019
    It had its ups and downs but I generally enjoyed watching it and had some good laughs
  • Jun 07, 2019
    boy this is annoying. this is for people with no fantasy at all.
  • May 26, 2019
    Inteligente y mordaz comedia, entretenida de ver, que nos pone en la situación si el cielo fuera una compañía con los defectos humanos y sus virtudes también,
  • Apr 03, 2019
    I watched all episodes, but found it very lack-luster. And God as an illiterate fool wasn't appealing ether.... I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone . The great acting can't save this poorly conceived comedy that barely got a laugh out of me.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    I frickin love this show!!! The cast is just too perfect! Im 37. I love shows like this. Its gonna go down as one of my favorites along with the simpson, and married with children. Gotta watch! And steve buchemi is awesome. Hope i spelled it right lol
  • Mar 28, 2019
    la idea es buena espero ver la segunda temporada
  • Mar 27, 2019
    This new TBS show takes place in where heaven is a factory. God (played by Steve Buscemi) has grown tired of Earth and plans to blow it up. Two angels (Daniel Radcliffe and Blockers' Geraldine Viswanathan) make a bet with God that if they get two people to fall in love and kiss, a prayer that is considered impossible to answer due to all the logistical issues, the Earth will be spared. What results is a fairly entertaining comedy whose short season length makes it a nice quick binge. Although this is kind of a dark comedy, Heaven is a poorly run workplace and many attempts to affect events on Earth cause death, it never goes uber nihilistic, as the show is filled with lively characters and wacky situations. It is frustrating that they don't explain very well how Heaven and the universe works. There is a particular detail it turned out several episodes in that I'd completely misinterpreted. Radcliffe does great as the introverted and anxious Craig, a run longing employee of the prayer department. Buscemi does a good job as God, seamlessly shifting from easy-going to angry in seconds. However, the God parts are never as interesting as the rest of the story. They often pull focus from the more interesting main plots and are semi-predictable clueless boss tropes. Overall, I found this to be a fun little experience and a bit different.
  • Mar 27, 2019
    Miracle Workers is a quirky comedic concept that never finds itself fully formed. The story, themes and comedy never quite hit the absurdist levels they hope to push. Thankfully, the cast is extremely charismatic and fun surrounded by an entertaining premise and some thought-provoking themes. It ends up becoming a run-of-the-mill, ordinary comedy that is saved by the hilarious and layered performances of Buscemi and Radcliffe. From its fun inventive premise to its half-baked idea, Miracle Workers ends up being the passable distant cousin of The Good Place. See full review at [https://keithlovesmovies.com/2019/03/27/miracle-workers-season-1-review/]
  • Mar 26, 2019
    Humorous and quirky. A good adaptation of a good novel with a stellar cast. Daniel Radcliffe shines in the lead.
  • Mar 24, 2019
    This is the first show that has produced genuine laughs since Arrested Development originally went off the air. There are a lot of pretty decent shows out there, but I think what's really holding the official rating back from being higher is that the show is not a traditional format in any sense, aside from the concept of the afterlife being an industry that 'The Good Place' shares. This is definitely quirky, but Daniel Radcliffe has comedic talent that has only begun to be properly utilized, and he is fantastically hilarious in this show. Looking at the shows that have 100% on this site, it's pretty clear that formulaic format wins the day, but if you like clever humor, this is absolutely worth it.

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