God’s Favorite Idiot

God’s Favorite Idiot

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God's Favorite Idiot follows Clark, an ordinary guy who gets hit by lightning before finding out he has been chosen as a messenger for God to help save the world when Satan arrives. Comedy series starring Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

Melissa McCarthy must never stop working. Fresh off the back of Nine Perfect Strangers, she is now starring in God's Favorite Idiot, an Original Netflix comedy series.

The premise of the show is simple. Mid level tech support employee Clark Thompson finds love with co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time that he gets struck by lightning.

As a result, Clark starts to glow and quickly becomes a viral sensation. That's before he discovers he has been chosen by God to help save the world.


The problem for Clark is that he doesn't want to be an unwitting messenger of God and certainly not when Satan arrives on earth, bringing with her the four horsemen of the apocalypse to cause carnage.

But with the help of Amily and his mismatched co-workers, can Clark save the world and become God's Favorite Idiot?

Is God's Favorite Idiot Worth Watching?

It's not often we see Melissa McCarthy in a comedy series so for the reason alone, God's Favorite Idiot is worth watching.

Set up as a workplace comedy, it's as bonkers as it sounds and clearly Ben Falcone and McCarthy (husband and wife in real life) had a lot of fun writing and making the show.

Directed by Michael McDonald, this has a lot of similarities thematically with Lucifer, Good Omens or Touched by an Angel but without any of the action, drama or tears.

But there are problems with it. The premise is good but the jokes and script do fall flat.

The cast do their best with the material but it's stilted and forced and ultimately, despite being 8 episodes long, doesn't really go anywhere.

God's Favorite Idiot Netflix Release Date

God's Favorite Idiot is a Netflix comedy created by and starring creative partners Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy.

Filmed in Australia, the first part of the series premieres on June 15th 2022.

Where Was God's Favorite Idiot Filmed?

The Netflix series was made in Australia, using three primary locations in New South Wales.

They are Byron Bay, Lismore and Byron Studios, Alstonville, NSW.

Netflix officially ordered the series was made in December 2020. It was then filmed in Australia from March to June 2021.

How Many Episodes Of God's Favorite Idiot?

The original plan for God’s Favorite Idiot was to create 16 episodes. They would then be split with the first half of eight episodes airing in June 2022 and the second half airing at a later date.

However, confusion arose when the show wrapped production earlier than expected in Australia.

According to a spokesperson close to the show, though, there is no need for concern, as all 16 episodes will eventually be shot.

The reason that production wrapped early is that Netflix has decided to shoot the series in “two batches of eight” episodes, “rather than all at once.”

At the time, Netflix released a statement saying “We’ve wrapped production on eight episodes of God’s Favorite Idiot, which will premiere next year.

“Australia has been so welcoming to all of us and we’re thankful for their hospitality.

“We’re grateful to our creative partners Ben and Melissa, along with our amazing cast and crew for their hard work and dedication to bring this show to life.”

“We are so sad to leave Australia, as it has truly felt like home to us this past year,” added McCarthy and Falcone in a statement.

“We were so lucky to have had the best, hardest working Australian cast and crew. We are so proud of God’s Favorite Idiot and cannot wait to share it with everyone.”

God's Favorite Idiot Cast

Ben Falcone as Clark Thompson who becomes the unwitting messenger for God

Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck, Clark's love interest and co-worker

Leslie Bibb (Jupiter's Legacy) as Satan, looking to upset the cosmic balance between good and evil, bringing with her an impending apocalypse.

Kevin Dunn as Gene: Clark's father who committed himself after his divorce to raise his son.

Yanic Truesdale (Gilmore Girls) as Chamuel, angel from Heaven

Usman Ally as Mohsin Raza

Ana Scotney as Wendy

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Chris Sandiford as Tom

Steve Mallory as Frisbee: A low-level middle manager who has a lack of authority.

Good

  • Completely Bonkers Comedy
  • Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously
  • Who Doesn't Love Melissa McCarthy?

Bad

  • Repetition Of The Same Jokes
  • Verges Being On Too Daft
  • Script Could Have Been A Lot Better
6.1

Fair

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