I was very curious about this show and watched from the first episode. An atheist doing the Lord’s work sure seemed interesting. I liked the lead character, came across and a very nice guy but like a lot of young people a little too sure of himself. He’s estranged from his father who is a minister.
3 episodes in and I was really enjoying it then it made a huge blunder. The main character’s sister is gay and she wants to move in with her lover and doesn’t want to tell her father. Of course, the father finds out and is angry. No he’s not angry that his daughter is gay and he’s not angry that his daughter is moving in with her lover. He’s angry because she didn’t tell him she was moving in.
OK, maybe it is me, but I kind of thought there was a message saying that as long as you keep people informed of your living conditions everyone will be happy. Absolutely no reference to the religious aspect of the situation at all. Odd for a minister, don’t you think?
Then they ran an episode of a devout Muslim whose daughter is in love with a Jewish boy. They keep their relationship a secret but of course, the father finds out and forbids his daughter to see the boy. She plans to run off and they are reunited where the father who had just given a whole speech on what faith and family means suddenly decides his daughter’s happiness is more important than their faith.
So basically, I’m getting the feeling that this show says it’s OK to believe in God or not, and that religion shouldn’t be that important, especially if it gets in the way of someone’s ‘happiness’ or familial relationships.