Melissa McCarthy’s Netflix Show “God’s Favorite Idiot” Shouldn’t Be Called a Comedy

Melissa McCarthy is a talent. But there is no argument for the existence of her latest Netflix series.

This fairy tale is as old as the world. Or is this story as old as 2014, when the talented Melissa McCarthy first released a project that was written and directed by her husband, Ben Falcone.

This movie was Tammy And this is, well, not good, to put it mildly. McCarthy’s propensity to cooperate with his beloved is commendable, and they clearly enjoy working together. But this is a formula of mediocrity, at best.

FROM Tammythere are attempts at vomiting in McCarthy/Falconet’s work, such as Overmind, thunder power as well as Sole of company. The only positive thing about these films is that they are shot in less than two hours.

But the TV show, hey, it’s four hours of Falcone’s lame, tame and infantile style.

God’s Favorite Idiot – yes, it’s technically written in American, and although it’s a title, we just can’t bring ourselves to do it – it’s an eight-episode series starring Falcone and McCarthy, written by Falcone.

The positives of the series are that McCarthy and Falcone, like real partners, genuinely sparkle on screen, and they have a light, charming chemistry together. Also on a positive note is that it’s not super offensive. Even toilet jokes do not irritate or repel.

Another potential pro, depending on your point of view, is that God’s Favorite Idiot won’t make you tense. You don’t engage your brain or core muscles. And if that’s the goal, to create a TV show that is as relaxed as possible, without investment, without the experience of reaction, God’s Favorite Idiot ticks this box.

For a so-called comedy, it’s only about two-thirds of the second episode before it elicits something close to a chuckle. Or maybe it was indigestion from dinner.

The story, in case you’re still wondering, centers on Clark (Falconet), a humble office worker who is struck by a strange beam of light from the heavens – and now glows occasionally.

Emily (McCarthy), his colleague and a woman with whom Clark is not so secretly in love, notices his mysterious, undefined powers, and as he opens up to the world, they have to resist the gauntlet of his newfound glory.

Oh, and obviously Clark is now an Earth warrior in the ongoing battle between Heaven and Hell as a messenger of God. Satan (Leslie Bibb) rises to destroy him, while the angel Chaumel (Janick Truesdale) helps every human being. Magda Szubanski at some point turns out to be a god.

What is it like Dogma – but without any smart writing, stakes, momentum, consistency, or skebol.

There’s an element of workplace comedy with Clark and Emily’s co-workers (Usman Ally, Chris Sanford and Ana Scotney), a Greek chorus of non-essential chatter. But it would be generous to call it workplace comedy, because comedy needs humor.

McCarthy’s insistence on teaming up with Falcone is understandable, but there are now five projects and the combination clearly isn’t working or getting better. Neither of them get much from it creatively.

God’s Favorite Idiot it’s a show with no identity, no personality, no purpose, and it screams, “No reason to watch.”

‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ Now Streaming on Netflix

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