God Friended Me is the CBS show you should be watching, and if you're not, then you need to check it out ASAP!
The first couple of episodes were focused on Miles Fisher and the fact he is an atheist, even though his father is a minister. But that was more to set the premise and help Miles learn to have faith again, not necessarily believe in God but have faith.
Even with God in the title, the show is about so much more. It is about doing good and helping others, something the word is sorely lacking at the moment. There is so much bad news breaking daily, watching a show that is about doing good is refreshing.
Helping others used to be a way of life, but today people need a push or to know they are going to get something in return. God Friended Me reminds us that we can all use a little help now and then.
The show is not about helping people to make yourself feel better. It is about doing the right thing, even if is not what you want to do. The characters don't help the person in the friend suggestion because they expect something in return, they do it because it is the right thing to do.
Miles, Cara, and Rakesh have committed themselves to follow the direction of the God account. They have no hidden agenda other than, of course, trying to find out who is behind the mysterious Facebook profile called God.
Each character had their own issue or sadness before the God account brought them together. They have a bond now that has enriched their lives, but if they didn't take a chance, then they would all be missing out on that special connection.
Taking chances and risks is another excellent quality of the show. Even though each character Miles, Cara and Rakesh helps has a different circumstance they need to deal with, each one also has to take a chance.
In one episode a young woman grief-stricken over the loss of her sister had to take a chance on life. She was drinking so much that her life was in jeopardy, so I guess she also took a chance on being sober.
The lesson the show shares on a weekly basis is that you have to be willing to take a gamble. Sure, it may not turn out the way you want or think, but it could turn out to be better than you imagined.
Miles took a chance on believing in the God account, even though he still doesn't believe in God. Taking a risk not only helped a slew of people but has given Miles faith. It also restored his relationship with his father.
Faith is the other pivotal point of the show. God Friended Me reminds folks to have faith -- in something. It doesn't have to be religion or God, but you have to find faith in something.
Again, in the crazy world we live in today a TV show that inspires you to have faith is what people need right now. It is easy to lose faith when the negativity of life takes over, but without faith, there is no hope.
People need to have hope and faith, or they will drown in a sea of negativity and sadness. For one hour a week, God Friended Me gives people both. Each episode of the show offers you the chance to feel better for having watched it.
The best part, aside from the fantastic cast, is it is not a do-gooder or preachy show. Yes, it sounds like both, but it is not.
There are times the storylines and scenes are a little cheesy, but you know what? There is nothing wrong with being a little cheesy. We should all embrace our cheesy side now and then.
God Friended Me is the feel-good, funny, entertaining show everyone should watch at least once. If religion and God are not your cup of tea, it doesn't matter because those two things are not the primary purpose of the show.
I am a big fan of the show and want people to know there is more to it than meets the eye. There is even a possible romance between Miles and Cara brewing. It is definitely going to be one of those will/they won't/they get together storylines that sucks you into the joy of the journey.
Helping others, faith, friendship, and a maybe love connection, with some per-episode drama to round out the show makes for a very satisfying hour of television.
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Rachelle Lewis was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in 2019..