Hand of God (TV series)


Hand of God is an American drama web television series created by Ben Watkins. The first episode is one of two drama pilots that Amazon streamed online in August 2014, along withHysteria . Viewers were advised to give their opinion about the pilot before the studio. [2] In October 2014, Hand of God was ordered to full series by Amazon Studios. [3]

The series officially premiered on September 4, 2015. A second season was ordered in December 2015, which premiered on March 10, 2017. [4] On September 15, 2016, Amazon Studios announced that the series would end after the second season. [5]

Plot

Hand of God follows Pernell Harris ( Ron Perlman ), a corrupt judge who suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him on a path of vigilante justice. He became a christian and join an evangelical church, Hand of God.

Cast

  • Ron Perlman as Pernell Harris
  • Dana Delany as Crystal Harris
  • Andre Royo as Robert ‘Bobo’ Boston
  • Garret Dillahunt as KD
  • Alona Tal as Jocelyn Harris
  • Julian Morris as Paul Curtis
  • Emayatzy Corinealdi as Tessie Graham
  • Johnny Ferro as PJ Harris (Pernell Jr.)
  • Elizabeth McLaughlin as Alicia Hopkins

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally released
First released Last released
1 10 August 28, 2014 September 4, 2015
2 10 March 10, 2017

Reception

The series has received mixed reviews from critics. On Metacritic , the first season HAS metascore of 44 out of 100 based on 19 critics reviews purpose: has a user score of 6.9 out of 10 based on 32 ratings, [6] while Receiving a 7.5 out of 10 is Ratings, [7] And an 8.2 / 10 from IGN . [8] The average rating on TV.com is 8.3 out of 10 based on 33 ratings. [9]

Todd VanDerWerff of Vox called “mind-boggling bad”. [10] Mike Hale of The New York Times wrote that it “loses its focus” and that it feels “attenuated and static”. [11] Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times gave the series a negative review, writing that it had great acting but “little else”. [12] David Sims of the Atlantic wrote that the climax of the series did not “justify 10 depressing hours of television”. [13] Alternately, Robert Rorke of the NY Post called the show “oddly compelling” [14] while Tirdad Derakhshani of The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, “It’s such an engaging, original, quirky, and thought-provoking drama, it should be seen.” [15]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Hand of God” . Amazon.com . Retrieved January 5, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ Jarvey, Natalie (August 11, 2014). “Amazon Studios Sets August Premiere for Third Group of Pilots” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved August 18, 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ Lewis, Hilary (October 3, 2014). “Picks Up Full Series of ‘Hand of God’ and Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Red Oaks ‘ ” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved October 13, 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 18, 2015). “Amazon Picks Up 5 New Primetime Series & 3 Kids Series, Renews ‘Red Oaks’ & ‘Hand Of God'”. Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved April 27, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ Petski, Denise (September 15, 2016). “Amazon’s’ Hand Of God ‘To End After Season 2’ . Retrieved September 17, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “Hand of God: Season 1” . Metacritic . Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  7. Jump up^ “IMDB Hand of God rating page” . IMDB . October 13, 2015 . Retrieved October 13, 2015 .
  8. Jump up^ Nicholson, Max (September 4, 2015). “Hand of God: Season 1 Review” . IGN . Retrieved October 13, 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ TV.com. “Hand of God” . TV.com . Retrieved 2017-04-13 .
  10. Jump up^ VanDerWerff, Todd (September 6, 2015). “Amazon’s new series Hand of God is excruciatingly terrible television” . Vox . Retrieved September 8,2015 .
  11. Jump up^ Hale, Mike (September 3, 2015). “Review: ‘Hand of God,’ on Amazon, is a California Neo-Black Thriller” . The New York Times . Retrieved September 8, 2015 .
  12. Jump up^ McNamara, Mary (September 3, 2015). “Amazon’s ‘Hand of God’ features miraculous acting, but little else” . Los Angeles Times . Retrieved September 8, 2015 .
  13. Jump up^ Sims, David (September 4, 2015). “Hand of God: A Dark, Violent, Vigilante Drama About Religion” . The Atlantic . Retrieved September 8,2015 .
  14. Jump up^ Rorke, Robert (September 2, 2015). “Far-fetched ‘Hand of God’ is Oddly Compelling” . New York Post . Retrieved October 13, 2015 .
  15. Jump up^ Derakhshani, Tirdad (September 4, 2015). “Amazon’s ‘Hand of God’ has fascinating, if uneven religious satire” . The Philadelphia Inquirer . Retrieved October 13, 2015 .

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