Netflix's 'God's Favourite Idiot' Has Divided Viewers
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Netflix's 'God's Favourite Idiot' Has Divided Viewers

Tamzin Meyer June 17, 2022

Netflix has just released the original comedy God’s Favourite Idiot, a series that is billed to be 2022’s answer to The Office and The Good Place, however, some people aren’t convinced as the series has divided viewers.

The series, which dropped on the streaming site this week, is an American apocalyptic workplace comedy television series created by and starring Ben Falcone and his wife Melissa McCarthy.

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It follows the story of Falcone’s character the unassuming IT support worker named Clark Thompson who is struck by a thunderbolt one night and learns that he has been chosen by God to save the world from Satan. All while finally managing to find love with co-worker Amily Luck, played by McCarthy.

Fans divided

While it seems like a match made in heaven, two married comedy actors coming together fans have been left divided by the whole thing.

Some Loved It!

If you liked Harry Styles’ music before watching the show, you’re guaranteed to be bored of it after eight episodes! I guess that’s just another sign of the times.

She wore the best shirts! Where can I get a wardrobe like that? In Heaven?

I binged it the day it was out and I do not regret it at all. Eight episodes of great humour.

It really gives vibes of The Good Place but perhaps didn’t go as deep as I originally expected it to. Then again, nothing can ever beat The Good Place right? That show just had the PERFECT balance of philosophy and humour that ‘God’s Favourite Idiot’ could never achieve in just eight episodes.

Melissa McCarthy and her husband in a comedy together? What’s not to like?

Others Would Had Rather Not Watched It

I think we were all confused but that’s what made it so hilarious, surely? Nothing made sense but somehow everything made sense at the same time.

It’s a slow burner, just keep going for a few more episodes and then you’ll be glued to the screen!

Not everyone is a fan but you never know what you’re missing out on unless you give it a try!

Blunt and to the point. If Marmite was a TV show, perhaps it would be God’s Favourite Idiot?

Ouch. Surely it deserves to be something more than background noise for a few Tweeters?

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I am an English and History student at The University of Birmingham with a strong passion for writing about entertainment and lifestyle.