Joan of Arcadia

Everybody knows I’m a TV junkie. If I had to give up TV or the Internet, I honestly think I could part with the Information Superhighway first. My newest TV viewing pleasure is CBS’s Joan of Arcadia. For those who aren’t familiar, the show follows a 16 year old girl named Joan who is visited by God taking for several times an episode. The interesting part is that God takes many forms, from a Frenchman who could have easily appeared on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to a homeless person. God gives Joan some sort of mission each episode, which it seems can only be resolved if Joan figures something out about human nature. The characters surrounding Joan seem well written and play off Joan well. (I have only seen about 3 episodes, so I’m not entirely sure of her relationship with them all.) I highly recommend the show: It tastefully tears down many of the religious crap that has been attributed to the nature of God over the years.

This is as good a place as any to post a list of my favorite shows:

  • Friends
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Angel
  • The Simpsons [note: not so much the new episodes, but the early ones will live in my heart forever
  • King of the Hill
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Nip/Tuck
  • South Park
  • The Real World
  • The Screen Savers
  • Still Standing
  • Two and a Half Men
  • and of course…Joan of Arcadia

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