Spoiler-Free Review of “God’s Favorite Idiot” on Netflix: Heaven and Hell face off

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“Must be my day…”

God’s Favorite Idiot premiered on Netflix on June 15th 2022 with eight episodes available to stream now. The comedy series stars Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Leslie Bibb, Steve Mallory, and Usman Ally. Each episode runs for approximately 25-28 minutes.

Ordinary IT worker, Clark, is chosen by God to help in the apocalypse, assisted by his co-worker friend, Amily.

Here is the trailer:

God’s Favorite Idiot has a cute premise with a fun cast, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Cute and light premise.

I got through this series very quickly. The episodes are short and the pacing works well for the most part. I actually really like the concept behind this show and it did have some sweet and fun moments sprinkled throughout it. 

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Leslie Bibb is the best part of the show.

I was ready to tune out on this one, but Leslie Bibb was beyond fantastic as Satan. I absolutely adored her in this. She saved the show for me in a lot of ways. There were some really fun characters, but she takes the cake!

The Cons:

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A lot of the humor didn’t land…

I think it improved as the series got into the later episodes, but there were just so many jokes that didn’t land. I appreciated the chemistry between McCarthy and Falcone (who are married in real life), but so much of the humor seemed forced. I think Melissa McCarthy was a little overbearing at times and this drowned out some of the potential, which was disappointing.

There is still enough here to enjoy, but I guess I was hoping for more of a Stan Against Evil meets The Office vibe, but this series never quite accomplished that.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

The concept is really cute and Leslie Bibb deserves her own show, but I just wanted to enjoy the humor a lot more than I did.

Either way, this is a very quick watch if you’re looking for something light to put on in the background.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on God’s Favorite Idiot in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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