Parents' Guide to

God Friended Me

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Sweet, wholesome drama about faith and charity.

TV CBS Drama 2018
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 10+


I love that this show doesn't try to push the heterosexual agenda and I love the premise of this show. Both me and my 11 year old are big fans and I wish it had gone for another season.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

I love it

I think is really romantic and adventure series and it's interesting to watch

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23 ):
Kids say (9 ):

If you can handle the corny Touched by an Angel needy-soul-of-the-week setup, this earnest and sweet drama might wind up growing on you. The idea of an omniscient Presence who pings a guy when a stranger needs help -- a stranger who podcasts about atheism, yet -- is really pretty dumb. But somehow God Friended Me makes it work. It helps that Brandon Micheal Hall is so good he makes even the most hilariously cheesy lines work.

Yes, he says a lot of goofy things -- things no real human would say -- but it's emblematic of this show: ridiculous, but with a core of sweetness that puts it over. Storytelling has the power to shock, to entertain, to alarm, to educate -- and to inspire. God Friended Me's magic is that it does have that inspirational power, that undefinable something that elevates a premise you've seen before and characters you've just met into something that touches your emotions. With the dramatic possibilities inherent in a "case of the week" setup and the likability of its characters, God Friended Me is the type of show that goes down very easily.

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