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!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “What We Do In The Shadows” FX Series Premiere: Fangtastically Funny

Happy Friday TV Fans!  The wait is over and What We Do In The Shadows is finally here!  The show is based on the film of the same name from 2014 and it is brought to us by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.  If you are not familiar with the movie, it is a mockumentary following a group of vampires living together in New Zealand.  FX was awesome enough to actually play the movie the day before the series premiered, which gave me time to re-watch it and enjoy the campy horror fun.  I mean, seriously there were so many bloody dishes to clean…

If you are a fan of the film, you will absolutely fall in love with the series as well, which now takes place in Staten Island, New York.  Love that!  Even if you have never seen the film before, you will enjoy the series, which is kind of like The Office if it followed vampires.  In the series, we follow a different group of vampires, but it is set in the same universe as the movie, which means a crossover is not out of the question.  Fingers crossed!  The series introduces us to Nandor, Laszlo, Nadja, and their human familiar, Guillermo.  However, my personal favorite was an energy sucking vampire named Colin, who can bore everyone to death with dull conversation starters, which is probably the funniest part of the show so far.

Overall, I thought that the series premiere had a lot of potential and provided us with some really funny moments, especially the grocery store scene, which was laugh out loud hilarious.  Not all of the jokes landed for me, but I had the same issue with the film, so I think it comes down to comedy preference, which is not necessarily a bad thing.  However, there is a void right now in horror comedies, as shows like Ash vs Evil Dead, Stan Against Evil, and Scream Queens have all been canceled.  I still don’t get why, but that means that there is definitely room for What We Do In The Shadows to provide us with some much needed horror comedy.  We will get 10 episodes of the first season and I’m looking forward to some bloody brilliant comedy for sure!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts on What We Do In The Shadows in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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