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7 hours ago, tribeca said:

I never thought of Miles as atheist.   He believed in God until his mom died.  He said something about that would mean God was cruel.  

He calls himself an atheist -- it's the first thing we hear him say.  Of course, he's really not -- he just needs to be "put right" in his faith.

Only a "skin-deep" atheist needs to lecture people about there not being a God.  I think most of us are "Don't bother me and I won't bother you."  And I HATE those who use the term "sky-daddy".  That's a slur akin to any of the "_-words".

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On 10/1/2018 at 1:05 PM, tennisgurl said:

 

I think this could be a fun way to talk about religion in the modern world, in a Joan of Arcadia kind of way. Heartwarming and sweet, but bringing up some debates between many different belief systems (or none) for people to discuss further. I do think they may be more ambiguous about whether the person on the other side of the computer really is big G God though. Or maybe not. Guess we will have to see! 

Joan Of Arcadia through a computer screen instead of face to face. The rest of her extended family is missed and God is pushier in this version

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On 10/2/2018 at 1:39 AM, jhlipton said:

So here we have Touched By An Atheist... I like the cast, but I kind of hope that Miles and Cara can be platonic friends -- they've got Rajesh and Jaz for the "sexy times".  I didn't care for the "all atheists are really believers with Daddy issues" -- I never was a believer and neither were my parents.  But I can live with that and it's a fun show for my Baptist wife and I to watch together.

I found there are a couple different kinds of atheists.  Those who don’t believe in God because they don’t believe in God but honestly what fun would a show like this be surrounded by them?  Then there is people like Miles.  The ultimate Daddy issue.  They stopped believing in God because if God allowed all the bad things to happen what kind of God is he?  Religious minded shows like this have a litmus test on how they view God and the supposed hero/lead.   I liked Saving Grace an underrated show because the lead was incredibly self destructive and yet would do anything for her friends.  Her fights with Earl were fun too.  Touched by am Angel was a little too soapy for me but it had its moments and Joan of Arcadia had an interesting interpretation of God and I wish it didn’t get cancelled.

This show is a little too whistfull for me.  Not sure I will keep up with it.

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14 hours ago, jhlipton said:

He calls himself an atheist -- it's the first thing we hear him say.  Of course, he's really not -- he just needs to be "put right" in his faith.

Only a "skin-deep" atheist needs to lecture people about there not being a God.  I think most of us are "Don't bother me and I won't bother you."  And I HATE those who use the term "sky-daddy".  That's a slur akin to any of the "_-words".

 

5 hours ago, Chaos Theory said:

I found there are a couple different kinds of atheists.  Those who don’t believe in God because they don’t believe in God but honestly what fun would a show like this be surrounded by them?  Then there is people like Miles.  The ultimate Daddy issue.  They stopped believing in God because if God allowed all the bad things to happen what kind of God is he?  Religious minded shows like this have a litmus test on how they view God and the supposed hero/lead.   I liked Saving Grace an underrated show because the lead was incredibly self destructive and yet would do anything for her friends.  Her fights with Earl were fun too.  Touched by am Angel was a little too soapy for me but it had its moments and Joan of Arcadia had an interesting interpretation of God and I wish it didn’t get cancelled.

This show is a little too whistfull for me.  Not sure I will keep up with it.

I think the obvious solution to this is to introduce another atheist-leaning person down the road as part of the gang... someone who is atheist for intellectual rather than emotional reasons, and is pretty cool with other people believing otherwise as long as those people don't @ them all the time. That pretty much jives with my experience when it comes to religion, spirituality or lack thereof - the people who are pushy or antagonistic about it are that way for a psychological reason, not a (lack-of-) faith-based one.

Which is all to say: BMH is a charmer and I'll be watching this again.

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5 hours ago, Miss Dee said:

 

I think the obvious solution to this is to introduce another atheist-leaning person down the road as part of the gang... someone who is atheist for intellectual rather than emotional reasons, and is pretty cool with other people believing otherwise as long as those people don't @ them all the time.

Rajesh or Jaz could fill this role, and the other could be someone who believes, just not in the Judeo-Christian God.  From what we've seen, Rajesh could be the intellectual atheist (or agnostic) and Jaz could be a follower of Ganesh (who seems to be the preferred God of college-educated Hindus).

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I thought it was pretty solid as for a pilot. I loved Joan of Arcadia, wanted to love Saving Grace and couldn't get into Kevin Probably Saves the World. As usual with a God premise it will have to tread carefully to not drown in treacle but we'll see. I also decided to take the 'God in Jersey' thing as a shoutout to Dogma - which is a good sign in my book.

(I just have to get used to Joe Morton not being the worst Dad in the history of ever.)

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I liked this episode better than the first..although asking a stranger to watch your kid was a risky move..I'll hand wave it for now. Still, the "Beautiful Boy" scene got me...as Lennon's been gone for nearly 40 years..and his birthday would have been Tuesday....

I will keep watching.

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I'm thinking next week Supergirl's going to win out in my non-DVR having household. I want to like it, but it's just, meh. And at the end I saw it was produced by Greg Berlanti and now I'm really disappointed, I expected better from you, Greg! Seriously, I just finished Eli Stone, I know he's produced better God Talks to Me shows. Then again, if Berlanti's got two shows going up against each other at the same time slot, he probably doesn't care which I watch. Damn you, Berlanti!

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What did God change his profile picture to at the end ?

Miles has a beautiful smile.   Still think the reporter is the weak link.  

God is in hell’s kitchen was a cute line.  

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I think I was initially hesitant when Katie first left her son with Miles, but when she asked for his driver's license as insurance, I was impressed with that smart detail. As someone who always yells at shows when they have characters do the most irresponsible things for drama, I was prepared to be annoyed at Katie for leaving her child with a total stranger. I think her taking his license is something that was a smart writing choice.

This episode was stronger than the pilot, for sure. I do agree that Cara's a weak link, but not because she's a bad character. It's just that they haven't quite figured out what to do with her besides being Miles' future love interest. Also, I hate television career cliches. There's always a writer, doctor, and/or cop so Cara's career as a journalist is the least interesting part of her. Luckily they focused more on her family drama, which I don't totally hate. I do think, with a little more creative thinking on the writers and showrunners, Cara could be integrated further with characters.

They're doing a good job with balance the "case of the week", as it is, and the personal stuff. Miles' stuff with his father and sister is very intriguing. It's a bit cliche in terms of the dialogue, but the actors are all selling it and I like that there's still tension with Miles and his father. Unlike Cara's stuff with her mother, Miles isn't forgiving him for their tense relationship, he's part of the issue despite him not seeing how closed minded he is, much like his father, and they're not hiding behind tense smiles and awkward conversation, acting like everything's ok. That's how I feel about Cara and her mother, as there is still a lot of unresolved issues with Cara and her abandonment and the show is either sweeping it under the rug, or they're going to let it bottle up and explode a few episodes down the road (I haven't decided which yet since the writing is still wishy-washy).

Ali's very much underused at the moment. So far, she's been a therapist to other characters and I look forward to when she gets her own plot, outside of bringing her brother and father closer together, and pep talking other characters.

Rakesh obviously has a lot of trust issues and a lot of self deprecating thoughts. He obviously has walls up, which is why he's pushing his new girlfriend away. I'm guessing he'll be one of the ones that "God" pushes Miles toward helping, and perhaps it'll be done subtly throughout the season. 

As for this God thing, I'm torn. On the one hand, I like answers and I'm afraid that this show going supernatural will make things confusing for a possible second season. On the other hand, I think having God turn out to be some genius hacker who is likely stalking Miles and his friends, or is even someone already in his life, is a cop-out and undermines the entire premise of this show. I'm not sure how they'd be able to turn that around and still send out a strong message. 

The writing is still clunky in places, but I think it also shows a lot of promise. 

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Miles’ wallet is stolen when he, Rakesh and Cara check out a food truck the God Account suggests that he “like.” But when the account then suggests that he befriend a private investigator, Miles decides to turn the tables and have the PI help him track down the thief, who Miles believes is linked to the account.

Airing Sunday, 10/14.

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On 10/4/2018 at 11:08 AM, Chaos Theory said:

I found there are a couple different kinds of atheists.  Those who don’t believe in God because they don’t believe in God but honestly what fun would a show like this be surrounded by them?  Then there is people like Miles.  The ultimate Daddy issue.  They stopped believing in God because if God allowed all the bad things to happen what kind of God is he? 

This show is a little too whistfull for me.  Not sure I will keep up with it.

Yeah, I call the latter type of atheist "reactionary" or "throw the baby out with the bathwater" atheists.  Like the people I knew in childhood that were hit by too many mean nuns or joined a bible church only to find out the pastor was embezzling money from the coffers and then not only left the church but decided God was bunk too.

The former type of atheist would be either the rational or scientific atheist.  The first denies God on the basis that it's an irrational/illogical notion based on the projection of the mind's deepest needs, and the second type does not believe because there is no scientific evidence of God's existence.  Or it could be a combination of the two.

I liked this pilot and I didn't think I would.  Sure it was sappy and contrived in parts, but given the lack of meaning in a lot of TV these days I'll take that as part of the trade off for something perhaps with a little depth that makes a person think or feel.  I'm not sure it will work out as a series, though, especially if it becomes repetitive and formulaic, which it seems like it has no choice but to become.

By the way, the church where Miles and his father were in their scene was Holy Trinity Episcopal on East 88th St.  This thanks to my husband, who is a NYC church historian!

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6 hours ago, tribeca said:

What did God change his profile picture to at the end ?

It went back to the original white fluffy cloud, instead of the stormy one.

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4 hours ago, ChiCricket said:

It went back to the original white fluffy cloud, instead of the stormy one.

Thank you

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I'm watching this for the lead - The Mayor was an underrated show, in my opinion. Everyone who isn't Lea Michele (I can't stand her) was great on it, especially him.

Nice to see Dawn-Lyen Gardner (she's on Queen Sugar). The "Beautiful Boy" scene was lovely.

One small nitpick: they kept saying "go down there" for uptown locations. Katie lived on 170th St. - very north. 

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This show is really cheesy and contrived. I don’t know why I’m surprised- it’s a show about God having a FB account and using it to communicate with an atheist podcaster!

Nevertheless, it’s enjoyable fluff. When the mom explained the meaning behind Beautiful Boy, I may have teared up. 

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I'm watching this for the lead

He is so likeable.  (I also watched The Mayor.) There are just those people who have that "star quality". He can sing too!  Gotta love that. When the boy smiled at him ... wow.

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I'm still not sure what to make of this show. At times it's going for the emotional jugular and taking no prisoners and the next moment there are some clever turns in the writing like Katie asking for Miles' driving licence. I also appreciate that the message of his podcast in the final montage was deeply humanistic without referencing God. He's still not convinced but he's willing to listen himself.

I like Cara but I'm still not getting her story or rather her mother's. How did mom explain Cara's existence to her second daughter. Here's your older sister that I abandoned because staying with her and her father would have turned me back to the bottle? Where's Cara's father in all of this? And daughter no 2's father? How does it all fit together?

Last week God was in Jersey, this week s/he was in Hell's Kitchen - I wonder if that's becoming a thing and if so what's next on the itinerary?

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I thought this episode was a bit clunky, but nothing bad enough to keep me from watching. I'm willing to watch a few more to see if the show finds its groove. Because I'm also here for the lead. I thought Miles was pretty charming in this episode.

I think they might need to be more specific (or at least more specific than they were in this episode) about the conflict between Miles and his father. It just seemed really general to me. They should spend more time on that in another episode.

I don't mind Rakesh's story but... at the moment, I don't really care about his love life.

I agree that they need to find better ways to utilize Cara. But it's only been 2 episodes, so, we'll see.

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Oh, forgot to mention: So is Miles' podcast going 'mainstream' really off the table so soon? I hope that's not permanent; and that it's still something that he works on as a subplot.

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Hey, its Dawn-Lyen Gardner from Queen Sugar! Fun seeing her pop up!

I thought this was a stronger episode than the pilot, and I think we are getting to the shows mission statement. His podcast closing us out, talking about how important human connections are and the need to communicate, even with people we disagree with, was a great message. 

The lead is just so likable, his smile just lights up the whole room! And he has a nice voice as well, the scene with him and the kid at the piano was just...*sigh* Agree with everyone else that her taking the drivers license was a smart move, which was nice to see. And the Beautiful Boy scene got me, I cant lie. 

I hope that figure out more of what to do with Cara. I like her, but I hope to see more of what makes her tick as the show goes on. I also want to see more of Miles sister, who has basically been everyone's therapist so far. Which, does make sense, for a woman who is both a bartender AND a psych student! Its like Sam and Fraiser from Cheers mixed into one person!

The show is still a bit clunky, in an early series kind of way, but I am enjoying it, and I hope it has time to grow, as it has a lot of potential. 

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Having offered, and given, my DL to a few folks who needed reassurance, I loved that it happened in this ep.

My concerns about the leads' denial of the unexplainable remain.  Then again, if they do go all-in, there goes a major tension.

I like Rakesh the most.  He seems the most authentic, given the outrageous happenings.  His reticence in breaking down his trust wall in a relationship is very real, imo.  She really was on a date!  How is he supposed to handle such a thing???  She did nothing wrong.  Neither did he.  A potential real-deal love is among the scariest possible things a human can experience!

I am not as sanguine about the Reverend.  He has experienced a lifetime of folks leaving, returning, leaving and tons of doubts about faith and his church.  If he has even half a brain (he certainly does) he knows that the best approach to bringing back a lost lamb is a gentle one.  Flashing anger and negative judgment will always result in a skittish person to run away.  Yes, his emotions are screeeeeeeaming at him.  He is sure his son is damned if he does not come home!!!!!!  But, a man of his ability would be able to handle the encounters we have seen with much more patience.   I will watch to see if he is able to be more mature.

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On 10/7/2018 at 9:35 PM, Lady Calypso said:

I think I was initially hesitant when Katie first left her son with Miles, but when she asked for his driver's license as insurance, I was impressed with that smart detail. As someone who always yells at shows when they have characters do the most irresponsible things for drama, I was prepared to be annoyed at Katie for leaving her child with a total stranger. I think her taking his license is something that was a smart writing choice.

I agree. I'm glad they had her to do that - I was hesitant about her feeling comfortable leaving her son with a total stranger. 

On 10/7/2018 at 9:35 PM, Lady Calypso said:

As for this God thing, I'm torn. On the one hand, I like answers and I'm afraid that this show going supernatural will make things confusing for a possible second season. On the other hand, I think having God turn out to be some genius hacker who is likely stalking Miles and his friends, or is even someone already in his life, is a cop-out and undermines the entire premise of this show. I'm not sure how they'd be able to turn that around and still send out a strong message. 

I hope they don't take a supernatural route. I'd rather it be a genius hacker. It is a cop-out, though. Still, I don't want them to take a preachy religious route, either, because I think they'd have a hard time retaining viewers (my boyfriend would stop watching, I know). 

I'm enjoying this show thus far, but I'm afraid it'll be less interesting when we find out who God is. I like the "mystery" and the miracles being performed. 

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I didn't like this as much as the original.  Part of it was that the "Beautiful Boy" was terribly inconsistent about being touched, especially by his mom.  No way he would have let her grab him when they left the music store.  That made the ending fall a little flat for me.

Cara is easy on the eyes -- that's a good enough reason for her to stay for me.

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I liked this episode a lot.  A lot going on - Miles'sister, revelation from his father regarding sister and congregants who left because of the acceptance, and those who came because of it.  The retired cop/PI, the late wife and her connection to the boy.  Neat twist, I thought.  Karaoke bar was a good scene.  Worried for Rakesh, and then happy it worked.

I like the lead a lot, and I think overall the rest of the cast works for me.

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This was great. I enjoyed getting to know Miles and his family more. I think that part is my favourite aspect of the show. 

Of course Cara likes Miles and it's likely the two will get together.

I even liked the case this week. I really liked the P.I and I think he had some great scenes with Miles and Cara. What a great twist as well with the late wife. 

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Yeah, this one was more interesting than the last. I thought they could have gotten to the PI's wife is the pickpocket's social worker a little sooner, though.

They fleshed out Miles' sister and father a bit.

Not that everything needs to be connected to the God Account, or Miles directly, but I just don't think that Rakesh's love life needs all this screentime. It seems superfluous (the whole karaoke scene felt like filler to me), and I'd rather we learn about and spend more time with Cara.

4 minutes ago, Lady Calypso said:

Of course Cara likes Miles and it's likely the two will get together.

I'm not opposed to it, but I feel like they might be pushing that angle too soon.

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"So you've been friended by someone calling themselves God and they send you on missions to help people? That doesn't sound like a good podcast at all! Let's concentrate on you talking about how God doesn't exist." 

How dumb is that producer dude? Miles just dropped viral gold into his lap and he wants him to ignore it. So dumb. 

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I wish they would get Ali a better wig. 

I really liked the PI. I laughed when they were following him because I was thinking, "He's a PI, he's better at this than you" and then when he busted them I was like "See?!"

8 hours ago, Trini said:

Not that everything needs to be connected to the God Account, or Miles directly, but I just don't think that Rakesh's love life needs all this screentime. It seems superfluous (the whole karaoke scene felt like filler to me),

I fast-forwarded through that karaoke scene with Rakesh. I like him, but I don't really like the woman he's interested in and I don't find that piece of the story particularly interesting.

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My favorite episode so far. I liked the P.I. and did not see the twist with his wife coming (although I should have but they buried the lead pretty good). And everything about Miles and his family was great too. For the first time I forgot about Papa Pope and really got to see and feel the Reverend - especially in that last scene. The Karaoke bar scene was a nice exercise in ditching tropes: Rakesh didn't turn out to be an unexpectedly amazing singer nor did he get booed from the stage because he tanked so badly - very sweet.

Things I'm not so sure about: the constant trick with the lighting, can't make up my mind if it's clever or too clever. Cara and her 'stories' - how is that supposed to work? Does she give away all the details incl. everything aboutt the 'God account' and if so wouldn't this generate some interest by major news outlets? And what about privacy issues?

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3 hours ago, MissLucas said:

My favorite episode so far. I liked the P.I. and did not see the twist with his wife coming (although I should have but they buried the lead pretty good). And everything about Miles and his family was great too. For the first time I forgot about Papa Pope and really got to see and feel the Reverend - especially in that last scene. The Karaoke bar scene was a nice exercise in ditching tropes: Rakesh didn't turn out to be an unexpectedly amazing singer nor did he get booed from the stage because he tanked so badly - very sweet.

Things I'm not so sure about: the constant trick with the lighting, can't make up my mind if it's clever or too clever. Cara and her 'stories' - how is that supposed to work? Does she give away all the details incl. everything aboutt the 'God account' and if so wouldn't this generate some interest by major news outlets? And what about privacy issues?

I THINK, and may very well be wrong, that the stories she is writing are adjacent to the God account.  The first week she wrote about connecting with her newfound sister.  I am not sure what she wrote this week, but maybe something to do with CPS. 

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I really liked this episode, I think it was the best one so far. I liked them fleshing out Miles family more, and the stuff with the Rev working to connect with his kids more was really sweet, especially his last scene with Miles. It was a really nice speech, and it was just what Miles needed to hear. 

The case of the week was good too, I really liked the PI, and while I wondered if he would help the kid pretty early on, I didnt see the twist coming with the deceased wife. They foreshadowed it really well, and when it popped up, it was a great "ooooooh" moment. I hope that the PI might pop up again sometime, he could be a good contact for future cases. 

It seems like Cara isnt writing about the God Account, she is writing human interest pieces about the events surrounding it. First her story about finding her mother and sister, and then the mom connecting with her son through music last week. 

I wonder if they will end up helping Rakesh or his love interest, or she will end up helping them? I thought the karaoke scene was cute and rather endearing. I liked that he wasn't actually amazing, or terrible and got booed, and instead the crowd got behind his nervous enthusiasm. 

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I am liking this show more than I expected to, and I think it's because of the cast. I really like all of the characters, with the exception of the Reverend. The actor who plays him is fine, and I suppose he adds a needed source of conflict, but I don't find him very likable.

I'm fine with them drawing out the Miles/Cara relationship. It's nice to see them build a friendship first.

What the heck do Miles and Rakesh do for a living that they can just up and leave whenever the notion strikes them? I've never been really clear on what their job is. As a journalist, Cara has a little more leeway to take off at a moment's notice to follow whatever story she's working on.

The supernatural aspects of the show don't bother me, because they are not being overtly religious or preachy. And frankly, it makes more sense than some all knowing hacker interfering in their lives and having the ability to make just the right connections. I'm interested to see where they take this.

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21 hours ago, Trini said:

Yeah, this one was more interesting than the last. I thought they could have gotten to the PI's wife is the pickpocket's social worker a little sooner, though.

They fleshed out Miles' sister and father a bit.

Not that everything needs to be connected to the God Account, or Miles directly, but I just don't think that Rakesh's love life needs all this screentime. It seems superfluous (the whole karaoke scene felt like filler to me), and I'd rather we learn about and spend more time with Cara.

I'm not opposed to it, but I feel like they might be pushing that angle too soon.

I like that they put it in the air that there is something between Miles and Cara, but i'm sure it's gonna be a while before they pull that trigger. 

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10 hours ago, Whimsy said:

I THINK, and may very well be wrong, that the stories she is writing are adjacent to the God account.  The first week she wrote about connecting with her newfound sister.  I am not sure what she wrote this week, but maybe something to do with CPS. 

In the first episode Miles thanked her for not revealing the God account and she said it wasn't her story to tell. So I don't think she has revealed the God account, she is just using the people she meets to write stories. I'm assuming she got an okay from the PI and the kid to write about them, and/or used aliases? It is a pretty good human interest story (PI's investigation leads him to kid his dead wife took care of). 

4 hours ago, SpiritSong said:

What the heck do Miles and Rakesh do for a living that they can just up and leave whenever the notion strikes them? I've never been really clear on what their job is. As a journalist, Cara has a little more leeway to take off at a moment's notice to follow whatever story she's working on.

They are some kind of customer service people for maybe a bank type company. People call when they have identity theft issues and they help get them new cards.

So, it is possible they don't work regular hours and we only see them investigating at times they aren't scheduled to work. I know people who've worked at call centers and they didn't keep 9-5 hours. But didn't Miles actually quit last week when he thought his podcast was going to take off? Did we see him un-quit when he backed out of the deal with not Sirius?

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On 10/15/2018 at 12:19 AM, Brian Cronin said:

"So you've been friended by someone calling themselves God and they send you on missions to help people? That doesn't sound like a good podcast at all! Let's concentrate on you talking about how God doesn't exist." 

How dumb is that producer dude? Miles just dropped viral gold into his lap and he wants him to ignore it. So dumb. 

It's because the producer was Eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil.  We know because God told us so!  (And so much for free will!)

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8 hours ago, KaveDweller said:

So, it is possible they don't work regular hours and we only see them investigating at times they aren't scheduled to work. I know people who've worked at call centers and they didn't keep 9-5 hours. But didn't Miles actually quit last week when he thought his podcast was going to take off? Did we see him un-quit when he backed out of the deal with not Sirius?

Yeah, this was a stupid conversation in the episode with the HR guy.  Miles put in his two week notice.  Rescinded it, therefore never actually quitting, and the HR guy said he had to go through the new hire training and paperwork all over again.  I was in HR for almost 20 years.  That's not how it works....

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22 hours ago, tennisgurl said:

It seems like Cara isnt writing about the God Account, she is writing human interest pieces about the events surrounding it. First her story about finding her mother and sister, and then the mom connecting with her son through music last week. 

My biggest peeve, as a former journalist myself, is how someone as young as Cara could have landed such a great job with so much creative freedom at a large NYC publication. But alas, that's the magic of TV.

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This was my favorite episode. I wish that detective was a series regular.

I think Cara adds a certain sweetness most shows are lacking. HOWEVER, I think her character would be much more interesting if she was a little angry at her mother and needed something more than "I saw you run in 8th grade." Miles wasn't even abandoned but he holds his dad feet to the fire more than Cara does with her mom.

And because it can't be said enough Miles is completely adorable. I loved him in The Mayor and was angry at Hulu for pulling all the episodes

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Reminded me of "The Shack," and that's not a good thing. Sure, you can forgive G-d for a death or an abandonment. What about genocide? What about whole town destroyed in Rwanda, Nazis, tidal wave? Lame theology.

Slow moving.

Also, I'm a journalist. No. Fucking. Way. NOBODY doesn't write a story let alone a TOP story for six weeks and keeps a job. We have daily, if it's a daily, or weekly check-ins, called story budget meetings, where space for the paper is allotted (or just schedule and stories batted around for online). NO WAY would an editor say "give me 1000 words" without knowing what scope was.

And no way does a serious journalist turn in a first person "think piece" when she's expected to interview and report without clearing it first.

Will not tune in again to this shades of "touched by an angel."

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Suggestions from the God Account lead Miles and Cara to the Hayden Planetarium, where they meet a young woman, Fliss, who is searching for her old boyfriend who may have been “the one.” Also, Rakesh and Jaya look into a tour guide at the planetarium who Rakesh thinks may be connected to the God Account, and Arthur tries to put a piece of his past behind him.

Airs Sunday, October 21.

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On 10/15/2018 at 12:42 PM, Whimsy said:

I THINK, and may very well be wrong, that the stories she is writing are adjacent to the God account.  The first week she wrote about connecting with her newfound sister.  I am not sure what she wrote this week, but maybe something to do with CPS. 

The one last week was called "Beautiful Boy," so I guess she wrote about the mom connecting with her autistic son through music. I could see that being a nice hook. 

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Miles gives Ray the speech about there ain't no coincidences.  Then utterly rejects any such notion when so many crazy dots got connected yet again.  That has never not happened since "God" showed up.  Things have never been better with his dad, who just gave Miles the perfect message about losing followers only to gain more.  Guess whose podcast is about to explode?

But, it won't be God.  Oh, noooo.

Rakesh is still my favorite.  Dude is taking major plunges in faith that Miles and Cara refuse to take.  I don't much care for the lady with whom he is smitten.   I very much look forward to her conversion to an acceptance of higher callings and of real love, though.  I would be shocked if her arc was to reject the goodness which has entered her life.  However, it would make for fantastic draaaaaama/TV.  

I'm with Ray.  I can not stand the J E T S JETSJETSJETS.

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I absolutely love this show and yes, this was my favorite episode yet too.  It touches me on so many levels I can't even describe.  I'm an Episcopalian and a native New Yorker.  I've had friends that were cops and Ray rang true for me.  I also knew he should know they were tailing him, and glad the show didn't miss that!  I also love how they haven't made the characters stereotypes or "typical" in any way.  

One nitpick is if they were going to 32 W. 17th Street in Manhattan, that was definitely not the street.  It looked like somewhere in Queens or Brooklyn.

Another nitpick is that an Episcopal church in Manhattan in this day and age would not lose 25% of its congregation on the basis of its pastor accepting a gay daughter.  I don't think that would have even happened 25 years ago in NY.  I go back a long way with the Episcopal church in New York, and a lot of congregations have had openly gay ministry and parishioners for a while now.  It's one of the most socially liberal mainstream Protestant churches out there and boasts a higher than average gay membership as a result.  Let's not forget the church in "Sex and the City" where Samantha comes on to the priest - That was filmed in the Episcopal church I got married in in Manhattan - Do you think a stuffy church would have allowed that scene to be filmed there if they weren't liberal about sexuality?  I went to an Episcopal church in stuffy Connecticut in 1992 and there was an uproar in the church when it found out the priest was gay but that was Connecticut 26 years ago, not Manhattan today!

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A cute episode even though I guessed how it would play out..Nice to have it be a romance-laced one instead of some dire rescue or something..the twist at the end was nice...I thought they MIGHT go there but wasn't too sure...Either way, this show is a nice way to cap off a weekend!

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The “God” account unfriends Miles after he’s reluctant to act on the latest friend suggestion, a young woman who is dealing with emotional trauma following the death of her sister. Also, Cara reconnects with her ex-boyfriend, Eli; Jaya stuns Rakesh with some news; and Arthur is uncomfortable when Miles turns to his Uncle Terrance for advice instead of him.

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I am liking this show very much.  However, I had to eye-roll when Miles came up with one Jim Smith match.  Seriously?  Oh, well.  

I love planetariums and museums in general, so that was pretty cool.  And I know a tiny bit about the ratio.  

Sweet to have the sax repaired.  It can be difficult, after someone dies, to figure out what has meaning and should be kept, and what to donate or toss.

I hope they don't drag out the Miles/Cara thing too much.  I'm fine if they end up as just friends, just settle it without too much fuss and bother.

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