God Friended Me

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  • TV-PG
  • 2018
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (7,436)

God Friended Me is a heartwarming drama television series that premiered on CBS All Access in the fall of 2018. The show follows the life of Miles Finer, a young man played by Brandon Micheal Hall, who is an outspoken atheist and feels like he is stuck in a rut. Miles's life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a friend request on Facebook from an account called "God." Initially, he thinks it's a prank, but soon he realizes that he's received an actual friend request from God who sends him various friend suggestions with a mission to help people in need.

Miles's bond with his father, a reverend played by Joe Morton, has been strained since Miles's mother died years ago. However, as Miles starts to receive the friend suggestions from God, he is inspired to reach out to these strangers and try to help them with their problems. After each experience, Miles realized that these people he was helping were unlikely connections that made him rethink life choices his perfectly-structured academic mindset had gone wrong.

Miles is not alone on this journey as he is joined by his sister Ali (Violett Beane) and his good friend Rakesh (Suraj Sharma). Rakesh works at a tech startup, and he helps Miles track down the people behind the friend suggestions with his computer hacking skills. Meanwhile, Ali is a writer whose articles often cause controversies. She initially reacts with skepticism to Miles's newfound faith in God, but ultimately, she supports him as she realizes the positive impact he is having on the people he's helping.

The show is a fresh take on the traditional faith-based show, which often bears a very strict format. God Friended Me offers diverse characters with individual beliefs but aiming to coexist under what they believe. Unlike other shows that force religion on people, the series offers the audience the freedom to believe or not, and it's also a representation of how society can function regardless of personal beliefs.

Although the show initially appears to be based solely on religious beliefs, it tackles various issues, such as societal divides, race, mental health, etc. The plot ranges from reuniting separated lovers seeking justice or stopping a bomb attack. Each episode follows a different friend suggestion from God, which leads Miles and his friends towards exciting adventures that challenge them emotionally and mentally, while giving a great overview of the diversity of New York society, with each character shown exploring new experiences.

God Friended Me is produced with a high quality of cinematography as it captures various locations in New York City, from bustling streets to serene rooftop gardens. The show's cast delivers outstanding performances, with Hall, Beane, and Sharma forming a strong lead trio. Joe Morton brings his A-game in the role of Miles's father, who struggles with his son's atheism, while Javicia Leslie, who comes in midway in the show, breathes life into the show's plot as she appears to further question Miles's constant mission. The guest stars, who play the people in need of help, also give delicate and powerful performances that further enhance the quality of the show.

God Friended Me has appealed to a diverse audience, as it strives to connect the lines between religion and skepticism, love and hatred, togetherness and loneliness, and selflessness and personal growth, all in a well-executed plot that will leave you wanting more with each episode. The show is a wholesome and respectful exploration of faith with an emphasis on human kindness and altruism, and doesn't spin a false prophecy of salvation. It's a show about personal beliefs, how people live with them, and how they can affect the world around them.

God Friended Me is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (42 episodes). The series first aired on September 30, 2018.

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The Mountain
22. The Mountain
April 26, 2020
Miles is forced to examine his lack of faith more than ever before when the God Account sends him his sister, Ali, as a friend suggestion on the eve of her cancer surgery.
21. Miracles
April 26, 2020
Miles helps his new friend suggestion, C.J., a young boy who claims an angel wants him to reunite his father, Corey, the creator of the God Account's original algorithm, with Corey's estranged father.
Collateral Damage
20. Collateral Damage
April 19, 2020
Miles weighs the consequences of carrying out the God Account's wishes when his new friend suggestion, Trevor (Ben Rappaport), alleges Miles ruined his life when he helped Rose (Emma Thorne) reunite with Lt. Freemont (Zach Appleman), her former love and a previous friend suggestion. As Miles tries to help Trevor resolve his feelings for Rose on the eve of her wedding, he realizes he has lingering feelings of his own for Cara.
The Fugitive
19. The Fugitive
April 12, 2020
Miles, Cara and Rakesh try to stay a step ahead of a bounty hunter, Bonnie, who's searching for Miles' new friend suggestion, a petty criminal-turned-fugitive for evading court. Also, when Miles loses interest in who's behind the God Account, Rakesh intensifies the search by planning to hack a powerful government super computer that can break through the Account's firewall.
Almost Famous
18. Almost Famous
March 29, 2020
Ali is hopeful when she's told that she's a candidate for a new drug trial to help with her cancer treatment. But when the God Account suggests that Miles helps Kylie, the daughter of the hospital administrator in charge of the drug trial, Tammy, he's reluctant to get involved for fear of hurting Ali's chances of being accepted.
Harlem Cinema House
17. Harlem Cinema House
March 15, 2020
When the God Account sends Miles the names of three employees of an old movie theater he and Ali used to go to as children, he makes it his mission to help the theater's owner, Mr. Johnson, raise the money to save the theater before it closes down.
The Atheist Papers
16. The Atheist Papers
March 8, 2020
A renowned author and atheist, criticizes Miles' podcast. But he must put aside his wounded pride to help Daryl when the God Account sends Miles his name. Also, Ali tests the waters of a new relationship as she deals with her cancer treatments.
The Last Little Thing
15. The Last Little Thing
March 1, 2020
As Ali begins chemotherapy, Miles is determined to convince Anna, a young woman also diagnosed with cancer, that there is more to live for than just completing her bucket list. Also, Miles, Rakesh and Cara venture into an underground poker game as they continue to search for a hacker who may have information on the God Account.
Raspberry Pie
14. Raspberry Pie
February 23, 2020
Miles is confused when the God Account sends him his own name as a friend suggestion. But when Rakesh discovers that Miles' Facebook account has been cloned and the suggestion was for the fake account, they turn their attention to the hacker, Zack, a teenage computer prodigy. Also, Ali begins fertility treatments in an effort to freeze her eggs before beginning chemo.
The Princess and the Hacker
13. The Princess and the Hacker
February 16, 2020
Rakesh is stunned when his new soulmate app suggests that Lulu, the princess of an African nation, is his soulmate, instead of Jaya. So, when the God Account sends Miles Lulu's name, Rakesh takes the lead on figuring out how they can help her. Also, Ali reveals her cancer diagnosis to Arthur and Trish.
12. BFF
January 12, 2020
Miles is surprised when the God Account sends him the name of Trish's daughter on the eve of Arthur and Trish's wedding. Also, the wedding gives Miles the opportunity to chase down a new lead on the God Account, and Ali receives important news.
A New Hope
11. A New Hope
January 5, 2020
Miles discovers a new clue as to who is behind the God Account when Joy reveals that his friend suggestions have all been clients of the same insurance company. Her theory is reinforced when they realize that Miles' latest friend suggestion, Abe, a Holocaust survivor looking for information on his sister's fate, is also a client of the company.
High Anxiety
10. High Anxiety
December 8, 2019
When Miles grows concerned that the God Account is causing a rift with Cara, he decides to walk away from the account after helping one last friend suggestion, Miguel, a window washer with a sick daughter.
Prophet & Loss
9. Prophet & Loss
November 24, 2019
When Miles gets the name of Cara's stepfather, Paul, they learn that he is potentially involved with an insider trading scheme. But when Cara asks Miles to ignore his urge to intervene, he is forced to choose between her wishes or the God Account.
The Last Grenelle
8. The Last Grenelle
November 17, 2019
Miles is shocked when the clues he began following in Paris lead him to Gideon, who had been helping friend suggestions years ago before making a fateful decision to leave the God Account behind.
Instant Karma
7. Instant Karma
November 10, 2019
Miles is confused when Sameer, a lawyer with financial problems, wants nothing to do with a winning lottery ticket that the God Account helps Miles return to him. Also, Ali opens up to the congregation at the LGBTQ-friendly church she joined, and Audrey, the artist behind the mysterious painting Miles saw in Paris, reveals surprising information behind the work.
The Fighter
6. The Fighter
November 3, 2019
The God Account sends Miles the name of Elena, a social worker who began training in mixed martial arts to help heal the emotional wounds of a traumatic experience. Also, Arthur is torn between a professional opportunity and promises he made to his fiancé, Trish, and Rakesh attempts to track down the artist behind the mysterious painting that Miles and Cara found in Paris.
The Greater Good
5. The Greater Good
October 27, 2019
The God Account indicates that Bishop Thompson's daughter, Claire, is in need of help, causing Miles' world and Arthur's world to intersect. Also, Jaya's parents, impressed with Rakesh's success, want the pair to move forward in their relationship.
All Those Yesterdays
4. All Those Yesterdays
October 20, 2019
Miles, Cara and Rakesh support Joy when The God Account sends her a friend suggestion that brings up painful memories for her. Also, Arthur is tempted by a professional opportunity.
From Paris With Love
3. From Paris With Love
October 13, 2019
Miles reunites with Cara in Paris as they seek to unravel clues from the God Account. In New York, Rakesh helps Joy with her latest friend suggestion, Sarah, a parking officer who just ticketed Joy.
The Lady
2. The Lady
October 6, 2019
As Miles wonders what the God Account has in store for him, he and Rakesh help Joy with her new friend suggestion, Teddy, an aspiring self-help guru. Also, Cara follows a God Account-related lead in Paris, and Ali reveals to Arthur that she's left Harlem Episcopal for a progressive LGBTQ-friendly congregation.
1. Joy
September 29, 2019
Miles tries to help the God Account's new friend, Joy, figure out what the account wants from her after she receives her first friend suggestion since getting Miles' name
Where to Watch God Friended Me
God Friended Me is available for streaming on the CBS All Access website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch God Friended Me on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 30, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (7,436)