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.
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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