When the Hand Of God pilot went up on Amazon last year, I thought the Ben Watkins written and Marc Foster helmed drama was a work in progress. As my video review above says, the September 4 debut of the whole first season reveals the series to be one of the weakest offerings by the streaming service yet.
The 10-episode Hand Of God launches from the premise of a vengeful, vision obsessed and crazed corrupt Judge Pernell Harris played by Ron Perlman, seeking out the man who raped his daughter-in-law and caused his now comatose son to try to kill himself. The Good Lord may or may not play a role in that quest. However, while show seeks to explore the nature of faith, reality and revenge, among others, it fumbles all of them.
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With huckster preachers, prostitute mistresses and born again brutality, Hand Of God is all over the map. Add in a recovering white supremacist, small town California political intrigue and a pothead wife to Harris, played by Dana Delany, and it is seemingly without any direction. In this latest so-called Golden Age of TV, Hand Of God does not shine.
That said, take a look at my review and tell us what you think.
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