A New Hope, the best God Friended Me episode ever

God Friended Me is the name of a CBS show running in the second season on CBS currently. I do like the show, but when I watched the 11th episode of season 2 named A New Hope, I turned really enthusiastic!

God Friended Me is a family-friendly TV show that is easy to watch. Each episode tells its own story about Miles Finer, a guy who receives friends requests from God through Facebook telling him new people to befriend. The people at hand are always in need of help in some sort of way, even though they don’t really know about it, and much less willing to accept the fact that they need help in the start.

A New Hope, a fantastic God Friended Me episode

Miles doesn’t even believe in God, but he is taking the task seriously, and thus, he helps people in all sorts of trouble in every single episode. In the background, there is a constant search to find out who is really behind the actual God account, and even though they always believe that they are closer to the goal, they will never manage to. How do I know that? It would take away the edge of the entire series! And the series is built on an impossible concept – either it is God, or it is impossible. And since the series will never make the conclusion that it is God, we will be left with no answer!

A New Hope – the best episode so far!

But, what makes A New Hope, the 11th episode of season 2 so great? It is simply an amazing episode, with a fantastic story. As I just visited IMDb, it was interesting to see that the only review of the episode so far said the following:

I’m not a big fan of God Friended me, my wife is, so I watch it with her while I do other things. It’s not a bad show but it just doesn’t grab me. The character interaction is good and for the most part the story lines though good are just implausible….This episode was great, compelling, and emotionally moving. I will continue to watch God Friended Me and pay more attention. Another episode like this would be great.


I can totally agree with the opinion above. The episode was great because it told us a great story about Abe (played by Judd Hirsch). Miles and Joy is out to help Abe, and as we do that, we get to hear a story about a man who escaped from a train heading towards Auschwitz during the Second World War. Luckily, he managed to escape, but he lost his sister in the attempt, as they lost one another in the process of escape.

Now Abe has found an object that belonged to the family, a golden watch, and he is willing to do anything in his power to buy it at an auction. It isn’t so much the watch itself, but he will then get to see who has owned the watch before, and thus, he might be able to find out what happened to his sister.

What makes the episode so fantastic?

The episode is great, simply because the story feels so real, and we can all feel the pain and the suffering and the hope of Abe. It is also amazing to follow the character of Abe and to feel with him, to rejoice with him, to understand his personality and faith, and thus, he becomes a source of encouragement, not only to us, but also to Miles in the series.

In other words… this is an episode worth watching, no matter if you like God Friended Me or not.

You can watch God Friended Me on CBS in the United States.

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