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Old 10-04-2018, 10:06 AM
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I think they missed an opportunity with this show. The leads are well played, the stories OK, if not slightly stretched reality at this point. Sure, everyone has a super hacker friend. don't you? And I laughed out loud, (not because it was funny) when it was announced, "I found God in New Jersey," took me out of the moment of the story. A what's up with the enlightened room? Will it be mysteriously filled with more paintings as the show goes on? This would have been a better show about coincidence. Rather than announcing the spiritual instigator of events, wouldn't it be better not to know? Something like the excellent, "Person of Interest." If God works in mysterious ways, why limit her to Facebook posts. Might get trite after a while. I remember reading "The Celestine Prophecy" in the 90's. Which nicely dealt with the concept of synchronicity. Coincidences fascinate me. A few years ago, by chance, I ran into an old high school flame at the Eifel tower who is now my book editor. Who knows, maybe my posts here on TOTV will eventually lead selling a screenplay.

I'll watch a few more episodes. 6/10
None of the shows on TV are based much on reality. They are strictly for entertainment. Even Person of Interest was pretty far fetched but interesting to watch. Might work and might not but I am going to give it a chance.

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Old 10-04-2018, 10:07 AM
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The new show called FBI went into the Muslim religion a bit. This was quite interesting. It was about US born women aged in their high school years and how the could be recruited into ISIS often because they were alienated from their friends and family members as well as often bullied online and in person.

This show God Friended Me is set in NYC where their are hundreds of languages spoken by its citizens and just about as many faiths there with different visions of what God looks like.
FBI was another show that was better than I expected.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:03 AM
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None of the shows on TV are based much on reality. They are strictly for entertainment. Even Person of Interest was pretty far fetched but interesting to watch. Might work and might not but I am going to give it a chance.
Quite true.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. – John Lennon

The crafting of a successful story/tv show/movie has to do with maintaining the 'suspension of disbelief' of the viewer. In this show, the moments I mentioned above completely pulled me out of the story. I lost interest in the fiction. I can only pray they can improve on this.

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New TV this season has been very disappointing. Dramas I have seen so far:

Manifest - 6/10 Will the story become LOST in all the personal turmoil? This passenger list goes on and on..
FBI - 8/10 Well done 42-minute mini-thriller. Sela Ward a plus.
New Amsterdam -4/10 Super duper hospital administrator. Wasted top-notch talent.
Magnum PI - 4/10 He's too short. Poor voice-over voice. (There ain 't gonna be a poster of him on my daughters' wall!) Is it supposed to be campy?

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Old 10-04-2018, 11:10 AM
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Quite true.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. – John Lennon

The crafting of a successful story/tv show/movie has to do with maintaining the 'suspension of disbelief' of the viewer. In this show, the moments I mentioned above completely pulled me out of the story. I lost interest in the fiction. I can only pray they can improve on this.

Suspension of disbelief - Wikipedia

New TV this season has been very disappointing. Dramas I have seen so far:

Manifest - 6/10 Will the story become LOST in all the personal turmoil? This passenger list goes on and on..
FBI - 8/10 Well done 42-minute mini-thriller. Sela Ward a plus.
New Amsterdam -4/10 Super duper hospital administrator. Wasted top-notch talent.
Magnum PI - 4/10 He's too short. Poor voice-over voice. (There ain 't gonna be a poster of him on my wall!) Is it supposed to be campy?
I agree that Magnum PI has no real charisma. They could have done better.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:18 AM
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Magnum no. God friended me YES. (Because of what many of you wrote on this thread, I watched it) Really didn't want sermons or religious uplifting. Not that they aren't good in the right place.

And for all who are not religious, you may very well like it. I found it well acted and it was just so good not to have to fend off "messages" like Murphy Brown or late night TV and others who just want to keep making half the country mad. I saw it once and wish the main actor was in MY family.

Try it. You'll like it!!
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